Executive Team

Alan R. Pyle

Founder, President and CEO


Prior to founding and taking the helm of WaterFleet, LLC, Mr. Pyle was the President and CEO of Steelhead, Inc. for 23 years.

Alan’s capabilities in the engineering field cover mechanical design, process development and design, electrical and electronic design and programming, as well as manufacturing process management. Using these capabilities, Mr. Pyle brought a much needed solution to the oil exploration sector in the form of The Water Rig and supporting systems. In order to assure the introduction and expansion of these solutions into the market, he founded WaterFleet, LLC with Allison Pyle, his wife, in January 2014.

Mr. Pyle has a Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University. He has three children and resides in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife of 32 years.

Allison C. Pyle

Chief Financial Officer


Ms. Pyle is the Chief Financial Officer for WaterFleet, LLC. She brings over two decades of experience in small business operation, accounting and financial analysis.

Ms. Pyle earned a Bachelor’s in Accounting from the University of Texas. She began her professional career as an auditor with the international accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand. She obtained her CPA license in both Colorado and Texas in 1985. Ms. Pyle has been integrally involved in the start-up and eventual sale of a multi-million dollar bottled water business, working in all areas of accounting and finance design, reporting, sale and closing. Ms. Pyle has served as CFO and Treasurer of Steelhead, Inc. for the last 10 years. She oversaw the accounting and finance function of the manufacturing business, including negotiating with banks and vendors, financial data preparation and presentation, and financial policy development and implementation. Ms. Pyle has three children, and lives with her husband of 32 years in San Antonio, Texas.

Management Team

Robert A. Nicol, P.E.

Compliance Director


Mr. Nicol has more than 40 years of general and specialized experience in the engineering, construction and operation of multi-million dollar public works facilities. During his career, Mr. Nicol has been responsible for over $1.5B in public and private utility construction.

Since 2012, Mr. Nicol has served as Water Treatment Engineer for Steelhead, Inc., providing engineering services for a wide variety of water and wastewater treatment systems. He has worked on preliminary design and cost development for projects world-wide, while providing detailed engineering for specific projects throughout Texas, as well as in Iraq, Kenya, Sudan and Mozambique.

Mr. Nicol has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, and a Master’s in Civil Engineering from the University of Houston. He has been a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas since 1979.

Casey T. McDermand

Director of Business Development


Mr. McDermand has more than 10 years of experience in the services market, specializing in oil field and related surface rental products. During his career, Mr. McDermand has served in all facets of business, including service management, new facility development, marketing, and direct sales.

Mr. McDermand brings that strong experience to WaterFleet, along with a keen understanding of the needs of WaterFleet’s clients. Since 2015, he has provided leadership at WaterFleet in both the operations and sales areas.

Mr. McDermand has a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University and resides in San Antonio, Texas.

Brad J. Murdock

Operations Director


Mr. Murdock has more than 15 years of experience in operational management, including extensive work in Six Sigma evaluations and implementation, holding a black belt credential in that discipline. Prior to joining WaterFleet, Mr. Murdock held several key positions at a major CAT dealer, building departments and programs, managing sales groups, and leading special projects.

As Operations Director for WaterFleet, Mr. Murdock is applying past knowledge and capability to the rapidly growing operations group, including field operations structure, monitoring programs, and HSE program development.

Mr. Murdock holds a bachelors degree from Texas A&M University and resides with his wife and two children in Midland, Texas.

Board Members

Stacy L. Shivers, P.E.

WaterFleet Board Member

Mr. Shivers has performed engineering services for various exploration companies in the petroleum industry for 25 years, primarily in South Texas, but also in Louisiana, British Columbia (Canada), Colombia, and Western Australia, most recently as Drilling Manager for Venado Oil and Gas. In addition to his drilling expertise, Mr. Shivers has worked extensively in multi-stage completions and facility design.

Mr. Shivers holds a BS Degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University (1985), is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas, and has been a member of SPE, API, AADE the IPAA.

Fred Lausen, JR.

WaterFleet Board Member

Mr. Lausen is the founder and President/CEO of Stage 3 Separations, a premier oil field services company in the solids control space. Mr. Lausen made a name for himself in the development of solids control industry through his first company Houston Prime Pipe and Supply in 1991. Houston Prime was instrumental in the development of turnkey services designed for the closed loop solids controls business. Mr. Lausen sold Houston Prime in 1998 and quickly founded a new company, Separation Services (SSI) that sought to provide exceptional service and performance in the solids control arena. SSI was sold in 2005 to Stallion Oilfield Services, launching the company into the solids control business, and he served as the President of Stallion Solids Controls from 2005 to 2009.

Mr. Lausen founded Stage 3 Separation, LLC in 2009 and has propelled the company to a leading position in the solids control field by redefining technologies, processes and service offerings for solids control. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Stage 3 Separation.

Steve Dutton

WaterFleet Board Member

Since 1994, Mr. Dutton has been a principal of Nueces Marketing Partners, Ltd, a private investment partnership, focused on investing in and developing privately owned early stage growing companies and commercial real estate/hospitality projects. Mr. Dutton is a founding member of the WaterFleet board at its inception and provides valuable business insight to WaterFleet.

Michael Scott Cone

WaterFleet Board Member

Mr. Cone was a co-founder in 1985 of Tri-C Resources where he currently serves as the President.  He is involved in working with the entire Tri-C staff to generate, drill, complete and hook-up wells drilled in their annual exploration program. Mr. Cone is a founding member of the WaterFleet board and brings a wealth of experience and industry connections to the WaterFleet enterprise.