SPL Leadership

Bringing unparalleled customer service, integrity, and innovation to our customers starts at the top.

The SPL leadership team is committed to sustaining the company’s industry-leading role through sound financial forethought, safety excellence, industry-leading digital processes, and a total commitment to customer satisfaction. Drawing on our executive team’s decades of combined oil and gas expertise, we’re constantly evaluating our operations to ensure our employees provide customers with incomparable, exceptional results.


Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Hibbeler started with SPL in July of 2018 and is responsible for overall strategy and financial performance of the company. Mr. Hibbeler got his start with Mitchell Energy, was Vice President and Corporate Officer at BJ Services and was Vice President at Halliburton. In 2012, Mr. Hibbeler entered into private equity and was Founder/CEO of Independence Oilfield Chemicals. IOC started the trend toward operator-direct product sourcing and sold in 2014. He has since been a board member for several private equity-backed companies as well as Operating Partner at a prominent PE firm in Houston. Mr. Hibbeler earned a BS in Petroleum Geology from Texas A & M, College Station.


Executive Vice President
Measurement, Technology, & Sales

Mr. Trahan has over 15 years of industry experience in various roles ranging from Business Development and General Manager, to his current role as Executive Vice President of Measurement, Technology, & Sales. His history of successfully leading his team into new geographies while simultaneously overseeing all corporate operations and business development for the company shows his strength as a leader. Mr. Trahan received his BS in General Studies with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.


Executive Vice President
Production Data Analytics

Mr. Wild has been Executive Vice President of Production Data Analytics at SPL since 2015. A seasoned member of the SPL team, Mr. Wild began working for SPL in 1996 and has held other leadership, project manager and business development roles relative to our allocation and data management projects. He is a member of the GPA Midstream Association, Gulf Coast Measurement Society, and the Eagle Ford Measurement Society. Mr. Wild attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana.


Executive Vice President
Technical Services

Mr. Landes began his career with SPL in 1995, and in 2012 he became the Executive Vice President of Technical Services. He is responsible for writing and updating standard operating procedures and developing training materials and modules for the technical services team. Bringing more than 30 years of oil and gas experience to the company, Mr. Landes has held multiple leadership roles at the director level for SPL’s technical team and was previously SPL’s Vice President of Western Operations/Technical Director. Mr. Landes also serves on the International School of Hydrocarbon Measurement (ISHM) Committee.


Executive Vice President
Lab Services & Marketing

Over the course of his 28-year career in the industry, Mr. Grice has held various positions ranging from laboratory and field services management, business development and account management, to executive-level administration. In his current role as Executive Vice President of Lab Services & Marketing, he oversees the company's laboratory and marketing activities for delivery of quality analytical and measurement services. Mr. Grice has extensive technical knowledge of advanced oil and gas services and has a strong track record of profitable growth and bottom line optimization. Mr. Grice obtained his BS in Microbiology from Texas Tech University.


Vice President

Mr. Credeur has lead SPL’s sales and business development strategy since 2015, bringing more than 25 years of oil and gas industry sales, business development and management experience to the company. Prior to joining the SPL team, Mr. Credeur held a business development role for the shale services division of Intertek. He has also held leadership and sales positions at Inspectorate America Corp. and ALS Group USA Corp. Mr. Credeur has his BS in Geology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.


Vice President
Finished Products Testing

Dr. Branson oversees SPL’s fuels, lubricants and finished products testing services and has more than ten years of experience in the chemical testing and development industry to support that call. Prior to joining SPL, he held various management roles with Alcor Petrolab where he achieved record growth for the company. Dr. Branson serves as the chair of ASTM's D02.L0.07 Subcommittee on Engineering Sciences of High-Performance Fluids and as the Vice Chair on the SAE International's E-34E Propulsion Lubricant Committee of the Aerospace Propulsion Division. He received his Ph.D in Interdisciplinary Materials Science from Vanderbilt University and his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Baylor University.