Benjamin H. Kail
President & CEO
Benjamin Kail is the founder and owner of Iron Wheel Energy Services, a Midland Texas based Energy Services Company; he has worked in Oil & Gas since March 2011 when he co-created PMK Trucking (2011-2014), an asset-based leasing company operating in Odessa TX. Mr. Kail began full time work in the energy service sector in December 2012, managing PMK and co-founded TegraExcel Oilfield Logistics and Energy Services in March 2013.
He was the President & CEO of TegraExcel Energy Services and was responsible for the day-to-day operations and oversight of 40 full time employees and at its peak, 165 full time drivers and contractors/owner operators. TegraExcel Energy Services was primarily a sand hauling company that started with 10 trucks in 2016; the company peaked in 2018 adding over 150 trucks to the fleet.
Customers Tegra worked for included publicly traded companies Schlumberger, Halliburton, Keane/NextTier, Liberty, US Silica and Hi-Crush and many privately held companies including TSS, AST, Triple Crown Resources and Alamo Pressure Pumping. In 2020, Mr. Kail created Iron Wheel Energy Services.
Prior to founding TegraExcel Energy Services, Mr. Kail worked for the international investment bank RBC Capital Markets (Royal Bank of Canada) as a Senior Financial Analyst.
Mr. Kail has a Masters degree in Real Estate & Finance from the University of Texas at Arlington and graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. As CEO & President of Iron Wheel Energy Services, Mr. Kail oversees all financial accounting, day-to-day operations, and management of the company. Benjamin Kail lives in Midland TX with his wife and family, in the heart of the United States’ most prolific and important continental oil region.
Vice President – Operations
Mike Ontiveros is the Vice President of Operations for Iron Wheel Energy Services. Mike has over 10 years of experience in oilfield services, ranging from Facility Management, Inventory Management, Operations, and Field Coordinating. Companies he has worked for in the past include Key Energy/Universal Pressure Pumping, Advanced Stimulation Technologies, TegraExcel Energy Services, and Sandbox Logistics.
Mr. Ontiveros is a West Texas native; he was born in Ft. Stockton, Texas and grew up in Midland. Mike has an Associate’s Degree in Business Management from Howard Junior College in Big Spring, Texas where graduated Magna Cum Laude. Mike Ontiveros lives in Midland with his wife and 3 children; he states that his family is the most important part of his life and main motivator for success.
Billing & Office Manager
Spring Hobbs is the Billing & Office Manager for Iron Wheel Energy Services. Spring started her career in the Energy sector in 2009 with Advanced Stimulation Technologies (AST) in the accounting department where she gained experience and knowledge in Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable. Spring accepted an Accounts Receivable position for a small water disposal company in 2012, where she expanded her skills by working with multiple accounting programs such as Enertia and Peachtree. In 2016, Spring assumed the role of Billing & Office Manager for TegraExcel Energy Services, a sand hauling company based in the Permian Basin. Ms. Hobbs has an educational background in Medical Assisting from Midland College for Phlebotomy; as a native West Texan, she values hard work and enjoys making the most of any opportunity that comes her way.
Manuel is from West Texas, graduating from Mertzon, close to San Angelo. He lives in Odessa with his wife and three kids. He believes in hard work and going the extra mile to make sure Iron Wheel’s customers are satisfied with the service and performance.
Human Resource Manager
Midland TX 79706
Main number: 432.247.8411
Human Resources: 432.685.0061