Andrew Tischler

Innovation. Integrity. Flawless performance.


Vapor Point was born in a challenge to innovate.


A major Gulf Coast refinery manager came to our founders with a problem: how to better manage benzene emissions from vac truck exhaust. That conversation began a decade-long R&D effort, the result of which was a new breed of vapor control device—VaporLockTM.


In Vapor Point’s early days—around 2008—our work revolved around assisting clients in managing their Maintenance, Start Up, and Shutdown permit obligations in Texas. As new EPA requirements grew out of BWON and MACT, we quickly leveraged our core VaporLockTM and Hydraulic AmalgamationTM technologies to help our clients stay ahead of these new compliance requirements.  

In 2015, when the EPA developed the Refinery Sector Risk Analysis and subsequent rule revisions, Vapor Point was again at the forefront, leading efforts to design solutions to satisfy these new mandates. While our competitors continued to push the same, tired methods of destruction or direct chemical treatment, Vapor Point was—and still is—the only company to develop innovative, safer, more cost-effective methods for managing EPA emissions restrictions.

From the start, Vapor Point has focused on anticipating our clients’ ever-evolving regulatory compliance challenges. Today our VaporLockTM technology includes a full suite of applications servicing the upstream, midstream, and downstream petrochemical industries.


Best-in-class technologies backed up by a world-class team delivering unmatched customer service.



Sean Kirkpatrick
Don Alford

Sr. VP Business Development

Chief Science Officer

Sean's comprehensive background spans many industries: refining, petrochemical, paper, specialty chemical, and others throughout the United States. A 20-year veteran in the environmental arena, he has a deep understanding of managing air emissions, remediation, water filtration, tank cleaning, geo-construction, and personnel development.


As COO, Sean applies this rare combination of technical and management expertise to ensure that Vapor Point's internal operations work seamlessly in support of our clients' environmental initiatives. He also works closely with clients to design and implement innovative vapor control systems that meet regulatory compliance and protect their workers.


Sean earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University. 

Andrew has extensive experience in field management and planning for refinery turnarounds, tank and chemical cleaning, oil spills, and routine and specialized refinery maintenance. He joined Vapor Point at its inception, and soon developed many of the mechanical systems and processes that make Vapor Point the clear industry leader.


Some of our most effective routine field placements grew out of Andrew's R&D efforts to solve specific problems. Today, his technology team continues to push the boundaries of routine emission and hazardous constituent control, enhancing performance while increasing safety awareness and cost-effectiveness. As CSO, Andrew also heads up Vapor Point's R&D "skunkworks," where his creative insights and practiced hand conceive innovative approaches to our clients' more out-of-the-norm air compliance challenges.

Don has over three decades' experience in refining and petrochemical, particularly chemical cleaning/decon, fence-line monitoring of hazardous air emissions, and technologies for controlling air emissions. Before helping launch Vapor Point, Don spent years cultivating many long-term relationships reconstructing and revitalizing operations for several companies.


Today Don leads a customer-centric, technically savvy Vapor Point team that solves our clients' immediate air compliance challenges. He also stays on top of regulatory trends and technological advances to better serve our clients in the years ahead.


Don earned his BS in Business Management from Nicholls State University.

Jefferey St. Amant

President & CEO

Jefferey honed his environmental credentials through extensive work in the refining, petrochemical, paper, pipeline and terminal, specialty chemicals, oil and gas production, commercial construction, and related industries. Through key roles with Turner Construction and Baker Tanks/Baker Corp., he developed exceptional technical expertise in air and water filtration, remediation, and de-watering . 

Jefferey remains a hands-on CEO, working collaboratively with Vapor Point’s clients to develop unique, out-of-the-box, cost-effective solutions to meet the challenges of today’s environmental enforcement initiatives.


Jefferey began his professional journey by earning his BS in Environmental Management from the University of Houston, and an MBA from Tulane University. 

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