Nominees for Election

2018 Officers up for Election and their Bios are presented below.

Please vote by clicking on this link.

JDiJohn M. DiIorio – Sergeant-at-Arms 

John M. DiIorio became a member of NOMADS in 2012.  He was sponsored by Bobby French, Ed Carney and Ed Gilliard.  Some of his accomplishments in the oil and gas field were a submittal of a futuristic filling station for the Conoco-Phillips Prize and two proposals for the downstream oil industry to design new fuels, lubricants, and polymers.  He gave a presentation on the BP Macondo incident and he is a financial supporter three years running for the young professional events and first-ever networking meeting.  He is married to Donna Ramsey Smith whose father was the production audit manager for Exxon.  In fact, his entire family works in some manner for the oil industry from selling high-speed pumps, compliance regulations, marketing, bank loans, and world-wide investments. Mr. DiIorio has an education background in mechanical, power and energy engineering with a quality and reliability diploma/experience.

BowenDonnie Bowen III– Secretary

Thank you for the nomination to serve as Secretary on the 2018 Executive Committee, as well the opportunity to continue the traditions and legacy of NOMADS International. My family and I will do our best to uphold the essence of a NOMADS tribe, and share our abilities with the community.

Donnie Bowen III is a native of Gainesville, GA and grew up in Garner, NC. As a High School Senior, he accepted a nomination to the United States Military Academy at West Point to play collegiate football and study Portuguese. After several injuries, Donnie received a discharge and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Government from Liberty University. Upon successful injury rehab, he earned a Commission as an Ordnance Officer in the United States Army, served in various leadership roles of
increasing responsibility at both CONUS & overseas installations, and received an Honorable Discharge in 2010. Donnie then served overseas as a civilian contractor, leading large-scale teams in support of international logistics contracts.

Donnie’s experience in international Oil & Gas began with FMC Technologies, where he began as a Field Technician in support of land drilling operations, and was promoted to Safety Officer and Shop Manager for FMC Technologies’ highest revenue US Surface Facility at the time. During this period, Donnie & Michele were blessing with a daughter, Madison, who was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect, and moved to Houston prior to her passing at 10 months old.

Currently Donnie is the Vice President at Control Union Industrial Inspections USA, llc, responsible for North American and Caribbean activities. His role requires substantial international and US travel, along with successful strategic relationships within government, client, and vendor organizations. He is married
to his wonderful wife, Michele, with two additional children- Donnie IV and Maeleigh. Donnie is a current NOMADS Houston Chapter member since 2014, Eagle Scout, active member is various church and community groups, as well continual participant in international O&G associations. Donnie and his family are honored to serve NOMADS in the coming years, and would sincerely appreciate your vote for NOMADS Houston Chapter Secretary, 2018

JLewisJames (Jim) Lewis – Treasurer

“What we sell is proactive procurement solutions and world class customer satisfaction”

I am excited to accept the nomination to run for Treasurer. I have been a member of NOMADS since 2012 and have been impressed with the numerous accomplishments of the organization and its leadership. I am particularly motivated to work on supporting our efforts for continued funding of student scholarships and awards as well as helping with other worthy initiatives.

I am currently the President and CEO at Oil Patch Supplies and Consulting LLC, which I started in 2008. Oil Patch is a young, energetic, minority owned company providing high quality materials & equipment to the oil & gas and other selected industries in the U.S. and international markets. Additionally, Oil Patch offers expert consulting services in materials procurement, services contracting, expediting, materials management, logistic and warehousing operations, design/distribution.

I have 35 years in mid-level management experience with ExxonMobil and four (4) years as an independent materials management consultant.  I have worked projects in the UAE, Iraq and lived and worked in Nigeria for over 10 years. I have exceptional communications and interpersonal skills with decisive leadership ability. Other key competences include volume and quality of work produced, managing diversity and compliance with all rules and regulations of the organization. Establishing high standards of performance, attention to detail, managing diversity and unquestionable integrity is where I excel. I pledge to provide consistent added- value to our organization as treasurer if elected.

I attended Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and I am a Viet Nam War Veteran.

The opportunity to be more involved in NOMADS by following Travis March as Treasurer, with the solid budgeting he leaves behind, would be an honor.