Shane Guidry Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Mr.Guidry transformed Harvey Gulf from an inland and offshore towing vessel operator to the preferred provider of OSV, MPSV and FSV services in the deepwater and ultra-deepwater offshore oil and gas industry in the Gulf of Mexico. This has included, among other innovations, leading the company to become the first owner and operator of LNG-powered OSV’s in the United States, as well as the first operator of a LNG bunkering facility in the U.S. Mr. Guidry is intimately involved in the day-to-day operations of the company including business development, M&A activity, client management, vessel design and sales and marketing.
Mr. Gwinn joined Harvey Gulf in 1978 and was appointed President in 2008. His responsibilities include leading the Company’s sales and marketing effort as well as assisting with the administrative duties for the Company’s day-to-day operations. Mr. Gwinn is the prime contact for all of the oil and gas companies and drilling contractors desiring Harvey Gulf’s services to support their exploration and production needs. Mr. Gwinn maintains close contact with all major oil and gas companies and drilling contractors in order to monitor well activity and anticipate the related vessel demand of existing rigs, as well as potential new rigs that need to be placed into service. Since the sales and marketing team is the first point of contact with customers, Mr. Gwinn is intimately involved in determining whether Harvey Gulf can meet its customers’ demands with its existing fleet or if market demand is strong enough to justify further fleet expansion.
Jeff HendersonExecutive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Henderson joined Harvey Gulf in 2010 as Chief Financial Officer. His duties include the day-to-day management of the finance, treasury and accounting functions, interaction and correspondence with analysts, bankers, and credit rating agencies, overseeing debt and equity transactions, and ultimate responsibility for the Company’s financial statements. Before joining the executive management team at Harvey Gulf, Mr. Henderson spent eight years with Deloitte and Touche, LLP in the New Orleans audit practice, during which time he served the Harvey Gulf account as well as a broad range of clients in the oil and gas industry.
Rob VosbeinExecutive Vice President and General Counsel
Mr. Vosbein graduated from the University of Arizona in 1992 earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Finance. Upon graduation, he moved to Kiev, Ukraine, where he worked as the Deputy Director for the Ukrainian Legal Foundation. Mr. Vosbein subsequently attended Tulane Law School, graduating Cum Laude in 1996 and receiving a Certificate of Specialization in Admiralty Law. Upon graduation, Mr. Vosbein joined the law firm Adams and Reese, LLP. Mr. Vosbein’s practice included maritime litigation and transactions and commercial litigation. At Adams and Reese, Mr. Vosbein served on the firm’s Recruiting Committee and later served as the firm’s Liaison Partner in charge of Associates. While practicing law at Adams and Reese, Mr. Vosbein also served on the firm’s Diversity Committee and taught Trial Advocacy at Tulane Law School. Mr. Vosbein joined Harvey Gulf in March, 2007. In addition to the traditional role of a General Counsel, Mr. Vosbein’s duties have included management of employee benefit plans, insurance procurement, human resources administration, marketing, and corporate, regulatory, and customer compliance.
Chad VerretExecutive Vice President, LNG Operations
Mr. Verret joined Harvey Gulf in October 2008 where his duties include project management, project planning/review and customer interface for both domestic and international markets. Mr. Verret, a native of Louisiana, is the fourth generation of his family to be involved in the marine business. Chad has worked extensively in the marine industry for the past 30 years, sharing his talents with a number of vessel operating companies both as a vessel master and shore side operational support lead. He is the active lead on all LNG related projects and various other special projects. His combination of shipboard and shore side experience offers unique perspective in the dynamic and evolving offshore vessel market. Chad is currently on the board of directors for the Society of Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF), an international group whose concentration is the development of standards for the safe use of LNG as a marine fuel. Mr. Verret is also an advisor on several committees to the United States Coast Guard, including the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC), National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC), the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) and the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC). Chad was elected as a member of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) in 2013
Ashton GuidryExecutive Vice-President, Maintenance and Dry Docking
A Louisiana native, Mr. Guidry joined Harvey Gulf in 2015 and became the 4th generation family member to work at the Company. Throughout his tenure he has been intimately involved in the day-to-day operation of the entire organization, including logistics, safety, purchasing, finance, personnel, vessel operations, and various other departments. His current role as EVP of Maintenance and Dry Dock includes overseeing and coordinating the Company’s vessel maintenance and repair efforts, including major and specialized overhauls of all related marine equipment.
