This month, long-time team member Terry Smith retires as director of operations for Entegra after 35 years in the oil and gas industry. Entegra has hired Koty Bogle to lead the company’s team of seasoned operational professionals.
“I’ve been lucky enough to work with Terry for 20 years,” founder and president Mark Olson says. “He’s had a lasting impact on the industry and everyone who has worked with him. We wish Terry nothing but happy trails as he rides off into the sunset to spend time with his family and enjoy his favorite hobbies.”
Bogle, who has 12 years of experience in the in-line inspection industry from global training management to field operations manager, comes to Entegra, from Houston-based T.D. Williamson, where he served as director of field operations.
“Koty Bogle is a key hire for Entegra,” Olson says. “Our search committee worked hard to find the perfect fit for the job, and we have no doubt that Koty is it. We really put him through the ringer throughout the interview and hiring process, and he was up for every challenge. He’ll be bringing youth and energy to Entegra, but with depth of experience and maturity as a manager.”
As director of operations, Bogle will oversee Entegra’s growing team of field technicians, who are committed to delivering excellence to the company’s customers. “Everybody wants to work together to help each other get to that end result, which is getting that final report out to the client safely and accurately,” he says.
For Bogle, the decision to join the Entegra team came down to two things: the people and the tools.
Bogle cited the company’s leaders and their more than 100 years of combined industry experience. “Each of them have been in the industry 20-25 years plus,” Bogle says. “That was a big factor for me — getting a chance to work with these guys who have all that knowledge and experience.”
Of course, Entegra’s cutting-edge technology strongly influenced Bogle’s decision, too. “The company’s founders developed one of the industry’s pioneer technologies and have improved upon it with the latest in electronics and mechanics. The technology is already accepted by operators. It’s proven, but it’s been improved on, guaranteeing end-users receive high-resolution data, so operators can know the defects in their lines to make the right decision, ensuring they have pipelines with acceptable integrity,” Bogle says.
Bogle, who is married with two young children, plans to relocate to the Indianapolis area with his family. He has an associate of science degree in electronic engineering from IIT Technical Institute Boise and a bachelor of science in business administration from Western Governors University. In his free time, Bogle enjoys spending time with family, fishing with his son and tinkering with an old Chevy C-10 pick up he’s restoring.