Chuck Laughter Joins Joule Processing as Vice President, Engineering & Operations

July 9, 2014
Joule Processing

HOUSTON – Joule Processing, LLC (“Joule”), a provider of natural gas processing and treating solutions, today announced the addition of Chuck Laughter to its executive management team. An industry veteran with 28 years of experience, Laughter will serve as Joule’s vice president, engineering & operations. He comes to Joule from Audubon Engineering, where he served as vice president of midstream leading the development of projects with values ranging from $5 million to $350 million.

“Chuck’s leadership ability, reputation and broad experience executing large, complex projects makes him a valuable addition to Joule’s leadership team,” said Benjamin Victor, Joule’s chief executive officer. “As we continue to advance our growth strategy and strengthen our platform in the natural gas treating and processing space, Chuck represents the type of leader that is instrumental in allowing us to provide our customers with superior design, engineering and equipment solutions. We are excited about what he brings to the table and the opportunities that lie ahead.”

“When I looked at Joule Processing I was impressed by the equipment offerings, broad solution capabilities, the talent and the team’s growth potential,” Laughter said. “Joule has an exceptional engineering group that is made up of passionate, driven individuals who have tremendous talent and are excited about what they do. I’m thrilled to be part of the Joule team and look forward to contributing to the company’s continued success.”

Laughter’s responsibilities will include leading all efforts related to detailed engineering and operations, with a focus on the successful execution of major projects. Joule provides natural gas producers and midstream companies with a wide range of standard and customized natural gas processing and treating solutions, including refrigeration, fractionation, stabilization and amine treating plants. Launched in 2009, the company has completed projects in multiple domestic shale plays including the Bakken, Marcellus, Utica, Eagle Ford, Woodford, Monterey, Powder River Basin, Uinta Basin and the Niobrara Shale, as well as internationally in Mexico, Indonesia and Colombia. 

Chuck Laughter, Vice President of Engineering and Operations
Laughter has a long history in operations, engineering and business development. Prior to joining Joule, Laughter spent four years with Audubon Engineering, most recently as vice president of midstream. During his tenure at Audubon, Laughter led the company’s midstream business unit, which engineered compression, processing, treating and storage solutions for energy customers across the United States and internationally. Before joining Audubon, Laughter held both executive and board of director positions within Wilson-Mohr, Inc. Prior to Wilson-Mohr, he held various positions at Honeywell Process Solutions and General Electric. Laughter earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla, now called Missouri University of Science and Technology.

About Joule Processing, LLC
Headquartered in Houston, Joule Processing provides processing and treating equipment solutions to natural gas producers and midstream companies. Joule works closely with customers to evaluate natural gas scenarios and determine the most cost-effective processing and treating options. Joule offers a wide range of equipment,  including refrigeration, stabilization, fractionation and amine treating plants. Joule’s management team and engineering group has first-hand experience in multiple resource plays and the expertise to create innovative, tailored solutions with complete equipment and facility designs. For more information, please visit


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