He was co-founder

of Kieffer Pressure Control

, a company specializing in servicing wells operated under high pressure. He is an active member of Illinois Oil and Gas Association and has served that organization as a member of the Board of Directors and as chairman of the Road and Transportation Committee. He is a member of the Midwest Gas Storage Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and has served as past chairman of that organization.  He is a member of the Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky Oil and Gas Associations.