Mike Maddox has over twenty-seven years of management experience serving the energy industry. Mike is currently the Executive Chairman of Vault Pressure Control and Chairman of Johnson Specialty Tools. Mike is an entrepreneur's entrepreneur, and has been extremely successful developing, growing and exiting businesses over the past twenty years. Mike is an Operating partner in Pelican Energy Partners, and in addition to his chairman roles within the portfolio, he is also responsible for deal sourcing and deal evaluation.

Prior to these roles, Mike was the Founder and CEO of M&M Pipeline Services. Mike founded M&M in 2001 as an environmental remediation business serving the pipeline industry. After several years of growth and expansion, Mike recapitalized M&M with Sorenson Capital in 2010. While partnered with Sorensen, the additional resources expanded the business into pipeline construction, through the acquisition of Energy Services South, LLC. This extended its geographic reach and significantly grew its customer base. Mike and Sorenson exited the business in 2012 through a sale to a large pipeline consolidator.

Mike began his career in the United States Army providing six years of active-duty service, in various roles including cannon crewman, cannon fire direction specialist, combat medic, supply and logistics, battlefield instructor and other training roles, receiving three Army Commendations Medals and three Army Achievement Medals.

Mike's experience in the midstream industry began in 1994 with Sunland Construction, one of the larger pipeline contractors operating in the United States. From that experience, he co-founded Progressive Pipeline in 1999, where he was instrumental in building Progressive's culture and core infrastructure. He exited Progressive in 2001 to start M&M.

In addition to his successes at M&M, Mike founded and sold two businesses from 2003 through 2012. Mike founded Evergreen Ag Environmental & Turf in 2003. Mike also founded Downwash Aviation in 2010 and sold this business in 2013.

Mike's hands-on approach and data driven management philosophies provided the groundwork for his 2012 field-oriented software start-up, Phoenix DAS. Phoenix is a uniquely positioned software designed from Mike's field level perspective. The system offered sales, service delivery, operations, safety, personnel, and accounting modules that are all interconnected to optimize oilfield services and equipment businesses. The software was launched in 2013 and was sold to Enverus in 2017, rebranded as OSS and is now the leading ticketing software in the US.

Mike is currently the Executive Chairman of Vault Pressure Control, Chairman of Johnson Specialty Tools, and Executive Chairman of M&M Pipeline Services, also serving on multiple boards in the industry.

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