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OUR STORY

FUELTRAX is a universal fuel management system that operates on any vessel and in any location in the world.

FUELTRAX was originally designed and engineered in the field as a project for Kirby Corporation, the largest inland waterway operator in North America. Kirby wanted a bespoke system to measure fuel consumption on inland push boats and approached Control Dynamics International (CDI), an engineering company that specialized in offshore automation and control systems.

CDI realized that they had a unique product that could make a difference for the commercial marine market. Nautical Control Solutions, LP (NCS) was created in 2006 as a spin-off of CDI, to develop and take this product to market. The United States patent protection was granted in 2006 with Canadian and European Union protection following in 2012.

Today, FUELTRAX has grown into a market-leading electronic fuel management system, operating on vessels across the world. It offers secure, smart monitoring with direct fuel measurements and advanced data analytics, helping customers reduce costs, ensure compliance, and enhance performance.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Anthony George, CEO and Founder

Anthony is Chief Executive Officer and Founder of FUELTRAX, responsible for the strategic direction and oversight of the company.

He began his control systems engineering career in 1988 at Temple-Inland. In 1991, Anthony formed Control Dynamics International, a control systems design and engineering company. He managed the development of FUELTRAX for Kirby Inland Marine, which led to the creation of Nautical Control Solutions, LP in 2006.

Anthony holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics/Electrical Engineering from Lamar University.

John Donovan, Vice President Operations

John’s role at NCS is to deliver operational efficiency solutions to vessel owners and international energy partners, ensuring complete client satisfaction and “no-fail” support to their highly complex maritime operations.

Experienced in providing sophisticated solutions to challenging problem sets, often in the most austere environments, John ensures FUELTRAX installations and services are performed to the highest standard, regardless of the time and place.

A professionally licensed deck officer and former Maritime Operations Officer for the Department of the Navy, John is a skilled vessel pilot and has deep experience in operational planning, maritime command, and control (C2), cross-functional leadership, and contingency management. As a Navy reserve officer, he has previously activated and deployed to lead maritime operations and programs for various US Navy units around the globe.

Graduating from State University of New York Maritime College with a BS in Marine Transportation in 2002 and receiving his direct commission into the Navy Reserve in 2006, he has also received several federal employee and military awards, including the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.

Tommy Smith, Vice President Product Development

Tommy is responsible for the engineering design, data communications, and software integration of FUELTRAX and the other NCS products. He works closely with customers to define and incorporate features and functions that further expand the product line's capabilities and benefits.

Before joining NCS, he held engineering positions at United Space Alliance providing systems expertise for NASA Space Shuttle robotics.

Tommy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Baylor University.

Drew George, Vice President Administration

Drew joined NCS in 2006 and is responsible for the management and coordination of administrative, financial and supply chain activities to support growth and improve operational efficiency. He works with fellow management to plan, organize, and direct operations.

Drew holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Lamar University and an Airline Transport Pilots License from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Ruben DeLeon, Vice President Product Support

Ruben is a senior control systems engineer with 15 years of experience in managing, developing, and implementing remote instrumentation and control processes. He began his control systems career at NASA in Houston as a Space Shuttle Flight Controller, providing remote support and troubleshooting on Space Shuttle instrumentation and communication systems for eight years. Ruben then moved to BP where he managed instrumentation and control implementation projects for various plant units.

Ruben joined NCS in 2015 and has built the remote response team for the FUELTRAX Electronic Fuel Monitoring System. He has developed product design improvements for increased remote support.

Ruben’s primary focus is currently supporting end-users to improve their control processes by analyzing fuel data for optimization opportunities in their day-to-day operations.

Ruben holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Baylor University. 

Bene Okorie, Director of Operations, West Africa

Bene's role entails managing the needs of international oil companies and vessel owners in and around the West African Region. Through NCS' subsidiary, NCS West Africa Ltd, he is able to utilize a robust team of service technicians and a guild of local installation partners to cover the regional time zone and maintain FUELTRAX's uptime. 

Bene is a Texas A&M Aggie with a Master's degree in Maritime Administration and Logistics. He also has an extensive commercial background and has been in Maritime/Oil and Gas operations for over 8 years. 

Johnalan Brill, Director of Data Analytics

Johnalan’s role at NCS is to leverage operational data from FUELTRAX global fleet to provide best practices in vessel operation and fuel efficiencies to clients. He focuses his efforts on expanding FUELNET analysis offerings, to continue to save time and provide value for clients through tools such as dashboards and reports.

Johnalan previously held the position of Senior Manager of Business Analytics at Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA), where he worked for over eleven years. At MCFA, Johnalan directed various revenue and cost reduction initiatives, utilizing data visualization, analysis, and process change.

Johnalan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from The University of Houston. 

Faiz Azani, Director of Operations, Southeast Asia

Faiz ensures continued real-time support to current and future clients of FUELTRAX in the Southeast Asia area. Faiz's efforts in the area provide opportunities to create value in the global ecosystem through fuel optimization, cost savings, and environmental stability.

Faiz brings 11 years of experience in the oil & gas, shipping, and marine industry, focusing on Southeast Asia, Europe, & the Middle East.

 Faiz is a former marine expert to Malaysia Petroleum Management (MPM) of PETRONAS. At PETRONAS, he oversaw various operational activities and managed hundreds of oil & gas services and equipment (OGSE) contractors, including the Malaysia Petroleum Arrangement Contractors (PACs). 

Faiz has managed Upstream cost optimization strategies, ESG initiatives, and simplification of procedures across PACs and service providers through data evaluation and insights.

Faiz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Information Systems (Knowledge Management & Corporate Management) from University Technology Petronas. 

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