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.
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 manage relationships with 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 professional mariner 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, Director 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 the 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.
Victoria Cantu, Director Business Development
Victoria leads marketing and new business development for NCS. Interested in understanding client needs and applying the product in unique applications, she focuses on cultivating new client collaboration efforts.
Before NCS, Victoria held key roles such as Marketing Communications Manager for Schlumberger Artificial Lift and Marketing Manager to a new artificial lift technology project development managed through Shell Technology Ventures, which showcases her pedigree in upstream oil and gas.
Johnalan Brill, Director 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.