Our Mission

Born from top minds who could no longer tolerate the industry status quo, ST9 delivers difference-making engineering, beyond high-performance products and unmatched ROI within fracing, well service operations across the globe.

Our missionaries of mastery in the fields of engineering, research, quality control, design, and manufacturing converge to generate extraordinary results. Our customers know that they are equipped with the absolute best tools available to maximize field and financial outcomes.

Chris President

Engineering, Marketing + Technology Solutions

Chris Buckley may have started as a machinist in a small family-owned business in his native England, but his visions to buck the world were enormous. Buckley blazed forward, earning a Master’s in Engineering Design from Loughborough University and forging an impressive reputation with companies like JCB, Caterpillar Inc., and Weir SPM, where he pioneered product development and marketing for its global $1B+ Oil + Gas business unit.  

However, this wasn’t enough. Buckley’s aspirations had grown beyond the constraints of corporate walls, so in 2017, he founded ST9 Gas + Oil with the goal of totally disrupting the well service + completion industry.

And that he did – in less than 4 years, ST9 is recognized as world’s #1 manufacturer of products, systems + services that support drilling, well completion, and production for upstream operations. Now poised to take full control of the frac pump industry, Buckley and his expert team at ST9 are a force to be reckoned with.

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Nick Vice President

Corporate Strategy, Finance + Compliance

Nick’s industry knowledge runs deep – a foundation that starts with a B.S. in Ocean Engineering from Texas A&M University and continues through the start of his career as a Graduate Engineer for Weir Oil & Gas. Quickly earning attention and accolades, Nick transitioned to Weir’s Pressure Pumping Product Management team and was rapidly promoted to Senior Financial Analyst for Weir’s Oil & Gas Division. As an integral part of ST9’s strategy, Nick guides the planning, capital allocation and risk management activities that are critical to the advancement of company operations and competitiveness that allow ST9 customers to excel on their spreadsheets, too.

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James Vice President


While finishing his B.S. in finance, James served in the United States Navy as a Yeoman aboard the U.S.S. Sacramento taking part in operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Following his service, James began an industrial apprenticeship at Caterpillar where he would become a machinist – but not for long. His abilities would be instantly recognized, and James was quickly promoted to Shop Supervisor, and then again to Lead Section Manager, overseeing a full production line. James advanced to become Project Manager supervising the creation of Caterpillar’s Hydraulics Facility in Sumter, SC, followed by a post as Quality Manager. James’ keen eye for quality production, skills in product and personnel management with his solid military training and impressive Six Sigma Black Belt, keeps the gears turning and superior products going out the door at ST9.

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