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David Abshire

Owner and CEO of Midwest Compressor Systems


David Abshire serves as Owner and CEO of Midwest Compressor Systems.  David is originally from Chickasha, OK and has more than 15 years of experience in the oil and gas industry.  He and his wife, Christina, purchased Midwest Compressor in 2020.  Prior to purchasing Midwest Compressor, David worked as a mechanic and director of parts sales before earning promotion to the role of vice president with a natural gas compressor company. Highlighting his success in the industry, he was recently featured with an article in Gas Compression Magazine, a premier industry-related publication.

David is married, with 5 children, and 1 grandchild. A dedicated community advocate, David enjoys participating in local events, and has served as a board member and coach for the Pampa Soccer Association 

Chuck Vaughn

Vice President of Field Services

Jake Vaughn

Chuck Vaughn serves as the Vice President Field Services, Chuck is originally from Dumas, Texas, lives in Amarillo, he has more than 40 years in the oil and gas industry, Chuck started out as an engine/compressor mechanic in oil and gas field (Texas Panhandle), before becoming Maintenance Supervisor, his last stint was with a company who builds Cryo Plants and field boosters, he was the Sr Operations Manager. 

Chuck has been married for 44 years, has 2 children, 2 granddaughters (Twins) and 2 grandsons.

Becky Potter

Accounts Payable Representative


Becky Potter serves as the Accounts Payable Representative.  Prior to joining Midwest Compressor Becky spent 30 years in the Optical Industry as a certified Optician and then worked at another compressor company.  Becky has been married to Gary Potter for 48 years.  They have 2 children and 4 grandchildren.  In her leisure time she enjoys spending time with her family, and that includes the 4-legged family, and gardening.

Amber Blea

Parts and Inventory Representative


Amber Blea serves as the Parts and Inventory Representative.  Amber has 5 years’ experience in the natural gas compression field.  Amber is the Mom to Luke.  Outside of Midwest, Amber enjoys spending time with Luke and traveling to spend time with her family.

Ted Padek

Sales Representative

Ted Padek

Ted Padek serves as a Sales Representative for the Colorado area.  Ted was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, grew up in Overland Park, Kansas before settling in Eaton, Colorado.  Ted has over 11 years of experience in the oil and gas field.  Ted loves the Kansas City Chiefs, working on his car and taking it to car shows, and grilling/smoking on his Hasty Bake.  He has 2 dogs, Stanley and Tucker.

Jason LeGrande

Sales Representative


Jason LeGrande serves as the Sales Representative for Oklahoma.  Jason has over 10 years of experience in oil and gas, mainly in service to the MidContinent Region.   Relationships and reputation are the foundations of Jason’s work. 

Jason is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University and resides in Yukon, Oklahoma with his wife, Jenny, and son, Dylan.

Buddy Winks

Sales Representative

Buddy Winks

Buddy serves as the Sales Representative for Texas.   He is originally from Borger, Texas.  Buddy and his wife, Jessica, married in 2008.  Jessica is a Special Education Teacher for Amarillo ISD.  They have 2 dogs, Cooper and Alice.  In his free time Buddy, enjoys archery, spending time with his wife, and cooking for his family.

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