About North American Sealing Solutions
Since first opening its doors in 2010, North American Sealing Solutions has remained committed to its mission –Exceeding Customer’s Expectations Every Day. Tom Oswald, President of North American Sealing Solutions, has more than 20 years’ experience in sealing products, working with customers such as Caterpillar, Bell Helicopter and Chicago Rawhide. He founded North American Sealing Solutions with the vision of providing customers with quick access to low-cost, high-quality sealing products.
North American Sealing Solutions recognizes speed matters. We strive to first and foremost listen to our customers so what we deliver is right the first time. We also use our industry expertise to forecast and plan, ensuring we have signature, key products in stock whenever possible. Further, we strive to ship orders as quickly as possible, targeting same-day shipping for in-stock products. Finally, and perhaps most important, we want to make customers for life, so we treat them like family with customer service as the life blood of our operations.
Our success is your success.
We value your business and strive to earn it each and every day through these four principles:
Listen to the Customer
Manufacture Products the Right Way
Earn Customers for Life
Thomas Oswald, President of North American Sealing Solutions, founded the company in 2010 to service the oil and gas industry with low-cost, high-quality sealing products. Thomas graduated from Texas Christian University with a bachelors’ degree in business administration and management. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor from Texas A&M University School of Law. Prior to founding North American Sealing Solutions, Thomas served as President of CNB Sales, Inc., a successful multi-national manufacturers’ representative firm headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. Thomas is happily married with a blended family of five children. He enjoys reading, traveling, eating dinners with friends, and working with his church.
Senior Account Manager
Patrick Oswald has spent his career in the wireline industry with seven years as a lead rigger. He joined North American Sealing Solutions in 2014 and his first-hand experience drives him to secure products for our customers as quickly as possible and fuels his commitment to each customer’s success. Patrick knows first-hand what it is like to need a product on the oilfield. Patrick is married with four children and, on the weekends, enjoys spending time with his family and the smell and taste of Texas-smoking BBQ.
Contracted Manufacturing Representative
Joe Clubb has 40 years’ experience in seals and sealing solutions, working for the past 20 years in construction and mining equipment applications. Joe agreed to represent North American Sealing Solutions in 2019 and currently serves as a Contracted Manufacturing Representative. Originally from North Carolina, Joe attended Gaston College where he earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Administration and a BA in Management from Sacred Heart College. Joe is a Veteran in the United States Marine Corps, and, outside work, he enjoys spending time with his wife of 50+ years, Ann, as well as gardening, landscaping, and watching sports.
Ernie Gaudette joined North American Sealing Solutions in 2018 as the Engineering Manager where he is responsible for all technical aspects associated with the company. Ernie graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He went on to earn his MBA from DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management. Ernie has more than 35 years’ experience in aerospace and mechanical engineering. He has been happily married for more than 30 years with three grown daughters. He enjoys meeting new people and when not at work, you will find Ernie reading biographies, histories or playing computer games. He also enjoys working in the yard and around the house with his wife.
Machine Operations Manager
Ellis Sweet joined North American Sealing Solutions in 2018 and currently serves as the Machining Operations Manager where he is responsible for the accurate and timely completion of component machining and assemblies. Ellis is married with three children, an active member of The Word at Lakeside Church of God, avid off-road vehicle enthusiast and member of the Antique Tractor Club.
Quality Control Manager
David Mason started at North American Sealing Solutions in 2018 when the company expanded its operations to manufacture signature products in-house. David has served in several roles and currently manages the North American Sealing Solutions Quality Control Area where he is responsible for statically validating the dimensional quality of the components manufactured by the company. When he is not in the office, David enjoys spending time with his family and working around his house.
Operations and IT Manager
Michael Henderson joined North American Sealing Solutions in 2013 as the Operations and IT Manager. He is responsible for the daily operation of all company tasks outside of the component Machining and Assembly Area. Mike has been happily married for 30+ years with two grown children. He enjoys spending time with his family, PC gaming, traveling, and playing golf.
Julie Keen Poynor
Customer Service and AP Manager
Julie Keen Poynor joined North American Sealing Solutions in 2018 to lead the Customer Service and Accounts Payable teams. In her role, she and her team are responsible for the friendly and competent responses to customer and vendor inquiries and the accurate recording of the transactions. Julie and her husband Duke both work at North American Sealing Solutions and together raise three daughters, Lexi, Kinley, and Presley. Hailing from a huge family, Julie enjoys annual traditions like family field day and Christmas movie night. She also enjoys mystery novels, crafting and can often be found at Home Depot browsing power tools and paint.
Senior Account Manager
Duke Poynor has worked in the oil and gas industry since 1999, first on the drilling side as a Senior Technician for Bilmar Mudlogging Company based in Houston, TX. In his current role, Duke assists North American Sealing Solutions’ customers with technical sales to the oil and gas industry and manages all of the initial overseas procurement. Duke and his wife Julie both work at North American Sealing Solutions and together raise three daughters, Lexi, Kinley, and Presley, and the family mascot, their dog Penelope. In addition to spending time with his family, Duke enjoys church and outdoor activities from playing golf and fishing to hunting, working out and fantasy football.
Human Resources Director
Kathryn Poynor joined North American Sealing Solutions in 2018 as the Director of Human Resources, Safety and Compliance. Kathryn has been instrumental in creating and shaping the policies and procedures that will be the foundation for the years of growth ahead. She is excited to be a part of this dynamic team where the possibilities are limitless and management focuses on not only on meeting immediate needs for our customers but always looking for ways to excel in the future. Kathryn is a natural problem-solver. Outside work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and loves to travel. The only thing left on bucket list is to see the Northern Lights.