Thomas Russell has a long legacy of leadership in the oil and gas processing industry, which he has been part of since he graduated from the University of Tulsa in 1957 with a bachelor’s in chemical engineering. In 1972, Russell founded his first company, T.H. Russell Co., which made processing equipment for oil and gas explorers. In 2004, he formed Thomas Russell Co., where his pre-engineered modular designs have been groundbreaking in gas liquid recovery plant design. In 2016, Thomas Russell Co., became wholly owned by Honeywell.