CROFT Leaders

Mr. Preston Croft

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Preston Croft

Mr. Preston Croft graduated from Sul Ross State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Petroleum Geology, with a minor in Physics. Mr. Croft has over 40 years of oil and gas industry experience, with extensive knowledge in exploration, wellbore completions, production facility design, artificial lift evaluations, and property economics. In 1986 Mr. Croft formed the company Mid-American Production Company where he personally obtained 107 producing wells and managed an additional 350 wells for outside clients. Ultimately, Mr. Croft invented the first Passive Dehydration System and made the decision to sell Mid-American Production Company and became the Founder of Croft Production Systems, Inc. in 2006. Mr. Croft currently serves as CROFT’s Chief Executive Officer and is a well-respected member of CROFT’s Leadership Team. Mr. Croft’s main focus is to enhance CROFT’s growth and overall financial performance, while improving CROFT’s products and services to meet industry needs.

Mr. Cameron P. Croft

President and Chief Operating Officer

Cameron CroftMr. Cameron P. Croft graduated from University of Houston with a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology and holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Technology Project Management with a black belt in Lean Six Sigma. Mr. Croft joined Croft Production Systems, Inc. in 2006 with a vision to work his way from a Service Technician to CROFT’s current President and Chief Operating Officer. Under Mr. Croft’s leadership, CROFT has moved from specializing in Passive Dehydration Systems, to an all-inclusive production and processing company. Mr. Croft holds extensive training in multiple technical and supervisory field roles, including experience in design and product engineering. Mr. Croft provides strategic leadership, management, and the vision necessary to ensure CROFT has the proper operational control, administration, and procedures in place. Mr. Croft’s main focus is to grow a solid team and operate efficiently to keep up with industry demand and to continuously improve CROFT products, designs, and processes to maintain a solid foundation.

Mr. John Christopher Smithson

Director of Engineering

John Christopher SmithsonMr. Smithson graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology. He joined CROFT’s Engineering Team in 2011, with a vision to improve CROFT products and designs for production equipment. During Mr. Smithson's tenure with CROFT, he was promoted several times, and currently holds the role of Director of Engineering. Under his leadership, the CROFT Team has launched three new product lines; CROFT’s Chemical Injection System (for which he personally received a patent), Fuel-gas Conditioning System, and Ambient Cooling System, as well as improving the designs of the Gas Sweetening System and Joule Thomson System product lines. Mr. Smithson’s expertise and leadership includes consulting on multiple oil and gas projects around the world, plus CROFT’s technology advancements by implementing the latest 3D CAD design/analysis software, product data management, along with process simulation software for Chemical and Hydrocarbon processes. Ultimately, Mr. Smithson’s main focus is to continue to improve CROFT’s products and designs to meet with industry demand.

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