Executive Leadership

Eric Dooley,
President, Ohmstede Ltd.

Value Delivered
As leader of Ohmstede Ltd. Eric utilizes his 30 years of Oil and Gas experience to drive a culture of safety, quality and client service throughout the organization. Eric’s Six Sigma background helps to ensure that his teams are focused on the value proposition and aligned with client expectations.

Eric began his career working on both drilling and production facilities in the Gulf of Mexico. After graduating from Louisiana Lafayette, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology, Eric joined Vetco Gray, an engineering/ manufacturing company responsible for engineering/ manufacturing surface and subsea drilling/production equipment to customers around the globe. Eric held several positions at Vetco Gray including Manufacturing Engineer, Project Manager, G.M, V.P. and President. Eric was responsible for operations in North/South America, as well as West Africa and Asia Pacific. After the acquisition of Vetco Gray, by GE Oil and Gas, Eric was responsible for leading the business teams for Surface/Subsea Wellheads, TLP/SPAR Production and Capital Drilling Equipment.

The Personal Side
Eric, and his family, enjoy the outdoors and take part in running, swimming, cycling, fishing and camping. Eric, along with his wife and two daughters, have been involved in various charitable organizations and enjoy working together to serve their community.


Norman Thornton,
Ohmstede Industrial Services

Value Delivered
As leader of Ohmstede Industrial Services, Norman is responsible for all operations. He guides strategic business planning and execution of the value proposition to ensure sustainable growth. He leads in promoting a culture of highest standards for safety and quality, the key drivers for performance based trust with Ohmstede clients.

Norman has over 35 years of experience in the Industrial and Service Industries. Norman began his career with Ohmstede in 2004 as Area Manager, Greater Houston. He was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2013 and named President in 2017.

Prior to joining Ohmstede, he was President and Owner of Process Enterprise. Norman began his career with CA Turner Companies, Port Arthur, Texas, advancing to President, Action Construction, a merit shop contractor.

The Personal Side
Norman enjoys spending time with his wife, two daughters and grandchildren. He also enjoys working on his farm in Southeast Texas.