About Us

Our Mission

At TK&K Services we pledge to provide distinctive quality and unparalleled customer service. Our management and employee dedication and commitment to the goals of our customers deliver that service. We bring thoughtful solutions to challenging projects by leveraging our experience, talented staff, and dedication to exceed our clients expectations.

Paul Thurston

Paul is the President and co-founder of TK&K Services, LLC.  He began his career in fuels and logistics management in 1975 upon his enlistment in the U.S. Air Force.  His military service spanned thirty years, during which he gained extensive experience in petroleum management and logistics strategic planning at both the domestic and international levels and achieved the highest enlisted rank of Chief Master Sergeant before retiring from active duty.  Following his departure from the service, Paul joined a multi-national A/E firm as their first Government Fuels Program Manager prior founding TK&K in 2007.

Edward Kurja, P.E.

Ed is the Executive Vice President and co-founder of TK&K Services. He is responsible for operations, quality control, and health and safety for the company and heads the company’s environmental division while managing specific construction, remediation and fuel system projects. He has over 20 years of experience managing large scale construction and environmental remediation projects for governmental, commercial and private clients.
Ed has a diverse background including management of environmental investigations, remediation, and innovative technologies pilot testing. He is a certified American Petroleum Institute (API) 653 Aboveground Storage Tank Inspector and has managed numerous Department of Defense fuel system inspection/construction/renovation contracts including Air Force, Navy and Army Corps of Engineers projects. He is a graduate of the State University of New York with a B.S. in Physics.

Ken Standifer

Ken is the Corporate Fuels Officer for TK&K Services and works out of our Utah field office. He began his career in fuels management with his enlistment in the U.S. Air Force in 1989. After a 20 year career he retired in 2009 with the rank of Senior Master Sergeant. Following his military career he continued work in the petroleum management field and has served a Project Manager with Pond & Company as well as a Terminal Manager, Operations Manager, and in his current position, all with TK&K Services, LLC. As the Corporate Fuels Officer, Ken is responsible for business development, client relations, and ensuring we are successful in meeting our goal to provide the highest level of quality and value to our clientele. Ken has comprehensive experience in logistics planning, aircraft fuel servicing, facility operations, accountability, scheduling, inventory, quality assurance functions, budgetary requirements, repair and maintenance of equipment and structures, facility design and engineering requirements, permitting and environmental compliance. His experience also extends to automated fuel accounting and distribution systems, cryogenic product storage and distribution, cargo handling and aircraft loading and unloading functions at local, national and international levels. Ken holds both a Bachelors and Associates degree in Logistics. 

Larry Reddish

Larry is the Fuels Operations Manager for TK&K Services in Alpharetta, Georgia. He has over 30 years experience in fuels management both in the military and private sector. As the Fuels Operations Manager, Larry is responsible for project management for fuel service contracts, proposal preparation, plan development and implementation as well as business development and client relations. Larry previously worked for ICF International as a Site Manager for the Air Force conversion to commercial aviation fuel and served over 25 years in the United States Air Force in the fuels career field. During his military career, Mr. Reddish was promoted to Chief Master Sergeant and served in a myriad of fuels and logistics positions at bases around the world, culminating as the Logistics Readiness Squadron Superintendent at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona. Larry graduated Summa Cum Laude from Ashford University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Management and earned an Associates degree in Logistics through the Community College of the Air Force.