National SRTS Director
Larry “Deano” Kothe is part of our Leadership Team and is our National SRTS Director in Tulsa Oklahoma. SRTS stands for Specialty Repair Technical Support, which is the support group for our techs out in the field. Deano, or Ole Man Legend as he’s referred to around here, lives in Collinsville and has been with PSI since 2013. Deano is also an Oklahoma original and started the Oklahoma Territory office and has devoted his professional time working towards the success of his crew there.
Deano has over 35+ years’ experience in the Specialty Services industry, so “Ole Man Legend” is very appropriate. He’s a Master Tech, a composite wrap trainer, Leadership Team member, hot tap/line stop trainer and an on-stream leak sealing trainer. He says he’s also proficient at pushing a broom when needed!
Married to the love of his life Brenda, they’ve been together 33 years and have raised 3 wonderful kids, Taylor, Kelsey and Justin. The Kothes have moved from Oklahoma to Kansas, onto Colorado and then back again to Oklahoma as Deano has pursued his specialty contracting career. Deano touts that Brenda’s the glue that kept them all together through the years and didn’t know how he could’ve ever done it without her. A tightknit family, they enjoy spending time together, and it just so happens that Deano and his daughter Kelsey recently jumped out of a perfectly good airplane to sky dive! When he has the time, Deano also loves going fishing, duck hunting and shooting guns at the range.
When we say Deano has been around the block a few times, we mean it. Not much he hasn’t experienced, and we are extremely thankful that he’s with us. Deano is one of PSI’s most revered and respected Leadership Team members. Having been “in the trenches” multiple times with the President of PSI, Deano is inherently in- tune with the PSI vision. Deano knows that we are only as good as our last job and constantly works with our personnel, helping them hone their expertise and improve their problem-solving and customer service skills.