The Executive Team
Alan R. Pyle
Founder, President and CEO
Mr. Pyle has acted as the President and CEO of WaterFleet, LLC since its founding in 2014. Alan brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in both engineering expertise and business operations to the company.
Prior to WaterFleet, Alan spent most of his career as President and Engineering Lead for a design and manufacturing company with worldwide exposure. His capabilities in mechanical and electrical design, process development, programming and manufacturing process, combined with a business acumen, helped him develop the solutions incorporated into the WaterFleet platform, which he founded with his wife Allison in order to bring those solutions to market.
Mr. Pyle has a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Texas A&M University. He has been married to his wife Allison for 35+ years. Together they have raised three children. The Pyles reside in San Antonio, TX.
Allison C. Pyle
Co-Founder, Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Pyle is the Chief Financial Officer and Co-Founder of WaterFleet, LLC. She brings over three decades of experience in business operation, accounting and finance. Allison is one of five women awarded the 2019 “Woman Business Owner of the Year” Award from the National Association of Women Business Owners – San Antonio, one of the largest chapters in the US. This award honors women entrepreneurs who strive toward the highest levels of professionalism, exemplify leadership, are visionaries in their field, serve their community, deliver exceptional customer service, are pioneers of innovation, advocates for women’s business, and model employers.
Ms. Pyle earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Texas. She began her professional career as an auditor with the international accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand and obtained her CPA license in both Colorado and Texas in 1985. After leaving public accounting, she worked at a publicly traded financial institution, and then as Controller with a start-up organization, and USAA before leaving to assist in multiple family’s businesses. There, Allison oversaw the accounting and finance functions, financial data preparation and presentation, and financial policy development and implementation. Ms. Pyle has three grown children, and lives with her husband of 35 years in San Antonio, Texas.
Brad J. Murdock
Director of Operations
Mr. Murdock has more than 19 years of experience in sales & operations management. Prior to joining WaterFleet in 2016, Mr. Murdock worked for a major Caterpillar dealership where he served in several key leadership positions within sales, operations, and 6 Sigma where he holds a Master Black Belt certification. As Director of Operations for WaterFleet, Mr. Murdock is applying his experiential knowledge in leading the rapidly growing operations team.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and resides with his wife and three children in Boerne, Texas.
Casey T. McDermand
Director of Business Development – Oil & Gas
Mr. McDermand has more than 10 years of experience in the services market, specializing in oil field and related surface rental products. During his career, Mr. McDermand has served in all facets of business, including service management, new facility development, marketing, and direct sales.
Mr. McDermand brings that strong experience to WaterFleet, along with a keen understanding of the needs of WaterFleet’s clients. Since 2015, he has provided leadership at WaterFleet in both the operations and sales areas.
Mr. McDermand has a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University and resides in San Antonio, Texas.
Walter W. Friend
Director of Business Development – Construction
Mr. Friend has extensive experience in the EPC Construction world, including 20+ years at Bechtel in a variety of project management and business development roles, including a high level of understanding related to procurement, project development, and the unique aspects of LNG, power plant, mechanical and other construction projects. As the Director of Construction Business Development, Friend is developing the pathways for WaterFleet’s unique offerings in this business vertical.
Mr. Friend has a B.A. from the University of California – Berkeley, and an MBA from Fuqua School of Business – Duke University. He resides in San Antonio, TX.
Waldy Y. Lopez
Director of Compliance
With more than a decade of scientific and engineering practice as an Environmental Professional for a major municipal utility, Ms. Lopez acted as the Water Quality Specialist and Environmental Services Superintendent, creating success in multiple investigations, assessments and projects.
Ms. Lopez joined WaterFleet in 2016 and is the Director of Compliance. Applying past knowledge, skills and capability to the WaterFleet Compliance Department, she has successfully implemented a structure that promotes interdependence and OneTeam cooperation among WaterFleet’s command and control centers, operations and technical services teams, and our customers and regulators, ensuring successful compliance with legal and ethical guidelines for water treatment and distribution.
Ms. Lopez has a B.S. in Science from the University of Zulia, a Master’s in Environmental Engineering from Texas A&M University-Kingsville, as well as significant credits in the Ecology Ph.D program at The Venezuela Institute for Science Research (IVIC). Waldy resides with her husband and daughter in San Antonio.
Matt Herschell, M.Ed, COSS
Director of Human Resources and Health, Safety & Environment
Mr. Herschell has been involved in QHSE compliance management for over 20 years. Before joining WaterFleet he served as the Director of HR & HSE for a major precast concrete manufacturing and construction firm, and then worked for several years as an HSE Consultant in the Oil & Gas industry. Mr. Herschell specializes in HSE program enhancement & implementation, instructional design, and organizational development. In addition to directing both the HR and HSE Departments, Mr. Herschell oversees WaterFleet’s Training & Development Group. He is most fulfilled by the opportunity to provide leadership to WaterFleet’s dedicated workforce as they expand their professional knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Mr. Herschell received his master’s degree in Human Resources Development from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has been married to Dr. Heather Herschell for over 14 years. They have two children and live near both of their families in San Antonio, TX.
Sean A. Katz
Director of Technical Services
Mr. Katz has been a WaterFleeter since 2014, bringing an extensive background and technical expertise acquired through his experience in the Railroad and Oil & Gas service Industries. Mr. Katz leads a highly specialized team of engineers and specialists responsible for the on-going design and technical support of the numerous WaterFleet systems in operation. In addition to this, he leads a team of IT and Business Intelligence professionals who are focused on leading the technical advancement of WaterFleet and supporting long term project implementations.
Mr. Katz resides in San Antonio, TX and spends his free time fishing and spending time with family.