Our solutions are created in your field, for your field.
GlobaLogix is a control and automation engineering and construction firm, delivering information based solutions to the Oil & Gas, Agricultural, and other production-based industries. Our ‘complete data path’ approach to remote monitoring and SCADA is backed by years of experience. We are pioneers in offering SCADA, on a Cloud platform.
Our teams will work with you to identify your needs and the obstacles you face, and then create a customized solution to respond to each of your challenges.
Of primary interest, GlobaLogix helps a range of energy clients, including independents, majors, and national oil companies overcome the challenges of a dwindling workforce, shrinking budgets, and more complex fields. We provide integrated Smart devices and intelligent design into their field operations.
Our unique business model allows us to deliver a complete spectrum of service that follows your Complete Data Path — from the data collected at the site to the morning report run by your CFO at the home office.
Our Leadership Team
The management team at GlobaLogix holds more than 100 years of collective experience in energy and other industries. This perspective and expertise gives us unmatched insight into your challenges and has been instrumental in the success we bring our customers.
- Charles Drobny Jr.
- Dan Hahn
- Kristopher Klug
- Jake Eckert
- Shawn Lain
- Josh Cogar
- Jim Fererro
- Robert K. Moses Jr.
- Michael McShane
- H.A. “Hobby” Abshier, Jr.
- Holcombe Crosswell
Charles Drobny Jr., President, CEO, and Board Member
Chuck’s expertise in database system design, operations, and new product launches stems from his early career experience in the marine business. He worked with oil and gas companies to develop integrated communication systems for their offshore and marine applications. He drives the company’s quick responsiveness to customers, adapting processes to meet their needs. Building on this customer-focused approach, Chuck helped GlobaLogix achieve five-fold growth over an 18-month period, despite startup challenges and the ever-changing demands of the marketplace.
Before joining the GlobaLogix leadership team, Chuck honed his operational skills as chief operating officer of Boatracs. There he oversaw the implementation of communication and vessel management technology and software solutions for customers ranging from river towboats to offshore supply vessels and North Atlantic fishing boats. In a previous position, he managed engineering operations and maintenance of Ingram Barge Company’s fleet of 4,000 barges and provided engineering analysis as a Mobil Oil representative. With experience as an adjunct professor at a nationally accredited university, Chuck joined GlobaLogix in 2006 to foster successful operations and service.
Chuck holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and a Master’s Degree in Business Management from the University of Cincinnati.
Dan Hahn, Director of Energy Sales
Dan has 36 years’ experience in the Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Electric Power Generation, and Agriculture industries. Dan led the discussion while at Lynn McGuffy Company and McGuffy Systems to start manufacturing intake air filtration and intake and exhaust silencing systems. In his tenure with McGuffy Systems Dan held the position of General Manager of Legacy Systems and Gas and Steam Turbine Applications and with McGuffy Company Vice President of Sales.
Automation and Control experience came from being the Sales Manager at Advanced Controls and Engineering Services which provided programming, instrumentation, and controls for natural gas pipelines, compressor stations, and gas processing facilities. Joining Enginuity, LLC as National Corporate Sales and acting as the internal Enginuity Customer Advocate for natural gas pipeline companies, Dan was part of the team that brought Clean Burn Technology to existing natural gas fired engine/compressor units to comply with Federal, State, and Local exhaust emission requirements.
Joining GlobaLogix, Inc. in 2007, Dan has helped lead GlobaLogix into expanding its vision and presence into industries such as Agriculture and Petrochemical. GlobaLogix ability to listen to our clients and provide creative solutions to their operational requirements is what drives success into the future.
Dan is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and Political Science.
Kristopher Klug, Chief Financial Officer
Kris joined the GlobaLogix team in 2017 as our CFO. He brings with him more than 15 years of experience focused in Technology & Energy. Kris began his career in working for Private Equity portfolio companies and El Paso Energy Partners, where his experience includes taking a company public and helping finance the expansion of one of the largest MLP’s. He later joined another Private Equity portfolio company as their Controller.
Following his work for the MLP and PE portfolio companies, Kris joined Tait Communications as their VP of Finance and Administration for the America’s. Tait is an international communications equipment manufacture and systems integrator. At Tait, Kris was part of the Sr. Management Team which grew revenue by 10X, through organic growth, increasing services offerings and delivery of turn-key systems. Kris facilitated Tait’s growth and efficiency gains by driving a culture of customer service, implementing new systems, building new competencies in the organization. He also lead a team which completed a strategic acquisition a company in Brazil and working in Vienna to restructuring Tait’s European operations.
After Tait and prior to joining GlobaLogix, Kris spent several years working on two Oil and Gas start-up’s. It is his entrepreneur spirit and in-depth understanding of what it takes to successfully grow businesses that made Kris a natural fit for the GlobaLogix team.
Kris is a Texas CPA and holds a BBA in Accounting from Texas State.
