Services. Testing. Pipeline.

Who We Are
Who We Are.

The Grande Oilfield executive management team is Ken York, President, Martin Kroesche, Chief Operating Officer, and Loretta L. Higgins, CPA, Controller. Together, the team has worked a combined 70 years building a grand vision of service to the energy client.

Ken York

Ken York is founder and President of Grande Oilfield, a full-service oilfield construction, management and maintenance company. Founded in 2014, the company was previously known as York-Porter & Bel/Conn Pipeline, LLC, dba BWS Construction.

York’s deep industry knowledge is a result of nearly 20 years of experience in the engineering and construction service industries. He has served in a broad range of roles with organizations including Chesapeake Midstream, Devon Energy, Willbros Group, and Ledcor. Before founding Grande Oilfield, York most recently was Pipeline Manager for Louisiana Crane & Construction. His background has enabled him to successfully lead organizations and his clients through economic downturns, creating long lasting value and stability for both parties.

Martin Kroesche
Chief Operating Officer

Martin Kroesche is Chief Operating Officer at Grande Oilfield and is a key influence on the company’s growth strategy. He is responsible for all financial operations for the company, including accounting, corporate development, and financial reporting. Kroesche has more than 30 years of experience in finance, control systems, business deal structuring, risk management, and operational strategy.

Previously, he was Chief Executive Officer of Flo Trend Systems, Inc., which provides filtration, separation, and mixing equipment to oilfield and industrial companies across North America. He also co-founded and served as Chief Financial Officer of Cinch Energy, a general oilfield contractor.

Loretta L. Higgins, CPA

Loretta Higgins, CPA, is Controller at Grande Oilfield and has more than 20 years of accounting experience.

At Grande Oilfield, Higgins is responsible for all general and financial accounting functions, including data analysis, financial statements, and corporate taxes. Her areas of expertise include mergers and acquisitions, high-conflict businesses, financial expert witness, forensic accounting, and Civil Arbitration. She has worked for diverse industries such as energy, manufacturing, logistics and construction.

Prior to joining the company, Higgins served as Chief Financial Officer and Controller for several organizations, including Nexus Energy Services, Inc. and Haulmark Interests. She was also a Senior Reporting Analyst for MxEnergy where she and her team were responsible for providing all data analysis, financial statements and reporting for general operational accounting, purchase accounting, SEC reporting and more.


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Meet The Team

Ken York, President

Ken had the vison and drive to start the company mid-year 2014, in the middle of a downturned oil field economy. Through hard work and dedication, Ken has built a Company in the top position for oil field service companies in the region. With great relationships, hard work and a deep industry knowledge, Ken has positioned Grande as a leading service company in the region.

Martin Kroesche, Chief Operating Officer

Martin was asked to join the Company in early 2017. He has developed expertise in finance, financial production, systems and system management. Martin was the former CFO and one of the founding officers for Cinch Energy Services in Ganado, Texas. Prior to that, Martin is the former President & CEO of Flo-Trend Systems, a 39-year- old Houston Texas based manufacturing company. He is currently an investor to Flo-Trend and its individual largest shareholder.

Loretta Higgins, CPA, MIM Controller

Loretta and Martin Kroesche have been working together for the last five years. Loretta has been responsible for the creation, production and annual auditing of financials for several companies. She has developed a specialty in the Oil and Gas Sector.

Contact Us Today

The Company is currently managed by its Founder, President and Principal, Ken York and Martin Kroesche, its COO and Principal. The pair also sit on the Company’s Board of Directors.

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