In 2020, Thigpen Solutions and Blue Roads Solutions merged to offer leading mobile and off-pipe natural gas solutions nationwide. With natural gas service roots going back to 2005, Thigpen Solutions, and Thigpen Energy, were originally focused on midstream services and support. The addition of mobile gas solutions in 2010 forever changed the company’s path and set it on a course to being an industry leader in mobile LNG and CNG service across the United States.
Our mission is to ensure the safe delivery of natural gas when pipeline infrastructure is constrained or not available. With over 60 years of experience in natural gas service and transportation, our management team is committed to providing turnkey solutions that promote safety and reliability. From initial procurement to remote monitoring, we pride ourselves in offering the highest level of customer service to every client, regardless of industry or application.
The team at Sapphire is composed of pioneers in the natural gas fueling solutions business. With decades of combined experience providing natural gas end-use solutions, our team is the most experienced in the industry today.
During his over 20 years in the natural gas industry, Mr. Thigpen has experience in gas processing, offshore service, International service, pipeline operations, new pipeline, and facility construction, executive leadership, and the execution of buy/sell transactions of private companies.
Prior to being named as CEO of Sapphire, Mr. Thigpen founded, and led, Thigpen Energy, and later Thigpen Solutions. These businesses are now a part of Sapphire. Prior to the founding of Thigpen Solutions, Sam was recruited by Chart Industries to start, and lead, Chart Lifecycle, Inc. This was an international service company focused on petrochemical and LNG facility services around the world.
Mr. Thigpen studied Finance and International Business at Sam Houston State University, in Huntsville, TX. He is also a lifetime member of MENSA, an avid offshore fisherman, and has competed in sporting clays at both the amateur and professional levels.
Cory Spaugh is the Chief Financial Officer for Sapphire Gas Solutions. Cory is responsible for overseeing the company’s accounting activities, financial reporting, internal controls, and ensuring Sapphire Gas Solutions is positioned to take advantage of growth opportunities. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.B.A. in Accounting and has an MBA with a specialization in accounting from Sam Houston State University. Cory is a licensed CPA in the state of Texas. He is married with one son and enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, and fishing.
EVP of Sales & Marketing
For the past 20+ years, as a Senior Sales and Logistics Management Executive, Doug has gained invaluable experience in sales management, strategic planning, new business development, logistics management, P&L management, and sales forecasting. His expertise in managing and developing a national sales team will allow him to implement his knowledge of envisioning and executing innovative sales and marketing strategies to drive market expansion across Sapphire’s wide range of applications.
Executive Vice President of Operations
Director of HR
Health, Safety, and Environmental Director
Kevin grew up in Montgomery TX and graduated with a Bach of Science degree from SHSU. He is married with one son and enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing golf, hunting, and fishing.