Leadership

Gideon Hixon – President

Gideon Hixon is the President of A&B Valve and Piping Systems. Before joining A&B Valve, Mr. Hixon held various leadership positions at Wells Supply, LLC, Texas Bolt & Nut, LLC, Texas Screw Products and TSP-VA, LLC as well as finance and investment roles with Southwest Securities, in Dallas, TX. Mr. Hixon received a B.A degree in Finance and Political Science from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. He is a member of the Turnaround Management Association and PVF Roundtable Organization. Gideon is also active in the community as a board member of the San Jacinto Museum of History.

 

Dan Conkright – Chief Financial Officer

Dan Conkright is the Chief Financial Officer of A&B Valve and Piping Systems. Before joining A&B Valve, Mr. Conkright was Controller and CFO for TSI Flow Products. Mr. Conkright has held Financial Controller, Regional Controller, and Director of Finance positions both internationally as an expatriate, and in the US. Mr. Conkright received a B.A. In International Relations from the University of South Carolina and an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona. He is a member of the Baker Institute Roundtable of Emerging Leaders at Rice University and the Financial Executives Networking Group. Dan is also active in the community as a school volunteer and coach with youth sports.

 

Joseph Sharman – Chief Operating Officer

Joseph Sharman is the Chief Operating Officer, serving since February 2016. Prior to joining A&B Valve, Mr. Sharman held multiple operational and financial leadership positions at Bayou Well Services in Houston, TX. He has been involved in opening, operating and expanding oil & gas related entities in Texas, Louisiana, Colorado, Wyoming, North Dakota, and California. Mr. Sharman received a B.A. in Finance from Texas Christian University and completed the Advanced Management Program at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Mr. Sharman is active in the community as a member of the Alumni Board at River Oaks Baptist School, a committeeman for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and is involved with several local charitable organizations.

 

James Spearman – Executive Vice President of Sales

James Spearman, Executive Vice President of Sales, joined A&B in March of 1999. Mr. Spearman enjoys 42 years of PVF distribution experience with close ties in the midstream and upstream oil and gas markets. During his tenure, he has provided exceptional service and performance to customers throughout A&B’s regional network. With a diversified background in outside sales, product management, corporate sales, and regional sales, customers can confidently depend on his leadership to fulfill the needs of any project. He takes personal care, from inception to completion of a project, in ensuring that each order is closely monitored and the customer’s specific requirements are being met. Prior to joining A&B, Mr. Spearman served in various leadership roles at Dupre Supply and Sealand Mechanical.