Robert Lestz is a degreed petroleum engineer with 26 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer for GasFrac Energy Services. He spent 22 ½ years at Chevron working in the areas of well stimulation, artificial lift, coiled tubing, completions, and remedial well work operations. Robert last led a multidiscipline R&D organization at Chevron’s technology company specifically focused on Unconventional Resources. Part of this effort involved building and managing external partnerships at Universities and National Laboratories. He holds 5 patent (including those associated with the GasFrac technology) and has additional patent applications pending. He previously served on the board of directors of the Petroleum Technology Transfer Council and on the United States Department of Energy Oil Shale Ad Hoc Group and is currently on the advisory board of the University of Utah Institute for Clean and Secure Energy. He has also published numerous articles in trade journals and peer reviewed technical journals.