Fritz Industries Welcomes Mahmoud Asadi, Ph.D. as Director of Technology for Houston Technology Center

June 1, 2016

(Mesquite, TX) – Fritz Industries, Inc. has hired Mahmoud Asadi, Ph.D. as director of Technology for the company’s Houston Technology Center, a research and development facility located in the energy corridor. Asadi will oversee a staff of researchers including skilled chemists and laboratory technicians following the retirement of Steve Almond, Ph.D.

“We are pleased to have a leader with Mahmoud’s educational background and experience as the director of Technology,” said Steven Laramay, Ph.D., vice president and chief technology officer. “Mahmoud has a strong background in oil and gas which meets Fritz’s needs very well.”

Asadi previously served as director of Technology and Business Development, Oil & Gas for Praxair Services, as well as senior vice president of Technology for FTS International, both in Houston.  He has a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Kansas and an M.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Louisiana.  He held a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Oklahoma where he conducted extensive research in the area of hydraulic fracturing. His project experience has taken place all over the world including Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Egypt, Algeria, UAE, Kuwait, India and more.  Mahmoud is a registered engineer with the State of Texas and has published more than 60 technical papers.  He is also committee chair of fracturing fluids with API and completion fluids with ISO.

“Fritz Industries has a long history as a leader in research, chemistry and manufacturing and I am proud to be part of a very impressive team here in Houston,” said Asadi.  Asadi replaces Steve Almond who recently retired and served as leader of the Houston Technology Center since its opening in early 2015.

Fritz Industries was founded in 1956 and has grown into an international manufacturing company serving hundreds of customers around the world in the oil & gas industry.  The R&D leadership team is PhD-level with decades of experience in chemistry, biology, engineering and manufacturing. Fritz holds 30 patents in several areas including drilling, cementing, stimulation and completion. The company has dedicated labs for each of these specialties.

Fritz Industries has headquarters in Mesquite, Texas, with an additional manufacturing center in Greenville, Texas.

Fritz Industries is an employee-owned company specializing in applied chemistry and innovative manufacturing.



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