Commissioner Ryan Sitton Delivers Keynote at American Society of Mechanical Engineers Expo


PASADENA – Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton delivered the keynote address today to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Plant Maintenance, Inspection and Engineering Society Expo at the Pasadena Convention Center. Sitton emphasized the importance of his engineering background to ensure the state’s oil and gas regulatory agency—the Railroad Commission of Texas—is basing its policies on sound science and data.

“I appreciated the opportunity to be the keynote speaker at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ trade show this morning,” Commissioner Sitton said.  “As the first engineer to serve on the Railroad Commission in over fifty years, I’m proud to put my experience to work for the people of Texas.  With the right energy policies in place, based on sound science and data, Texas is poised to lead America to a place where we are dominating global energy markets through the use of our technology and innovation.  Domestic production of our energy resources is fueling our economy and has us well-positioned to enhance our national security and economic security for future generations.”

Elected to the Railroad Commission Nov. 4, 2014 to a six-year term, Commissioner Ryan Sitton won the general election with over 58 percent of the vote.Sitton is a native Texan who grew up in the Irving area. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University where he earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and met his wife, Jennifer. Following college, Ryan went to work as an engineer in the energy industry. In 2006 Ryan and Jennifer founded PinnacleAIS, an engineering and technology company focused on reliability and integrity programs for the oil, gas, and petrochemical industries.