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Louisiana District Export Council — Membership Roster


international-trade-associatesJerry Hingle, Jr. (E and E Star Award)
Chair
President & CEO
International Trade Associates
New Orleans, LA
Email: jerry@intltradeassociates.com
Website: www.intltradeassociates.com
Description: Consultancy dedicated to assisting businesses and trade associations expand internationally; specializes in forest products, produce, and grain industries and has strategic partners around the world.

Oil Center Research International, L.L.C.Brenda A. Stelly (E Award)
Vice Chair
President
Oil Center Research International, L.L.C.
Lafayette, LA
Email: brenda@oilcenter.com
Website: www.oilcenter.com
Description: Manufacturer of over 1,000 products which includes a wide array of lubricants, coatings and
detergent for the oilfield, industrial, automotive, marine and fishing, petrochemical, agricultural,
and healthcare and nuclear power industries.

LSBDCBryan L. Greenwood
Vice Chair
Associate State Director
Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC)
Baton Rouge, LA
Email: bgreenwood@lsbdc.org; bryan.greenwood@att.net
Website: www.lsbdc.org
Description: State’s largest and most accessible source of assistance for entrepreneurs and the only statewide nationally accredited program that provides business consulting to entrepreneurs at no cost.

Erin C. Butler
(Executive Secretary)
Director
U.S. Commercial Service New Orleans
U.S. Department of Commerce
New Orleans, LA
E-mail: Erin.Butler@trade.gov
Website: www.export.gov/louisiana or www.export.gov
Description:Part of the International Trade Administration’s worldwide network, this federal agency provides export consultingto Louisiana companies.

safe-havenAlta Baker
Chair Emeritus

President & CEO
Safe Haven Enterprises, Inc.
Jennings, LA
Email: alta@safehavenenterprise.com
Website: www.safehavenenterprise.com
Description: Firm builds fire/blast resistant modular buildings and portable units.

Warren O. Bares
Vice President
J. Maxime Roy, Inc.
Lafayette, LA
Email: warren@jmaximeroy.com
Website: www.jmaximeroy.com
Description: Credit insurance broker and registered Export-Import Bank broker.

inolectLonnie Barr
COO
Inolect
Baton Rouge, LA
Email: Lonnie.barr@inolect.com
Website: http://www.inolect.com
Description: Provide integrated electrical system solutions for clients in the power generation utility and industrial and electrical engineering field.

Atlantis-Logo-10-14-10Manuel F. “Manny” Blanco
President & CEO
Atlantis International, Inc.
Harahan, LA
Email: mblanco@atlantis-usa.com
Website: www.atlantis-usa.com
Description: Wholesaler/distributor of automotive & industrial lubricants; other petroleum specialties.

Jackie Brettner
Partner
Carver Darden
New Orleans, LA
Email: brettner@carverdarden.com
Website:http://www.carverdarden.com/
Description: Insurance coverage and commercial litigation, international commercial transactions, and alternative dispute resolution.

WTC-NO-TAG2_WHITE2Caitlin Cain
CEO
World Trade Center New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Email: ccain@wtcno.org
Website: http://www.wtcno.org
Description:nonprofit membership organization dedicated to fostering a robust international business climate through advocacy, information, and programming. advocacy, information, education and stakeholder programs

ledLawrence B. “Larry” Collins
Executive Director, Office of International Commerce
Louisiana Economic Development
Baton Rouge, LA
Email:  lcollins@la.gov
Website:  www.opportunitylouisiana.com
Description:  State economic development agency.

Geralyn C. Contini
Chief Executive Officer
Schaffer International Services, L.L.C. (SIS)
Baton Rouge, LA
Email: gcontini@fcschaffer.com
Description: Consulting, project development, project financing and implementation for agribusiness and renewable energy sectors.

bitcotoolsWilliam E. “Billy” Coyle, Jr. (E Award)
President
Bilco Tools, Inc.
Houma, LA
Email: billy@bilcotools.com
Website: http://www.bilcotools.com
Description: Manufacturer of oilfield tubular handling equipment.

LAGCOE-Org-Logo-w-Tag-2cAngela Cring
Executive Director

Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition
Lafayette, LA
Email:angela@lagcoe.com
Website: http://www.lagcoe.com
Description: nonprofit energy industry organization focused on educational programs and the biannual LAGCOE trade show.

west-industriesBen Elder
CEO
West Industries
Baton Rouge, LA
Email: benelder@westindustries.com
Website: www.westindustries.com
Description: Manufacturer of odor control and indoor air quality products for the hospitality, healthcare, government, and retail sectors.

hunter-footer-logoAnthony Emmons
Hunter Buildings
Email: anthony@marineturbine.com
Website: www.hunterbuildings.com
Description:manufacturer of blast resistant modular buildings.

military-truck-parts-logo320x200v5embossedDeborah L. Fehr
President
Military Truck Parts, Inc.
Many, LA
Email: deborah.fehrniswanger@mtpmtp.com
Website: www.militarytruckonline.com
Description: Manufacturer and supplier of spare and repair parts and assemblies for U.S. tank-automotive equipment.

