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Louisiana District Export Council — Membership Roster



Alta Baker (LDEC Chair)
President & CEO
Safe Haven
1115 Safe Haven Drive
P.O. Box 537
Jennings, LA 70546
Phone: (337) 824-0243
Fax: (337) 824-4824
Cell: (337) 540-9241
Email: alta@safehavenenterprise.com
Website: www.safehavenenterprise.com
Service: Firm builds fire/blast resistant modular buildings and portable units.
(Term Expires 12/31/2015)

Warren O. Bares
Vice President
J. Maxime Roy, Inc.
911 Lee Avenue, Suite 410
Lafayette, LA 70501
Phone: (337) 235-7548; Fax: (337) 237-3282
Email: warren@jmaximeroy.com
Website: www.jmaximeroy.com
Service: Credit insurance broker and registered Export-Import Bank broker.
(Term Expires 12/31/2015)

Manuel F. “Manny” Blanco
President & CEO
Atlantis International, Inc.
5801 Citrus Boulevard,
Harahan, LA 70123
Phone: (504) 455-6509; Fax: (504) 885-3879
Email: mblanco@atlantis-usa.com
Website: www.atlantis-usa.com
Service: Wholesaler/distributor of automotive & industrial lubricants; other petroleum specialties.
(Term Expires 12/31/2015)

David W. Boulet
Assistant Secretary, Office of Mineral Resources
Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
617 N 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: (225)342-4607 Cell: (337) 380-8115
Email:  david@la-bc.com
Website: www.dnr.louisiana.gov
(Term Expires 12/31/2019)

Erin C. Butler
(LDEC Executive Secretary)
Director
New Orleans U.S. Export Assistance Center
423 Canal Street, Suite 419, U.S. Custom House
New Orleans, LA  70130
Phone: (504) 589-6530 (direct); (504) 589-6546 (main); Cell: (504) 264-4826; Fax: (504) 589-2337
E-mail: Erin.Butler@trade.gov
Website: www.export.gov/louisiana or www.export.gov
Service: Federal agency providing U.S. export counseling and other export services.
(Term Expires 12/31/2019)

Lawrence B. “Larry” Collins
Executive Director, Office of International Commerce
Louisiana Economic Development
1051 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5239
Phone: (225) 342-4323; Cell: (225) 572-3880; Fax: (225) 342-5349
Email:  lcollins@la.gov
Website:  www.opportunitylouisiana.com
Service:  State economic development agency.
(Term Expires 12/31/2019)

Geralyn C. Contini
Chief Executive Officer
Schaffer International Services, L.L.C. (SIS)
9181 Interline Avenue, Suite #110,
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Phone: (225) 663-2592; Cell: (225) 235-0669;
Email: gcontini@fcschaffer.com
Website: Under Construction
Service: Consulting, project development, project financing and implementation for agribusiness and renewable energy sectors.
(Term Expires 12/31/2017)

William E. “Billy” Coyle, Jr. (E Award)
President
Bilco Tools, Inc.
P.O. Box 9064
Houma, La 70361
Phone: (985) 851-2240; Fax: (985) 872-6970
Email: billy@bilcotools.com
Website: http://www.bilcotools.com
Service: Manufacturer of oilfield tubular handling equipment.
(Term Expires 12/31/2015)

Ben Elder
CEO
West Industries
2158 Beaumont Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: 225-302-5570; Cell: 225-284-7718
Email: benelder@westindustries.com
Website: www.westindustries.com
Service: Manufacturer of plant based and petroleum sweetener
(Term Expires 12/31/2019)

Anthony Emmons
Business Development
Marine Turbine Technologies, LLC
298 Louisiana Rd.
Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: (337) 924-0298; Cell: (337) 427-2296; FAX: 337/924-0290
Email: anthony@marineturbine.com
Website: www.marineturbine.com
Service: Manufacturers of turbine fire suppression equipment, turbine generators, super turbine airboats and turbine powered motorcycles.
(Term Expires 12/31/2017)

Kathe R. Falls
22655 Foster Creek Court
Zachary, LA 70791
Phone: (225) 788-1665
Email: kathefalls22655@gmail.com
(Term Expires 12/31/2019)

Deborah L. Fehr
President
Military Truck Parts, Inc.
37910 Highway 191
Many, LA 71449
Phone: (318) 256-2639, ext. 203 or (800) 362-8783; Fax: (318) 256-0491
Email: deborah.fehrniswanger@mtpmtp.com
Website: www.militarytruckonline.com
Service: Manufacturer and supplier of spare and repair parts and assemblies for U.S. tank-automotive equipment.
(Term Expires 12/31/2017)

Marion Fox
President/CEO
Jeff Davis Parish Economic Development & Tourist Commission & Jeff Davis Chamber of Commerce
100 Rue de l’Acadie
Jennings, LA 70546
Phone: (337) 821-5534; Cell: (337) 368-5534; Fax: (337) 821-5536
E-Mail: marionfox@jeffdavis.org
Website: www.jeffdavis.org
Service:  Quasi-governmental economic development and tourism agency & membership based Chamber of Commerce.
(Term Expires 12/31/2019)

Bryan L. Greenwood
Associate State Director
Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC)
211 Louisiana Emerging Technology Center
110 LSU Union Square
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: (225) 615-8923; Cell: (225) 326-0387; Fax: (225) 615-8922
Email: bgreenwood@lsbdc.org; bryan.greenwood@att.net
Website: www.lsbdc.org
Service: 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.
(Term Expires 12/31/2017)

