Our Story

Systran is a process-driven company that caters to the documentation and development needs of the hydrocarbon processing industry. Originally founded in 1978 in Chicago, we’ve been under our present ownership in Houston since 1987.

Our company revolves around a simple concept: trained employees keep your facility running efficiently, effectively and, most importantly, safely. We take that simple goal to heart and remember that the foundation of our business is making complex processes, procedures and systems manageable for our clients so their workforce can perform effectively. We pride ourselves on creating documentation that’s easy to understand and efficient for your operators to follow, because explaining systems in a way that makes sense is [Step 1.] to a safer and more efficient place to work.

Our goal is to help companies empower employees through job-specific training and clear, readily available documentation, ensuring your plant or project is a safe and accident-free place to work.


We hire people who have become recognized as seasoned experts in their field, with excellent communication skills and a passion for sharing their knowledge with others.

David Hirsch

As President and CEO for Systran, David is responsible for guiding the strategic direction of the company, as well as supporting its leaders and employees to deliver technical services and training programs that help our industrial customers achieve their business objectives. David started at Systran in 1992 as an e-learning specialist, gained further experience as a training developer and project manager before becoming CEO. David’s specialties include Process Safety Management compliance, curriculum development, project management, process implementation, business development, and business operations. David holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin.

Albert Garcia
Albert Garcia
Director of Plant Services

As Director of Plant Services and Manager of Consulting Services, Albert provides extensive on-site consulting support related to the delivery of PSM compliance, technical documentation, and custom training solutions. Albert’s focus includes project management, work process and continuous improvement, and business development. Albert’s 30 years of refining industry experience includes field, console and leadership responsibilities in unit operations. Albert brings more than 10 years of experience in the management of employee development and regulatory compliance programs. Albert holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in HR Management from American Intercontinental University.

Tammy Netherland
Tammy D. Netherland
Director of Business Development

As Director of Business Development, Tammy’s responsibilities include strategic planning and program implementation. She brings over 20 years of experience in adult learning theory, client relations, and curriculum development. Since 1999, Tammy has been honing these skills at Systran to assist industrial clients identify technical services and training programs that will achieve their business objectives. Over her tenure at Systran, she has worn many hats giving her a unique outlook and understanding into our clients’ needs and development processes. This helps Tammy quickly and accurately develop the proper planning and program implementation. Tammy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and English from Stephen F. Austin State University, and a Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology from the University of Houston, Clear Lake.