Axip seeks to develop lasting partnerships with our customers by safely delivering compression services that meet the highest standards of reliability, cost-effectiveness, and environmental responsibility. As the oil and gas industry and our world progress through the energy transition, Axip’s compression services will play a vital role. Natural gas is a critical part of the energy mix today and will remain critical in the transition.

Our specialty is providing solutions to optimize large-scale compression programs. Accordingly, we prioritize our time, energy, and investment into technologies that promote scalability, reduce compressor downtime, and minimize manual intervention. These areas drive our ability to deliver more value to our customers, more safely, more efficiently, and with less carbon impact.

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Robert Stiles

Prior to Axip, Mr. Stiles served as CEO and founder of E3 Energy Services. He previously was CEO and founder of E2 and Enerven Compression Services. Before Enerven, Mr. Stiles served as President and CEO of Weatherford Compression and Senior Vice President at EVI, Mr. Stiles has also held VP-level positions at Grant Prideco and Baker Oil Tools.

He has an engineering degree from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business.

Stephen Childress

Prior to Axip, Mr. Childress served as VP and Treasurer with Blackbuck Resources.  Stephen has twenty years of experience in various finance and accounting disciplines as well as a strong background in the oil and gas sector including time with Elite Compression Services and CDM Resource Management. Mr. Childress started his career as a civilian financial analyst in the Unites States Air Force and progressively advanced to leadership roles within companies in the energy sector.

He has BBA in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin.

Earl Ashley

Prior to Axip, Mr. Ashley served as VP of Operations with E3 Energy Services and before that VP of Operations at E2.  Prior to E2, Mr. Ashley joined WESCO, the predecessor to Enerven, and has served in a variety of technical services and operations management positions.  He has been in contract compression services for over 33 years which included a number of critical management and technical positions at Universal Compression and Halliburton Resource Management (HRM).

John Guoynes

Prior to Axip, Mr. Guoynes was VP of Business Development at E3 Energy Services.  Previously, he served as President of Big North Consulting, Director of Production at Rice Energy, Manager of Engineering for CNX Gas and over 20 years with Halliburton Energy Services. He is currently involved with carbon capture, natural gas and NGL/condensate Midstream ventures.

He has a Petroleum Engineering degree from Oklahoma State University, an MBA from California Lutheran University, and an Executive Management Degree from Tepper School of Business.

Mike Wright

Prior to Axip, Mr. Wright was at Weatherford International where he started his career and held roles of increasing responsibility including management positions in corporate sales, operations and as a global product manager.  Mr. Wright has over 20 years of experience in oilfield services, including international assignments in Dubai and Oman, with a primary focus on artificial lift and production optimization.

He has a Petroleum Engineering degree from Texas A&M University.