About Us

Vector controls and Automation Group was formed with you, the customer, in mind. We have partnered with the top manufacturing brands in the industry to offer complete, turnkey superior solutions. No application is too complex for Vector. We are committed to helping our customers solve the most complex measurement, control, automation, and analytical problems. We have experienced application specialists in our Instrumentation and Automation, Analytical Solutions, Valve and Valve Automation and Technical Services divisions to support all process applications, controls & automation, and service needs. With Regional Support Centers and professionals located throughout Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, and Missouri, Vector strives to achieve and provide the highest level of customer service along with the industry’s top technical professionals.

The name Vector was derived from six companies merging together to form one organization for a single purpose – to bring more value to our customers and manufacturing partners. However, we couldn't do this without the exceptional employees that work at Vector. Our people make the difference and we stand by our commitment to simply be the best.

Jared Boudreaux - President

  • We provide true packaged solutions
  • We are a single source of equipment for customers
  • We work and partner with top manufacturers in the industry
  • We have developed specialized teams within our organization to better serve our broad customer base. These teams are Instrumentation and Automation, Analytical Solutions, Water & Waste Water, Technical Services, Valves & Valve Automation and they are all supported by professional Inside Sales and Business Support Specialists.

To become the pre-eminent trusted advisor for our valued customers by supplying differentiated solutions through our network of experienced people and partners to contribute in solving some of their biggest problems.

Larry Sims, Sr. Vice President – Instrumentation

Vector Controls is a premier supplier of automation, instrumentation controls, and services in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Kansas, Missouri, and Northeast Arkansas. We represent the top tier lines of Instrumentation and automation packages in the region. We are focused on multiple industries: Oil & Gas, Power, Refining, PetroChem, Food and Beverage and Water Wastewater. Our product offering includes:

  • Level, Pressure, Temperature, Flow
  • Analytical Gas/Liquid
  • Instrumentation for all Process Related Industries
  • Automation Services
  • Process Control

As a leading solution provider we provide high quality sales, service, and training for all of your instrumentation and analytical needs, through the representation of top tier manufacturers like Endress + Hauser, Schneider Electric, Samson Controls, Det-Tronics, Process Level Technology, Eaton, Kurz, Flow-Data, and many other quality products.

Our technical staff can support you from basic temperature measurement to fully engineered systems. With hundreds of years of experience, Vector Controls can help you complete your project on time and under budget. Our experience with managing MIV, MAV, and MAC projects insure a high level of insurance and reduced risk. With the right tools and the most qualified professional staff, we have helped thousands of customers run their facilities more efficiently by installing the best technology available. We are prepared to help your company find and utilize the best, advanced process technology that will help you compete in today’s market.

Vector Controls and Automation provides the most reliable process equipment products from the most reputable manufacturers. As a distributor and representative, we provide a broad scope of products in mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, valves, process skids and systems integration. Let us help you today.

Bryan Sullivan, Sr. Vice President – Analytical Solutions

It is extremely important and crucial to analyze the presence of certain chemical elements and their level of existence in a media/sample. Our analytical suite contains multiple technologies to conduct analysis on samples or sample streams across a wide variety of applications. Our industry coverage is vast and includes: cement, chemical, environmental, fertilizer, metal (iron, steel aluminum, nickel), oil and gas (LNG, natural gas, refinery), power plants, nuclear power and pulp and paper. We have technical support and project management on standby to craft the perfect solution to increase efficiency, reliability, and accuracy. We are proud to represent the top manufacturers for applications.

Dan Hebert, Vice President – Mechanical Solutions

A proven leader focused on growing the Compressed Air Dehydration & Filtration as well as Valve Automation platforms across all industry segments. Before joining Vector, he worked for industry leaders, such as AWC, Inc., Pall Corporation and John H. Carter Company. Over the past 27 years, his reach spans as for north as Eagle Point, NJ and all the way down to San Nicholas, Aruba, with heavy focus in the Gulf Coast region. Dan is very passionate and always eager to connect with other industrial sales leaders. While enjoying all aspects of his job, his strength is meeting with customers to discuss difficult challenges and working together to find creative, mutually profitable solutions. Dan earned a BS in Business Management from University of Phoenix in Baton Rouge, LA while working full-time. He enjoys outdoor sports; like golf, tennis and boating along with being involved in charities aiding special needs children.

Brian Tullos – Controller and HR Manager

Gene Beebe – South Area Sales Manager

Gene has worked in the process automation industry for the past 19 years, from New Mexico to Florida. Most of his time has been spent in the Gulf Coast region focusing on chemical and all streams of the oil and gas process. He leads the southern part of the Vector territory; specifically, account managers in New Mexico, West Texas, across to Houston and down to the Texas valley. The focus for the South Sales Team is to work with customers to provide solutions with our superior products and our technical staff. Whether the request is for product training, assistance during a turnaround or specifying the right products to improve process efficiencies, the South Sales Team is eager to support. When not volunteering to help with his childrens’ activities and spending time with family, Gene enjoys fishing and time in the outdoors. He truly enjoys supporting the Vector team, our partners and our customer base.

Jeff Hershberger – North Area Sales Manager

Jeff has worked in the process automation industry for the past 10 years. He leads the northern part of the Vector territory; specifically, account managers in the North Texas (Panhandle over to Dallas and across the northeast) region, Oklahoma, Northwest Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Southern Illinois. The focus of the North Sales Team is to promote education in process automation technology, find solutions to our customers biggest problems, and improve the reliability of their processes. Personally, Jeff loves spending time with his family and friends, drone photography, reading, and Kansas City sports (Chiefs & Royals).

Chad Nelson – Business Development

At Chad’s background in fire and gas detection is robust, to say the least. With over 22 years invested in the industry he has experience in systems design, new product development and engineering, technical support as well as, flame and gas detection regulatory requirements. Originally from Minnesota, he calls Katy, Texas home. He has been married for over 20 years, has 2 dogs and 3 children.

Josh Sims – Service Manager

At Vector Controls and Automation Group we know that keeping up with changes in technology and the knowledge gap in the workforce can be stressful. This is why we are pleased to offer technical services for those products that we sell in order to keep your operations running smoothly and efficiently. Our highly trained professional service technicians are guaranteed to provide fast, convenient service to help extend the longevity of your equipment, optimize process run conditions and ultimately save you money on replacement equipment. Our staff is comprised of automation and analytical technicians, project managers, solutions architects, technical support and consultants.

Chris Fournet – Business Development

After spending 25 years in the Refining and Chemical business, Chris had the luxury of seeing both sides of the business pertaining to customer and vendor relationships. After being a customer for so long, he understands and appreciates what a good service provider looks like – one with a knowledgeable staff that is geared towards making the customer experience enjoyable and focuses on helping customers solve problems. Because of his 25 years in the instrument and controls business, he realizes that having a partner you can trust and rely on makes your job as the customer easier and much more enjoyable.

Vector Controls has gone above and beyond the competition to acquire the right people, with the right expertise to tackle any technical request that comes our way. We pride ourselves in our unique ability to do exactly that. When it comes to instrumentation and controls opportunities, our customers can rest assured that Vector has them covered in every aspect of the job, from start to finish.