The ZAP team is comprised of talented, innovative individuals that have years of experience in the industry.  With their talents and education combined, the ZAP leadership team is top tier in the Oil and Gas industry.

SteveSteve Tzap, P.E.

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Steve has over 40 years of industry experience and started ZAP in 2001 when he identified a need for process expertise in the gas processing and related energy industries.

He is an officer on the Gas Processor Supplier Association (GPSA) Board of Directors; company member of the GPSA; and one of the original founders of the Rocky Mountain Gas Processors Association (RMGPA).  He currently serves on the GPSA Board and is in line to become a future President of the National GPSA.

Steve received his BS in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University and his MBA in Finance from the University of Houston. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Colorado.


Carl Soderman


Carl joined ZAP in 2010 bringing over 30 years of industry experience in engineering, project management, equipment packaging and operations.

He has worked for engineering companies, suppliers and operating companies. He received his BS in Chemical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. He has been active throughout his career in the Gas Processors Association and currently serves on the Technical Committee.


Frank Lousberg, P.E.

Vice President of Engineering

Frank joined the ZAP team in 2008. His leadership skills and broad expertise make him an asset to the ZAP leadership team, bringing 20 years of industry experience.

Frank received his BS in Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining at the Colorado School of Mines. He is a registered Professional Engineer in AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, KS, LA, NC, ND, NJ, NM, OH, OK, PA, TX, WV and is a NCEES record holder.