Beyond Automation

Providing inspired technology solutions for the most challenging problems in the energy industry.

  • Cimation is an Inc 5000 Award WinnerCimation is ranked #22 on Forbes' list of America's Most Promising Companies
  • Our CEO, Jonathan Klein, was also featured as one Forbes' America's Most Promising CEOs Under 35
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  • Cimation is an Inc 5000 Award WinnerCimation is ranked #901 on the 2013 Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies list
  • Cimation is ranked #37 in the Energy Industry and #16 in Houston, TX
  • Our 3 year revenue growth rate from 2009 to 2011 was 491%, $5M-$30M
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Established in 2009, Fresh Ideas

Cimation has been operating independently since January 2009, spinning off Audubon Engineering’s Automation Department located in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Prior to forming Cimation, Audubon Engineering’s Automation Department had been executing greenfield and brownfield process automation projects for the upstream oil & gas industry since 2000. These projects were primarily focused on Gulf of Mexico operations utilizing various PLC and HMI vendors for process control and safety systems.

Cimation was spun off in order to rebrand as an automation and industrial IT focused company, and restructure with new leadership focused on growth and industry specific technology. Cimation’s founders are Jonathan Klein and Luis Luque.

Cimation is headquartered in Houston, TX with offices operating in New Orleans, LA; Denver, CO; Pittsburgh, PA; Lafayette, LA and Calgary, AB, encompassing a workforce of experienced professionals.

To be a GREAT and innovative company in the eyes of our employees, clients, partners, and competitors.

Talented People Making Your Business Work Better

Cimation provides unparalleled technical services and products to our clients.

Our goal is to attract and retain top talent in the industry and give our employees creative license to improve our business and that of our clients.

We deliver innovative solutions that buck the trend and provide outsized value for the investment.

The Foundation of Cimation

Our team is guided by a set of core
values, which we bring to every project:


A culture of safety is at the heart of everything we do and is critical to the protection of our people, the environment, and our customers’ assets.


We believe that everything we do for our customers should exceed expectations and demonstrate excellence.


It is vital that we cultivate an environment of trust with our customers, suppliers, investors, colleagues, and communities.


We are committed to challenging the status quo with new and creative approaches that have the potential to change the world.


We believe in the promotion of free thinking and the exchange of ideas that lead to innovation and value for our customers.


We are passionate about taking action to move beyond our customers’ expectations.


We provide a competitive edge by being alert to change and moving decisively to address new challenges as they emerge.

Core Values Wheel

A Dedicated Team of Experts

Decades of Experience in the Energy Technology Industry

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Jonathan Klein

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

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As one of Cimation’s founders and Chief Executive Officer, Jonathan is responsible for shaping the company vision, developing dynamic business strategies, recruiting key talent, and overseeing all phases of business. Jonathan has more than 10 years’ experience in automation and controls and brings a unique perspective to the role of technology in the energy industry. Jonathan is passionate about reimagining industrial technology and creating a company culture that promotes innovation and enthusiasm in its employees. His innovative management style and incredible success have earned him numerous accolades, including Forbes’ America’s Most Promising CEOs Under 35 (#13), The OGM Magazine’s Up & Coming Spotlight in Winter 2012 and finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of the Year 2013 Award in the Gulf Coast Area. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana State University (Geaux Tigers!).




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Luis Luque

Founder and Chief Strategy Officer

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Luis Luque is one of Cimation's founders and its Chief Strategy Officer, focusing on the company’s long-term business development opportunities, strategic account management and high-profile client engagements. With 14 years’ experience in technical and operational roles ranging from geoscience application support to lead system and network design consultant, Luis joined Audubon Engineering in 2008 as Manager of Corporate IT and cofounded Cimation with Jonathan Klein in 2009. For the next several years, he worked to develop the company’s industrial IT service line focused on industrial control system (ICS) cyber security, wired & wireless infrastructure delivery and automation system integration for Greenfield and Brownfield projects. In 2013, Luis was a finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of the Year 2013 Award in the Gulf Coast Area. Luis has a degree in Psychology from University of Louisiana at Lafayette.




