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Our Team

 

Whitaker Technical Staffing Consultants for Refinery, Chemical and Oil and Gas Industries. Our team consists of professional recruiters, chemical industry recruiters, engineering recruiters, and oil and gas recruiters that specialize in EHS jobs, Electrical engineering jobs, Downstream and Midstream jobs, Executive Search, Petroleum engineering jobs and Refinery specialties.


 

 

  

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Michelle Davenport

Staffing Consultant

281.870.1000, ext. 2279

mdavenport@whitakertechnical.com

 

A native of Houston, Ms. Davenport has capitalized on her background in communications and long-term residency in the Houston area, allowing her to master the Houston oil and energy industry and create business relationships with key influencers in today’s market.

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Mary Gill

Production Assistant for Carol Wenom

281.870.1000, ext. 2357

mary.gill@whitakertechnical.com

 

Ms. Gill began her career at Whitaker Technical in December of 2011.  As Production Assistant to the VP of Whitaker Technical, Mary supports the team in their daily production activities and has quickly become a key contributor.

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Becky Quintana, CPC

Staffing Consultant

281.870.1000, ext. 2223

bquintana@whitakertechnical.com

 

Ms. Quintana  joined Whitaker Technical in early 2014 and brings nearly two decades of recruiting experience and knowledge in the Information Technology, Healthcare and Energy industries. Her background in recruitment and contract land services create the perfect combination of knowledge and skills to enable Becky to quickly and effectively meet her client’s needs and serve as a career mentor for her candidates.

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Shane Slough, CPC

Staffing Consultant

281.870.1000, ext. 2282

sslough@whitakertechnical.com

 

Mr. Slough joined Whitaker Technical in August of 2012 specializing in the recruitment of Chemical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers and Lab Management personnel. He is experienced in downstream recruiting and placing candidates in refineries and petrochemical facilities nationwide.

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Paul Vera, CTS
Staffing Consultant
281.870.1000, ext. 2307
pvera@whitakertechnical.com

 

Mr. Vera began his career with Whitaker in the IT division specializing in contract, contract-to-hire and direct-hire of IT professionals. Paul quickly showcased his IT knowledge and recruiting skills while placing mid to senior level Software Engineers, Java and SAP professionals with Oil and Gas clients in Texas and the Southwest United States.

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Karen Walding-Zuntych, CPC

Manager

281.870.1000, ext. 2277

karenwz@whitakertechnical.com

 

Ms. Walding-Zuntych joined Whitaker Technical in January 2011 to lead the division’s contract engineering staffing and direct-hire search specialized focus in Environmental, Health, Safety and Quality. Since joining Whitaker Technical, Karen’s knowledge and technical skills within EHS & Q have grown exponentially in the field, along with her involvement in local and national EHS&Q associations such as Service Transmission Exploration Production Safety (STEPS).

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Carol Wenom, CPC, CTS

VP Training & Organizational Development

VP – Whitaker Technical
828-298-1009 | 877.507.9191 

carol.wenom@whitakertechnical.com


Ms. Wenom began her recruiting career in 1978 with one of the nation's largest engineering placement firms based in Houston. She became Manager of a major technical recruiting firm in Dallas for six years before returning to Houston as a recruiter at Whitaker Technical in 1989. Ms Wenom has achieved “preferred provider” or “exclusive provider” status with many of her clients.

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 Bruce Whitaker

Bruce Whitaker, CPC, CTS, CIPC

President, CEO-The Whitaker Companies
281.870.1000, ext. 2243

bwhit@whitcos.com

 

In the course of a distinguished career that began in 1968, Bruce Whitaker has personally completed and supervised thousands of successful searches. Starting as a technical recruiter with the largest firm in the search industry, he rose to manager of one of its top offices and spearheaded the start-up of a new division. Bruce left the firm in 1983 to establish The Whitaker Companies.

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