Guydon Software Services
Steve Nelson

Steve was born in Washington DC, and spent about 10 years there before moving to Lewisburg PA, where he graduated High School.  

Steve started college at Penn State University, and after moving to Texas, graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a BS in Chemistry.

After college, Steve started working for BJ Services, then a part of Borg-Warner, in the Cement lab, developing new additives.  While at BJ, he started working with programmable calculators, and discovered his true calling--programming.  At BJ, Steve led a team to develop their first on-site stimulation monitoring program (which included pre-frac testing) in 1980, running on an HP 9845 desktop computer.  BJ became BJ-Hughes, and then in a joint Hughes/Dresser venture, became BJ-Titan.  As part of the merger, the lab was relocated to Houston.  His personal ties to the DFW metroplex gave Steve the incentive to strike out on his own.

Steve is currently a partner in the Custom programming firm GUYDON Software Services located in the DFW Metroplex.  Formed in 1985 with Gary Cooper, GUYDON Software Services developed the SMARTS® monitoring system, Cempace™ cement design program, and GPS Gravel Pack Simulator (with Jaycor).

Most of Steve's 'off time' is spent with his family--daughter Jenne, and son Alex; travelling; and working on cars.