In 1994 Cat Tech offered Karl a full-time role as Operations Manager of the UK Region, which soon lead to him becoming a General Manager and Director.
In 1997 Karl co-invented and patented a Tubular Loading Device as a unique technology for the company, he also pioneered the development of multi task DP systems for tubular process vessels.
Karl spearheaded the International expansion of Cat Tech opening the Cat Tech branch in Singapore in 2000, Thailand in 2004, China in 2006, and continues expanding in these countries to date whilst also continuing to develop our joint working relationships in the Middle East, South America, and the African Continent.
In 2012 Karl headed up the Management buyout of the Cat Tech’s International Regions, established Cat Tech International Ltd. and became the company’s CEO. Cat Tech International also purchased the rights to manufacture the Sentry 4, Breathing Apparatus Life Support system, and established Breathe Safe International Ltd as a CTI subsidiary company. Breathe Safe, achieved CE certification for the Sentry 4 System in 2016.
Karl is always looking for new and infinitive ideas that can help transform the way Cat Tech execute catalyst handling whilst also looking for new regions to expand.
He was recruited in Louisville, Kentucky with a group of other young ambitious individuals under the auspice that he would be relocated to a expansion division after completing training. Bryan was relocated to Houston Texas in August of 1980 to help start up the Southwest region for Cat Tech. During his tenure, Bryan has held posts in Houston, Tx - Corpus Christi, Tx - Baton Rouge, La - Jubail, Saudi Arabia and Singapore but he still calls Texas his home.
Richard took a change in career and started with Cat Tech in 2012 as UK Sales Manager, during this time he worked alongside our European based customers to drive the region through projects from start to finish.
Richard also gained experience on confined space entry, Inert entry and console training in his first year.
Richard headed up our specialist Dense Loading technology department and progressed into becoming one of Cat Tech’s Master Dense Loading trainers. Richard now overseas our specialist team of Dense Loading technicians operating worldwide.
In 2014, Richard became Cat Tech Europe’s Regional Manager and with a hands on approach has driven Cat Tech’s profile forward and developed the companies presence in the European Catalyst market and helping to double annual revenue.
Alongside the European market, Richard has also helped develop Cat Tech into South America, Africa and the Middle East, working with some of our biggest clients to date.
In 2020, Richard became Chief Operating Officer for Cat Tech International, heading up our European, US, and Asia Operations.
In 2020, Gareth immigrated to the UK and was eager for the opportunity to return to the industrial sector with Cat Tech, after 2 years as CFO in the print and service industry. Gareth also took on his CIMA UK qualification in this time, and completed all three qualification levels in nine months.
Gareth is keen to bring his experience in driving growth, and financial acumen to Cat Tech, as Cat Tech extends operations into new regions and organically develops existing regions.
This has since developed into a career in providing industrial site services and hazardous waste management. Thanks to Matthew’s ability to learn and adapt he has been able to quickly progress his career through from a local sales role to now a European Regional Manager at Cat Tech Europe Ltd.
Along the way he has honed his knowledge in all aspects of industrial cleaning such as tank cleaning, high pressure water jetting, automated heat exchanger extraction and cleaning and more lately into the unique world of catalyst handling services. His career path has also included working for a catalyst handling competitor, but this knowledge has been rapidly expanded upon since his time at Cat Tech Europe Ltd whilst developing his skill set even further.
Matt was first attracted to the role at Cat Tech due to the opportunities for international travel and a unique market place which differentiates itself from the day-to-day industrial services sector due to the unique hazards involved, quality control requirements and professional planning and service delivery. Since joining Cat Tech, Matt has helped to develop existing and new client relationships and now manages the European regional assets.
Not only does he have a passion for providing a high level of customer service but he relishes building upon and creating new customer relationships.
In 2014, Kelvin moved on to regional operation management (APAC) for TDW taking the lead in 3 service centers in Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia.
Kelvin joined Cat Tech in 2019 as Operations Manager where he gained experience in catalyst handling activities on site before moving to the Regional Manager position where he manages and control the resources in the Singapore region.
In 2006, Bryan opened Horizon Construction and Remodelling company to service the Greater Houston, TX area.
By 2009, Bryan decided to enter the Petrochemical Industry with Cat Tech/Clean Harbors. He started as a Reactor Entry Technician working hard to learn the craft and quickly earned a Supervisory role for the effort. During his time with the company, Bryan also became a Certified Occupational Safety Specialist.
At the end of 2014 Bryan was offered a position as a Site Safety Supervisor for Qualspec. There he and the site team achieved multiple OSHA VPP recertifications and even won the President’s Contractor Safety Award for global recognition with the client. In 2016 Qualspec was purchased by Team Industrial Services, and by 2017 Bryan had earned an API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector’s certification plus was promoted to Branch Safety Manager for Inspection and Heat Treating.
In 2019 Bryan returned to his roots as Cat Tech was re-entering the US market in the role of Operations Manager. Not long after Bryan was promoted to Regional Manager to oversee business in the Americas and Caribbean. Since entering the new role he has been certified as an NCCER Boilermaker to help his team better learn the craft.
Took my API 510/570 Certifications in 2014 & 2015 and became an Inspector/Site Manager. Extensive knowledge with API Inspection as well as OSHA VPP Program. Achieved multiple OSHA VPP recertifications and even won the President’s Contractor Safety Award for global recognition with the client. Started with Cat Tech at the beginning of 2020 as an Account Manager and was promoted to Operations Manager for 2022 and then Regional Manager in 2023.
18 years married to my beautiful wife Gina, who is a Maternal Fetal Medicine Ultrasound Technician at Texas Children's Hospital. We have 3 kids: Jacquelyn - 21, Elaina - 18, Travis - 16. Jacquelyn is a Junior at Southeastern Louisiana University on a Beach Volleyball scholarship. Elaina has graduate early from High School with a HS Diploma and is almost done with her Associates Degree, then follow her mother’s footsteps as an Ultrasound Tech. Trav and I enjoy training Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai at Gracie Barra Texas.