David Deaton brings over thirty-five years of broad-based business management experience to the Allen Austin firm at its Houston, Texas headquarters. David’s career includes positions in sales management, business development, and executive management at a variety of companies supplying both products and services to the Upstream, Midstream, and Downstream components of the energy industry. He has worked for both publicly and privately owned firms headquartered in the United States and Western Europe and has travelled extensively in North America (including Canada), South America, and Western Europe. Most recently he was President of Vector International USA, Inc., a manufacturer of specialty connector products for offshore, subsea, and industrial applications.
David has worked for companies in manufacturing, distribution, and web-based e-commerce marketplaces serving the E&P, Refining, Petrochemical, Pulp and Paper, and Engineering\ Construction industries. He has also been involved in M&A activities for both publicly traded companies as well as those owned by private equity groups.
David has been a consultant that worked with a major petrochemical company on a supply chain optimization project on their purchase-to-pay initiative. He has also solicited project business and has established long term supply agreements for goods and services with customers including: Shell, ExxonMobil, BP, Valero, ConocoPhillips, ChevronTexaco, Koch Industries, Dow, Equiva Services, Huntsman, Air Products, Celanese, International Paper, Fluor, Mustang Engineering, Technip, Bechtel, Jacobs, Foster Wheeler, KBR, Intec Engineering, ABB, and Worley Parsons.
David’s consulting practice with Allen Austin focuses on all aspects of the energy industry as well as general management searches for medium and Fortune 500 class enterprises. His areas of emphasis include manufacturing, distribution, engineering/construction, and the various management disciplines within those types of organizations. He currently is active as an Energy Advisor with the Houston Technology Center (HTC).
David attended Southwestern University obtaining a BBA on a basketball scholarship and has recently retired as a basketball official with the Southern Officials Association. His outside activities include, golf, cycling, and water skiing.Download full bio