About TTS

Our collaborative working style emphasizes teamwork, trust, and tolerance for diverging opinions.

Who We Are

TTS is full of smart, driven engineers and support personnel who care a lot more about getting the job done and done right, and the relationships we build, than about proving how clever we are. We become a valuable extension of our clients' teams. As a result, our people are the primary reason our clients recommend TTS Power and TTS Midstream to others.

Our collaborative working style emphasizes teamwork, trust, and tolerance for diverging opinions.

We have a passion for our clients' needs and a pragmatic drive for action that starts Monday morning bright and early and doesn't let up. Our culture is gifted with infectious energy to solve problems and innovate. We balance the engineering challenges we uncover with co-created solutions by engaging our clients and building relationships that endure. We work hard, but we don't take ourselves too seriously. We enjoy what we do and laugh a lot... often at ourselves or each other.

We are an agile alternative to the OEMs and it shows… It feels different to work with us.

Our Values

At TTS, we have no hidden agendas or politics. We are committed to doing the right thing by our clients, our people, and our communities.

Our competitive advantage is the ability to use our multi-disciplined experience and capabilities to understand customer problems better, create high-value solutions and deliver the very best quality technology and engineering available.

Our values and culture make us special:

  • Customer Commitment… We are completely aligning with our clients and their success, delivering the highest quality, professionalism, and ethical standards in everything we do.
  • Intellectual honesty… Tell it like it is, delivering the truth in direct and straightforward language. We are open to the possibility that the current understanding of the challenge could be wrong.
  • Safety Matters Most… Safety is not a gadget but rather a state of mind. We have our slogan, our signs, and banners, our tailgate meetings, etc., but more notably, we simply look out for each other.

Leadership is about Impact, influence and inspiration


Tony Thornton, CEO of TTS Energy Services

As CEO of TTS, Tony is directly responsible for all aspects of the company's growth and operations in the international power generation and energy markets. He has over 30 years of power generation industry experience, during which he has worked in over 60 countries.

Tony has been with TTS 28 years and his responsibilities have ranged from providing gas turbine engineering, project management and consulting services, all the way through to his current role as President.

Prior to joining TTS, he was with the General Electric Company, working as an international field engineer. Tony holds an Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBA) from the University of Central Florida and is a member and participant of several industry organizations and leadership committees.

Tony also serves as President of TTS’ parent company, TTS Energy Services.

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Frank Hoegler, President – TTS

Frank is responsible for the management of all TTS businesses. He brings over 30 years of gas turbine experience to TTS. Prior to joining TTS, he was employed by Sermatech Power Solutions serving as Vice President of Sales and Marketing and previously as Director of the Gas Turbine Parts Program.

Frank was also employed by Power Systems Manufacturing LLC as the General Manager of Sales and by General Electric where he held various positions ranging from Field Engineer to Sales Manager to Combustion and Fuel Nozzle Repair Business Leader. He is also a U.S. Navy Veteran where he worked on gas turbine shipboard propulsion and electrical systems.

Frank was born in Ohio and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Technical Management from State University of New York and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida. Frank also holds a U.S. Patent for Gas Turbine Repair Techniques and is a specialist in industrial gas turbine technology.

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Pat Begley, VP Sales

Pat brings over 29 years of gas turbine experience to Turbine Technology Services.

Prior to his current role, Pat was employed by Sermatech Power Solutions serving as Executive Manager of Corporate Sales. In the 1990’s, Pat worked for TTS as Vice President of Corporate Sales and with HSDE Inc. as Manager of Industrial and Marine Business Development.

In his early career with General Electric, Chromalloy, Unitech and HSDE, Pat developed his extensive knowledge of heavy rotating equipment by performing engineering roles including Mechanical Field Service Engineer (GE and Chromalloy), Speedtronic Control System Service/Startup Engineer (GE and Chromalloy), PLC Control System Development Engineer (Unitech) and Controls Group Engineering Manager (HSDE).

Pat was born in Ireland. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dublin and Master in Business Administration from the University of Houston.

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Ricky Morgan, VP Engineering

Ricky brings over 30 years of electrical and controls engineering experience and is responsible for all technical aspects of TTS’ products and services. Prior to joining TTS, Ricky was employed by Sermatech Power Solutions, serving as the International Executive Manager for the Middle East and previously as Vice President of Turbine Systems Engineering.

Ricky was born in Scotland, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Strathclyde University, Glasgow. More recently, he graduated from the University of Central Florida with his Master in Business Administration.

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Rob Hearn, VP Operations

Robert (Rob) Hearn graduated from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and then went on to graduate from the University of Central Florida Executive MBA Program. He has over 20 years’ management and corporate operations experience with various international engineering and technology firms. He is currently the Vice President of Operation.

Prior to his current career, Rob worked for the National Hockey League and was the referee at the gold medal hockey game at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.

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George Gramatikas, Strategic Development Officer

George co-founded TTS with Dan Davis in the early 1980s. Serving as President and CEO throughout the 1990s, George led TTS to prominence as an independent product, service and construction provider.

Today, George Gramatikas serves as an active board member and advisor to TTS and has a prominent role integrating new technology and new markets into TTS' legacy business. George has served as an international arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution® (ICDR) since 2003.

In his early career with General Electric, George developed his extensive knowledge of power generating and mechanical drive equipment in engineering roles ranging from mechanical field services to electrical and startup engineer and project manager.

George Gramatikas earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, where he was honored with the prestigious Beatty Award. In 2010 he was inducted in the University of Central Florida Business School Hall of Fame where he had earned his EMBA. In 2013 George was selected by ASME and presented by Central Florida multi-discipline engineers their Lifetime Achievement in Engineering Award. George volunteers his personal time mentoring startups through programs like the National Science Foundation’s iCorps and women focused WeVenture.

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