Meet Linc Energy Systems leadership and staff. For over thirty years, we have served the natural gas industry as the premier source of products and services as a manufacturers’ rep, distributor, and contractor.
CEO and President
Susan Bender is the founder, CEO, and President of Linc Energy Systems. She has led the organization since 1990. Bender won the Denver Business Journal Outstanding Woman in Business (Energy) and Top Women in Energy designations. She also earned the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Company Culture by the NWBOC, and her business is an inductee of the NWBOC Hall of Fame. Bender’s company received the Honeywell Process Controls Diamond Channel Partner Award repeatedly and the Sage Metering Most Improved Sales Representative award. Her company won the Best of Wheat Ridge Manufacturers Agent Award for multiple consecutive years and the PSCCo Woman Business of the Year. Bender dedicates herself to her business, the community, and her family. She is a philanthropist, founder of The Susan M. Bender Family Fund managed by The Denver Foundation, a platinum sponsor of Project Angel Heart, and founding member of Impact 100 Denver.
Jeffrey Cox is the Vice President of Sales and currently manages the sales efforts and oversees the Xcel Energy service contract. In the early 1990s, Jeff was Linc Energy’s Project Manager for the Xcel Energy electronic telemetering project, and after three years, he joined Ditch Witch to increase his sales experience. Eight years later, he returned to Linc Energy Systems, where he has remained since 2004. Having owned and operated his own business in New Jersey, Jeff provides a wealth of experience and expertise to Linc Energy Systems. Jeff is an alumnus of Villanova University. He has been married for over 20 years and has two sons. In his spare time, he enjoys skiing and boating with his family.
If we had to sum up the Linc Energy Systems’ employees in three words, it would be experience, dedication, and reliability. We value our team members and recognize the importance of their roles, including our newest members, who represent hope for our continued success.
Brando Bustos joined Linc Energy Systems in 2016 as a technician. He is responsible for testing, diagnostics, and technical support for new product start-ups and services on select product lines. Bustos also assists as-needed in our Utility Service division. Brando attended Red Rocks Community College, where he studied pre-engineering courses. He has Gas Pipeline Operator Qualification (OQ) training and Swagelok Tube Fitting installation training. Brando is also a professional soccer player and coach for the Colorado Blizzard, a Major Area Soccer League 2. Before joining Linc Energy Systems, Brando worked for Interwest Safety Supply as a warehouse helper and forklift driver. Formerly from Mexico, Brando moved to the United States in 2012 and became a U.S. citizen shortly afterward. Mr. Bustos is bilingual, and the best way to reach him is by emailing him.
Leanne Chalker recently joined Linc Energy Systems as the bookkeeper. Leanne graduated in 2013 from MSU Denver, earning her degree in Management. For the past 20 years, Leanne has worked in the private business sector in various industries from startups, including oil and gas and security consulting and training. In her spare time, Leanne enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons, grandchildren, and siblings. You can reach Leanne by emailing her.
Inside Sales Manager
Brian Cox is the Linc Energy Systems Inside Sales Manager. He is responsible for inside sales. He joined the company in 2014 as a sales associate after a 20-year career in the financial market. As an NYSE broker, Cox traded crude oil, heating oil, gasoline, and natural gas. He graduated with a B.A. in economics from Villanova University. He enjoys skiing, both water and snow, watching basketball, and spending time with two daughters. The best way to reach Mr. Cox is to call him at (303) 697-6701 or by emailing him.
Director of Sales
Garrett Cox joined the company in 2013 and is the Director of Sales. He specializes in the more technical product lines like Honeywell Process Controls, Honeywell Mercury, GPL Odorizers, and Sage Metering, providing technical support, training, and sales. He enjoys snowboarding, camping, and boating. Garrett is married and has a daughter. The best way to reach Mr. Cox is by email.
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Lucas Cox joined the sales team in 2020. Much of his time involves sizing and selling gas regulators and meters and provides sales support and training. Before joining the company, he was in the foodservice industry and worked as a server, cook, and manager. Additionally, he has been a ski instructor. Lucas attended Colorado Mountain College. He is an avid skier, a wakeboarder, hiker, and master of a blue merle Australian Shepherd.
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Vice President of Marketing
Sue Gallanter is our marketing department’s face and is responsible for digital marketing and leading marketing strategy at the company. In Gallanter’s early career, she worked at an international mining company in the extractive industry, where she was involved in technical research. Subsequently, she co-created TechSearch, a consulting firm filling staff needs for the solar, oil, and gas industry. Her career transitioned into nonprofits after volunteering at Hospice of St. John, leading to various senior-level and executive positions involved in marketing at Qualife Wellness Community and Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains. Today she continues to volunteer her services at her favorite nonprofits, including Project Angel Heart. Ms. Gallanter is a half-marathon runner; she snowshoes, skis, and bikes. She is also an avid reader and enjoys being with her family, including two daughters, sons-in-law, three grandsons, and her partner.
National Sales Manager
Russ Isaac joined the company in 2015 as the national sales director, responsible for leading the sales of the GPL Odorizers’ equipment line. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the company, having senior-level marketing & sales and business development experience. Russ is the proud father of triplet children and lives with his wife in Harmony, Florida.
You can reach Mr. Isaac by emailing him.
Preston Marcoux, EI
Director of Engineering
Preston Marcoux joined Linc Energy Systems in 2017 as our Mechanical Engineer; before this, he was an intern from 2014 to 2016. He currently leads the engineering efforts at the company and is responsible for R&D, product development, and programming. Preston also assists in designing, technical documentation (CAD), and programming/coding for the odorizer line. He graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a BSME (Mechanical Engineering). Preston has a SOLIDWORKS Associate certification and an FE-EI certification. His academic honors include being a Goldshirt Scholar, and he was in the CU Boulder Honors Engineering Program. He enjoys skiing, running, hiking, juggling fire torches, and strumming a guitar in his spare time. The best way to reach Mr. Marcoux is by emailing him.
Jacob Martinez is the newest addition to our sales team. He prides himself on understanding his clients’ needs, helping them problem-solve, and finding the best-suited products. Jacob comes to us with nearly a decade of sales and project management experience. He is recognized for his sales and project management skills and is a self-starter. His most notable professional achievement is working his way up from a self-described “cart-pusher” at Sam’s Club to the company’s General Merchandising Manager within a year and by 21 years. Jacob is a Colorado native, recently married, and a new dad. He enjoys family gatherings and restoring classic trucks and cars in his off-hours. He also answers to “Jake,” and emailing is the best way to reach him.
Adrian Stang joined the company in 2020 as a technician. He works in the service division, which installs and services natural gas odorization systems. Before joining the company, Adrian was a machinist and draftsperson for six years in the aerospace industry. During that time, part of his responsibility was teaching the University of Colorado Boulder Aerospace Engineering students machining, welding, assembly, and drafting. Adrian is also a certified Autodesk draftsperson with both Autodesk and SolidWorks experience. You may reach Mr. Stang through email.
Spencer Toft is a Linc Energy Systems Lead Technician who works in our Contract Services division assisting with Operator Qualification training and is responsible for new product start-ups, service, and training on select principals’ products. Additionally, Toft is AutoCAD certified and supports engineering efforts through drafting plans and drawings. He began at the company in 2015 after attending Arapahoe Community College, where he studied drafting and computer-aided design. Before and while attending college, he was in the construction industry for 12 years, where he built commercial science laboratories. While born in California, Spencer moved to Colorado in 1989. He and his wife have three children, and in his spare time, he flips burgers on his grill, fishes, and spends time with his family. The best way to reach Mr. Toft is to call him at (303) 697-6701 or email him.