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Van Wilson

Chief Operating Officer

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Van Wilson joined Cimation as Chief Operating Officer in 2012. His functional responsibilities include overall operational management of Cimation's services' business units, establishing a culture of safety and excellence in technical project execution through quality assurance and quality control, recruiting key talent and strategic planning. Van has 20 years’ experience in the Automation and Control Systems industry with a proven history of effectively overseeing and directing all phases of a professional services company. Prior to joining Cimation, Van served as VP of Operations – Upstream at ENGlobal Automation and President and COO of both Control Dynamics International and Nautical Control Solutions. His accomplishments to date include team leadership, intellectual property and patent development, operational management, P&L oversight and strategic partnership negotiations. Van holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Lamar University.




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Iser Cukierman

Chief Financial Officer

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As Chief Financial Officer, Iser leverages his finance, strategy and administrative expertise to help Cimation refine company forecasting, recruitment initiatives, and business reporting structures. Iser has more than 20 years’ experience in finance and senior management roles, having held positions at KPMG, Anderson Worldwide, Accenture and Ernst & Young before turning his talents to professional services and technology companies like Stratfor and Fiserv. Before joining Cimation in 2013, Iser was CFO at a software-as-a-service organization and brings an in-depth understanding of technology-based businesses to his work at Cimation. Iser holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Accounting from The University of Texas at Austin. He is also a Texas State Certified Public Accountant.




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Carl Fangue

VP of Operations & Strategic Development, Western Region

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Carl Fangue currently serves as VP of Operations & Strategic Development for Cimation’s Western Region. As VP, he is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operational activities and promoting business development initiatives in the growing Western market, including oversight of the New Orleans, Denver and Calgary regional offices. In his ten years' industry experience, Carl has worked at Energy Partners and ConEdison Solutions as an Information Technology Specialist and Project Engineer respectively, gaining experience on a wide variety of complex energy projects. Carl joined Cimation in 2009 and has grown at a dynamic pace within the organization, serving as both Project Manager and Director of Operations in the New Orleans office. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana State University and a Masters in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Orleans.




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Marc Talamantez

VP of Engineering Services

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Marc Talamantez joined Cimation in 2012 as the VP of Engineering Services, charged with expanding the company’s standards library and improving our ability to provide repeatable solutions to our growing customer base. Marc is responsible for developing company-wide standards based on industry best practices that provide clients and end-users with the lowest risk and most cost-effective solutions. Marc brings more than 20 years’ experience in automation and measurement to his role as Cimation’s key technical lead. Marc spent 15 years with a Global Leader in Custody Measurement Systems where he developed standardized measurement control system solutions for complex oil and gas projects around the globe. Marc holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Systems from American Sentinel University, Denver.





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Joe Schipani

VP of Business Development

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As Cimation’s Vice President of Business Development, Joe is responsible for strategy and execution of sales and marketing activities, measuring and managing all phases of top line growth for the company, and contributing to finance, M&A, partnering, and sales. In his ten years in the industry, Joe held roles in product marketing, product management and field engineering for the chemicals and energy markets at PAS, Aztec Technologies, and Invensys. He joined Cimation as the first member of the sales and marketing team in 2011. Joe believes in radical transparency and openness both in and out of business settings. With this philosophy, Joe has helped lead Cimation to two outstanding years boasting a 200% increase in total revenue and nearly 300% increase in company growth. Joe holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University.





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Steve Robb

Managing Director, Canada Operations

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As Managing Director of Cimation’s Canadian Operations, Steve leads the growth of strategic technology deployment and operations in Canada. A 20+ year veteran of the oil and gas technology industry, Steve has consistently helped transform technology companies into some of the most recognizable names in the operations technology space through strategic business development, sales and marketing. Steve's tenures at Telvent (Schneider), Pandell and CygNet Software culminated in Weatherford's acquisition of CygNet in 2011. Subsequent to the acquisition, Steve served as Weatherford's Director of Software Solutions Marketing and the Canadian Business Unit Manager, directing strategic integration and product messaging before joining Cimation in 2013. Steve graduated from Niagara College of Applied Arts and Technology with a degree in Electronics Engineering.