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About KnightHawk Engineering

General Information: hawkwork@knighthawk.com

Sales, Marketing, Business Development and Conferences: Nathan Knight

Customer Support: Chris Creech

KnightHawk Engineering, Inc.
301 Regents Park Drive
Houston, TX 77058
(281) 282-9200 telephone
(281) 282-9333 facsimile
Business Hours
KnightHawk Engneering is Avaialable 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week.

KnightHawk Engineering was founded in July of 1991 by Cliff Knight. Since our inception, we have assembled a diverse and powerful staff of engineers who are proven leaders in their field. They have executed projects throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.  Our clients range from individual entrepreneurs to the largest industrial giants, such as Shell, Exxon Mobil, Chevron and NASA. This depth of experience and expertise has allowed KnightHawk to establish itself as a preeminent leader in design, failure analysis, rotordynamics, and trouble-shooting of static and rotating equipment around the world. Our static equipment analysis includes selective linear exchangers, quench coolers, furnace tubes, pelletizing dies, and blow-down systems into closed headers. Our rotating equipment analysis includes machine and structural dynamics, failure analysis, evaluation of acoustic pulsation, and rotordynamic modeling.  In addition to these disciplines, we perform specialty machinery design and third party audits. Throughout the years, KnightHawk has developed a strong reputation in the industry for our work on major high profile projects. For example, KnightHawk was hired by NASA to design oxygen valves for the space shuttle program. We have also performed FEA modeling for human implants. Our failure analysis work includes determining the root cause of a compressor explosion on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico as well as a major compressor in a copper plant in Indonesia, the shutdown of which caused the cost of copper to increase worldwide. Most recently, we have been retained to perform a root cause failure analysis of a two billion dollar plant in the Middle East that had been unable to become operative.

Why KnightHawk Engineering?

In addition to engineering services, KnightHawk has a division that provides Metallurgical Services and we are affiliated with an Industrial Filtration company.

KnightHawk Materials Lab, a division of KnightHawk Engineering, offers world-class metallurgical services at a level previously unknown in this industry. Providing in-house support to our specialty engineering team allows us to respond to customer needs quickly and effectively.

Career Opportunities

KnightHawk's staff consists of highly skilled engineers and technicians. We offer the opportunity for qualified professionals to excel and to further develop their skills. We are a closely knit group that works well together. If you are seeking to specialize your skills in a diverse environment with access to experts in many fields, KnightHawk can help you attain those goals.

KnightHawk Clientele

  • Ameri-Forge Corporation
  • Allied Signal
  • Alstom (Schmidt'sche)
  • Aristech Chemical Corporation
  • B&B Electromatic
  • Babcock
  • BASF Corporation
  • Bilco Tools
  • BOC Gases
  • BP Amoco Chemical
  • BP Amoco Refinery
  • Calciner Industries, Inc.
  • Cargill, Inc.
  • Chemical Waste Mgmt.
  • Chemtura Corporation
  • Chevron Chemical
  • Chevron/Phillips Chemical
  • Ciba-Geigy
  • Cit-Con Oil Corporation
  • Citgo Petroleum
  • Citgo Refinery
  • Coastal Refining
  • Coffeeville Resources Nitrogen Fertilizers
  • Coffer Corporation
  • Conoco Incorporated
  • Condea Vista
  • Conoco-Phillips Company
  • Copolymer
  • Crall Products, Inc.
  • Crown Vintage
  • Dakota Gasificiation
  • Dolphin Energy
  • Dynegy Power
  • Dow Chemical
  • Dupont
  • Ecodyne MRM
  • Engineering Designs Transfer, Inc.
  • Eni Chem Americans, Inc.
  • Entergy
  • Equistar
  • Excel Para Lubes
  • Exxon Chemical
  • Exxon Mobil
  • Fonco Engineering
  • GB Bioscienes
  • GE Aero Power Systems
  • Geo Heat Exchangers
  • Georgia Gulf
  • Georgia Pacific
  • Global Octanes
  • Global Sante Fe
  • Houston Refining Lp
  • Huntsman Corporation
  • Hydrochem, Inc.
  • Hydro Machinery
  • Imc-Agrigo Company
  • International Piping Sys.
  • Invista
  • Jacobs Engineering
  • James River Corporation
  • Kaldair, Inc.
  • Kaiser Aluminum And Chemical
  • Kerr Mcgee
  • Kimberly-Clark
  • Lafayette Utilities
  • Laroche Chemicals
  • Louisiana Generating, LLC
  • Lucite International, Inc.
  • Lyondell Petrochemical
  • Marathon LLC
  • Master Foods
  • Melamine Chemicals, Inc.
  • Merichem Chemicals & Refinery
  • Metal Works Corp.
  • Millennium Chemicals
  • Mississippi Chemical Nitrogen LLC
  • Mobil Oil Corporation
  • Monsanto Company
  • Motiva Enterprises LLC
  • Nalco Chemical Company
  • Natureworks LLC
  • Nelson Industrial Steam Company
  • O&M Manufacturing
  • Occidental Chemical
  • Ohmstede Heat Exchangers
  • Onyx Environmental Services
  • Orion Refining
  • Oteco Incorporated
  • P.T. Smelting
  • Petrex, Inc.
  • PPG Industries
  • Placid Refining
  • Pellerin Milnor
  • Reflange, Inc.
  • Reliant Energy Coolwater, Inc.
  • Resource Rig Supply, Inc.
  • Rohm & Haas Company
  • Rubicon, Inc.
  • Sasol Synfuels (PTY)
  • Selas Fluid Processing
  • SG Solutions
  • Shell Chemical Company
  • Shell Offshore, Inc.
  • Sierra Pacific
  • Solvey Polymers
  • S.S.&S. Fabricators
  • Stp Nuclear Operating Company
  • Stone & Webster
  • Stowe Power
  • Taper-Lok Corporation
  • Technip USA Corporation
  • Temple Innland
  • Tenaska Gateway Partners
  • Terra Industries
  • Texaco Development Corp
  • Texas Eastman
  • Thermon Manufacturing
  • Titan Petrochemicals
  • Total Petrochemicals
  • Triad Chemical Company
  • Turner Industries
  • TXU Electric
  • Uniroyal Chemical
  • Vogt-Nem
  • Vulcan Chemicals
  • Weeks Marine Incorporated
  • Westlake Petrochemical
  • Westvaco
  • Weyerhaeuser Company
  • Williams Olefins

