Mr. Harper began his career with Halliburton in Alice, TX in 2001 as a Field Engineer working primarily in South TX. His responsibilities included hydraulic fracturing design, zonal isolation/cement slurry design, onsite job execution, supervision, real time diagnostics and analytical analysis, and quality control.
Towards the end of 2002, Mr. Harper then spent the next four years with Fairmount Minerals-Santrol, as the Quality Control Manager for Resin Coated Sand Manufacturing and Plant Operations. Mr. Harper’s responsibilities included ISO 9002:1994 implementation and internal auditing certification for all resin manufacturing facilities as well as sand mine production sites across the United States. Mr. Harper then transitioned into Technical Sales with an emphasis on specialized product applications and product design applications with Research and Development.
In 2007, Mr. Harper moved back into the Hydraulic Fracture Service side of the industry with Weatherford and more recently FTSI (formerly Frac Tech) as a Sr. Account Manager and then as the Southern Region Sales Manager. He was instrumental in the growth of building the Houston Sales Team and more notably market share and resources within the Southern Region for the Eagle Ford Shale, Eaglebine, and Woodbine areas. As Region Sales Manager, Mr. Harper was instrumental in leading a Sales Team that grew the Southern Region from 2 frac fleets to a total of 9, primarily committed as Dedicated Fleets on Contract for Various Operators.
In 2014, Mr. Harper then moved over into the CNG Conversion side of the industry focusing on Engine Conversion for Dual Fuel Frac Pumps and Drilling Rigs to run on CNG. Most recently, Mr. Harper has been Vice President of Sales, focusing on the CNG Dual Fuel Conversion Applications. He was also the Vice President of Sales for Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid, Guar Powder and Guar Slurry Blending applications along with other Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid Chemical Additives.
As Executive VP of Operations, Mr. Harper works with the Ely Management Team to facilitate daily operations. Mr. Harper is also instrumental with the business development of new client and market opportunities, as well as existing client relationships.
In November of 2017, Mr. Harper was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Ely and Associates Corp to facilitate new growth and opportunity initiatives along with daily operations management and oversight.