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CONRAD BLANCHARD

GENERAL OVERVIEW

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Louisiana Home Builders Association State Treasurer, Secretary, Vice President - 01/2014 to present
Louisiana Home Builders Association Self Insurance Fund, Trustee - 2014 to present
 
Casual Concepts, Inc., Owner and President 06/2000 to present
Licensed Commercial and Residential Builder
Subdivision development, custom and speculative home building, house plan designer, home owner representative.
 
Coldwell Banker Group One Realty, Realtor 2001 to present
GRI, ABR, and E-Pro designations.  Specializing in home buyers and sellers, new construction, and commercial properties.
 
Technip Engineering & Construction, Manager, Marginal Field Development
U.S. and International Sales and development of marginal field prospects.
 
Tarpon Systems, Inc., President
Responsible for operations, engineering, development and marketing functions of the company. Developed an international marketing program in eight countries.  Main objective was to provide engineering, fabrication, and installation services worldwide for marginal field development in the oil and gas industry.  Responsible for the insight, planning, acquisition, and merger of a concrete oil storage barge fabricator into the Tarpon Systems subsidiary.  Enhanced product line by obtaining patent protection for innovative concepts, increasing serviceability to the oil and gas industry.  Structured a proposed joint venture for marketing services pertaining to marginal field development in the Southern North Sea.
 
Consulting Engineer Services & Project Management, General Manager
General Manager of engineering, fabrication, survey, and diving turnkey projects.  Design and installation of major projects in a metals processing plant.  Design of water treatment facilities for a Gulf of Mexico water reinjection project.
 
Production Management Industries, General Manager/Engineering Manager/Project Manager
Supervised engineering and construction activities.  Managed multimillion dollar projects for the Gulf of Mexico and overseas.  Projects included jackets, decks, processing equipment, and power modules. Responsible for all activities proposals, design, contract negotiations, fabrication, scheduling, job costing and purchasing.  Other duties included planning and developing field structures, process equipment and pipelines to effectively develop and produce oil and gas reserves for oil companies. Numerous projects in design and construction of turbine and reciprocating compression modules.
 
Nicholls State University, Adjunct Instructor Engineering
Taught courses in mechanical equipment for buildings, pressure vessel design, OSHA safety practices, and machine design.
 
TBW Industries, Chief Design Engineer
Design, construction and development of welding procedures and quality control for pressure vessels built to ASME, U.S. Coast Guard, and ABS shipping codes.  Instituted a finite element simulation of tanks in ships.
 
Professional Engineering Services, Project/Design Engineer
Design and project engineering of oil and gas production facilities.  Special projects in reciprocating and turbine compression.
 
Union Oil of California, Petroleum Engineer
All phases of operations of offshore production facilities and design and installation of facilities.  Coordinated complete drilling program from spudding to completion of four offshore wells.  Supervised workover rigs for all types of down hole repairs and secondary recovery.  Performed field studies in economics and reservoir engineering.   Project Manager for numerous onshore gas pipelines.

EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS

Nicholls State University, Louisiana, BS in Engineering 05/1972
President of Engineering Society
Editor of La Pirogue, University yearbook

AFFILIATIONS/AWARDS

Northeast Louisiana Home Builders Association, President 2010 and 2012
Northeast Louisiana Home Builders Association, Builder of the Year 2010 and 2012
International Society of Mechanical Engineers 25 year Certificate of Involvement
Co-owner of patent in marginal field development