About Amerus…


Founded in 2016, we understand the needs of the Oil and Gas industry surrounding the Permian Basin. With over 50 years of combined experience in the Oil and Gas industry we saw an immediate need for safety and environmental solutions during Frac operations. With the expanding operations and tempo for many companies we are able to provide these innovative ideas with comparable pricing.

INTEGRITY: To build lasting relationships with our clients we must incorporate this fundamental element of trust.
RESPECT: At Amerus we will always treat our employees, clients and vendors with the upmost respect and manitain a family orientated work environment.
PRIDE: At Amerus we take pride in our work and our company... we are dedicated to outperforming the competition!
INITIATIVE: Taking the initiative in our operational forecast we can maintain a tempo that will allow us to fulfill our clients needs and expedite our processes.

Our Leadership Team

JERRY BATES - Leadership Team President and CEO

Jerry graduated from Permian High school and went straight to work in the paint business. He spent 20 years in the industry with roles that varied from entry level to regional sales manager. In 1989 he started his first business and since then he has not looked back. Some of the companies’ he started such a “Odessa Auto Paint” helped him develop and branch into larger businesses. His position as the Vice President of Sales at Titan Liner helped him develop personal relations with his clients. Which has maintained the continuity of the relationships and has been instrumental in the current field. He has 3 children and 8 grandchildren which have his unwavering attention.

CHUCK BUZAN - Business Development Manager

Chuck Buzan joined Amerus Oil Field Solutions in 2016 and set the stage for growth of company sales. Mr.Buzan has over 40 years of experience in sales and sales management. His previous employers include Gensco Pipe and Steel VP of Sales, Eppsco Oilfield VP of Sales, Houston Cellular Telephone Company Director of Sales and Nextel Communications General Manager. Mr.Buzan holds a BA degree from Our Lady of the Lake University of San Antonio.

TARYN KUYKENDALL - Human Resources and Operations Controller

Born and raised in Midland Texas, Taryn has a firsthand account of how fast the oilfield can change. She graduated from Midland Lee in 2007 and pursued a degree in Business Management from Midland College. Upon graduating from Midland College she was hired on by Weatherford, where she became the administrative supervisor the directional drilling department, and transferred into the procurement department as Materials Coordinator. She joined Amerus in January 2017 as the Human Resources and Operations Controller. When she is not at work you can find her with her family enjoying the Hill Country.

FELIX MUNOZ - Field Production Manger

Felix Munoz was born in 1967 in Nochistlan Mexico, where he was raised until he was 15. He moved to the United States at the Age of 15 when he was able to become a naturalized citizen. From the moment he moved to Texas he has been in the manufacturing business. He started working in Ft Worth Texas for a metal company that produced racks for clothing business, and eventually transitioning over to landscaping. He spent 2 years as a landscaper and when the business was sold he then turned to another company called Regency Conversions. He spent 15 years working from the bottom as an apprentice to a production manager, customizing cars and trucks for clients. He was then offered a position with another company which offered concrete restorations, floor restorations and remodeling called Mobile Enterprises. Felix turned his attention to Falcon Technologies which was company that specialized in sandblasting, coating, manufacturing and construction. He spent 6 years there as a production manager overseeing crews and mentoring his employees. With over 35 years of experience in related fields Felix is the subject matter expert here at Amerus and his expertise is the foundation in the company.

JEFF PERGREM - Field Production Manger

Jeff provides over 10 years of oilfield related experience, through the fracing side, to the the construction sides of the industry. His knowledge and expertise are invaluable through the exposure to the harsh work environments. His roots stem from hard working class of his family. He has ties with some of the most prominent businessmen in the Permian Basin and through this he has an understanding how businesses succeed in the area. He brings a work ethic that is incomparable to most and leads the example by this work ethic. Jeff’s loyalty is unflinching and true to these roots, as the need for leaders in this capacity grows.

CODY DAVIS- Director of Servicing Department

Cody was born in 1960 in Lubbock Texas. He graduated from Permian Highschool in 1979 and attended Odessa College in pursuit of a Degree in Nursing. His curiosity of engines led him to McIntyre Brothers at which point they were the only Onan generator distributor in West Texas. He joined their team at an entry level and earned his way to the Parts Department Managager. He was taking time off after work to learn about small engine repair from their mechanics, which grew into another move. Cody took a position with Neptune Services which is a servicing company that fits, maintains, stocking, and fueling for most major airlines. He was promoted into a management role which he took to Phoenix and Las Vegas to their distribution centers. Cody returned back to West Texas as his family was here and he wanted to be closer to home. He became the field mechanic for Oman Generators for Cummings Southern Plains in 2004 and then to Warren Cat as a Field mechanic where he spent the last three years prior to coming to Amerus Oil Field Solutions.

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