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.
Susan Bender is the founder and CEO of Linc Energy Systems. She has led the organization since 1990. Bender won the Titan 100 Award, Denver Business Journal Outstanding Woman in Business (Energy), and Top Women in Energy designations. She also earned the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Company Culture from 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.
President and COO
Jeffrey Cox is the president of Linc Energy Systems, Inc. He’s no stranger to the gas metering industry. Jeff has been with Linc Energy for 22 years; first, as a project manager, then as vice president of sales, and later vice president. In late 2022, he was named president after Susan Bender, founder and CEO, stepped down from the daily operations.
Jeff is a New Jersey native and an alumnus of Villanova University. He is married to Joyce, his wife of 35 years. They have two grown sons, Garrett and Lucas. In his spare time, Jeff enjoys both snow and water skiing, boating, and renovating his home in the foothills, just west of Denver, Colorado. The best way to reach Jeff is by phone or email.
If we had to sum up 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 to oil and gas and security consulting and training. Leanne enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons, grandchildren, and siblings in her spare time. You can reach Leanne by emailing her.
Kevin Clark joined the Linc Energy Systems sales team in 2022. In addition to working with current and prospective clients to help them meet their regulator and metering needs, Kevin also works in the warehouse checking on inventory and readying merchandise at will-call.
Kevin earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Work Management and a minor in Business Administration from Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction. He’s been working in sales and customer service since graduating in 2016. Away from the office, Kevin loves spending time with his fiancé traveling, skiing, attending Denver Nuggets games, and getting together with friends and family. The best way to get ahold of Kevin is to call or email him.
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. Cox traded crude oil, heating oil, gasoline, and natural gas as an NYSE broker. He graduated with a B.A. in economics from Villanova University. He enjoys water and snow skiing, watching basketball, and spending time with his two daughters. The best way to reach Mr. Cox is to call him at (303) 697-6701 or email 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 food service 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, 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 volunteering 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.
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 playing 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.
Director of Operations
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, services, 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, building 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.