Our People

Our People

The Cyclone team is dedicated to providing the attention to detail, quality, and delivery necessary to assure that every order is right and on time. In addition to the senior management team below, we have a responsive inside sales department, experienced shop team, meticulous administrative group and attentive outside sales representatives — all focused on serving our clients.

  • Steve Lesikar


    A Texas A&M Engineering alum, Steve was a senior engineer at Halliburton prior to acquiring Cyclone Steel in 1984. He has over 30 years of experience supplying processed plate to oil and gas related businesses and numerous other industries.

  • Philip Norton


    Philip is a University of North Texas (MBA Accounting) and Southern Methodist University (BBA Business) graduate. He worked in various accounting and business management positions, with the majority of his career in management for Caltex Corporation and Petrofac Limited, including CFO positions overseas and for US operations.

  • Charles Kott

    Executive VP & COO

    Charles is a Carnegie Mellon MBA and University of Texas Mechanical Engineer. He worked in various engineering and general management positions at Cameron International prior to joining Cyclone as VP Sales & Marketing in 2013.

  • Chad Husky

    Plant Manager

    Chad took over as Plant Manager in 2006 and is responsible for production and quality. He joined Cyclone after serving in senior operations management positions at Goodman Manufacturing and has 16 years of experience including proficiency in lean manufacturing techniques.