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Tom began working at Gulf Oil in the early 1970s on international, mainly West African oil. He later worked as a financial manager for Gulf Oil headquarters in Houston in the late 1970s and finally moved...
Vance Breaux is president and part-owner of Breaux Brother's Enterprise. He and his brother, Ward Breaux, broke away from their father's shipyard, Breaux's Baycraft, and started their own business in 1982....
Houma-native Chet Morrison is the CEO of Chet Morrison Contractors (CMC). He started his company during the 1980s downturn and has integrated into marine fabrication and refurbishing, pipeline construction...
Love, Ben F.
Ben F. Love is retired chairman and CEO of Texas Commerce Bank, holding that position from 1972 until 1989. He was born in 1924 in Vernon, Texas and grew up in Paris, Texas. He flew twenty-five bombing...
Tom Kelly was a long-time boat builder. He was vice-president of operations at Seward Seacraft in Morgan City in the early 1970s. He owned and operated his owned companies, mostly for boat repair. He was...
Bill Jackson is the Houston region sales manager for Gulf Offshore Logistics, a boat owner, operator, and broker that services marine transportation industry in the GOM. He first began in the offshore...
Dressel was raised on a sugar cane farm in Loreauville, LA. Started in the oil field in 1964 working for J&L Engineering, Big Mac Welding, and Avondale Ship yard. He opened his own welding business and...
Tim Creswell responded to the article in the Baton Rouge Advocate. Born and raised in Abbeville, he realized that the oil industry would be a good way to make money without going to school first. His first...
Richard Pattarozzi graduated college in Illinois in 1966 with a degree in Civil Engineering. He joined Shell that same year and served as a facilities engineer in New Orleans. In 1969 he became a drilling...
Mr. Lee Dias was born in Paincourtville, Louisiana. His father worked as a truck driver and later operated a general merchandise store. He started his career in the oil industry working as a roustabout...
Robey Clark went to LSU in 1939 and joined the Navy before graduation. However, they still gave him a diploma. After serving on the Gulf Coast during World War II, Mr. Clark got a job with Magnolia. He...
Mr. Ron Geer was born in West Palm Beach, FL in 1926 and received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1951. That year he began his 35-year career with Shell Oil...
Wilson, R. O. "Dick"
Anita Jaisinghani is chef and owner of Indika restaurant, located at 516 Westheimer in Houston, Texas. Anita Jaisinghani was interviewed on 17 November 2010. The interview was conducted by James Wall on...
Elmer Duplantis was born and raised in Chauvin, Louisiana. His father worked for Texaco for nearly 30 years. He received a scholarship to Northwestern State College, but after a year volunteered for the...
Pamela Walker is an educator, author, activist, and one of the founders of Houston’s Bayou City Farmers’ Market. Pamela Walker was interviewed on September 30, 2010. The interview was conducted by...
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