Who We Are

Optimum Compression Solutions formed in 2018 as a limited liability company in Farmington, NM. The Optimum Compression Solutions team brings together over 100 years of industry experience. With service and operator perspectives, Optimum is an efficient organization that can create opportunities despite low commodity prices.

Vern Andrews, Managing Partner

Mr. Andrews has over 28 years of industry experience. Within Optimum, Mr. Andrews is responsible for obtaining customer feedback on the performance of the compressor units. He utilizes all sources of information regarding compressor performance and provides feedback for manufacturing design changes. Acting as a key liaison with operators, he builds trust and loyalty by implementing operation improvements that exceed their expectations. By resolving any operator complaints or concerns, Mr. Andrews is building a company reputation of delivering and supporting a quality product in both units and service. Mr. Andrews earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from New Mexico State University.

John Thompson, Managing Partner

Mr. Thompson has over 30 years of industry experience. Within Optimum, Mr. Thompson is responsible for developing and maintaining designs, schematics, cost controls, product manuals, and software manuals. He defines and drives the technical strategy and architectural vision for the products and the company. Mr. Thompson designs appropriate solutions and recommends alternative approaches when obtaining feedback about performance from the operators. His responsibilities include managing concept, design, testing, sales forecasting, promotion, support services, and finally product termination. Mr. Thompson attended New Mexico State University where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Engineering.

West Hahn, Managing Partner

Mr. Hahn has a solid 33 years of industry experience. Within Optimum, Mr. Hahn is responsible for developing, implementing, and executing strategic marketing plans for the company in order to attract potential customers and retain existing ones. He is responsible for working with operators to obtain feedback about the company’s performance and providing critical feedback with action plans to the managers in a way that develops strong customer loyalty. Mr. Hahn completes market research to secure the viability of current pricing and services of products offered by the company. He is a determined leader that continues to extend the bar of excellence for all around him. Mr. Hahn’s greatest contributions have been seeking solutions that bring creative cost saving measures to the oilfield.

Walter Smithwick, Managing Partner

Mr. Smithwick has over 32 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Within Optimum, Mr. Smithwick assesses and manages the financial capital and risk of the company. He is the financial spokesperson for Optimum Compression and helps mature all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to budget management, forecasting needs, and securing new funding. Mr. Smithwick ensures proper financial planning and record keeping is maintained for the company and reports any concerns to the Board of Directors. He works with operators to ensure proper payments are received and develops strategies that encourage payments within 30 days of invoicing. He develops short and long-term goals and objectives and then builds plans that translate into actual results. Mr. Smithwick holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University.

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