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Joe Compofelice

Chairman and CEO

Joe Compofelice brings more than 40 years of extensive energy and industrial services experience to the AXIOS team. As chairman and CEO, Compofelice provides the strategic direction for the company’s organic growth and expansion through acquisition. Since 2000, Compofelice has completed a half dozen acquisitions in the industrial services space, ranging from $10 to $200 million. Compofelice was the hands-on CEO of Aquilex Service Company from 2004 to 2008. The company provided numerous industrial services to the petrochemical, chemical, refinery, coal and other industries. He has served as the CEO of several energy service companies and has been on the board of directors of six publicly traded companies. Compofelice received his Bachelor of Science from California State University at Los Angeles and his Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University.

CHRIS ROMANO

Chief Operating Officer

Chris Romano brings three decades of industrial services sector expertise to the AXIOS team. As AXIOS’ Executive Vice President, he applies his expertise in leading multidisciplined and multichannel teams while overseeing our Operational Businesses, Asset Management Group and Sales Teams.Romano’s strategic leadership and management ensures the AXIOS operational and sales teams achieves its quarterly and annual goals. He oversees these efforts while seamlessly supporting clients, sales opportunities and other key AXIOS initiatives.Throughout his career, Romano has held executive positions with Atlantic Scaffolding, The Brock Group and Brace Industrial Group. Before joining AXIOS in 2017, Romano spent five years at Atlantic Scaffolding. During his tenure as Vice President of Operations, he was integral to the company’s tenfold growth, which led to its acquisition by The Brock Group. After the acquisition, he continued as both Regional President and Eastern U.S. Division President with The Brock Group until September 2015.A lifelong resident of Baton Rouge, La., Romano operates out of the AXIOS headquarters located in The Woodlands, Texas.
James Rounsavall

Chief Financial Officer 

James brings a depth of finance experience in both energy and industrial services markets. In his role as Chief Financial Officer, he works closely with the leadership team to enhance business processes and systems supporting revenue and profitability growth.
Mr. Rounsavall’s career has progressed from an audit background at Ernst & Young to leadership and executive roles in both public and private company settings in Controller, Vice President and CFO roles. Mr. Rounsavall shares a passion to create organizational value through collaborative, high performing teams built upon sound business processes and controls.
Mr. Rounsavall received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Banking & Finance from the University of Arkansas and obtained a Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of Houston. Mr. Rounsavall is based at the corporate office in The Woodlands, Texas.

Emily McMakin

Vice President of Administration

Ms. McMakin is a native of Baton Rouge, LA. and currently serves as Vice President of Administration for AXIOS Industrial Group. She has been involved in Contractor Industrial Services for over 12 years.

Ms. McMakin is an accomplished professional, experienced in spearheading billing process improvements, collection efforts, and system implementations. She has been highly effective in improving underperforming operations, establishing controls, and improving labor efficiencies throughout her career.

Ms. McMakin graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in Psychology. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

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