Thrustmaster Corporate Brochure
Thrustmaster of Texas, Inc. manufactures heavy duty commercial marine propulsion and thrusters.
The factory and production of all thrusters is based out of Houston, Texas with a global network of
sales offices in Rotterdam, Singapore, China, Dubai, and Brazil. A service office is located in Houma,
Louisiana to assist offshore clients.
All thrusters are developed in-house by a complete engineering department for mechanical, hydraulic,
electrical and electronic design. Tooling includes machining and measuring equipment, CAD, vessel resistance and propulsion, 3D modeling and ANSYS Finite
Element Analysis. The application of modal analysis, stress and strain analysis as well as rotor
dynamic analysis of drive trains and transmissions are fundamentals towards the reliability and
quality of Thrustmaster’s products.
Thrustmaster of Texas, Inc., a world leader in the design and manufacture of marine thruster systems, announces the following promotions in its top level operations management.
Jason Small, M.Sc.Mar.E., has been promoted to General Manager. Mr. Small, a graduate of Texas A&M with a B.Sc. in Marine Engineering, served as Engineering Manager at Thrustmaster for the past six years.
Venkat Mudupu, PhD has been promoted to Engineering Manager. Dr. Mudupu has been with Thrustmaster for over five years and is a specialist in design of control systems for propulsion and dynamic positioning applications for marine and aerospace applications. Dr. Mudupu has a doctorate in mechanical engineering from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he conducted research on feedback control, adaptive and fuzzy logic, and non-linear control systems.
Marcela Pineda, BSME has been promoted to Projects Director. Ms. Pineda has been working as a Project Manager at Thrustmaster and is a seasoned professional having started in the oil and gas business in 1998 with FMC Technologies. Ms. Pineda has a strong background in commercial, contract and risk management, international business, and logistics.
Greg Ault was advanced to Chief Financial Officer for the company. Mr. Ault has over 20 years of financial management experience with increasing levels of responsibility, mainly in the heavy equipment industry. Mr. Ault joined Thrustmaster in 2008 as Controller.
Aaron Cooley, B.Sc. Economics, J.D., UT at Austin has been promoted to Director of Support Services taking on the administrative support and service departments. Mr. Cooley came to Thrustmaster with broad experience in large mission critical team management as former VP Estimating and VP Strategy & Technology and General and Senior Council at Global Industries.
For over 30 years Thrustmaster has been a leading provider of propulsion systems
for use in the offshore, marine, inland waterways and military markets.
Thrustmaster has a growing global network customer base comprising of more than
Thrustmaster employs over 280 staff members located in offices, manufacturing and service
facilities in over 7 countries. 28 of which are engineers dedicated to
the design of advanced propulsion systems.
In 2013, Thrustmaster invested $200,000 on research and development in order to provide
efficent applications to meet growing market demands.