About LogiLube, LLC
LogiLube, LLC is a technology development company focused on predictive data analytic solutions for the oil and natural gas compression industry. Our technology detects imminent failures in compressor equipment and provides real-time data online from anywhere around the globe, on any device. This actionable data allows companies to manage potential problems, increase equipment uptime and increase revenue.
Founder, President, and CEO
Mr. William (Bill) Gillette founded LogiLube, LLC in 2013 and is the president and chief executive officer. Bill has over 35 years of experience in designing and developing product solutions that create investor value. He has proven product development expertise in platform-based design, applying technology, and user centric solutions to create market differentiated systems. Along with industrial product design and leading engineering development teams, he also has an extensive background in design-for-manufacturing (DFM) principles focused on creating innovative product solutions that deliver a compelling market value.
Bill has worked in a variety of industries including Medical, Consumer Electronics, Automotive, and Energy. Bill gained nearly six years of industry experience working for divisions of Unisys, Bausch & Lomb, and Allegheny Technologies, applying innovative product development methodologies to generate highly differentiated new product platforms. For a decade, Bill founded and managed The IDEA Group, a New York-based design and engineering consultancy focused on rapid product development for a wide breadth of Fortune 100 clients.
Bill is an innovator, teacher and gifted speaker. He led the creation of an award-winning innovative self-powered engine health system utilizing thermal electric generator (TEG) energy harvesting technology as the founder of Logimesh Technologies, LLC. He was an adjunct professor at Syracuse University where he taught senior and graduate level courses in “Manufacturing Processes and Materials.” He also served as an Advisory Board Member for the Reh Center for Entrepreneurship at Clarkson University.
Bill earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Clarkson University and earned a certificate in Composite Design from MIT.
Founder, President, and CEO
D. William Getsie
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. David (Bill) Getsie joined LogiLube in May 2014 as Chief Financial Officer. He has over 45 years of experience in finance and accounting leadership positions. He has worked in both $3+ billion business units and startup environments.
After starting his career as a financial analyst at IBM’s semiconductor manufacturing facility in Burlington, Vermont, Bill progressed thru several mid-level and executive management positions in both domestic and international locations. His career led him to live and work in Tokyo, Japan, where he led financial operations as controller for the $3.4 billion personal computer business unit, which was operating in eight Asia Pacific regions. Bill guided a multinational team of more than sixty financial staff, while managing all aspects of financial. He also facilitated the opening of PC assembly plants in Singapore and Shenzhen, China. Upon returning to the U.S.A. in 1998, he became the director of finance for IBM’s $1.6 billion Printing Systems Division, ultimately facilitating the sale of the business unit by providing strategic profit and operational efficiency projections. With Bill’s multiple successes at IBM, he was recruited to lead financial operations for WildCharge, a startup technology firm in Boulder, Colorado. As controller and interim CFO, he ensured regulatory compliance by implementing, monitoring and maintaining the entire corporate accounting and compliance processes within the startup. He also enabled operations by assisting in raising of $21M in funding and served as point of contact for creditors and investors.
Bill received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master’s Degree in Management Science from the State University of New York.
D. William Getsie
Board of Directors
Mr. William (Bill) Gillette
Chairman, Board of Directors (internal member)
Mr. James A. Herickhoff
Vice Chairman, Board of Directors (internal member)
Mr. James Herickhoff brings over 35 years of experience, guidance, insight, and an eye for opportunity to LogiLube. He has a broad understanding of the mining, energy, and basic materials world, as well as a strategic understanding of operational efficiencies, product competitiveness, and regulatory compliance.
Mr. Herickhoff is President and CEO of privately held American Talc Company. Previously, as President of ARCO’s Thunder Basin Coal Company, he led the growth of the company from 19 million tons per year to over 40 million tons per year and in the process, the Black Thunder Mine became the largest coal mine in the world. He was responsible for nearly $2 billion in assets. Previously he served as President of Mountain Coal Company, managing six underground coal mines, a preparation plant, and all sales and administrative functions.
Currently Mr. Herickhoff serves on the public Board of Headwaters, Inc. as its Lead Director and Vice Chairman of the Board, positions held for over 12 years. He has served as Chairman of the Audit Committee, as well as the Compensation Committee and the Governance Committee. In addition to LogiLube, he also serves on the Board of Directors of two startup companies, one a biotech firm and the other a building products firm. In addition to attending the Kellogg Institute at Northwestern University, Jim received a Bachelor’s Degree from St. John’s University and a Masters from St. Cloud State University. He is past President of the Wyoming Mining Association, and former Board member of the Colorado and Utah Mining Associations.
Dr. Sarvjit Gill
HGMT, LLC, Co-Founder and CEO
Dr. Sarvjit Gill is an ENT-otolaryngologist with a special interest in thyroid and parathyroid surgery and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He is a senior partner at Alpine Ear, Nose and Throat (Fort Collins, Colorado) and a partner and developer of the Loveland Surgery Center (Loveland, Colorado). He was the Surgical QI Chairman and Past Surgery Department Chairman at McKee Medical Center, Loveland, Colorado. Dr. Gill is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the Northern Colorado, including Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center and McKee Medical Center.
