About us

Our story

Iron Wheel Energy Services is a Midland TX based Oilfield service company that provides trucking and logistics to both other service companies and operators (oil companies) in the Permian Basin. Our team has many years of experience working for some of the largest publicly traded companies in the energy sector and is looking to expand our service lines as we continue to grow to meet the needs of our customers.

Our vision

What separates Iron Wheel from the rest of the many similar oilfield service companies in this region is the experience and integrity of our team. This is a Midland based company that is here for the long haul; our people our on duty 24/7 and will deliver what we say we are going to. Excellence and Integrity.

Our vision

What separates Iron Wheel from the rest of the many similar oilfield service companies in this region is the experience and integrity of our team. This is a Midland based company that is here for the long haul; our people our on duty 24/7 and will deliver what we say we are going to. Excellence and Integrity.

Our mission

Our mission at Iron Wheel Energy Services is to create measurable value for our shareholders while serving our customers, our team members and our community. Treating others with respect and compassion is at the core of our philosophy and we provide a safe working environment for our employees and offer them opportunities to grow, both personally and professionally. We make a commitment to pursue our business with integrity and excellence, respecting different cultures and the dignity and rights of individuals. We are proud of our diverse workforce and welcome hard-working people from all backgrounds without regard to race, religion, sex, or political opinions. This belief also extends to our community, where we work to provide economic stability through quality employment opportunities and give back whenever we can as all of our staff and management live and work in the Permian Basin and call West Texas home.

Our Team

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. 


His primary duties included servicing a $1.2 billion portfolio of senior and mezzanine real estate loans and asset management of REO (bank owned) properties in the portfolio. He has extensive experience with industrial, multi-family, office, hotel and retail properties. Before working for RBC, Ben was with CW Capital Asset Management as a Financial Analyst and Invesco Real Estate in Acquisitions/Valuations and Asset Management. His financial background began in 2005.

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.

Mike Ontiveros

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.

Spring Hobbs

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 Muniz

Fleet Supervisor

Manuel Muniz is the Fleet Supervisor for Iron Wheel Energy Services. He has over 10+ years in the Oilfield Service sector. Manuel’s first job in the oil patch was for Ringo Drilling and then Mesa Well Services; he started off on the floor and worked his way up to derrick hand over a 3-year period. Manuel has a Class A CDL and has worked in oilfield trucking for the last 6 years, doing everything from being a driver to a trucking supervisor to a dispatcher. He’s worked for Helmrich & Payne (Pole Trucks), Lone Star Trucking (DOT Compliance) and was a Truck & Fleet Supervisor for Maverick Field Services before joining Rig Runner as a Tandem Operator.

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.

Whitney Navejas-Oliva

Human Resource Manager

Whitney Navejas-Oliva is the Human Resources Manager for Iron Wheel Energy Services. Whitney’s career in the energy sector started in early 2017 when she was offered a position at Tegra Excel Energy Services as a billing administrator, a job where she worked to produce, distribute and track over 500 monthly invoices while maintaining great customer relations with large international companies. She moved to Big Spring, TX in 2015 with her husband who worked at a job for an energy services company and has lived in Midland TX since 2019, where she resides with her husband and 3 young children. Whitney Navejas-Oliva was born and raised in Southern California; she graduated from Martin Luther King High School in 2011 and holds an associates degree from Moreno Valley Community College. She has adopted the west Texas work ethic and is constantly learning new technical skills in the swiftly changing energy services field.


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5813 W County Rd 123
Midland TX 79706


Main number: 432.247.8411
Human Resources: 432.685.0061
Dispatch: 432.247.8434

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