Ryan Sitton is a native Texan who grew up in the Irving area. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University where he earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and met his wife, Jennifer. Following college, Ryan went to work as an engineer in the energy industry.
In 2006 Ryan and Jennifer founded PinnacleAIS, an engineering and technology company focused on reliability and integrity programs for the oil, gas, and petrochemical industries. PinnacleAIS is focused on helping its customers ensure their equipment operates safely and reliably. Since 2006 PinnacleAIS has grown substantially, today employing more than 350 people. In 2012 and 2013, Inc. Magazine recognized PinnacleAIS as one of the top 1,500 fastest growing, privately held companies in the world. For four consecutive years, PinnacleAIS was one of the coveted Aggie 100 recipients, which celebrates and recognizes the fastest growing Aggie-owned businesses.
With over 15 years of experience in the oil, gas, and petrochemical industry, Ryan is considered a leading expert in his field. He’s been an active member of several industry groups including: The Texas Alliance of Energy Producers (TAEP), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and the American Petroleum Institute (API). Ryan has also served as an energy engineer expert in both regulatory and civil court cases.
Active in higher education, Ryan is a leader on Texas A&M’s Mechanical Engineering Advisory Council, regularly working with leaders in Texas higher education to support the principles that will keep our state’s institutions among the best in America.
Elected to the Railroad Commission on November 4, 2014 to a six-year term, Ryan won the general election with over 58% of the vote.
Ryan is a passionate conservative committed to putting his energy expertise to work for the people of Texas. As Railroad Commissioner, Ryan is working to make the commission more efficient and effective so Texas can lead America to energy independence. Ryan understands that the Railroad Commission exists to serve the people of Texas by keeping them safe while encouraging the responsible production of our natural resources. He also understands Texas, not the EPA or other federal agencies, should be responsible for overseeing the production of our natural resources and he is committed to fighting burdensome federal interference.
Ryan and his wife Jennifer have three children and are active members of St. Andrews Episcopal Church. A lifelong entrepreneur, Ryan enjoys developing different inventions, especially with his kids, and building all sorts of creations with the family’s collection of over 100,000 Legos. He is deeply honored to serve as your Railroad Commissioner.