Trey Curtis

Co-Founder and Manager of Mine Planning, Safety and Operations

Trey earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural and Applied Economics from Texas Tech University, where he was also a member of Beta Theta Pi. Prior to graduating from Texas Tech, Trey gained several years of experience in the oil and gas service industry through working with Excel Production Company in Pampa, Texas. Trey wears many hats at Erna Frac Sand, however he is primarily focused towards management of mine planning, as well as all health and safety projects; such as compliance with the US Labor Department’s Mine Safety and Health Administration.

Chris Hicks

Co-Founder and General Manager

Chris has over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas business, as well as a BS from Texas Tech University where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta. As a fifth generation oilman, Chris has wide experience within the oilfield. From running a successful diamond-drill bit company, to operating rigs on independent exploration prospects in Texas and New Mexico, Chris is a true West-Texas wildcatter. Among Chris’ many responsibilities at Erna Frac Sand include overall management of operations.

Brett Nix

Co-Founder, Manager of Sales and Marketing

Brett graduated with honors from Texas Tech University, and has over 15 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining the oil and gas business, he built a short but extensive background in advertising, including work with the prestigious worldwide advertising agency DDB, in Chicago. Brett’s main role at Erna Frac Sand includes the management of sales and marketing.

Robert B. McDonald

CPA – Controller

Robert earned his BA in Accounting from the University of Texas, and he is a member of the Financial Executive Network Group. As a licensed Certified Public Accountant, he brings more than 30 years of diverse accounting and financial management experience to his role as Controller for Erna Frac Sand, LC.

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