Houston, TX (January 29, 2019) – Detechtion Technologies, the global leading Industrial IoT and Mobility solution provider in the oil and gas industry, is pleased to announce that Kirk Hanes has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Global Sales. Kirk will be based out of Detechtion’s Houston office and will be responsible for Detechtion’s global sales efforts.
“We are excited to welcome Kirk on board as Detechtion continues to strengthen and expand its market position. Kirk is a proven sales executive who has led other companies on similar growth trajectories,” said Chris Smith, President and CEO of Detechtion. “He has the experience, the temperament, and the character to make substantial contributions to our success.”
Prior to joining Detechtion, Kirk led global sales as SVP of Global Business Development for London-based Palantir Solutions, the worldwide leader in SaaS software for asset valuation, portfolio optimization, financial forecasting and field development planning in the Oil and Gas industry. Previously he has led organizations for Zenodata, Federation Software and IHS Markit where he had responsibility for $450mm of P&L with a team of 500 sales and service reps. Kirk is an entrepreneur at heart that has successful experience in VC and Private Equity funded start-ups and enjoys speaking on the sales process.
“Detechtion has established itself as the leading asset optimization provider in upstream and midstream oil & gas with a proven track record delivering strong business results to its customers,” said Hanes. “I am very excited to join the Detechtion team and bring my technical sales experience to help expand Detechtion’s leadership position in this market.”
Kirk has a BS in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Kansas and an Executive MBA from the Cox School of Business at SMU.