About Us

Leadership Team

As a recognized leader, Saulsbury Industries is dedicated to retaining top individuals who believe they can constantly redefine the boundaries of the industry. The management team at Saulsbury Industries is a talented group committed to providing our company with the leadership required to ensure positive strides into the future. Our management team combines experience, profound knowledge, and professionalism that continuously exceed the expectations of our customers and employees.

Executive Leadership | Senior Leadership


Rick Graves
Chief Executive Officer
Rick Graves, president and chief executive officer of Saulsbury Industries, and oversees all day-to-day operations and is based in the Odessa, Texas office. Rick brings over 35 years of leadership experience in engineering, construction and field services. Prior to joining Saulsbury, Rick served as a senior vice president for Fluor Corp. with oversight across multiple industry lines including fossil, nuclear, oil & gas, and mining. Rick has served on numerous boards including the Nuclear Energy Institute Advisory Board, National Center for Construction Education and Research (past chairman) and 1st vice chair and treasurer of the Women’s Business Council Southwest. Currently, Rick serves as a Director for the Board of Directors at The Rogers Group. See Full Bio >

Chat York
Chief Financial Officer
Chat York serves as chief financial officer and treasurer of Saulsbury Industries, responsible for all finance and accounting activities. He has over 27 years of experience across a broad range of disciplines, including strategy, financial planning, accounting, performance management and commercial analysis. Prior to joining Saulsbury, Chat held a variety of leadership roles over the last 25 years with Luminant, most recently as senior director of finance. Chat graduated from the University of Texas - Arlington with a BBA in accounting and holds a MBA from Texas A&M University - Commerce. He is a licensed certified public accountant.

C.R "Bubba" Saulsbury, Jr.
Executive Vice President – Corporate Strategy
Bubba Saulsbury serves as executive vice president of corporate strategy for Saulsbury. Having been with Saulsbury Industries for over 18 years, he oversees the strategic direction for the organization. He is extensively involved in the communities of Odessa and Midland. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors for Saulsbury.

Mike Childers
Senior Vice President – Business Development and Marketing
Mike serves as the executive vice president of business development and marketing for Saulsbury. Mike is a senior-level energy industry executive with a long career of significant achievements. He has served as president and chief executive officer for Solar Systems and chief executive officer at TXU/Luminant Development at TXU Corp. Prior to TXU, he was the chief executive officer of the engineering construction and maintenance division of the Shaw Group. A graduate of the University of San Diego, Mike has a bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration in finance.

Jim Werner
Vice President, Technical Services
Jim Werner serves as Vice President, Technical Services for Saulsbury. He joined Saulsbury in 2010 and previously served as Project Manager, Director of Construction Services and Vice President of Construction Services. Jim has over 25 years of experience in oil and gas operations and construction, progressing through roles in engineering, operations, project management and construction services. Jim holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University.

Lisa Haley
Vice President, Administrative Services
Lisa Haley joined Saulsbury Industries in 2017 as Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer. Lisa has over 30 years of global execution experience, progressing through roles in manufacturing operations, sales and supply chain management. She served a three-year term as Vice Chair of the Houston Minority Supplier Development Council (HMSDC) and was recently elected to the CAPS and Houston Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Executive Advisory Boards. Lisa received her BS and MS/ MBA degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and completed the Thunderbird Executive Program.

Matt Saulsbury
Vice President, Project Services
Matt serves as the vice president of project services for Saulsbury. He has been a dedicated employee of Saulsbury Industries since 1993. He has experience in all areas of heavy industrial construction, project management, cost and progress tracking, estimating, scheduling and project controls. Matt also serves on the Board of Directors of Saulsbury.