Neil Mendes - CEO
Neil Mendes is a recognized leader in the upstream oilfield service industry with 25+ years working in the engineered materials arena. Prior to opening Alpine Polytech, Neil spent 20 years with Greene, Tweed & Company, the last 15 years in executive management. From 2009-2014 Neil was Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the Greene, Tweed Corporation and was instrumental in a 30% growth initiative. Prior to that (2001-2009), he served as General Manager/Vice President of the Oilfield Business Group where he oversaw a nearly 5-fold growth in revenue.
Neil now leads the commercial effort for Alpine Polytech out of The Woodlands, TX office. His industry expertise and passion for giving unparalleled service ensure his customers receive the specialized consulting and testing solutions that will enhance their products' value in the marketplace.
Buc Slay – CTO
Buc Slay is a proven technical expert in the high performance polymers arena for the oil & gas industry. Prior to opening Alpine Polytech, Buc lead the performance testing effort for Weatherford International, evaluating the life cycle of sealing systems used in down-hole tools. He also enjoyed his 11 year tenure with Halliburton Energy Services, including a position as the Global Team Leader of the Polymer Group. Buc graduated from Texas A&M, with both a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters degree in Material Science.
Buc now leads the technical effort for Alpine Polytech out of the Fort Worth, TX office practicing his "affection for destruction." Yes, he says, "to fully understand how rubber and plastic components behave in an application, they must be tested to their limits." His commitment to engage his customers in differentiated consulting, development, evaluation and testing services is unique. This ensures he can offer customers a testing regimen that is cost effective and creates the data they need to tell the “story” of how their products will perform in the field. He eliminates the guesswork and provides sound solutions.