KnightHawk Alliances


Since the beginning of 2010, KnightHawk is offering services in Colombia, South America, through its alliance partner INSURCOL LTDA. INSURCOL LTDA is a Colombian company that provides a variety of engineering services, instrumentation and controls, and technical products for the Petrochemical and Refining, Energy, Telecommunications and Electronics Industries. For more information contact INSURCOL at www.insurcol.com


TRAGS is one of the largest specialized industrial services company in the State of Qatar. TRAGS provides support for specialty service needs from scheduled maintenance to plant turnarounds to emergency response. TRAGS is ISO 9001:2008 certified. They provide services to Oil and Gas, Petrochemicals, Power, Pressure Equipment Manufacture, Repair, Maintenance and other industrial services including Heavy Engineering work. TRAGS is well connected to support KnightHawk efforts in Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and UAE.

TRAGS Trading & Agency Services,
Abdul Aziz Bin Ahmed Street, Jaidah Tower
PO Box 1884, Doha, Qatar
Tel: 00974 44432212/13, 44428391, 44428238


PETROSAS is in the contracting, construction and commercial business. They provide products and services in the Oil Industry and other governmental organizations. They have a highly experienced staff and operate in the upstream and downstream sectors of the oil and gas industries throughout Kuwait.

Petrosas Oil & Gas Services Co.
Sas Al-Dar General trading & Contracting Co.
Kuwait City, Sharq, Ahmed Al-jaber St., CBK Building, 1st Floor
P.O.Box 4045, Safat 13041
Tel.# +965-22459610, 22459612, 22459614
Fax # +965-22459607

KnightHawk Management

KnightHawk Engineering (KHE's) team are experts in solving problems. Our personnel has worked many years in plants solving real-world problems with solutions that meet the needs of "For Profit" operating plants. KHE’s staff is made up of specialists from many backgrounds including Mechanical, Process, Process Control, and Operations.

Our team uses their varied perspectives to view a problem through all its facets. They have the knowledge and expertise to consider all aspects of the situation: the mechanical, process, process control, material characteristics, operational, and maintenance, of the entire system.
Cliff Knight
Cliff KnightPresident, Chief Engineer
Cliff Knight
Cliff KnightPresident, Chief Engineer
Cliff Knight is President of KnightHawk Engineering and a Professional Engineer with 34 years of experience.

Linda Robinson
Linda RobinsonAssistant Chief Engineer
Linda Robinson
Linda RobinsonAssistant Chief Engineer
Linda provides oversight for our projects and uses her skill in data sets and mining solutions from data for a deeper solution for Knighthawk clients.

Nathan Knight
Nathan KnightVice President
Nathan Knight
Nathan KnightVice President
Nathan T. Knight is a Vice President at KnightHawk and is part of the management team that makes the process go.

Michael Hoerner, Ph.D., P.E.
Michael Hoerner, Ph.D., P.E.Laboratory Director for the KnightHawk Engineering Materials Lab
Michael Hoerner, Ph.D., P.E.
Michael Hoerner, Ph.D., P.E.Laboratory Director for the KnightHawk Engineering Materials Lab
Michael uses his extensive knowledge as a metallurgist to solve puzzles in a wide range of tasks, from metallurgy testing to writing reports for clients to supporting litigation our clients may be engaged in. CV Download Here

Thomas Garza
Thomas GarzaVice President and Director of Engineering
Thomas Garza
Thomas GarzaVice President and Director of Engineering
As Vice President and Director of Engineering, Mr. Garza will oversee and directly supervise all engineering projects and actively participate in the overall management of the company.

Kobus Stadler
Kobus StadlerSenior Mechanical Consultant
Kobus Stadler
Kobus StadlerSenior Mechanical Consultant
Kobus Stadler is a Senior Mechanical Consultant.

Chris Creech
Chris CreechChief Operating Officer
Chris Creech
Chris CreechChief Operating Officer
Chris is Chief Operating Officer.

Aaron Knight
Aaron KnightMechanical Engineer
Aaron Knight
Aaron KnightMechanical Engineer
Aaron, a Mechanical Engineer, directs teams in numerical modeling and analysis, utilizing advanced tools such as ANSYS Fluent and Mechanical to tackle complex engineering challenges. Aaron oversees projects, guides field service assessments, and drives the development of innovative solutions.


Registered Professional Engineer - KnightHawk Engineering & Cliff Knight, President - registered in:
  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming


KnightHawk Engineering is a specialty engineering company that can address all the physics of a problem in a short time. KnightHawk is the name industries depend on when the most critical failures happen. At KnightHawk, we know that a solution too late, is no solution at all.

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KnightHawk Engineering, Inc.
301 Regents Park Drive
Houston, TX 77058

(281) 282-9200 telephone
(281) 282-9333 fax

General Information: hawkwork@knighthawk.com

Sales, Marketing, Business Development and Conferences: Nathan Knight

Customer Support: Chris Creech

KnightHawk Engineering is Available
24 hours a day / 7 days a week.

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