Who We Are

After completing my undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, I started my career as an entry level engineer. I've always been willing to take on new challenges and, as my career progressed, I am proud to have been part of some great organizations where I was afforded opportunities to serve in a broad range of interesting engineering roles. I jumped at the chance for promotion into my first leadership role and, as I moved up, was blessed to with progressive levels of responsibility as a leader of both engineering and operational organizations. After more than 35 years, I have discovered my core passion is solving practical problems. I get immersed, consumed, and acutely focused on solving a practical problem. In The Wrath of Khan, Spock said Admiral Kirk's "first best destiny" was "commanding a starship" and "anything else is a waste of material." Similarly, I have discovered my first, best destiny is the role of an engineer. There is and forever will be a high demand for problem-solvers with the grit, tenacity, determination, talent, and passion to rollup their sleeves, dive into the difficult challenges, and never give up until the job is done. This is the mission of Texas Engineering Services and what we are all about. It is my vision for the company and why I am the Chief Engineer in lieu of some other role. Got a problem? We live to help! In fact, we would do this for free if we could.

John R. Turner, P.E.

Our Team

John R. Turner, BSME, MSIE, P.E.

Founder and Chief Engineer

John has over 35 years of industry experience from line engineer to Vice President of Engineering with several distinguished organizations including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Defense (DoD), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), American Airlines, Jacobs Engineering, StandardAero, and Zodiac Aerospace. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering from New Mexico State University.

  • Licensed Professional Engineer #67394 by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers.

  • Extensive product life cycle experience including design, manufacturing, and sustainment.

  • Licensed Professional Real Estate Inspector #22134 by the Texas Real Estate Commission.

  • Author of The Turnerisms: 12 Personal Leadership Rules to Live By.

Thomas Rhea, ASME

Design and Manufacturing Engineer

Tom has been on our core team since 2015. He has over 35 years of industry experience and is an expert in plastics and composite materials. Tom is a journeyman designer with significant experience in the aerospace, heavy industrial, and medical device industries. He holds Associate of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Plastics Processing Technologies, and Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology from Texas State Technical College.

  • Over 25 years working in CAD including significant experience in AutoCAD, CATIA, Pro-Engineer, Inventor, and SolidWorks.

  • Abaris Composite Manufacturing and Repair Certification.

  • Womac Industrial Fluid and Pneumatic Power Certification.

  • Skilled in Statistical Process Control, Lean Manufacturing, Total Quality Management, Plastic Mold Design, and Injection Machine Operation.

Eric Malmstrom, BSPE, MBA, CEM

Energy Study Consultant

Eric has an extensive background in Project Management, Continuous Improvement, and Business analysis with Fidelity Investments and holds both a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University. He is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and has performed numerous site surveys and energy audits for Predominant Use Studies.

  • Experienced performing Predominant Use Studies.

  • Extensive Program Management experience.

  • Led numerous process improvement and process re-engineering projects.

Our Core Values

Integrity is our cornerstone value. C.S. Lewis said: “Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.” You can expect the highest professional ethics from everyone on our team and we simply will not tolerate less.

Tony Hsieh said: “Most innovation comes from outside your industry applied to your own." We are seasoned professionals from diverse backgrounds and come to you with unique and broad perspectives. This puts us in the pole position to propose new and better solutions.

Ash Maurya said: "“Life's too short to build something nobody wants.” Our clients are the reason for our existence. We measure our success not by revenue but by value. If we bring our clients true value, we will never have to be concerned about revenue.

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