What Makes Our Team Great

With 150+ years of combined experience in the domestic oil & gas industry. The McDaniel Company’s personnel is knowledgeable, experienced and prepared to meet the needs of our clients. Our people and their commitment to hands-on customer service are the backbone of the company and instrumental in our continued success.


Gary McDaniel


Gary L. McDaniel began his career in the oil & gas business in 1975 with The McDaniel Company. In the early years; Mr. McDaniel was primarily active on the supply side, selling Oil Country tubular goods and production equipment.

After becoming proficient on the supply end, he began to expand into other areas of the industry such as plugging and abandonment and oil & gas production. Mr. McDaniel remains active in the daily operations of the business which include; tubular and equipment supply, plugging and abandonment, acquisitions and divestments, and exploration and production.

His career now spans three decades and has seen the volatile nature of the oil & gas industry which has prepared him to effectively operate The McDaniel Company today. Inheriting some of the entrepreneurial talent from his father Guy A.

McDaniel, Mr. McDaniel remains flexible to meet the ever changing landscape of the oil & gas industry. Mr. McDaniel is a member of the Dallas Wildcat Committee, as well as The Dallas Petroleum Club where he serves on the Board of Directors.


David Eyler

Vice President

Independent Consulting Geologist

Born in Toledo, Ohio
Miami University of Ohio – 1981 A.B. Geology
1981-87 Dresser Atlas (Hobbs, N.M. & San Antonio, TX)
1987-90 SPG Exploration/Amax Oil & Gas, Inc. (San Antonio, TX & Houston, TX)
1990-92 Forte Energy Corp. (Houston, Texas) Co-Founder
1992-Present The McDaniel Company, Inc. (Dallas, Texas) Vice President
1992-Present Milagro Resources, L.P. (Midland, Texas) Founder and President
Resident of Midland, Texas for 16 years

Professional and Honorary Societies –
AAPG; SPWLA, President San Antonio Chapter
Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientist –
National Board of Directors – 2002-07
National President – 2005-06
SIPES Foundation Board of Directors – 2003-07

Member St. Ann’s Catholic Church
St. Ann’s Catholic School Board – 1994-2000
School Board President – 1998-2000