212’s management team includes a combination of veterans from both the energy industry and the water treatment industry. The entire management team at 212 believes in the critical importance of sustainable energy exploration and production.
The 212 team strives to be recognized as the leading water treatment service company and the leading oil waste water recycling company in the markets that we serve.
Stephen E. Hester currently serves as 212’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Steve spent the first 30 years of his career in the energy service and equipment business. Prior to joining 212 in May of 2010 Mr. Hester served as Director, Technology Portfolio Solutions for Baker Hughes Inc., of Houston, TX. In this capacity Mr. Hester was responsible for leading development of corporate level technology (cross product line) solutions for market applications including Shale Gas, Water Management, HPHT, Deep Water, Geothermal and other strategic interests.
Mr. Hester has led several businesses, including the formation of Production Quest Intelligent Production Systems within Baker Hughes. His combination of skills and expertise in oil services growth, strong commercial and financial skills, unique industry understanding and management experience with oilfield technology start-ups all make Hester distinctly qualified to build the business.
Michael J. Vitek, CPA, serves as Chief Financial Officer for 212 Resources. His previous responsibilities as CFO of both public and private companies have included financial analysis, management of the finance, tax, HR, IT and legal departments; risk management, credit facility oversight and commodities purchasing, consolidation and financial reporting for U.S.-owned companies in multiple industries.
Mr. Vitek has served as Advisor to the Board for One Industries Corp and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Igloo Products Corp. Mr. Vitek began his career as a senior manager in audit with the international accounting firm KPMG.
A Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas, Mr. Vitek has also served as Director (and past president) of the Houston Chapter of Financial Executives International.
Les Merrill is 212’s Vice President of Project Development. Mr. Merrill participated in the development of key processes and technology associated with 212’s water treatment unit and is one of the individuals named as a co-inventor in 212’s Intellectual Property. Mr. Merrill played a crucial role in 212’s early recognition of the water management challenges facing the oil and gas sector. Prior to joining 212 Resources Mr. Merrill served as Vice President of Strategic Accounts for Econova Inc., as Vice President of Business Development for a 120 employee consulting engineering group and as a Senior International Project Manager for Baker Hughes Process Systems .