Philippe Gustin
International Trade Manager
Lafayette International Center
735 Jefferson Street
Lafayette, LA 70501
Phone:  (337) 291-5474; Cell (337) 278-7701; Fax (337) 291-5480
E-Mail:  pgustin@lafayettela.gov
Website:  www.lecentre.org
Service:  International affairs and trade promotion and support
(Term Expires 12/31/2019)

Gerard “Jerry” Hingle, Jr. (E and E Star Award)
Board Member
World Trade Center of New Orleans
365 Canal Street, Suite 1120
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 756-3520; Fax: (504) 529-1691
Email: jerryhingle@gmail.com
Website: www.wtcno.org
Service: Trade organization
(Term Expires 12/31/2015)

John T. Hyatt
Vice President
The Irwin Brown Company
212 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 586-0378, ext. 114; Fax: (504) 525-8527
Email: johnthyatt@ibrown.com
Website: www.ibrown.com
Service: Freight forwarder and customs broker.
(Term Expires 12/31/2015)

Edwin G. “Ned” Jewett, Jr.
Owner
CMI Consultants
P.O. Box 82826
Baton Rouge, LA 70884
Phone: (225) 769-1240
Email: nedjewett@aol.com
Service: International trade and financial consulting services.
(Term Expires 12/31/2017)

Robert M. “Bobby” Landry (E Award)
Chief Commercial Officer
Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans
1350 Port of New Orleans Place
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 528-3262; Fax: (504) 528-3390
Email: landryb@portno.com
Website: www.portno.com
Service: Port Facility
(Term Expires 12/31/2017)

Katherine A. Smith (E Award)
President
It Straps On, Inc.
74525 Oil Row
Covington, LA 70435
Phone: (985) 875-0080; Cell: (985) 502-8601; Fax: (985) 875-0088;
Email: kat@itstrapson.com
Website: www.itstrapson.com
Service: Manufacturer of stainless steel band and fasteners for use by electric & telecommunications industries.
(Term Expires 12/31/2017)

Nellie Smith
Vice President, International Operations Department Manager
Whitney Bank
201 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70161
Phone:  (504) 586-7305 / Cell: (504) 352-6737 or (504) 812-3676
Email: Nellie.Smith@whitneybank.com
Website:  www.whitneybank.com
Service: Banking
(Term Expires 12/31/2019)

Robert A. Socha
Vice President Business Development
Mid-Gulf Shipping Company, Inc.
4760 Pontchartrain Drive
Slidell, Louisiana 70458
Phone:  (504)835-1212; Cell (504) 908-3582; Fax:  (504) 835-1233
Email:  r.socha@midship.net
Website: www.midship.net
Service:  Provides quality maritime logistics services
(Term Expires 12/31/2019)

Brenda A. Stelly (E Award)
President
Oil Center Research International, L.L.C.
106 Montrose Avenue
Lafayette, LA 70503
Phone: (337) 993-3559; Fax: (337) 993-3149;
Email: brenda@oilcenter.com
Website: www.oilcenter.com
Service: 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, medical
and healthcare and nuclear power industries.
(Term Expires 12/31/2015)

Margaret F. Swetman, Esq.
Partner
Leake & Andersson, LLP
1100 Poydras Street, Suite 1700
New Orleans, LA  70163
Phone:  (504) 585-7500; Cell: (504) 388‐3875; Fax:  (504) 585-7775
Email:  mswetman@leakeandersson.com
Website:  www.leakeandersson.com
Service:  International law firm
(Term Expires 12/31/2019)

Claire Thom (E Award)
Industry Relations Director
Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition (LAGCOE)
P.O. Box 53427
Lafayette, LA 70505
Phone:  337-235-4055; Cell:  337-230-2933
Email:  Claire@lagcoe.com
Website: LAGCOE.com
Service:  Oil and gas exposition
(Term Expires 12/31/2019)

Jean-Marc Tuleu
President
Tuleu Consulting Company
2901 North I-10 Service Road East, Suite 202
Metairie, LA 70002
(P. O. Box 55086, Metairie, LA 70055)
Phone: (504) 828-5089; Cell: (504) 909-1632; Fax: (504) 828-8986
Email: jean-marc@tuleuconsulting.com
Website: www.tuleuconsulting.com
Service: Authorized dealer for John Deere agricultural equipment; provides complete sales, service and consulting services.
(Term Expires 12/31/2015)

Robert B. “Bob” Wetta (E Award)
President
Dredging Supply Company, Inc.
156 Airport Road
Reserve, LA 70084
Phone: (985) 479-8050; Cell: (504) 858-9806; Fax: (985) 479-1368
Email:rbwetta@dscdredge.com
Website: www.dscdredge.com
Service: 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.
(Term Expires 12/31/2017)

Ricky G. “Rick” Williams
Sales Manager
Safeguard Printing and Promotional Products
420 Harbor Road
Youngsville, LA 70592
Phones: (337) 330-8999 (Lafayette); (225) 255-0730 (Baton Rouge); (504) 464-2520 (Main Office)
Cell: (504) 352-1241; Emails: rick@jcwproductions.com
Website: www.jcwproductions.com
Service: Printing and promotional products.
(Term Expires 12/31/2017)

 

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