Jon Jasper – President and Owner, EPC Inc.
Jon began his career in 1970, after graduating with honors in his chemical engineering class at the University of Kentucky. After being heavily recruited by Exxon, he went to work for their East Texas production division, Humble Oil Company, where he worked for six years. After Exxon, Jon worked for several engineering and construction companies including The Randall Corporation, F.P. Ross, Refrigeration Engineering Company (RECO), and PetroFac, Inc., which brought him back to East Texas where his career began. In March 1992, he and long-time friend, Charles Lassiter founded Engineering, Procurement & Construction, Inc. (EPC) in an effort to refocus their efforts on the domestic engineering and gas plant construction business. After nearly forty years in the industry, Charles retired in June 2011, but Jon still enjoys his work and feels he has much to contribute to EPC employees, clients, and the larger hydrocarbon industry. He hopes to remain active in the gas plant engineering and construction business for as long as possible. In his leisure time, Jon enjoys reading, watching Kentucky Wildcat basketball, and spending time at the lake with his wife, children, grandchildren, and dogs.
Brent Jasper - Vice President of Finance
Brent Jasper returned to East Texas in 2016 to join EPC after residing in the Dallas area for the previous 15 years. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a Major in Accounting from Southwest Texas State University in 2000. While in Dallas, Brent worked in a variety of industries including professional sports, automotive, commercial construction, and oil and gas. Prior to joining EPC, Brent spent 9 years with Shelby Resource Management Corporation where he oversaw all accounting and administration functions for the Shelby family’s businesses, which included gas gathering and E&P activities. Brent is passionate about his faith in Jesus Christ, and he enjoys spending time with his wife and summer vacations in the mountains. Brent and his wife are expecting a new addition to their family in 2016.
Carrie-Ann Jasper-Yearty - Vice President of Human Resources
Carrie-Ann Jasper-Yearty joined the EPC team in 2011 as the Business Manager, following the retirement of Mr. Jasper's former business partner. Prior to coming to EPC, she spent the first sixteen years of her career in human resources management in manufacturing, financial services, and banking. She graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, with honors, in 1995 and decided to return to school in 2013 to pursue her MBA in order to better manage her responsibilities at EPC. In 2015, Carrie-Ann obtained her Master of Business Administration Degree from The University of Texas at Tyler, graduating Summa cum laude. Carrie-Ann enjoys the lake, spending time with her family, and reading.
Kenny Cantrell - Vice President of Operations
Kenny joined EPC in 2002 as the Drafting & Design Team Leader. In 2013, he also accepted a role as a project manager. He has overall responsibilities for EPC’s drafting and design activities, as well as responsibilities in project management, proposals, estimating, and procurement. Before coming to EPC, Kenny was with PetroFac, Inc. as Senior Piping Designer for eleven years, having worked in all disciplines of the design and drafting group before traveling to the United Arab Emirates and coordinating the drafting department for PetroFac, International. Kenny has over twenty-four years of experience in the design and construction of oil and gas facilities. In his leisure time, Kenny enjoys spending time with his family, refereeing high school football, and watching his sons play a variety of sports.