Jake Eckert, Director of Sales and Marketing
Jake has over 13 years of experience in operational and sales roles in multiple professional industries. His background in both sales and operations allows for a seamless transition with our clients through the entire life cycle of a project.
Jake understands that communication is the backbone of the organization and ensures not only that the sales team works well together, but they are working as one team with the rest of the company.
As sales and marketing director, he brings leadership, team building, customer service, conflict management, operations management support, and Swagger to GlobaLogix. Jake handles the day-to-day sales and marketing tasks and is integral in achieving the goals of the organization’s strategy.
Jake has a Bachelor’s degree in engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a Master’s degree from the Executive MBA program at Texas A&M University. He is also a combat veteran and bronze star recipient.
Shawn Lain, Business Development Manager
Shawn has 10+ years in Oil and Gas experience, specifically in measurement and automation systems. Shawn has been with GlobaLogix since 2008 and has worked as an Automation Tech, Field Operations Supervisor, and Operations Manager before joining the GlobaLogix sales team in 2016. He utilizes his operations experience and knowledge to work with his clients to design cost effective measurement and automation systems with the client in mind.
Shawn’s personality and knowledge have allowed him to build long term relationships with cornerstone clients, as well as building trust with new clients in the oil and gas industry.
Shawn is a graduate of Tarleton State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Business.
Josh Cogar, Agriculture and Energy Business Development Manager
Josh is a seasoned sales professional with a diverse and successful background. His early career was concentrated in the military where he learned leadership and operational skills. Shortly after graduating college, Josh took a position as an FX Broker in Dallas. There he discovered a talent to work with clients of various needs and sizes. Josh learned to develop key relationships to attract, sign and retain business before making a move to GlobaLogix in 2015. Since joining the company, Josh has spear-headed the move into Agriculture, closing our biggest Ag projects to date. Currently he’s a rising star at GlobaLogix and works well to develop new business for the company while collaborating with other departments to ensure a project’s success. Josh brings our clients an out of the box perspective which drives him to offer innovative solutions in the face of decreased budgets and increased project scrutiny.
Josh holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Waynesburg University.
Jim Fererro, Co-Founder, Senior Vice President, Emeritus
Jim brings 35 years of experience in natural gas production and gas compression to his board activities at GlobaLogix and has worked his entire career in oilfield services. While working for Schlumberger and Hanover Compression, he led a team that installed remote monitoring operations for customers’ compression assets. These initial projects resulted in increased production, improved run time and reduced operating costs; proving to Jim the potential remote monitoring held for improving oilfield operations. As a co-founder of GlobaLogix, Jim has created a company focused on implementing critical benefits for energy companies facing that are more challenges in the oilfield than ever before.
Drawing on experience in business development in North America, Southeast Asia, Australia and West Africa, Jim played a key role in the company’s expansion into new regions and market segments. Previously as vice president of Universal Compression, Jim acquired experience in market analysis, new market development, and business implementation – all of which have helped him lead GlobaLogix to impressive growth in recent years.
Jim holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Tulsa and a Master’s Degree from Western State in Gunnison, Colorado.
Robert K. Moses Jr., Board Member
Robert K. Moses, Jr. has been instrumental in establishing Houston as an energy epicenter. Moses was a founding shareholder of Weatherford International, now one of the world’s largest oilfield services companies. He has continued to lead the industry as head of Blackjack Resources and as a prominent private investor in Houston-area energy businesses. He previously served as chairman of the board of directors of Weatherford Enterra from 1989–1992, and as director of Weatherford Enterra from 1992– 1998.
Michael McShane, Board Member
Along with serving as a director of GlobaLogix, Michael McShane is currently serving as a Director of Spectra Energy Corporation, a provider of natural gas infrastructure. McShane has served as director, president and CEO of Grant Prideco, Inc., a publicly traded manufacturer of oilfield supplies and drill stem products. Also, he was director and CFO of BJ Services Company.
H.A. “Hobby” Abshier, Jr., Board Member
In addition to serving as a director of GlobaLogix, Hobby Abshier was a senior consultant at the investment group, currently known as Neuberger Berman Private Equity Group, for sixteen years. Previously, he founded FSA, an investment banking firm in Austin, Texas, and served as co-founder and General Partner for the Triad Venture Group. He has also served as a director of South Texas Drilling Company, Rio Grande, Dawson Well Services and Garden Ridge Pottery. Hobby started his career at Rotan-Mosle (now UBS), where he became a partner, officer, director, and founder of the firm’s institutional investment department. He is a graduate of Rice University and Harvard Business School.
Holcombe Crosswell, Board Member
Holcombe Crosswell is a prominent member of both the Houston business and philanthropic communities. Crosswell was a director of CenterPoint Energy and previously served as a director of NorAm Energy Corporation. Crosswell and his wife Emily are deeply involved with Texas Children’s Hospital; Crosswell has chaired two capital campaigns and has served on its board of trustees for nearly 20 years.