FUELTRAX is a universal fuel management system that operates on any vessel and in any location in the world.
FUELTRAX was originally designed and engineered in the field as a project for Kirby Corporation, the largest inland waterway operator in North America. Kirby wanted a bespoke system to measure fuel consumption on inland push boats and approached Control Dynamics International (CDI), an engineering company that specialized in offshore automation and control systems.
CDI realized that they had a unique product that could make a difference for the commercial marine market. Nautical Control Solutions, LP (NCS) was created in 2006 as a spin-off of CDI, to develop and take this product to market. The United States patent protection was granted in 2006 with Canadian and European Union protection following in 2012.
Today, FUELTRAX has grown into a market-leading electronic fuel management system, operating on vessels across the world. It offers secure, smart monitoring with direct fuel measurements and advanced data analytics, helping customers reduce costs, ensure compliance, and enhance performance.
Anthony George, Chief Executive Officer & Founder
Anthony is CEO and Founder of FUELTRAX, responsible for the strategic direction and oversight of the company.
He began his control systems engineering career in 1988 at Temple-Inland. In 1991, Anthony formed Control Dynamics International, a control systems design and engineering company. He managed the development of FUELTRAX for Kirby Inland Marine, which led to the creation of Nautical Control Solutions, LP in 2006.
Anthony holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics/Electrical Engineering from Lamar University.
Jenni Ayres, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Compliance Officer
Jenni is the CFO and CCO, responsible for financial operations, reporting, and adherence to international compliance policies and directives.
She has over 28 years of accounting, finance, and management consulting experience and 8+ years in public accounting in audit/tax/management consulting with national and regional firms, including Price Waterhouse and Ernst & Young.
Her background includes management roles in the financial, legal, management consulting, and FinTech service sectors. She has successfully ensured company growth by assessing and improving financial and operational processes, data management/integration, inventory management, and team building.
Jenni earned her BBA in Accounting from Texas Tech University and her Masters in Educational Leadership from Lamar University.
John Donovan, Vice President, Energy and Defense Solutions
John delivers operational efficiency solutions to vessel owners and international energy partners, ensuring complete client satisfaction and “no-fail” support to their highly complex maritime operations.
Experienced in providing sophisticated solutions to challenging problem sets, often in the most austere environments, John ensures FUELTRAX installations and services are performed to the highest standard, regardless of the time and place.
A professionally licensed deck officer and former Maritime Operations Officer for the Department of the Navy, John is a skilled vessel pilot and has deep experience in operational planning, maritime command, and control (C2), cross-functional leadership, and contingency management. As a Navy reserve officer, he has previously activated and deployed to lead maritime operations and programs for various US Navy units around the globe.
Graduating from the State University of New York Maritime College with a BS in Marine Transportation in 2002 and receiving his direct commission into the Navy Reserve in 2006, he has also received several federal employee and military awards, including the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.
Tommy Smith, Vice President Product Development
Tommy is responsible for the engineering design, data communications, and software integration of FUELTRAX and the other NCS products. He works closely with customers to define and incorporate features and functions that further expand the product line's capabilities and benefits.
Before joining NCS, he held engineering positions at United Space Alliance providing systems expertise for NASA Space Shuttle robotics.
Tommy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Baylor University.
Drew George, Vice President Operations
Drew joined NCS in 2006 and ensures that daily business practices meet operational goals. He plans, directs and coordinates activities for administrative, supply chain and manufacturing operations to produce maximum efficiency.
Drew holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Lamar University and an Airline Transport Pilots License from the Federal Aviation Administration.
Ruben DeLeon, Vice President Product Support
Ruben is a senior control systems engineer with 15 years of experience in managing, developing, and implementing remote instrumentation and control processes. He began his control systems career at NASA in Houston as a Space Shuttle Flight Controller, providing remote support and troubleshooting on Space Shuttle instrumentation and communication systems for eight years. Ruben then moved to BP where he managed instrumentation and control implementation projects for various plant units.
Ruben joined NCS in 2015 and has built the remote response team for the FUELTRAX Electronic Fuel Monitoring System. He has developed product design improvements for increased remote support.
Ruben’s primary focus is currently supporting end-users to improve their control processes by analyzing fuel data for optimization opportunities in their day-to-day operations.
Ruben holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Baylor University.
Faiz Azani, Director of Operations, Southeast Asia
Faiz ensures continued real-time support to current and future clients of FUELTRAX in the Southeast Asia area. Faiz's efforts in the area provide opportunities to create value in the global ecosystem through fuel optimization, cost savings, and environmental stability.
Faiz brings 11 years of experience in the oil & gas, shipping, and marine industry, focusing on Southeast Asia, Europe, & the Middle East.
Faiz is a former marine expert to Malaysia Petroleum Management (MPM) of PETRONAS. At PETRONAS, he oversaw various operational activities and managed hundreds of oil & gas services and equipment (OGSE) contractors, including the Malaysia Petroleum Arrangement Contractors (PACs).
Faiz has managed Upstream cost optimization strategies, ESG initiatives, and simplification of procedures across PACs and service providers through data evaluation and insights.
Faiz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Information Systems (Knowledge Management & Corporate Management) from University Technology Petronas.