LAGCOE picks three for top leadership roles

LAFAYETTE — The Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition selected as its 2015 chairman longtime Lafayette oil and gas engineer Steve Maley and tapped two other oilfield executives for top leadership roles, LAGCOE Executive Director Angela Cring said Monday.

Kenny Crouch was chosen to serve as the 2015 LAGCOE chairman elect, and Greg Stutes was named treasurer, Cring said in a prepared statement.

LAGCOE is a biennial show held at the Cajundome that features hundreds of oil and gas service companies displaying state-of-the-art equipment and processes to potential clients.

It also features sessions with domestic and international oil and gas executives.

The next LAGCOE exhibition will be Oct. 27-29, 2015, at the Cajundome and Convention Center.

The exhibition has been held every two years since 1955.

Maley is operations manager for Badger Oil and Gas, of Lafayette, a privately held company. Before Badger, Maley was manager of reservoir engineering for CNG Producing Company and began his career with Shell Offshore in New Orleans. He is a 1978 graduate of the University of Oklahoma and has been on the LAGCOE board of directors since 2005.

Crouch is owner of Pressure Control Specialties in Lafayette, and served in various roles for LAGCOE, including on committees for exhibitor relations, the parking and traffic committee and the executive committee. Crouch attended the former University of Southwestern Louisiana and began his career with a wireline company his family owned, becoming president before selling the company in 2005. Crouch purchased Pressure Control Specialties in 2009.

Stutes began his career with Conoco in 1988 after graduating from then-University of Southwestern Louisiana and worked for Halliburton and Chevron before his current position of senior completion engineer with Completion Specialties. Stutes was named to LAGCOE’s executive committee in 2012.

LAGCOE 2013 broke attendance records with over 17,000 attendees and 416 exhibitors from 47 states and 43 countries, Cring said.