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As part of its long-term strategic vision of growth and innovation, Trendsetter Engineering, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of Ron Downing as president.  Downing assumes this responsibility from Mario Lugo who remains Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  Downing brings with him a wealth of experience in business analysis and management, product development, sales and marketing.  He previously acted as EVP of Operations at Trendsetter, successfully overseeing the company’s business development, sales, rental, legal, quality and HSE departments.

“I am honored to lead Trendsetter Engineering as the new president.  Mario’s leadership and expertise in the oil and gas industry has propelled Trendsetter to exemplary heights, establishing Trendsetter’s renowned reputation.  As president, I look forward to leading our extraordinary team and building upon the vision that has been set before me.”

Ron Downing, President

Mario Lugo will remain heavily involved in the company, retaining his duties as CEO and chairman of Trendsetter’s board of directors. Lugo’s primary focus will be R&D initiatives and strategic business ventures, while day-to-day operations will be assumed by Downing.

“Ron’s vast business experience, ambition, sound judgment and strong ethics are all traits that will enable him to accomplish great things in his new role as president.  I couldn’t be more pleased that he has accepted this position.”

Mario R. Lugo, P.E., Chief Executive Officer & Chairman

Downing joined Trendsetter in 2010 and has been instrumental in growing the company’s revenue over 375% while maintaining high standards in quality, safety, and client satisfaction.  Prior to joining Trendsetter, Downing excelled in various fields of finance and sales, including investment management and retail and commercial bank management.  Downing received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems from Baylor University and his Master of Business Administration in Finance from Sam Houston State University.