Web Master
Liz Stansfeld
512 301 2744

9300 Sandstone St
Austin, TX 78737

MTS HOUSTON BARBECUE - OCTOBER 29, 2015 - 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

THRUSTMASTERThe 2015 Barbecue will be hosted by Thrustmaster of Texas, Inc. at its dedicated thruster manufacturing facility.

About the Host Company
For more than 30 years, Thrustmaster of Texas has been providing high quality thrusters to the marine industry. Established in 1984 by its current president Joe Bekker, Thrustmaster of Texas has grown from a small manufacturer of outboard, deck-mounted propulsion units to a worldwide leading manufacturer of thru-hull Z-Drive and L-Drive azimuthing thrusters, retractable thrusters, waterjets, tunnel thrusters, and the patented portable dynamic positioning system.

With more than 1,000 thruster units in operation around the world, many of them of an exclusive design to suit a particular unique application, the company has proven its dedication to design engineering excellence as well as comprehensive service after installation. Quality at Thrustmaster begins with design engineering. To meet this challenge Thrustmaster has built an industry leading multi-disciplinary team of highly experienced engineers to work with operators, naval architects and shipyards on every project.

Thrustmaster's 200,000 sq ft. factory is based out of Houston. The company also has service and sales offices in Rotterdam, Singapore, Shanghai, Dubai, and Rio de Janeiro.

Click or scroll down for the following information:
Event Schedule (when to arrive) Become a sponsor Current Sponsors Contacts
Location Sponsor Opportunities Current Exhibitors PAY (IF ALREADY REGISTERED)
Auction Exhibiting Opportunities Auction Items Download Flyer
Register to attend Book Exhibit Space Committee Directions and Maps

Book your exhibit tables and lock in your sponsorship now for our premier fund raiser (and fun event) of the year, the Annual MTS Houston Barbecue Social which will be held the evening of October 29, 2015. Click here to download the BBQ Flyer.

In addition to refreshments, a wonderful barbecue dinner, exhibits and social networking, there will also be door prizes and a silent auction. This is a great event and we expect several hundred participants. (Approximately 800 people attended last year's event). Bring colleagues and spouses.

- Click here for map

Thrustmaster of Texas
6900 Thrustmaster Drive
Houston TX 77041

Silent Auction

This year will include a Silent Auction.  You will have the opportunity to bid on some great items and have some good fun while doing so!! Click here to see a list of Auction donated to date.

We are currently accepting donations.  Silent Auction items can include Wine and Spirits, Entertainment Packages, Gift Certificates (Sporting Good Stores, Restaurants, Hotel Stays etc.) Gift Baskets, Jewelry, Fishing and Hunting Trips, Tools, and more.

For quesitons about the Silent Auction, please contact the Silent Auction Chair Wendy Post.

Exhibit Opportunities

There are a total of 97 booth spaces of which 3 remain. Note that all booth spaces come with one registration pass

EXHIBIT BOOTH OPTIONS Remaining booths Cost
Table Top Exhibit spaces 3 $250.00

Below are some exhibitor guidelines on what to expect:

  • Each exhibitor is provided with a standard six-foot table. (Please do not expect a typical 10x10 booth space - this is a table top exhibit set up.)
  • Your Exhibit table payment includes ONE pass for an employee/attendee to staff the table.
  • No floor standing or pop-up exhibit booths. You are welcome to place anything you wish on your six-foot table as long as it does not interfere with your neighboring exhibitor in height or width. NOTHING is to be placed in front of or to the side of your table such as literature racks etc.
  • NO pull up display panels will be allowed in the center isle exhibit tables.
  • Each table will be fitted with a table cover and drape.
  • Electricity WILL BE available for those requiring it.
  • There is no "wall space" for banners to be fixed or hung on the wall behind your table.
  • Chairs are NOT provided. There is room behind each table for 1-2 attendee to stand and greet visitors. There is some room behind each table & under for storing your materials & a few boxes.
  • Shipping Materials: It is best if everyone brings their exhibit materials with them. However, if you need to send materials ahead of time, contact Melissa Wood Fugro: 713.305.7361

For questions about exhibiting, please contact Barbecue Chair Melissa Wood Fugro: 713.305.7361

- click here to become a sponsor
Your generous sponsorship supports the MTS Houston's scholarship program. All sponsors will be recognized on this website, in the monthly Announcement and at the barbecue:

Diamond Level 4 - $4,000
Diamond Level 3 - $3,000
Diamond Level 2 - $2,000
Diamond Level 1 - $1,000
Gold - $750
Silver - $500
Bronze - $250

For questions about sponsorship, please contact: Chair Jessica Montoya, FMC/Schilling: 281.598.4105


3:00 - 4:00 PM Exhibit set up
5:00 PM - Registration
6:30 PM - Food Service begins
7:15 PM - Scholarship Program
7:45 PM - Silent Auction
8:30 PM - Meeting Concludes


The barbecue is $35 with a paid in advance registration (by October 27) or $50 for those paying at the door - with or without a reservation. Students are free.
If you have registered and have not yet paid - either for sponsorship, exhibiting or attendance, you may either send a check made payable to MTS HOUSTON SECTION to the address below, or click here to pay online using a credit card. (Please make sure you are registered BEFORE you submit payment)

