Owner/Chief Executive Officer
Bobbie Hurley-O’Dell gained her experience through a variety of sales and administrative positions and is now the CEO of Arpco Valves & Controls.
Bobbie uses her talent as a strategist to build the team members and the leaders in her company for future growth. She is also passionate about creating a culture that enriches the lives of all Arpco Team Members.
Bobbie is a coach for women entrepreneurs, and she encourages them to “have it all” whatever all means to them.
Outside of Arpco, she is a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. “My highest aspiration in life is to leave a legacy for my family. I want my family to see that hard work and perseverance can pay off. Especially now that I have two granddaughters, it’s important to me that they know there is no glass ceiling for them in the professional world.”
Bobbie’s community outreach is evident as she sits on the Board of Directors for the Kilgore Chamber, the Kilgore College Foundation Board, and participates in all local events that she can. “I never wanted to build a corporation, I wanted to build a company that is made up of people who care about what they do. The only way to create that is to ensure that you’re pouring into your team members. That is what I strive to do every day. As we continue to grow, it is my hope that we stay focused on our core values: pride, integrity, and loyalty.”
Owner/Chief Revenue Officer
Gary has over forty-plus years of experience in the oil and gas industry and brings unmatched knowledge and experience to Field Operations at Arpco Valves & Controls. Arpco’s mission is to protect their customers, communities, and environment by providing high-quality Emergency Shut Down systems for oil and gas wells. His ability to repair, install and design safety systems is legendary.
He is involved in numerous charitable organizations, some of which involve children’s events and supporting scholarship fundraisers at the college level which is very dear to his heart.
He is a graduate of Texas A&M University and is a passionate outdoorsman. He has a great love for hunting and competitive fishing. Much of his free time is spent working on his land and enjoying the development of his wildlife management program.
Most important of all he is a true family man and values time spent with his wife, two daughters, son, two grandchildren and their families.
Gary’s latest endeavor is being a member of the Texas Farm Credit advisory board specializing in rural Texas financing.
Sales and Marketing
Lacy came to Arpco Valves and Controls at the beginning of 2019. She has 10 years of sales experience and was ready to take the next step in her career as Sales and Marketing Manager on the Arpco team. "I joined the Arpco team because...
Charles Maxwell (Chas) is our trusted Safety Manager at Arpco Valves and Controls. He has been a committed and highly valued team member for close to 5 years. Throughout his path here he has proven to be incredibly versatile and...
Clay Minor, Arpco Valves Field Manager, brings 15 years experience in the oil & gas industry. He has risen to his position with Arpco in the 6 years he has been a valued team member. "The reason I started was for my family, now...
Jen Oglesby joined the Arpco Valves and Controls family in 2018. With her, she brought the knowledge and expertise of 7 years of industry experience and almost 20 years under her belt in the business world. She is a complete win for...