West Hahn, Vice President and Equipment Sales & Business Development
West Hahn has over 36 years of industry experience and is co-owner at Walsh Engineering & Production, serving as Vice President. In addition to that role, he manages Equipment Sales & Business Development. West began building his experience with the Gas Company of New Mexico, gaining a wealth of knowledge that led him to various supervisor positions at Walsh. In these positions, West performed all facets of Oil & Gas operations including lease operator, production foreman, production superintendent, safety programs, well site construction and maintenance, completion and pipeline design and construction, salt water disposal design, and workover operations. He is a determined leader that continues to extend the bar of excellence for all around him. West’s greatest contributions have been seeking solutions that bring creative cost saving measures to the oilfield.
Vern Andrews, Officer and Production Superintendent
Vern Andrews has over 28 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. As a co-owner, he serves as a Production Superintendent at Walsh Engineering & Production. He is in charge of daily production operations of over 1400 natural gas and oil wells in the San Juan Basin. Duties include production management, gas nominations, well workovers, pipeline installation and operations, facility design, well pad and pipeline reclamation, spill remediation, employee management, company IT work and various other duties. Vern began his career as a Machinist at the San Juan Spring Machine Shop, working as a journeyman mill and lathe operator. Vern attended New Mexico State University where he studied Engineering.
Chad Van Sickle, Chief Financial Officer
Chad Van Sickle has over 20 years of accounting experience and currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer at Walsh Engineering and Production. Prior to joining Walsh, he worked at a Fortune 500 company in the energy industry and a CPA firm in Arizona. He started his career at Walsh in 2015 and is quickly gaining industry experience. Chad attended Ohio Wesleyan University where he earned a degree in Accounting and Economics Management.