About Us

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, with over 30 locations across the country, PSS Industrial Group is committed to provide quality products, equipment, services, and expertise specific to your every business requirement.

Our staff, resources, and processes are best-in-class and dedicated to upholding the PSSI motto: "delivering what you need, when you need it."

Over the past three decades PSS Industrial has substantially expanded both its product breadth, supply chain logistics, and end market diversification by creating strategic partnerships with leading manufacturers and completing multiple acquisitions to further expand its capabilities in the full energy value chain.

History

Leadership

Robert Workman - Chief Executive Officer

Robert Workman joined PSS Industrial Group as the CEO and Director in March 2020. Prior to his role at PSSI, he was President, CEO & Director of DistributionNOW from 2014 to 2019, a spinoff that he led of the Distribution Services business unit at National Oilwell Varco. Previously, Mr. Workman was Group President, Distribution & Transmission, at NOV, a company with whom he started as a warehouseman in 1990. Throughout his career, Robert has led dozens of domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, including well known distributors such as Wilson Supply and CE Franklin, based in Houston, Texas, USA and Calgary, Alberta, Canada, respectively. Mr. Workman holds a M.B.A. from Rice University.

Shireen Greer - Chief Financial Officer

Shireen Greer joined PSS Industrial Group in 2014 as the Chief Financial Officer responsible for Finance, Accounting, Risk, Treasury, HR and Legal and has over 20 years+ experience in finance and accounting. Mrs. Greer started her career with KPMG in the UK and moved to the United States with KPMG in 2003. She has experience with US and International accounting and financial operations. Prior to PSSI, Shireen was most recently the CFO for Haas Group International, a global specialty chemical supply chain service provider and distributor, supporting variety of industries including Aerospace & Defense, Automotive and Utilities. Mrs. Greer is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and holds a Bachelor of Science for the Queen Mary College, University of London.

Phillip Goodwin - Chief Technology Officer

Phillip Goodwin is currently the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at PSS Industrial Group. In this role, he leads Supply Chain, Information Systems, Information Technology, Marketing, Pricing and Digital strategy. Prior to joining PSSI, Mr. Goodwin was with DistributionNOW since 2011, his last position held being President. Before being named President he served as Vice President of Sales & Operations, Director of Operations, and Director of Business Development. From 2008 to 2011, he was Director of Business Development at Xerox Corporation. Mr. Goodwin began his career in 2004 with Booz Allen Hamilton onsite at NASA's Johnson Space Center, where he led the strategic planning and logistics team for the International Space Station and built logistics and financial models for energy companies. He holds a B.S. degree in Systems Analysis from the University of Miami and an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.

Heath Ballard - President

Heath Ballard joined PSS Industrial Group in 2017 and has held several executive roles, most recently as the President of Downstream & Industrial. With 15+ years of operations and sales experience, within the oil and gas market, Mr. Ballard works closely with specialty contractors, environmental, waste, and rental companies to build a portfolio of products and service. Prior to PSSI, Mr. Ballard served on Sprint Waste Services executive team, as VP Strategic Projects including overseeing marketing and IT departments. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University and served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Marine Corps for 6 years following graduation.

David Fournier - President

David Fournier is President of Pipeline at PSS Industrial Group. He brings over 34 years of expertise and has developed a management team with over 100 years of experience in product knowledge. Mr. Fournier started his career in the field working in the nuclear and oil & gas industry. He built strong relationships with engineer firms, procurement departments, construction leaders providing them with alternatives along with material specifications and working procedures. Mr. Fournier has a hands-on attitude and is committed to the core values of PSSI as we continue to grow our footprint throughout the industry.

Edward Hemphill - President

Edward (Ed) Hemphill is the President of Manufacturing Businesses at PSS Industrial Group. He is responsible for the businesses of SPY® Pipeline Inspection, Airtech Spray Systems, Syntex Slings, and B&B Mechanized Solutions. Prior to PSSI Group, Ed founded Macston Services that provided technical and corporate expertise to energy related businesses and litigation consulting on federal court intellectual properly lawsuits and international arbitration disputes. Prior to Macston, he was the Vice President of Drilling for Proserv Operations preceded by the Vice President of Engineering, Drilling Division position at Forum Energy Technologies. Ed began his career at Cooper Cameron corporation followed by various positions including the Global Director of Engineering and Quality Assurance during his 10 years of service at Hydril Company and 3 years with General Electric post the acquisition of Hydril Company in 2008. Ed graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in mechanical engineering.

Colby Forrester - President

Colby Forrester joined PSS Industrial Group in May 2021 as President of Pipe, Valves, and Fittings. Mr. Forrester started his career in warehouse operations with Red Man Supply. He progressed through many different positions operationally. Mr. Forrester transferred to the corporate office to help with national accounts and marketing. He later founded Remington Pipe & Supply, which was acquired and became a part of Apex Remington/Elite Supply. Most recently, Colby spent the last five years as President of Bell Supply.

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PSS Industrial Group offers career opportunities for current and prospective employees in a wide range of positions and disciplines. With over 30 locations across the United States, PSS Industrial Group most likely has a career that's right for you.

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PSS Industrial Group is headquartered in Houston, Texas with over 30 locations across the country. Our regional supply chain model ensures our customers get want they need, when the need it!

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Find Us In the Community

PSSI strives to contribute to community-based nonprofit organizations with aligned missions and values. Our community investments are led by local team member networks and are focused on addressing specific needs within each community we serve.

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Affiliations

PSS Industrial Group is proud of the associations we’ve developed over the years.    

 

ABC & CMEF colored logos.

Green AD logo.

The colored logo for AMPP

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The logo for the Houston area Coating Society.

The DCA name and logo.

The ICSN name and logo

The circular logo for the The International Pipe Lin & Offshore Contractors Association.

The name and logo for IRSDA.

The colored ISA logo.

The NAPCA name and logo.

The circular crane logo for The Pipeliners Association of Houston.

The blue and black logo for the Pipeliners Union.

The red and black logo for the Pipe Line Contractors Association.

The red and blue logo for Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canda.

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