Kevin Blackwood serves as president/owner. Prior to his role at Black Star Energy Services, Kevin held numerous positions with ExxonMobil. From there, he helped to establish a district in West Texas for a coil tubing company. In 2012, Mr. Blackwood formed Man Lift Rentals, LLC. Over the next year, ManLift Rentals, LLC expanded its portfolio by adding a completion based chemical company, Black Star Energy Services. In November 2014, Black Star Energy Services expanded its operations into a new Valve Division and Trucking Division. In May 2016, Black Star Energy Services added the Engineering Operations Division to provide Engineering, Construction Management and OOOOa Support. In August of 2016, Black Star Energy Services opened its' sixth division, Solids Control, which offers some of the best equipment and people in the industry.
Ethan Whatley has served as the Chemical Operations Manager for Black Star Energy Services since 2016. Mr. Whatley’s primary responsibility is to manage the Chemical Division, while emphasizing quality of service, high chemical quality control, customer relationships, and the latest technology in the completion chemical market.
Mr. Whatley has over 5 years of experience in the oil and gas industry in all United States shale plays and deep-water Gulf of Mexico operations, with an extensive background in oilfield completion operations. Mr. Whatley has increased revenue and equipment utilization of the chemical division since becoming the Chemical Operations Manager by 25%.
Kayla Roach has served as the Chief Financial Officer for Black Star Energy Services since 2013. Mrs. Roach's responsibilities include company liabilities, cash flow, company performance, financial relationships, record control, budgeting, and expense control.
Mrs. Roach has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from University of Texas of the Permian Basin. With over 12 years of experience she has gained valuable knowledge from several internships with accounting firms and key financial positions with large service companies.
VP of Business Development
Matt Payne has served as the VP of Business Development for Blackstar since 2012. Mr. Payne’s primary responsibility is to build and maintain customer relations while emphasizing strict service quality standards.
Mr. Payne has 10 plus years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Payne has thrived in the current oil and gas market by saving his customers 30-40% on chemical and filtration costs with improved efficiency and less downtime.
“Our success is attributed to hard work, determination, and the ability to overcome obstacles.”