Executive Team

Rami Ali Al-Naimi | Chairman

Rami Al-Naimi is the founder and majority shareholder of Summit Technologies Co., Ltd. (“Summit”). Mr. Naimi is also a founder of, and active principal in several of the Selected Group companies. In these capacities, Mr. Naimi oversees and directs the development of all proposed joint ventures and partnerships generated by Summit Technologies and its affiliates, both with KSA and throughout the Gulf region. From his offices in KSA and Dubai, Mr. Naimi is continuously involved, directly or indirectly, in the subsequent operation of each approved joint venture and partnership. He has extensive international investment experience and holdings allied with a strong personal interest in the management and development of each of his group of companies.
Mr. Naimi is a graduate of Schreiner College in Kerrville, Texas and prior to becoming involved with Summit Technologies was employed by Saudi Aramco in various capacities.

Gary M. Gray | Strategic Advisor

Mr. Gray is a founder of, and/or an active principal in, several of the Selected Group companies. In these capacities, Mr. Gray provides a variety of strategic advisory services to Summit Technologies and its affiliates. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and currently resides in Dubai.

Gregory M. Gray | Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Gray is responsible for running Summit. Mr Gray coordinates with Summit’s Shareholders and Directors in the development and planning of market penetration strategies for the partner enterprises it represents through agency or joint venture relationships. All agency and representation agreements require Mr. Gray’s input and final approval. He has extensive business experience and has served as director of various enterprises, and as an investor in diverse enterprises. Mr. Gray holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, as well as a Juris Doctorate from the Oklahoma City University School of Law.

David Lauer | Vice President Finance & Administration

Mr. Lauer is responsible for Summit’s financial reporting, analysis and budgeting as well as overseeing administrative functions for Summit and joint venture entities. David also maintains an up-to-date working knowledge of key areas of business demand for Summit’s clients. Prior to joining the Summit team, Mr. Lauer spent over 5 years with the Charles Schwab Co. providing clients with research and advice on the energy/oil industry and its related commodity-products. David holds an MBA in finance from La Sierra University in Riverside, California and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Jackson R. Markley | Vice President Sales & Marketing

Mr. Markley is responsible for attracting new clients to our group, and working with them to market their products and services within The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and throughout the Arabian Gulf region. Prior to joining Summit Technologies in 2009, he served three years as founding partner of a firm that evaluated and developed major commercial projects in the Western United States. From 1999 to 2006, Mr. Markley obtained significant marketing experience with a large US-based telecommunications company, where the sales teams he led developed successful relationships with US Fortune 100 companies and multinational concerns. Mr. Markley is a graduate of Columbia University, where he earned an MBA in Finance and Marketing and he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of San Diego, California.

Lal Pearce | Vice President Well Products & Services

Mr. Pearce is responsible for expanding sales of well products and services within The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Arabian Gulf Region and other strategic geographies. This responsibility involves existing client products and services as well as matching new client offerings to market demands and opportunities. Prior to joining the Summit team, Mr. Pearce gained over 30 years of diverse international oil, gas and chemicals sales and business development experience at ConocoPhillips, Alcoa and Authentix. This includes significant experience in the Middle East as well as a host of other countries globally. Pearce has degrees in Chemistry and Business from Texas Tech University.

Husam Abusarah | Business Development Manager

Mr. Abusarah is responsible for marketing client products and services within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has more than 17 years experience in the Oil and Gas industry and has marketed client products and services in Saudi Arabia, Oman and Bahrain. Mr. Abusarah is a graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale where he earned a Bachelor of Engineering Science in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Environmental Engineering.

Gu Ming | Strategic Advisor

Mr. Gu has been a Strategic Advisor for companies in Summit as well as the Selected Group since 2001. He has 15 years of experience in strategic planning, negotiation, structuring, documentation and cross-border dispute resolution of China-related business transactions. Mr. Gu worked for the Chinese government and interfaces with various Chinese government agencies and business entities. He was General Counsel for six years in a public energy company in the United States. A Chinese citizen, Mr. Gu holds an MBA in Marketing and Finance and a Juris Doctor from Oklahoma City University.