About Us

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Headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, TopSail Energy is a midstream/downstream energy company currently developing a national footprint of regional used motor oil processing facilities. Through acquisitions and greenfield development, TopSail Energy is on a path of rapid expansion that will require a significant number of talented, motivated and entrepreneurial resources to achieve our current growth targets.

If interested in joining this rapidly growing, entrepreneurial midstream energy company, please view our Careers section to see if we currently have a career option that is of interest to you!

TopSail will maintain and enforce the highest standards of environmental, regulatory, and ethical conduct to support the communities where we do business and will promote sustainable business practices to protect the environment and conserve resources.

– TopSail Management


Mr. Lelio has been involved in numerous areas of the midstream energy industry for the past 25 years. His primary areas of focus have been in sales, marketing, finance and M&A transactional leadership at both the business unit and corporate levels. Roles have involved managing businesses as varied as pipelines, storage and logistics for crude & condensates, natural gas, natural gas liquids, refined products and biofuels. Prior to starting TopSail Energy, Mr. Lelio held a variety of commercial & finance roles within GATX Terminals Corporation and Koch Industries, Inc. including P&L leadership within Koch Pipelines, Koch Finance and Flint Hills Resources. For the past 15 years Mr. Lelio led commercial efforts for each of the Kinder Morgan, Inc. business units including KM Liquids Terminals, KM Canada, KM Products Pipelines, KM Natural Gas and Corporate Development.

Mr. Lelio received an MBA from the Eller School of Business at the University of Arizona and graduated with honors from the United States Naval Academy (‘87) before embarking on a distinguished career as a naval officer.

Mr. Lawyer has been involved in the upstream and midstream industries for the past 29 years. He has served in senior leadership roles with a primary area of focus in capital raising, principal investing, M&A, strategy, sales and finance. Mr. Lawyer has advised and worked with family offices, private equity firms, private and public energy companies and finance firms. Over the past 15 years, Mr. Lawyer has started, grown and managed four different energy asset and service companies and advised and participated on the respective board of directors. Mr. Lawyer started his career as an investment banker with JPMorgan Chase.

Mr. Lawyer has served as special advisor to three private Board of Directors and served on the Finance Committee for a private for-profit domestic hospital. Mr. Lawyer is chairman for Eyes on Me (an inner-city evangelism and discipleship ministry), chairman for a private education company and a BOD member for United Health Partners. He also speaks at various energy conferences and is a panelist for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 small business initiative.

Mr. Lawyer received an M.B.A. degree from the European Institute of Business Administration (“INSEAD”) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Management Information Systems from Southern Methodist University. Mr. Lawyer has a conversational knowledge of French and Spanish and holds a Series 79 and Series 63 securities license.

Mr. Aguirre has been involved in numerous areas of the energy industry for the past eight years. His primary areas of focus have been in accounting, finance, marketing, deal structuring, project development and M&A transactional support at thebusiness unit level. Roles have involved managing businesses and identifying expansion projects at various terminal locations which handled refined products and biofuels. Prior to partnering with the Management Team at TopSail, Mr. Aguirre started his career in public accounting at Deloitte in their Houston office. At Deloitte, Mr. Aguirre worked in their audit group focusing on Oil & Gas and manufacturing clients (’07-’10). For the past 5 ½ years Mr. Aguirre held positions in finance and business development in the KM Products Pipelines Business Unit participating in multiple expansion projects, due diligence efforts and M&A activity for the business unit. Mr. Aguirre received an MBA from Texas Tech University (2006) and BBA – Accounting from Texas Tech University (2005). Mr. Aguirre still maintains his CPA license in the State of Texas.


Thank you for your interest in TopSail Energy, where we believe that our employees are our most valuable resource. TopSail’s ability to execute our company goals will depend primarily on the quality and dedication of our employees, and we strive to create and provide a workplace that offers challenging, stimulating and financially rewarding opportunities to all of our employees. Please take a minute to review the current list of career opportunities and let us know if you will consider joining our crew! Currently, we are only accepting applications sent via email and postings will be updated as we grow.