API Control Systems (logo RGB black)2019

Leadership

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Lucas Comeaux
President / Owner


Lucas has over 26 years experience in the I&E / Automation industry, initially hands-on and then over 16 years in various management roles.  He began his career with API at an entry level position in 1995.  20 years later, through an acquisition, he was able to work with managers and executives at a much larger company for a five year duration, gaining valuable experience in the SG&A areas of the business. 

 

He was then blessed with an ownership opportunity in the spring of 2019, and has been having fun with a group of loyal, hard-working, dedicated team of professionals.

 

Lucas has a Master's degree in Business Administration from LSU Shreveport and a Mechanical Engineering degree from UL Lafayette.​  He is married with two sons and two daughters.  Lucas enjoys racing dirt bikes and many outdoor activities with the family.

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Cody Romero
Quality & Manufacturing Manager - Instrumentation

 

Cody has over a decade of experience in the I&E / Automation industry.  He initially gained hands-on control system manufacturing experience in the shop while studying Mechanical Engineering at UL Lafayette.  Upon graduating in 2015 he was promoted to Project Engineer.  He has managed a multitude of projects such as WHCPs, HPU and Chemical/Methanol Injection skids / plates, Drilling Choke Consoles, Modular Well Control Panels, and more.

 

In addition to both design and project management success, Cody has revamped API’s QMS program, managing program certifications, and becoming ISO compliant.

Cody enjoys spending his time as an avid off-road enthusiast and the current President of the local TLCA Chapter, Bayou State Land Cruiser Association.

His favorite moto is a remix of an old saying, "Great Minds Travel the Same Trail".

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Brandon Verret
Operations Manager / Owner

 

Brandon has over 18 years experience in the I&E / Automation industry.  He has hands-on control system manufacturing experience and has been in management roles for over a decade.  Prior to joining API in 2002, Brandon worked in the Gulf of Mexico for a major drilling contractor, and prior to that was in sales, inventory, and purchasing with a reputable oilfield supply store.

 

In addition to managing teams, Brandon has managed a wide range of projects including electrical panels, onshore metering skids, wellhead control systems, chemical injection and HPU skids, solar powered equipment, and more. 

 

He obtained a certification from Marine Mechanics Institute in Florida, and is married with two sons.  Brandon enjoys sport clay shooting, deer hunting, and teaching his kids about gun safety & technique. 

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Patrick Reagan
Sales & Marketing Manager

Patrick has 3 years of Oil & Gas experience since earning a Petroleum Engineering degree from LSU in 2018. He recently joined the API team at the end of September 2021.

 

Prior to joining API, Patrick worked as a floorhand on workover rigs while still in school. Once he graduated he became a Well Design Engineer for a midstream company and then a Production Engineer/Regulatory Manager for an independent Oil & Gas company in Lafayette, LA. 

 

Patrick enjoys hunting, fishing, riding dirt bikes, and traveling.