About Us

working in field services for seven decades

The aim of our company is to partner with natural gas, electric, water, and oil utilities to ensure our mutual success. We have been working in utility field services for seven decades, and we are proud of our history as an industry leader, innovator, and effective partner. Our goal is to continue that excellent reputation with our expansive service repertoire- from leak detection, to pipeline integrity services, to workforce management and consulting. Southern Cross is proud to work with utilities across North America, and we would love to join your team.

Our Mission


Safety is built into every activity, and all efforts start and end with a focus on safety.


Customers are the focus of our business. We meet their needs and provide exceptional value-added services.


Quality of products and services, coupled with personal performance, is of prime importance.


People provide our collective knowledge and build our reputation and growth.


Teamwork is our corporate way of life. We expect our people to accept responsibility and be accountable.


Continuous improvement is essential to our success. We strive to always improve and have a commitment to training and development.


Integrity is never compromised. The conduct of our company is pursued in a manner that is socially responsible.

Our Leadership

we are in the business of providing solutions

Rich Summers

Rich Summers

President & CEO

Rich Summers is the President and CEO leading all activities for Southern Cross, NAFS, Spear Group.

Sean Durkin

Sean Durkin


Sean’s experience with leading accounting and finance teams in previous positions makes him a natural fit to be the CFO of Southern Cross. Sean was CFO of an ENR 200 contracting and real estate development firm based in Atlanta, and an audit manager with Price Waterhouse in New York and Washington DC. Sean earned his MBA from the University of Chicago and his BSBA from Georgetown University. He is a Certified Public Accountant. Sean leads the accounting, finance, human resource, and contract management functions for Southern Cross and has been with the company since 2002. He is a member of the Board of Directors and functions as a strategic business partner to the senior leadership team.

Frank Dancy

Frank Dancy


Frank is a seasoned and trusted executive with senior management experience at Nortel Networks, ThyssenKrupp and, most recently, at the private equity firm Madison Industries, where he was instrumental in driving effective strategic prioritization and operational execution. Frank is responsible for field operations, NAFS, manufacturing, engineering, training, and safety functions. Frank will be working with our broader teams to help us develop our strategic roadmap and rigorous operational processes that will take Southern Cross to the next level of profitable growth.

Jody Boyles

Jody Boyles

VP of Business Development

Jody’s career path has taken him from Corporate Account Executive at YRC Freight (formerly Roadway Express) to the Southern Cross family. He spent 15 years with the national transportation company working in all aspects from operations to corporate sales, with a focus on the retail client vertical. Jody has now been with Southern Cross for 9 years, serving as a sales director and now Vice President of Business Development for sales and marketing. His experience allows him to work with all departments, internally and externally. Identify and secure new clients, as well as foster relationships with current clients.

He graduated from Appalachian State University with a BS in Public Relations and Marketing. He was a 4-year letterman playing Division 1 baseball at ASU as well as a short stint of professional baseball after college. Jody brings that same spirit of competition as we continue to grow in the industry, as well as a sense of teamwork across all departments within Southern Cross.