Dr. Gill was one of the first surgeons in the U.S. to perform robotic head and neck surgery utilizing the DaVinci surgical system. He was the Medical Director for both Apollonia LLC and St. Renatus LLC. He is the co-founder of HGMT, LLC, a medical device development company.
Dr. Gill attended the University of Utah where he received his B.S. in Biology in 1988. In 1986 he received a Health Professions Scholarship at Harvard University. He received his M.D. from the George Washington University School of Medicine (Washington D.C.) in 1992. Dr. Gill was a guest researcher at the National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, Maryland) from 1988 to 1992. He did his residency in Head and Neck Surgery at Washington University, St Louis, and was Chief Resident from 1997-98. Dr. Gill joined the LogiLube team as an Advisory Board Member in April 2017.
Mr. Brian J. Hepp
Blackfox, LLC, President and CEO
Business Valuation, Machine-to-Machine Remote Monitoring Expertise
Mr. Brian J. Hepp brings over 20 years of business, investment, value creation and entrepreneurial experience to LogiLube. He is currently CEO, President and a board member for privately held Blackfox, LLC. He has been the president of Blackfox since 1999 and is also a board member or Chairman for all subsidiaries, one non-Blackfox company, and one foundation.
He has a business, economic, and investing background which contributes to his abilities to make sound investing decisions. For 16 years, Mr. Hepp has been an investor and member of the board for M2M Data Corporation (Centennial, Colorado), the largest machine-to-machine remote monitoring company in the North American oil and gas midstream market segment with over 14,000 installations monitoring natural gas compression equipment. Mr. Hepp led the effort to spin off M2M Data Corporation, which was eventually purchased by Caterpillar in July 2016. Mr. Hepp has created a successful software-as-a-service (SaaS) company serving the pharmaceutical industry. The Denver-based firm is experiencing rapid growth and value creation based on long-term SaaS business model. He also has been recently certified as a Strategic Intervention Coach.
Mr. Hepp received a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree, with emphasis in Economics, History, and Anthropology, from Colorado State University. He enjoys traveling, fly fishing, boating and wakeboarding with his family and friends. Mr. Hepp joined the LogiLube team as an Advisory Board Member in June 2016.
Mr. James Caldwell
University of Wyoming, Head of Computer Science Department
Predictive Data Analytics, Decision Logic Modeling Expertise
Mr. James Caldwell brings over 35 years of computer science background to LogiLube. He is currently the head of the Computer Science Department at the University of Wyoming where he has served as a professor since 1998. He received a Bachelor of Science and Master's Degree in Computer Science from the State University of New York-Albany. In 1998, he earned his Ph.D. from Cornell University. Prior to the University of Wyoming, Mr. Caldwell served various computer scientist positions at NASA Langley Reserach Center, General Electric Corporate Research and Development, and Phoenix Data Systems.
He is the author and/or co-author of a number of distinguished publications on subjects ranging from secure database access to logic based programming. In 2008, Mr. Caldwell was a visiting professor at the School of Computer Science at University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom.
Mr. Jeff Parkins
Acertara Acoustic Laboratories, Transducer Development
Product Development Expertise, O&G Markets
Mr. Jeff Parkins has over 10 years of experience in leading and executing engineering projects, developing sensors for unique applications, and crossing the chasm of commercialization of new and existing products. While at WellDog, Mr. Parkins was primarily focused on developing and delivering technology solutions to Australia’s upstream CSG companies, as well as supporting global technical services and expansion of technology into US shale. As the R&D Technology Manager, Mr. Parkins was also successful in securing over $2M AUD in funding for applied research focused on solving key technical challenges in commercial application of Australia’s carbon capture and sequestration effort. While being at the center of the technology development with WellDog Mr. Parkins worked closely between it’s internal R&D group and customers across the globe to deliver technical solutions to drive sustainability in geo-resource production in oil and gas, mining and carbon capture and sequestration arenas.
Currently, Mr. Parkins is the Transducer Development and Production lead with Acertara Acoustic Laboratories in Longmont, Colorado which is leading the industry in technology focused solutions for testing and rework of ultrasound diagnostic devices. Mr. Parkins is responsible for all aspects of engineering activities within Acertara’s ultrasound transducer development group.
Mr. Parkins attended the University of Wyoming where he received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and M.S. in Electrical Engineering. Mr. Parkins is also a co-founder of the Light of Day events which is a Laramie, WY entity focused on connecting our veteran community and civilian community to bring the hard topics into the light of day in order to combat the suicide rate among our veterans. Mr. Parkins joined the LogiLube team as an Advisory Board Member in July 2017.
Mr. Richard L. (Rick) Stewart
Member, Board of Directors (internal member)
Mr. Rick Stewart brings over 43 years of industrial lubrication related business experience to LogiLube. He has an in depth understanding of lubrication systems in demanding heavy industrial applications. Mr. Stewart is Founder and President of privately held Stewart Lubricants & Service Co, Inc. (Birmingham, Alabama), a custom lubrication engineering services company with operations in South America, North America, and Australia serving the global heavy industrial and mining industry. Mr. Stewart is also the Managing Member of Loadmaster Lubricants, LLC (Hugo, Minnesota), a custom manufacturer of specialty lubricants for demanding industrial applications. Lubricants manufactured at Loadmaster Lubricants are relied upon by the largest mining and heavy industrial companies in the world.