Mr. Samanns currently serves as the President of Signal Peak Silica LLC,  a leading provider of in-basin frac sand in the Permian, Eagle Ford, and Midcon shale basins. Prior to his time at Signal Peak Silica, Mr. Samanns worked for over six years in the frac sand industry at Preferred Sands, where he held a variety of roles, including his last position as Senior Vice President of Operations. While at Preferred, Mr. Samanns was instrumental in creating and executing a commercial strategy to expand Preferred’s capacity and emerge as an early leader of the in-basin revolution. Prior to Preferred, Mr. Samanns worked for five years in Inventory and Supply Chain Management in the pharmaceutical industry and three years in Construction Management. Mr. Samanns graduated with honors from Delaware Valley University with a BS in Business Administration.