February 2024 Employee Spotlight

Meet our February Employee Spotlight, Kammie Metters! Kammie is a part of our Hydraquip Houston team. Let’s get to know her better:

What is your role? Briefly describe what you do.

“Operations Assistant – pulling strings and pushing buttons.” 😊

Who/what inspires you?

“My daughter is my ultimate inspiration. She fuels my drive, determination, and resilience, instilling in me a relentless pursuit of success. Her presence has transformed my perspective, renewing my purpose and commitment to continuous improvement.”

If you had to pick one strength you bring the to team, what would it be?

“I am unmistakably a Taurus.”

What do you like to do in your free time?

“What is free time? Where do you get this?”

If I could learn how to do one thing, what would it be?

“I want to learn ALL the things! Absolutely, everything. Fun Fact? Count me in! New regulations or guidelines? Let me find a pen!”

Where were you born?

“Texan by birth and by heart!”

What’s the best thing about your job?

“In operations, I get a backstage pass to the show. I get to see a little snippet of each department and watch as it all comes together.”

What’s been one of your proudest moments at EOHI?

“Stay tuned. I am just getting started.”

How do you define success?

“Viewing failure as an opportunity rather than a dead end is key. If you extract lessons and insights from each experience, setbacks become moments for reflection, adaptation, and growth. Recognizing that success and failure are intertwined, and fully embracing them both, will lead you to a level of success many will never reach.”

Employee Owned Holdings, Inc. Announces New CFO

Houston, Texas, February 7, 2024 – Employee Owned Holdings, Inc. (EOH), the parent company of Hydraquip, Inc., GCC, and Supreme Integrated Technology, Inc., today announced the hiring of Paul Oliphant as its new chief financial officer. Paul succeeds Matt Weisser, the previous CFO, who had been promoted to be the President of EOH in September 2023.

Paul joins EOH with close to 30 years of experience in the areas of finance, accounting, and financial management, going back to his origin as an auditor for Ernst & Young, LLP in 1995. Paul had most recently worked as the CFO and SVP for Velentium, LLC, a company engaged in the design, development and manufacturing of medical devices. As CFO, Paul will oversee corporate finance, accounting, and the risk management requirements for the company, and report directly to the company’s President.

“We are extremely excited to have Paul join us. Paul’s capability and potential were evident when we met and we feel he will be quite proficient at continuing the successes that makes this such a wonderful company to be a part of,” said Matt Weisser, President of EOH.

“I’ve been immensely impressed with this company, its goals, and its leadership,” said Paul Oliphant. “I’m excited to join a company with an excellent reputation and world-class customers and vendors.”

Paul holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Texas A&M University and is also a certified public accountant. When not working, Paul also enjoys spending time with his wife, Denise, and his four sons, being active in various outdoor activities including mountain climbing, running and disc golf.

EOH is a 100% employee owned company based in Houston, Texas and the parent of Hydraquip, Inc., Supreme Integrated Technology, Inc. and GCC collectively doing business in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Florida, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Tennessee, Arkansas, Arizona & New Mexico.

EOH Announces Matt Weisser as New President

Houston, Texas – September 15, 2023 Employee Owned Holdings, Inc. (EOH), the parent company of Hydraquip, Inc., Supreme Integrated Technology, Inc., and GCC, announced today that Matthew Weisser has been appointed as the new President of the company. Richard Neels, previously acting as president of EOH, will continue to serve the company in his roles as its Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. In addition to his new role as president, Matt was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for EOH. Prior to becoming president, Matt had been serving as the Chief Financial Officer for EOH since 2015.

Matt has nearly 30 years of experience in leadership roles, first becoming a CFO for Avanti Companies in 1998 before serving in other CFO roles. Prior to coming to EOH, Mr. Weisser worked as the CFO for the T-Rex Companies, a group of companies formed to provide construction, engineering and fabrication services, and prior to that served as CFO for the engineering and project management firm Pegasus International Inc. While working as CFO for EOHI, Matt oversaw the company’s corporate finance, accounting, and risk management groups with additional responsibilities overseeing aspects of HR, corporate operations and IT.

“We are extremely excited to see Matt moving into this new responsibility,” said Richard Neels. “He is precisely the right person, with the vision, dedication, and capability to help direct the future of this company. His knowledge of so many aspects of this organization will be tremendously valuable as we continue to work together to achieve clear success.”

“Since the time I joined this organization, I have been highly impressed with its people, its culture, its goals, and its leadership,” said Matthew Weisser. “I’m honored to have been selected to serve in this new capacity and to be able to continue working with Richard and all employee owners to further our excellence.”

Matt holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master of Professional Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and is also a certified public accountant.

EOH is a 100% employee owned company based in Houston, Texas and the parent of Hydraquip, Inc., Supreme Integrated Technology, Inc., and GCC, collectively doing business primarily in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Florida, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Tennessee, Arizona & New Mexico.


Hydraquip, Inc. Welcomes New President, Scott Nelson

Houston, Texas – On January 1, 2021, Scott Nelson began responsibility as president of Hydraquip, Inc. With over 25 years of service within the company, Scott has played a key role in Hydraquip’s growth and will be instrumental in leading the company in its next chapter.

Scott started at Hydraquip in 1995 in an inside sales role before being promoted to outside sales in 1998. After gaining trust with his customers and fellow employee owners, Scott was promoted to Regional Sales Manager in 2007. In his management role, Scott maintained several key accounts and earned the prestigious “Salesperson of the Year” award three times: in 2007, 2008 and 2011.  Scott was instrumental in growing Hydraquip’s largest product line, Danfoss Power Solutions, through various markets in upstream oil & gas, including well stimulation, seismic, and drilling.

Scott continued to gain influence at the company and within the industry, as he was later promoted to Vice President with responsibility for overseeing the leadership of Texas and Louisiana. Scott currently serves as an officer and a member of the Board of Directors for Hydraquip, and he continues to maintain his fluid power specialist certification with the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS).

“I feel proud to serve the customers of Hydraquip for the past 25 years,” says Scott, “and I look forward to the new challenge of leading this organization.  We have a talented team of employee-owners, world class vendor partners and great opportunities to continue to grow and diversify our business.”

“Scott and I have worked together closely for many years, and I have the utmost confidence in his ability to lead this business,” said Richard Neels, President of Employee Owned Holdings, Inc. (EOHI) the parent company of Hydraquip, Inc. “His reputation in the industry, passion for the people in this business and ability to create value for our customers will continue to lead him to future success.”

EOHI is a 100% employee owned company based in Houston, Texas and the parent of Hydraquip, Inc.,  Supreme Integrated Technology, Inc., Elite Controls, Inc. and Gulf Controls Company, Inc. collectively doing business primarily in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Florida, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Arizona & New Mexico.