• English – native proficiency
  • Spanish – moderate proficiency
  • HTML – professional proficiency

Recent Publications

Biofuels International
Author · Sep/Oct 2017
Binns, Mark; Burkes, Kolten. “Removing water from ethanol.” Biofuels International, September/October 2017, 28-29.

Social Media

Managed Company Accounts
LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Facebook, and Instagram:

  • Hengye Inc.
  • Klein High School FFA Alumni

Managed Brand Accounts
Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram:

  • EthaDry (Hengye Inc.)
  • EthylCleanse (Hengye Inc.)

Personal Accounts
LinkedIn:   Kolten Burkes
Twitter:   @ibkol10
Facebook:   Kolten Burkes

Professional Associations

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • The Association of Strategic Marketing
  • Internet Marketing Association
  • Oil and Gas IQ

Certifications and Honors

  • University of Houston-Downtown
    Business Development / Sales Management Certificate
  • Texas State FFA
    Honorary Lone Star FFA Degree
  • American Marriage Ministries
    Ordained Minister

Educational Experiences


University of Houston-Downtown

MBA Business Development /
Sales Management

Houston, Texas · 2017 to 2020
AACSB Accredited
Reality Based Education

  • Sales communication, basic to advanced selling skills and techniques
  • Sales leadership, sales strategic planning, and development of sales goals
  • Marketing including analysis, e-platforms, promotional marketing, sales and analysis
  • Pricing and margin negotiation, financial management of contracts
  • Establishing and tracking key performance indicators
  • Effective written and presentation skills


University of Houston-Downtown

BBA International Business
Houston, Texas
AACSB Accredited
Activities: Study Abroad in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil

The International Business major offers a combination of basic business knowledge with an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural study of international business theories, practices and policies with a strong global focus. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for positions in business, government, and global-oriented enterprises and organizations in the fields of:

  • International trade and business
  • International finance
  • International marketing
  • Global cross-cultural management

Professional Experiences


Hengye Inc.

Molecular Marketeer, Sales Engineer
Houston, Texas · since March 2015

  • Encourage team efforts for genuine customer centricity, responsive service, and solution forward activity
  • Engage and educate adsorbent and catalyst communities of company services, technical support prowess, corporate culture, and product capabilities
  • Produce technical articles and case studies to support and improve efficacy of products and technical services
  • Design marketing tools for tradeshows and sales presentations to promote product features, applications, and benefits
  • Code corporate website using HTML and Photoshop to create appealing calls to action
  • Create brand recognition and bolster company image through social media sites, educating followers and developing interest grabbing material that increases knowledge, brand awareness, and nourishes a supportive community
  • Answer technical product questions, select the best product to fit customer needs, and explain the chemical and physical reasoning behind the product selection


Klein Independent School District

Klein, Texas · 2013 to 2015

  • Collaborated with all 42 administrators across the district and managed standardized testing deadlines
  • Attended Professional Development training for internally administered certifications and participated in Professional Learning Communities
  • Collected and reported, State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) testing documents from all Klein ISD campuses
  • Scheduled and oversaw the printing and delivery of secure, district-wide testing documents, and assisted with report analyses for increased success of students, following TEKS standards
  • Managed inventory, equipment, vendor relationships, and trained employees on proper use of machinery
  • Evaluated results of students in the Gifted and Talented (GT) Program, created and analyzed reports to monitor progress
  • Controlled documentation for the needs of students in the Special Education Program


Chipotle Mexican Grill

Service Manager
Houston, Texas · 2011 to 2012

  • Led employees through operations while interacting with customers to ensure top levels of satisfaction and nourish customer loyalty
  • Trained and encouraged employees to become top performers by building employee confidence while following company policies
  • Monitored profit and loss statements, food and equipment budgets, labor matrices, and managed sales and inventory forecasting
  • Interviewed, hired, and trained new employees about company practices, duties, safety, and company culture
  • Engaged in customer relations to spread knowledge about corporate culture to instill company values, mission, and vision

Community Involvement


Klein High School FFA Alumni

Secretary Officer / Cofounder
Klein, Texas · since September 2010

  • Support the Klein HS FFA chapter and expand opportunities for participants through fundraising, scholarships, and sponsorship
  • Plan, host, and operate livestock shows and one Career Development Event that have grown to raise over $10,000 in net profit per year
  • Our mission is to ensure the success of a program that assists high school students in developing the skills and character for a path towards a positive and fulfilling future