Leadership Team

Shankar Annamalai


Vice President, Operations – Apergy Energy GM of Accelerated Process Systems

Shankar is currently the Sr. Vice President of Operations for Apergy and the GM for the Process Systems Business (formerly Dover Energy). Shankar has served in this role since May of 2017. Apergy’s principal products consist of artificial lift equipment and solutions, including rod pumping systems, electric submersible pump systems, progressive cavity pumps and drive systems, plunger lifts, as well as polycrystalline diamond cutters for drilling.

Prior to joining Apergy, Shankar held a variety of operational roles at Pentair. He was the Global Vice President of Operations and Supply (March 2015 to April 2017), Senior Director of Operations of Valves and Controls (March 2013 to March 2015) and the Director of Operations (June 2006 to March 2013). Before joining Pentair, Shankar was employed by Siemens Energy & Automation (May 2005 to May 2006).

Shankar received his MBA from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas as well as a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering in May of 2004.

Pavan Ladha


Director of Operations

Pavan joined us as the Director of Operations for the APS facility in February of 2018. He has over 17 years of experience in various roles related to Manufacturing, Quality, Logistics, Continuous Improvement, S&OP and Supply Chain, where he led teams (locally and globally) to help transform the business. Pavan’s prior employment includes work for Emerson Automation Solutions, Pentair Values & Controls, Tyco Flow Control, Goodman Manufacturing and Electrolux Home Products.

Pavan holds an MBA in International Business along with a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering. He is a Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma.

Pavan resides locally with his wife and 2 children and has a passion for white water rafting, adventure sports and global travel/tourism.

Jaclyn Goree


Director of Sales

Jaclyn has been with APS for over 20 years and has led many different positions during her service. Her current responsibility as Director of Sales has her managing the Sales, Applications Engineering, Estimating and Aftermarket teams. Her extensive knowledge in the business and industry provides her a unique perspective of understanding all aspects of the company from sales through execution. Jaclyn’s area of expertise is in fuel gas conditioning for any application.

Jaclyn graduated from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas with a Bachelor’s of Science in May of 2002.

In her spare time, Jaclyn enjoys spending time with her family & friends and has a passion for travel and tourism.

Lora Winkler


Value Stream Manager for the Engineered Product Line

Lora currently serves as APS’s role of the Value Stream Manager for the Engineered Product Line. She brings extensive project management and supply chain experience covering the public and private sectors, from the environmental remediation discipline to custom equipment manufacturing for the Oil & Gas industry.

Lora holds a Master of Science Degree from Canisius College in Organizational Communication and Leadership and believes harnessing the power of human potential is the way to make a difference in how organizations perform.

Chet Dluhos


Fast Track Value Stream Manager

Chet manages the Fast Track Value Stream and is responsible for all functions within the value stream starting with estimations in the front end of the business all the way through shipment of products out the door.

Chet has over 16 years of professional manufacturing experience ranging from decorative metal art to pressure vessels. The past 8 years, Chet has worked in the Upstream and Midstream Oil and Gas Production Equipment Segments. During his time, he has held various titles, including Applications Engineer, Project Engineer, Product Engineer, Applications Engineer and Estimation Manager. Chet has been instrumental in developing custom solutions for clients throughout his career while also developing company standard products.

Chet graduated from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronics and Manufacturing Mechanical Engineering.

In his spare time, Chet puts a big emphasis on spending time with his wife and 2 children. His hobbies include the outdoors, playing golf, snowboarding and being an avid sports fan.

Carmen Morales


Sr. Manager of Human Resources

Carmen is the Sr. Manager of Human Resource for Accelerated Process Systems. She joined the team from one of our sister companies in December of 2016. Carmen has had the privilege of working as an HR Manager in a variety of industries including Banking, Construction, Oil & Gas and Manufacturing. As a professional, Carmen brings over 10 years of experience and knowledge to the company that her peers value.

She enjoys being part of an effective leadership team that drives business results through a highly engaged and motivated workforce where a trust-based culture is embraced, and where winning the right way is the only way. Carmen is known for her ability to build positive rapport, has a hands-on results driven mindset and has a passion for employee relations and developing people. Carmen earned a Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Houston and is current pursuing for MBA-HR Management from the University of Houston. Carmen is also an active member of SHRM and HR Houston.