Grant F. Smith
Grant joined Cruz Energy Services in November 2019. Grant started his career as a petroleum engineer for Marathon Oil Company in Cody, WY. His nearly 15 years at Marathon provided a range of experiences in various engineering disciplines within the Rockies, Gulf of Mexico, Permian and a global role in their headquarters in Houston. He spent over 12 years with Baker Hughes in various management and executive positions overseeing projects and business units around the world. Most recently, Grant worked with CSL Capital Management, LLC, a Houston based private equity firm for 2 years, building and overseeing a new artificial lift startup company, Raptor Lift Solutions, where he was the CEO. Grant holds a Petroleum Engineering degree from the University of Missouri-Rolla.
Mike joined Cruz as the controller in 2019. He obtained his B.S. in Accounting from Truman State University in 1996. Mike’s accounting career has led him around the central and mid-west United States. He started as a production clerk in Missouri at a hog processing plant, then to an accounting supervisor at a lunchmeat and bacon plant. Ohio was the next stop at a hotdog, sausage, and hotdog facility as an accounting manager. From there he spent a couple of years in Colorado as the controller for a pet food processing plant. At long last, an opportunity as a controller for a heavy civil construction company brought Mike back to his birth state of North Dakota. Now Mike is putting his accounting skills to use with Cruz. Just about every weekend in the spring, summer, and fall, you can find Mike and his wife, maybe, trying to outfish one another on Lake Sakakawea.
Gregory W. Hunt
Greg joined Cruz Energy Services in May 2018 bringing with him a strong sense of honesty and integrity. He started with the Cruz Energy family as a Shop Foreman and has continued to grow with the company. Greg was born and raised in Southern Oregon and has recently relocated to Dickinson ND. He has worked in the equipment industry for most of his career; specializing in service/repairs, and parts management. Early on in his career he spent much of his time traveling throughout the United States rebuilding cranes for steel mills. To further grow his career, he attended classes at Columbia Southern University. For the seven years prior to coming to Cruz, Greg worked up on the North Slope of Alaska managing the shop. In his free time, Greg enjoys hunting, camping, spending time with his wife and children, and riding his Harley.
Human Resources Manager
Heather joined Cruz Energy Services as the Human Resources Manager in 2019. Her career toward serving and taking care of employees started with her lengthy customer service background of 20+ years. With her experience of supporting people, it was an easy transition to the Human Resources field where she holds her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Phoenix. She has continued serving and supporting employees in the Trucking and Grocery industries along with extensive HR consulting to various companies in her home state of Utah. She loves traveling, music, and spending time with family. Heather’s passion outside of work is her two grandchildren. During her non-working hours you will find her doing … “whatever the grandchildren want to do”.
Director of Operations
Denis joined Cruz Energy Services in January of 2020. After 22 total years in the Army, Denis started his career in the oilfield on the North Slope of Alaska, working as an LWD Engineer and Directional Driller with Sperry-Sun Drilling Services and Baker Hughes Inc.
After working on the North Slope for 14 years, the remainder of his time in Alaska was spent as the Operations Manager for Coiled Tubing Drilling (CTD), and from there he completed the remainder of his time at Baker Hughes in positions ranging from North American Business Development Manager for Integrated Operations (Project management), Global business development for CTD project development and the global Product Line Manager for Performance Drilling department.
Denis has spent the last several years as an Oil and Gas Consultant in roles ranging from Sr. HSE advisor, Wellsite Supervisor, Global Operations Manager, and oilfield business management.
Denis brings a vast knowledge of oilfield industry experience, and a unique understanding of Customer needs, and service provider alignment. This unique knowledge will help Cruz Energy Services and its customers forge a lasting relationship for today, tomorrow, and long into the future.