Send payment to:
MTS Houston
c/o Stansfeld & Fairbrother
9300 Sandstone Street
Austin TX 78737



logo  Fragomen Worlwide  Bronze     

logo  Thrustmaster of Texas  Host Facility     

logo  Braemar Engineering  Diamond Level 3     

logo  Fugro  Diamond Level 3     

logo  DeepWater Rental & Supply  Diamond Level 1     

logo  FMC Schilling Robotics  Diamond Level 1     

logo  InterMoor Inc.  Diamond Level 1     

logo  Royal Purple c/o Lube & Fuel Solutions  Diamond Level 1     

logo  Trelleborg Offshore  Diamond Level 1     

logo  WT Industries, LLC  Gold     

logo  Ashtead Technology  Silver     

logo  Bluefin Robotics  Bronze     

logo  SEACON   BRONZE     

logo  Subsea Technologies, Inc.  Silver     

logo  Teledyne Marine  Silver     

logo  Aqua-Tech Services, LLC  Bronze     

logo  C-Ray Media, Inc.  Bronze     

logo  Delta SubSea  Bronze     

logo  Gemini Fabrication  Bronze     

logo  Kelvin TOP-SET  Bronze     

logo  Proceanic/Video Ray   Bronze     

logo  Southwest Electronic Energy  Bronze     

logo  Stress Engineering Services, Inc.  Bronze     

logo  TerraSond  Bronze     


Delta SubSea  logo

Upstream Marketing  logo

Survey Equipment Services   logo

London Offshore Consultants  logo

Containerhouse International, Inc.  logo

Subsea Technologies, Inc.  logo

High Tech Inc. USA  logo

Quest Offshore  logo

FMC Schilling Robotics  logo

Shea Writing and Training Solutions, and Shea Capa  logo

Pulse Structural Monitoring, Inc.  logo

C-Ray Media, Inc.  logo

Ashtead Technology  logo

Mackay Marine  logo

AML Oceanographic  logo

Proceanic/Video Ray   logo

Teledyne Marine  logo

McCullough Sudan PLLC  logo

Zupt, LLC  logo

UTEC Survey  logo

Trelleborg Offshore  logo

Van Oord Offshore   logo

Paradigm Flow Services  logo

HDI Offshore Group  logo

Tritech North America  logo

Deepsea Technologies,Inc  logo

Pentagon Freight Services  logo

MacArtney, Inc  logo

ClampOn, Inc.  logo

Stepinoff and Crosier  logo

InterMoor Inc.  logo

Offshore Engineer - AtCoMedia  logo

Proceanic/F2 Flares  logo

Teledyne Marine  logo

SMD  logo

University of Houston  logo

Texas A&M - Galveston  logo

Texas A&M - Corpus Christi  logo

MTS Young Professionals  logo

Texas A&M - College Station  logo

Saab Seaeye  logo

Hydra-Power Systems, INc  logo

INTEGRA Technologies  logo

ATPI Griffinstone  logo

ABCO Subsea  logo

Fragomen Worlwide  logo

Talon Technical Sales  logo

BK Power Systems  logo

Nortek  logo

SEACON   logo

DeepWater Rental & Supply  logo

Radoil  logo

Kymar Subsea  logo

Veripos US  logo

Aqua-Tech Services, LLC  logo


SPX Bolting Systems  logo

MMI Engineering  logo

Forum Energy Technologies  logo

World Commerce Forwarding, Inc.  logo

DDI International, Inc.  logo

OceanWorks International  logo

Royal Purple c/o Lube & Fuel Solutions  logo

Duchesne Academy Robotics - Iron Plaid -   logo


Southwest Electronic Energy  logo

Imenco USA  logo

ETA International Inc.  logo

Sonardyne Inc  logo

Woods Hole Group  logo

Gemini Fabrication  logo

Northwest Technical Solutions  logo

Mirage Subsea  logo

Buskop Law Group - Patents & Trademarks  logo

Bluefin Robotics  logo

Glenair  logo

GaUS Anodes International  logo

Duron Systems, Inc.  logo

Cinco Ranch High School- CRyptonite Robotics   logo

Waltrip High School Robotics  logo

Granherne (a KBR Company)  logo

Stress Engineering Services, Inc.  logo

RAC Conference Center Inc.  logo

Sidus Solutions, LLC  logo

Eutex International / ATEC   logo

William Jacob Management, Inc  logo

Sunbelt Graphics, LLC.  logo

Crowne Plaza River Oaks  logo

Braemar Engineering  logo

Entagral Engineering  logo

W-Industries  logo

The Subsea Company  logo

Deepwater Subsea  logo

Flexlife Shaping Subsea  logo


Melissa Wood
(713) 305-7361

Jessica Montoya
MTS Barbecue - Sponsor Chair
(281) 799-6487

Wendy Post
MTS Barbecue - Silent Auction Chair
(713) 540-6918

BBQ Student Affairs – Aimee Coates: (936) 582-7237
BBQ Registration - Debbie Jackson, Integra: (713) 502-0149
BBQ Cooks – Terry Dailey, Schlumberger; Chuck Richards, Reed Richards & Rick Cisneros, C.A. Richards & Associates