Jeff-Davis-Main-Map-LogoMarion Fox
President/CEO
Jeff Davis Parish Economic Development & Tourist Commission & Jeff Davis Chamber of Commerce
Jennings, LA
E-Mail: marionfox@jeffdavis.org
Website: www.jeffdavis.org
Description:  economic development and tourism agency & membership based Chamber of Commerce.

gnoicMichael Hecht
CEO
Greater New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Email:mhecht@gnoinc.org
Website: http://www.gnoinc.org
Description:Regional economic development alliance serving 10-parish region in Southeast Louisiana.

Global-Logistics-Services-Powell-TandemJohn T. Hyatt
C.H. Powell Co
Metairie, LA
New Orleans, LA
Email: jthyatt@chpowell.com
Website: www.chpowell.com
Description: Freight forwarder and customs broker.

Edwin G. “Ned” Jewett, Jr.
Owner
CMI Consultants
Baton Rouge, LA
Email: nedjewett@aol.com
Description: International trade and financial consulting services.

Robert M. “Bobby” Landry (E Award)
Chief Commercial Officer
Port of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Email: landryb@portno.com
Website: www.portno.com
Description: Port Facility

ballard_brands_logo_wideDavid Mesa, Jr., CFE
Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer
Ballard Brands
Covington, LA
Email: davidm@ballardbrands.com
Website: http://ballardbrandsllc.com/brands.php
Description: Franchisor and owner of restaurant brands PJ’s Coffee, WOW Café, Boardhouse, Original City Diner, and New Orleans Roast.

globalstar-logo-smallDavid Milla
Director of Contracts
GlobalStar
Covington, LA
Email: David.milla@globalstar.com
Website: http://www.globalstar.com
Description:Provides satellite voice and data service in remote areas; customers include energy, mining, and adventure tourists.

bswllpSaul Newsome
International Attorney
Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson
Baton Rouge, LA
Email: saul.newsome@bswllp.com
Website: http://www.bswllp.com/
Description:International transactions, including trade and foreign direct investment, with a focus on Latin America.

Eric Nelson
Business Development Manager
Maxim Watermakers
Shreveport, LA
Email: enelson@maximwater.com
Website: http://www.maximevap.com
Description: Specializes in the design, marketing, and manufacture of equipment to produce high-purity water for many applications.

Vanessa Paredes
International Business Specialist
Le Centre International
Lafayette, LA
Email: vparedes@lafayettela.gov
Website: http://www.lecentre.org
Description:Parish government agency that offers international trade programming and business services, promotes international inbound tourism, and manages Lafayette’s sister cities program.

hancock-whitneyNellie Smith
Vice President, International Operations Department
Whitney Bank
New Orleans, LA
Email: Nellie.Smith@whitneybank.com
Website:  www.whitneybank.com
Description: International banking services

Robert A. Socha
Senior Vice President
V.T. Halter Marine
Email:  robert.socha@vthm.com
Website: www.vthaltermarine.com
Description:  Ship design, construction, and repair for public and private sector clients.

leake-andanderson2Margaret F. Swetman, Esq.
Partner
Leake& Andersson, LLP
New Orleans, LA
Email:  mswetman@leakeandersson.com
Website:  www.leakeandersson.com
Description:  International law firm

exepronJohn Thompson
Founder
Exepron
Lafayette, LA
Email: johnt@exepron.com
Website: http://www.exepron.com
Description: Provides cloud-based project management and resource allocation software solution.

tuleJean-Marc Tuleu
President
Tuleu Consulting Company
Metairie, LA
Email: jean-marc@tuleuconsulting.com
Website: www.tuleuconsulting.com
Description: Authorized dealer for John Deere agricultural equipment; provides complete sales, service and consulting services.

tony-chareGregg Villarubia
National Food Services Sales Manager
Tony Chachere’s
Opelousas, LA
Email: greggv@tonychachere.com
Website: https://www.tonychachere.com/
Description: Tony Chachere’s Brand includes Creole Seasoning and a variety of other products.

dsc-logoRobert B. “Bob” Wetta (E Award)
President
Dredging Supply Company, Inc.
Reserve, LA
Email:rbwetta@dscdredge.com
Website: www.dscdredge.com
Description: Largest designer and manufacturer of cutter suction dredges used in sand and gravel mining for the concrete and road building industry as well as marine contractors to construct underwater pipelines and deepen and maintain canals, rivers and ports.
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Angie White
Senior Vice President
North Louisiana Economic Partnership
Shreveport, LA
Email: awhite@nlep.org
Website: http://www.nlep.org
Description: A public-private partnership dedicated to the positive and sustainable economic development of 14 parishes in North Louisiana.

 

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