About Us

Leadership Team

As a recognized leader, Saulsbury Industries is dedicated to retaining top individuals who believe they can constantly redefine the boundaries of the industry. The management team at Saulsbury Industries is a talented group committed to providing our company with the leadership required to ensure positive strides into the future. Our management team combines experience, profound knowledge, and professionalism that continuously exceed the expectations of our customers and employees.

Executive Leadership | Senior Leadership


Rick Graves
Chief Executive Officer
Rick Graves, president and chief executive officer of Saulsbury Industries, and oversees all day-to-day operations and is based in the Odessa, Texas office. Rick brings over 35 years of leadership experience in engineering, construction and field services. Prior to joining Saulsbury, Rick served as a senior vice president for Fluor Corp. with oversight across multiple industry lines including fossil, nuclear, oil & gas, and mining. Rick has served on numerous boards including the Nuclear Energy Institute Advisory Board, National Center for Construction Education and Research (past chairman) and 1st vice chair and treasurer of the Women’s Business Council Southwest. Currently, Rick serves as a Director for the Board of Directors at The Rogers Group. See Full Bio >

Chat York
Chief Financial Officer
Chat York serves as chief financial officer and treasurer of Saulsbury Industries, responsible for all finance and accounting activities. He has over 27 years of experience across a broad range of disciplines, including strategy, financial planning, accounting, performance management and commercial analysis. Prior to joining Saulsbury, Chat held a variety of leadership roles over the last 25 years with Luminant, most recently as senior director of finance. Chat graduated from the University of Texas - Arlington with a BBA in accounting and holds a MBA from Texas A&M University - Commerce. He is a licensed certified public accountant.

Jimmy Matthews
Chief Operating Officer
Jimmy Matthews serves as Chief Operating Officer at Saulsbury and oversees all aspects of Saulsbury’s operations. Jimmy joined Saulsbury in 2000 and brings over 28 years of experience in refining, petrochemical and oil and gas construction to his role. The success of Saulsbury’s operations is largely attributed to Jimmy’s heavy emphasis on properly training his staff to provide superior client satisfaction through safety, quality, project management and cost containment. He is extensively involved in the communities of Odessa and Midland, serves as Vice President and board member of the West Texas Chapter of Safari Club International and also sits on the board of the West Texas Hunting and Fishing Heritage Museum.

C.R "Bubba" Saulsbury, Jr.
Executive Vice President – Corporate Strategy
Bubba Saulsbury serves as executive vice president of corporate strategy for Saulsbury. Having been with Saulsbury Industries for over 18 years, he oversees the strategic direction for the organization. He is extensively involved in the communities of Odessa and Midland. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors for Saulsbury.

Mike Childers
Senior Vice President – Business Development and Marketing
Mike serves as the executive vice president of business development and marketing for Saulsbury. Mike is a senior-level energy industry executive with a long career of significant achievements. He has served as president and chief executive officer for Solar Systems and chief executive officer at TXU/Luminant Development at TXU Corp. Prior to TXU, he was the chief executive officer of the engineering construction and maintenance division of the Shaw Group. A graduate of the University of San Diego, Mike has a bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration in finance.