Leadership Team at Shelton Services

JJ Shelton Jr.

J.J. Shelton, Jr. has spent his entire career working on oil spills and inside petrochemical plants. He entered the spill response industry in the 1990s as a recovery technician for one of the region’s largest emergency response companies, steadily rising to hold multiple leadership positions there. He later went to work for a plant on the Houston Ship Channel to create and manage its internal spill-response protocols.

In 2006, J.J. founded Shelton Services, Inc. with a small but capable team responding to oil spills and natural disasters. His customer-centered business approach emphasizes clear communication, efficiency, and transparency. By investing in a highly trained workforce and superior equipment, J.J. has created a refined leadership and service team able to tackle complex projects nationwide. This has allowed Shelton Services, Inc. to help respond to major oil spills across the United States since 2006.

Today, Shelton Services, Inc. is a diversified leader in emergency response and industrial services such as bulk liquid storage tank cleaning. Above all, J.J. has relentlessly maintained a culture of safety, professionalism, and attention to detail.

Meet Our Team

J.R. Haack
J.R. HaackVice President of Operations
J.R. Haack has been an integral part of the company’s operational leadership for over twelve years. He is experienced in every aspect of emergency spill response, including in the incident command center for the Deepwater Horizon spill. J.R. has managed responses across the continental United States and Puerto Rico, with project staffing ranging from 1 to 500+ people. He coordinates response activities with Fortune 500 customers, the U.S. Coast Guard, and other public agencies. J.R. supervises operations for all of Shelton’s business lines, including the mobilization and safety of personnel and assets. He is a veteran of the United States Army.
Kevin Lormand
Kevin LormandVice President of Operations
As an accomplished environmental and industrial services manager with over 30 years of experience in a wide range of industrial, leadership, emergency response and disaster response projects, Kevin has been project manager on numerous oil spills of national significance, catastrophic natural disasters, and high-profile HAZMAT incidents throughout his career. He has successfully completed countless safety and training courses including ICS-410 Incident Commander, 40 Hour Highway Emergency Response Specialist, OSHA Designated Competent Person and NORM Radiation Safety Officer.
David C. Coons
David C. CoonsGeneral Counsel
David Coons is General Counsel to Shelton Services, Inc. He provides daily legal and business advice to all parts of the company. David’s responsibilities include negotiating contracts, developing policies and procedures, and managing outside counsel. In addition to the traditional role of a General Counsel, David’s duties have included management of employee benefit plans and insurance procurement. He also helps identify, screen, and evaluate growth and investment opportunities for the company and its owner. Before joining Shelton Services in 2018, David was partner in a large regional law firm, where he served as Shelton’s outside counsel. He graduated from Wake Forest University and LSU Law.
David Diamond, Jr.
David Diamond, Jr.Business Development —
Industrial Services
David Diamond, Jr., leads Shelton’s tank cleaning division that serves some of America’s largest midstream energy companies and bulk liquids transporters. David has participated in over 1,000 tank cleanings during his fifteen years in the industry. He has direct experience in every level of field operations and customer relations— from technician to project bidding and management. This helps him anticipate and understand the uniqueness of each project, so Shelton Services, Inc. can provide the safest, most valuable solutions for its customer.
Brandon Jeffcoat
Brandon JeffcoatBusiness Development —
Degassing & Vapor Control
Climbing the ranks through strong work ethic and integrity, Brandon came to Shelton Services, Inc. with one goal in mind- Alleviate the ever-evolving challenge our clients face concerning proper vapor control responsibilities with professional, yet prudent, quality service. Spanning two decades in the downstream oil & gas industry, successfully controlling projects for the likes of BP Alyeska pipeline and ExxonMobil, Brandon has acquired a thorough understanding of chemical interactions, including “high profile” substances, and the various inter-workings of cutting-edge combustion equipment. Brandon offers honest, innovative, solutions to each project. Empowering his team to positively approach on-the-spot problem solving, Brandon’s goal is reached on the regular- safely and efficiently.
Pieter Demeyer
Pieter DemeyerRisk Management & Training
Pieter Demeyer joined Shelton Services, Inc. in 2017 and oversees its risk management programs. The company’s highest priority is safety, which Pieter supports by implementing policies and procedures honed during his 28-year career in risk management. He leads in-house safety trainings and other company programs such as employee drug-testing and incident investigations. Before joining Shelton Services, Pieter served as President and CEO of the National Institute for Safety in Peruvian Industry. Before that, he worked in Houston as chief risk officer for a national environmental & industrial contractor. A native of South Africa, Pieter is fluent or proficient in five languages.
Tom Lane CSP, SMS
Tom Lane CSP, SMSVice President of Health, Safety, and Training
Tom Lane has been a proven and successful leader in the Hazardous Chemical / Industrial Cleaning Industry for over 25 years and has held leadership roles in Operations and Safety for the last 20 years while serving the Petrochemical Industry throughout the Gulf Region. Having received his bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health, and endorsed by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals as a Certified Safety Professional CSP and a Safety Management Specialist SMS, Tom joined Shelton Services to facilitate the company’s continued commitment to safety. He is a proud Veteran of the United States Navy and is driven by his faith, commitment to excellence, hard work, and a servant’s attitude. Tom is most proud of the strong lasting relationships he has built and maintained over the years.