Hugh started in Canada building pipelines and repairing oilfield valves. In 1977 helped his father start his own pipeline maintenance business. He moved to Houston, Texas in 1981 to open the Houston operation.
Hugh developed specialty products designed for maintenance and specialized in sealing leaking valves online and under pressure. This lead to Training pipeline employees in on-line valve maintenance. Eventually Hugh turned the Training into a course still being used by PETEX the Petroleum Training Center for the University of Texas locations in Houston and Odessa, Texas.
That lead to starting a Field Services division for pipeline companies then being asked to assist on the US / Gazprom Working Group in 1994. Hugh and Bruce lead the Technology Transfer for the field service engineers in Moscow, which kicked off the RusaGas Project in 1997 where a savings of over 30 million metric tonnes of CO2 equivalent was realized!
Hugh has worked since then with the United Nations Working Party on Gas in Europe as well as the US EPS Natural Gas Star Program.