Robert Stewart Sr., president, Lime Instruments

Oil Field Technology – Finalist

Robert Stewart Sr. seeks the best from himself and others in all relationships.

As president of Lime Instruments, a well service controls and instrumentation company, Stewart not only recognizes and nurtures the talents of his team, employees, customers and vendors alike but is ready to offer assistance whenever and wherever necessary. He actively looks for new ways to help customers achieve their goals, continually challenging his team for innovative solutions.

Stewart demonstrates a perseverance to overcome obstacles with his steadfast determination for best practices within his organization. He consistently encourages his business partners to seek the best possible solutions for any given challenge, no matter the degree of difficulty.

When the energy industry took a downturn in 2009, Stewart and his team saw an opportunity to focus on developing new and better products. As a result of his leadership, Lime was poised to attack the market with new ideas and solutions and logged a record year for the company in 2011.

Lime is currently working with exploration and production companies to automate and streamline the petro carbon extraction process. What is currently known as an extremely dangerous process will benefit from Lime’s innovation to create a safer technique where extracting resources is automated — thus leading to fewer on-site accidents for both the workers and the environment.

In addition to his work with Lime, Stewart sits on the board of the Spring Branch Education Foundation, an organization dedicated to enhancing the education, safety and quality of life for children in Spring Branch Independent School District. He also volunteers as a coach with the Spring Branch Memorial Sports Association and supports the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

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