Our people don’t just make us better. They make your project better.
Ronnie Hobbs founded Lone Star Corporation in 2009. Since Lone Star’s inception and continuing through today, Ronnie oversees all of the day-to-day operations of the company. With over 39 years of experience in electrical construction and field services, Ronnie has grown Lone Star Corporation from a small West Texas startup to a regional leader providing a full range of electrical services to a wide variety of industrial sectors.
Prior to incorporating Lone Star, Ronnie was the founding Vice President of the United States Operations of Pyramid Instrumentation & Electric Corporation – a U.S. Arm of the Canadian based Pyramid Corporation. As Vice President of U.S. Operations, he was directly responsible for all of the U.S. operations and was instrumental in the company’s success. Under his leadership Pyramid grew from its first U.S. employee in 2002 to over 250 employees, 6 branch offices and annual gross revenues exceeding $55MM.
Ronnie began his electrical career in 1979 with Cass Electric, an oilfield electrical contracting company in Andrews, Texas. With more than three decades of experience in the electrical contracting industry throughout the Permian Basin region, Ronnie has served in various roles that include electrical, instrumentation, automation, overhead utilities and distribution of power for the oil and gas, petrochemical and mining industries.
Senior Vice President
Israel Ramirez has been with Lone Star Corporation since 2010, and serves as Senior Vice President. Israel was instrumental in the start-up and success of Lone Star Corporation during the company’s early years. In his current role, Israel is responsible for, and assists with, the overall strategic direction of Lone Star with a primary focus on further enhancing client offerings.
With over 22 years of documented success leading strategic projects, he provides a wealth of experience in all phases of electrical construction. Prior to joining Lone Star Corporation, Israel spent 8 years as the Odessa Area Manager for Pyramid Instrumentation & Electric Corporation. Israel began his electrical career at Saulsbury Electric.
Israel attended Electrical Trade School and currently holds Journeyman licenses in Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas, Missouri and Wyoming.
Vice President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer
As Chief Financial Officer, Tina Mobley is responsible for overseeing all of the financial management components of Lone Star Corporation. Her responsibilities include providing the executive team with timely and accurate financial statements, ongoing cash flow projections, oversight of all accounting and finance operations, as well as design and maintenance of the financial reporting structures.
Tina has over 11 years of experience in a variety of accounting roles that range from audit and compliance to internal control systems. Prior to joining Lone Star Corporation, Tina was employed by RK Pump & Supply as their Financial Controller. She has over eight years of experience in a variety of roles in the public accounting sector working for Elms, Faris & Company and its successor, Weaver. She finished her public accounting career as an Audit Manager for Weaver.
Tina holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Texas Tech University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Vice President of Operations
As Vice President of Operations, Chisholm Carruth is responsible for overseeing all of the day-to-day operations of Lone Star Corporation. As a member of the executive team, Chisholm manages a network of area offices while leading the company’s efforts to improve and expand upon our current list of comprehensive services provided to clients throughout the West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico region.
Chisholm has over 13 years of experience in business operations. Prior to joining Lone Star Corporation, Chisholm was employed by Sun Electric where he held several leadership roles in operations, business development, estimating and various other management roles within Sun Electric’s operations.
Chisholm holds an Associate Degree in Applied Science from Midland College.
Vice President of T & D Services
As Vice President of Transmission & Distribution, Shanon Davis is responsible for the overall management and technical responsibilities for all operations conducted by Lone Star’s T&D division. Lone Star’s T&D offerings include transmission and substation operation and maintenance, and construction of overhead and underground distribution systems ranging from 2.4Kv to 345Kv.
Shanon has over 36 years of electrical experience in the oil & gas sector. Prior to joining Lone Star, Shanon was employed at Sun Electric in excess of 20 years where he held various roles ultimately becoming the General Manager, responsible for all of the day-to-day operations of field services and T&D services. Prior to that Shanon was employed by CRG Electric working on overhead and underground construction and maintenance projects for the oil & gas industry.
Shanon currently holds a Master’s license in Texas and a T&D license from the Department of Labor.
Vice President of Automation
As Vice President of Automation, Bob Dawson is responsible for the strategic development of the Automation Division, developing new growth opportunities and enhancing the performance of our automation services. Comprised of two business units, Lone Star provides automation design services as well as control panel manufacturing to a wide variety of clients. Bob brings over 40 years’ experience in advanced oil & gas measurement, production automation design and commissioning.
Prior to joining Lone Star Corporation, Bob was Vice President of Automation Services at Superior Optimization where over a 15 year career he held various roles, including business development and managing various operations. Prior to Superior Optimization, Bob worked as an I/E Specialist for Cantera Resources.
Bob graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from Odessa College.
Vice President of Business Development
As Vice President of Business Development, Jimmy Morris is responsible for creating, driving and directing the overall sales strategy for the entire company, managing multiple client relations, and providing overall leadership to Lone Star Corporation. As an executive team member, Jimmy directs a sales team that focuses on managing and enhancing existing relationships while continuing to seek new opportunities that develop into lasting partnerships.
Jimmy brings over 30 years of experience to Lone Star Corporation, providing significant electrical and mechanical expertise to the oil & gas and petrochemical industry. Prior to joining the executive team of Lone Star Corporation, Jimmy served as a construction manager/business development officer for Edge Manufacturing. He previously was employed by Chesapeake Natural Gas.
Jimmy graduated from Sul Ross State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science.
Director of Human Resources
As Director of Human Resources, Megan Baeza is responsible for creating innovative ways to engage all employees and assist with establishing a culture, systems and training that will develop leaders and empower employees to solve problems. In addition, Megan will ensure that human resources are aligned and consistent across all areas of Lone Star’s operations. Megan oversees all hiring phases of the company, and is responsible for payroll management, administering employee benefits, and providing assistance to all of Lone Star Corporation’s employees.
Megan brings over six years of experience in vast and varied responsibilities within Human Resource management. Prior to joining Lone Star Corporation, Megan worked for The Sewell Family of Companies in the human resources department and was actively involved in employee engagement, employment law and recruiting. Prior to Sewell, Megan spent two years in law enforcement.
Megan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology from the University of Texas Permian Basin.
Vice President of Environmental, Health and Safety
As Vice President of Environmental, Health and Safety, Lars Abinante is responsible for developing and managing the overall framework and strategic planning for environmental, health and safety management. Under Lars’ direction, Lone Star Corporation will continue to maximize employee safety while minimizing environmental impacts and assuring compliance with OSHA safety and environmental standards throughout Lone Star’s operations.
Lars brings over 14 years in the public electric utilities sector promoting EHS strategies. Prior to joining Lone Star Corporation, Lars was employed by Oncor Electric Delivery as Senior FCC of T&D Operations where he was involved in major construction critical projects across the West Texas Region. Prior to Oncor, he served as Executive Director of Operations Environmental, Health and Safety for Sharyland Utilities and was instrumental in leading and developing the corporate-wide EHS strategy.
Lars holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Safety, Health and Environmental from Columbia Southern University as well as a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Western International University.