John Martinez is originally from Houston, Texas. After spending close to 5 years in the United States Air Force, John attended Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in late 1995.
In early 1996, John accepted his first full-time position in the IT industry with a company called Software Support Incorporated, where he ran a call-center team composed of 10 individuals who were supporting desktop computer systems purchased at retail outlets. The calls consisted of a range of issues involving the computers and John and his team worked to solve the issues and assist customers over the phone.
This position led to a job with a company called Lanology, Inc. in 1997 that was tasked with a contract to upgrade hundreds of computers worldwide to the Microsoft Windows 95 operating system. This involved traveling to multiple field offices from the Gulf of Mexico on up to Eastern Kentucky, spending two weeks in Aruba to accomplish the upgrades for what was then El Paso Energy (headquartered in Houston).
It was at this time that John began to really connect with technology and understand how it can help businesses in the field and on campuses specializing in the Oil and Gas industry.
After the project was over, John hired on full-time with El Paso Energy and worked as a Field IT Coordinator out of branch offices in Nashville, Tennessee, Birmingham, Alabama, Houston, Texas, and Albany, New York.
For two years he was assigned to the web support team, and then returned to the field where he thought he could help his customers best. El Paso Energy was bought by Kinder Morgan Corporation and operates as Kinder Morgan to this day.
John worked with Kinder Morgan from 1998 until the Summer of 2016, when he moved to Nova Scotia to be with his beautiful wife Sara, originally from Canada. He began working full-time for Wilson Fuel Co. Ltd. in 2017 as a Systems Specialist, which later became a supervisor role.
In the time with Wilsons, John learned ways to help the fuel delivery and heating service business using technology. He spent a great deal of time retrofitting hardware and mechanical components in Wilson’s fuel trucks to work with modern equipment allowing for the collection of delivery data in the company’s ERP system. John left Wilsons in July of 2022 to start doing business as an independent contractor in order to expand the range of customers he could help with his technical know-how and practical abilities.