About ZXP Technologies
ZXP Technologies provides contract blending and packaging services for premium, mineral oil based and synthetic lubricants, brake fluid, gear oil, power steering fluid, hydraulic fluids, marine oils and industrial lubricant products.
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We are all “STARS”, which encompasses our core values of Safety, Teamwork, Accountability, Results, and Service.
We are committed to creating a workplace focused on the health and well-being of the employees, the environment, our customers, and the communities where we do business.
We depend on each other to get the job done, and others can count on us. We work together in a respectful, diverse, and inclusive environment, to meet the needs of our customers and to help our Company win.
We set challenging goals and hold each other accountable for achieving them. We honor our commitments to each other, our customers, and stakeholders. We act with integrity and take ownership/responsibility for our actions.
We understand what success looks like for ZXP, our teams, and for ourselves and strive to find innovative solutions to get there.
We are committed to delivering value-added solutions with a high standard of workmanship and professionalism for our customers, both internal and external.
Safety – We are committed to the Safety of our Employees and our work.
Jason Sanchez – Chief Executive Officer – Mr. Sanchez brings years of progressive leadership experience in the chemical industry, most recently as the Global VP – Lubricants at Valtris Specialty Chemicals. He will oversee setting the strategic vision and implementing growth programs to drive ZXP’s potential to be the industry leader in contract blending and packaging services. He holds a PhD in Materials Chemistry from University of California, San Diego.
Steve McLaughlin – Chief Operating Officer is responsible for the daily operations of ZXP. His prior experience spans 20 years with BP in numerous roles including: Global Supply Chain – Global Manufacturing Excellence Director where he led the global manufacturing network of 23 plants through the principals of Lean Manufacturing with a focus on Loss Analysis and Loss Elimination, Global Supply Chain – Americas Regional Manufacturing Director where he was responsible for a manufacturing network of up to 11 Manufacturing & Distribution Sites across the Americas (USA, Canada, Brazil), the Regional Engineering Team, Regional Manufacturing Excellence Team, Regional 3rd Party Manufacturing Team, and Regional Quality Control Team and other roles.
Julio Calzada – Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Calzada is responsible for executing the financial strategy of ZXP. Additionally, Mr. Calzada is responsible for the Client Experience group including sales operations, onboarding new business, and account management. Prior to ZXP, Julio was Director of Corporate Development and Strategy at CST Industries. He previously served as Director of Corporate Development and Strategy at Liqui-Box in Richmond, VA.; an Investment Associate for The Sterling Group, a private equity firm in Houston, TX; and an Investment Banking Analyst in Morgan Stanley’s Global Services group. He holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from Texas A&M University and a MBA from Harvard Business School.
Danny Kenyon – Commercial Vice President, Mr. Kenyon oversees sales, marketing, and account management activities. Mr. Kenyon brings years of commercial leadership in chemicals and plastics distribution. Previously he was a Product Line Management Director at Nexeo Plastics and also spent extensive time at Univar Solutions, leading North American sales teams in their chemicals Contract Packaging business. He holds a B.S. in Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Patric Elders – Executive Vice President, Operational Excellence. Mr. Elders oversees product design, raw material purchasing, quality control and systems, health and safety and environmental compliance. Mr. Elders, formerly of Pennzoil and Warren Unilube, has over 30 years of experience in manufacturing, quality control, ISO systems, sales, and marketing.
Michael Standley – VP, Information Technology. Mr. Standley oversees ZXP’s IT Operations & Infrastructure. Mr. Standley has over 20 years’ experience in IT Systems management and consulting, including Data Center architecture, Network & Sercurity Operation Center design and implementation, State and Federal IT compliance consulting and Network/Server architecture.
Avi Solanki – VP, Product Management & Quality.Mr. Solanki oversees technical product management, the quality management system, and laboratory operations. Mr. Solanki has over a decade of combined experience in management, quality control, quality assurance, product management, and customer service.
ZXP Board of Directors
Fancis Carr – Prior to co-founding Milton Street Capital, Francis Carr spent 11 years with The Sterling Group, a Houston-based middle market private equity manager. While at Sterling he participated in 7 platform investments and 7 add-on acquisitions, representing a total enterprise value in excess of $2 billion. He has served on the boards of BTEC Turbines, Stackpole, Liqui-Box, American Bath Group, CST Industries, and DexKo Global. Francis received a B.A. in economics from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.
Robert Hogan – Prior to joining Milton Street Capital in 2018, Bob was an Operating Partner with The Sterling Group, in which role he was responsible for leading strategic, operational and commercial best practices and continuous improvement initiatives across the firm’s diverse portfolio. He served on the board of Sterling Group portfolio companies CST Industries, Process Barron, Specified Air, Time Manufacturing and American Bath Group (Chairman). Prior to joining Sterling, Bob was President and Chief Executive Officer of AmerCable from 1993 to 2012. Bob holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in accounting from Virginia Tech University. He has been an active member of YPO/YPO Gold since 1995.
Don Shaver – Don Shaver is currently the sole member/manager of BD Advisors, LLC. Previously, he was a senior partner and CFO of National Pump & Compressor Ltd., a business he and another partner started in 2007 and sold to United Rentals in 2014. Prior to National Pump and Compressor, Ltd., Don spent 30 years with accounting and tax advisory firms, most recently with Cook Shaver Parker & Williams, P.C. out of Beaumont, Texas. Don received his BBA in Accounting from Lamar University and is a CPA.
Kent Farmer – Mr. Farmer was President and CEO of Spectrum Lubricants, a leading formulator, blender, packager and distributor of specialty lubricants to the outdoor power equipment and recreational marine industries. Upon the sale of Spectrum to Phillips 66, Mr. Farmer served as Manager of Phillips 66 Specialty Lubricants division. Prior to that, Mr. Farmer was President and Chief Operating Officer of Coastal Unilube, a subsidiary of The Coastal Corporation. Before this role at Unilube, Mr. Farmer spent over twenty years in various roles of the lubricants manufacturing and distribution market. Mr. Farmer received a BS degree from the University of Memphis.
FACILITY & INFRASTRUCTURE
Our Highlands Texas plant serves as the corporate office and is located 20 miles east of downtown Houston. The Highlands facility includes the following features:
- 42 acres with 8 acres for additional development.
- A total of 450,000 sq. ft. in covered facilities.
- Over 400,000 sq. ft. in warehousing.
- Over 85,000 sq. ft. in offsite warehousing.
- 21 truck loading docks.
- 4 additional truck loading docks (Q2 2020).
- 20 bulk truck unloading spots.
- 17 additional bulk truck storage spots.
- Union Pacific rail spur.
- 28 Current Rail Spots.
- 6 boxcar loading and unloading spots.
- 65 Additional Rail Spots Expansion (Q2 2020).
- 44 Additional Rail Spots Future Expansion.
- Inbound and Outbound Truck Scales.
Blending & Bulk Shipping
- 209 blending and storage tanks with over 8.5M gallons of capacity
- Packaged Case Capacity 2.5 million Per Month
- Bulk Trucks
8 Automated Lines – Small Pack
Plastic & Metal Containers
- 2 1/2 Gallon
- 5 Quart
- Quarts & Liters
- Pints & Smaller
7 Automated Lines – Large Pack
Plastic & Metal Containers
- Bag in the Box/Eco Box