From Left to Right Back Row:
Heath Babcock, Josh Jones, Danny Halfacre, Ron Rice Jr., Jay Treat, Billy Dow, Jeremy Henson, Luke Gahr, Chance Fletcher
From Left ro Right Front Row: Steven Matta, Alan Houk, Joy Rice,
Vance Vanderburg, Bubba Miller, Scott Vanderburg, Brenda Woosley
Not pictured: Fred Vanderburg Jr., Dean Wilkerson, Buddy Collen, Tom Smith, Corey
Prichard, Scott Smith
Chairman of the Board, Reliant Holdings Ltd.
Fred Vanderburg Jr.
Born and raised in Pampa, Texas. After graduating high school, Fred Jr. attended Texas Technological
University for two years, and then transferred to Oklahoma State University. In 1968, he graduated
with a degree in Animal Science and a minor in Chemistry. After graduating college, Fred Jr. moved back
to Pampa to work in the family's agricultural interest. As the family's land grew to accommodate their
agricultural business, Fred Jr. started looking at the energy business as another source of income. He
drilled and completed sixty producing oil wells in the early eighties. The success in the oilfield led
to further diversification into carbon dioxide production. Fred Jr. is now the Chairman of the Board for
Reliant Holdings Ltd., where he continues to manage the processing of carbon dioxide.
President, Reliant Holdings Ltd.
Scott was born in Stillwater, Oklahoma while his father was attending college there. He was raised in Pampa, TX
working at an early age on the family ranch and farm and graduated in 1987. He spent one year at the
Masters College in Newhall, CA before returning to Texas. While attending college, he worked as a plant
operator, driver, and occasional booster operator with CO2 Associates until 1997 when he earned his
Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Texas Tech University. He was promoted to Vice
President of Engineering and later to Division Manager of Reliant Processing. In 2003, he was promoted to
President of Reliant Holdings, Ltd. Scott and his wife Krista now live in Midland with their two children.
CFO, Reliant Holdings Ltd.
Mr. Smith was born in Tyler, TX and attended Stephen F. Austin University where he graduated with honors with a
degree in accounting with emphasis in economics and computer science. He serves as the company's Chief Financial
Officer. Mr. Smith is a Certified Public Accountant and has over thirty years of experience in financial
management in a variety of roles including insurance companies and multi-company holding companies. He has
extensive experience in capital funding and growth companies. Mr. Smith is married to his wife of 33 years,
Bertille, and has two children and four grandchildren. He is active both in the community and church and
serves on a variety of boards and nonprofit charities.
Director of Safety/Quality Control, Reliant Holdings Ltd.
Raised near Pampa, Texas, where he graduated a Fighting Harvester before going on to college at Angelo
State University and West Texas A&M University. Heath worked primarily as a salesman and business owner
until 1999 when he became a plant operator for FloCO2. His next position was the plant manager, then moved
up to Regional Manager/Quality Manager over all Beverage Grade CO2 plants in the company. Currently Heath is
the Director of Safety and Quality Control.
Director of Sales, Reliant Holdings Ltd.
& Division Manager, Reliant Gases
Born and raised in Pampa, Texas. Vance moved to Hobbs, New Mexico in 1989 and began working for
FLO-CO2. He started his employment as a plant operator and within a short period of time, began
training as Field Supervisor. In 1995 he was promoted to Operations Manager. Vance received a
Bachelor's of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University in the fall of 2003.
He is currently the Director of Sales for Reliant Holdings and the Division Manager for Reliant Gases.
Director of Operations, Reliant Holdings Ltd.
A native of southeast Kansas, Alan moved to the Permian Basin in 1980 while working with Halliburton
Services. After many years in the C02 fracturing business, Alan and the Vanderburg family formed Flo-CO2
in February 1989. He is currently the Director of Operations for Reliant Holdings, and lives in Midland, Texas
with his wife and grown children.
Division Manager, Reliant Distribution
Ron Rice Jr.
Born and raised in the Texas panhandle, Ron graduated from Pampa High School in 1980. Then he went
on to attend Oklahoma State Tech as an automotive technician. From 1981-1983 he worked as a roughneck, and
a well-head installer in the oil field. In 1987 he graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor's of
Business Administration in management. Started working for C02 Associates in 1989 as a sales representative,
and then became office manager until 1994. In 1995 CO2 Associates became FloCO2, where Ron worked as a field
service representative. In 1998, Ron started Reliant Distribution to market CO2 to retail establishments.
Currently Ron is the Division manager of Reliant Distribution, Ltd. Ron has four daughters and they currently
reside in Midland, Texas.
Division Manager, Reliant Metro Carbonation
Dean was born and raised in Odessa, Texas. He left Odessa and headed off to college at Texas Christian University
on a football scholarship after high school. He was awarded a Bachelor's of Business Administration and later a
Master's of Business Administration from TCU. After graduating college Dean worked in the banking business for
17 years and then in 1988 he started D&B Telephone, a telephone company. Dean currently lives in Fort Worth,
Texas with his 3 children, Reed, Ryan, Braden, and his wife Carol.
Division Manager, Reliant Dry Ice
& President, Meek Refrigeration Inc.
Corey was born and raised in West Texas. He attended Texas Tech University where he earned his
Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Business Management. In 2000, he joined the Reliant
Companies as the President of Meek Refrigeration Inc. In 2004, Corey took on the position of Division
Manager of Reliant Dry Ice. Currently Corey is the President of Meek Refrigeration and the Division Manager
of Reliant Dry Ice. He resides in Odessa, Texas with his wife Kalei, and his two children, Avery and Colby.
Division Manager, Pacific Dry Ice
Buddy, a graduate of Sam Houston State University, has been involved in the industrial gas business
for 28 years. From 1987 to 1997, he was the founder and President of Carbonic Reserves, a regional dry ice
company. Buddy has extensive industry experience stemming from his employment with Liquid Carbonic, Carbon
Dioxide Energy Company, and Carbon Dioxide Technology Corporation. Buddy is now the division manager of
Reliant Pacific Dry Ice.
Division Manager, Reliant Processing
& Division Manager, Reliant Manufacturing
Josh was born and raised in Pampa, Texas. After graduating high school, he left to go to college
at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas. He later graduated from there with a Bachelor's
of Science degree in Engineering Technology. Josh started his career at Reliant Manufacturing in 2001,
and has since ascended to the position of Divison Manager of Reliant Processing and Reliant Manufacturing.
Josh currently resides in Midland, Texas with his wife Kelli and their two children.
Information Technology Manager
Luke was born in Dewitt, Iowa, but was raised in Deer Park, Texas from an early age. Later his family moved to
Odessa, Texas where he attended and later graduated from Permian High School. While in high school and throughout
most of college Luke worked at JCPenney’s in a variety of different management positions, finally leaving as the
pricing and signing manager for the Odessa, Texas store. Luke graduated from the University of Texas of the Permian
Basin in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. Luke joined the Reliant Companies in 2006 as a
computer programmer, and in 2008 was promoted to the position of Information Technology Manager. Luke resides with his
wife Ashley in Odessa, Texas with their 3 children.