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.

  • Tim O’Connor


    Tim has been a financial professional for over 20 years, including 10+ years of accounting, tax and audit experience with Big 4 firms. He has contributed to the financial success of several local companies applying expertise in process improvement, long-range planning, budgeting and forecasting. Tim holds a BBA from Texas A&M and is a licensed CPA.

  • 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.