Corby AutinExecutive Vice President, HSSE and Personnel
A Louisiana native Mr. Autin attended Loyola University in New Orleans. He has held various supervisory positions in the municipal service industry and the oil and gas industry. With over 27 years’ experience in oilfield/maritime QHSSE he has been successful in transforming the QHSSE Department by developing and implementing programs that focus on risk based analysis and employee incentives. In addition to his QHSSE duties he also manages Human Resources and Personnel for our operations group and vessels crews.
Lance ReynoldsExecutive Vice President, Vessel Operations
As a Louisiana native, Mr. Reynolds returned home in 2003 from attending Auburn University to begin his career in the Marine Industry. Serving as Port Engineer for 7 years, Mr. Reynolds came to Harvey Gulf in April of 2011. With his background of 10+ years in the Marine Industry, Mr. Reynolds has a vast knowledge of day-to-day vessel operations. His experience and trainings allow him to contribute to any and all obstacles that may occur in this industry. Lance’s commendable background and favorable personality allow him to communicate thoroughly with all departments to assure accuracy throughout the company. He is involved in every aspect of Vessel Operations so that as we continue to grow as a community and a company, we can provide our customers excellent service and value.
Eddie FalgoutExecutive Vice President, Logistics
A native of Louisiana, Mr. Falgout is fourth generation in the maritime industry. He joined Harvey Gulf in 2016 promoting Harvey Gulf’s shipyard in Gulfport, Mississippi before moving over to sales and marketing of Harvey Gulf’s state of their art fleet in support of all of the global major and supermajor oil and gas companies, drilling contractors to support their exploration and production needs.
Mr. Falgout had previously spent 12 years on the tug & fuel supply business prior to joining Harvey Gulf. After serving as Harvey Gulf EVP of Global Sales, Mr. Falgout now serves as EVP of Logistics and supports Harvey Gulf’s client’s day to day communications along with Harvey Gulf’s sales and logistics departments to best serve their client base. After studying at Tulane, Mr. Falgout spent ten years in football operations at the New Orleans Saints before beginning his professional career in the maritime industry.
Ed GallawayPresident, Harvey Gulf Subsea Solutions
Mr. Gallaway joined Harvey Gulf in 2020 to oversee the Company’s subsea operations, bringing nearly 30 years of experience in the Subsea construction and IMR business. His career started with ROV’s, and he then moved into Management holding various leadership roles which include, Operations manager, Director, VP and President, overseeing all aspects of offshore construction, vessels and personnel. Prior to joining Harvey Gulf, Mr. Gallaway was Director of Gulf of Mexico Region for Subsea 7, where he ran the company’s IMR business, including related charters and engineering solutions. Prior to this, he spent 23 years at Oceaneering, working in various leadership roles focused within the subsea business and operations.
Prior to beginning his career in the oil and gas industry, he served in the U.S Navy and is a proud Navy Veteran.
Steve OlmosExecutive Vice President, Harvey Gulf Subsea Solutions
Mr. Olmos joined the Subsea division at Harvey Gulf June 2021, bringing nearly 40 years of experience in the Oil and Gas Industry. His wealth of knowledge in subsea operations brings a diverse and unique experience to the Company. In his current role, Mr. Olmos works intimately with the day-to-day operations of the Subsea division, overseeing and managing the installation of jumpers, umbilicals and all aspects of various decommissioning scopes. Prior to joining Harvey Gulf in 2021, he served as P&L Manager of Installation Projects at Oceaneering, overseeing installation of umbilicals, flexible pipe, rigid pipelines and jumpers as well as various decommissioning projects and remediation projects. Additional past leadership roles include P&L Manager of Diving, P&L Manager of IMR, Projects Group Manager, Project Manager and Diving Superintendent.
LaDawn LounsburySenior Vice President, Business Development
Mrs. Lounsbury joined Harvey Gulf Subsea Solutions in 2020. LaDawn resides in Houston where she grew up in the Oil and Gas industry. She earned her degree in Business Administration from Louisiana Tech University and is highly proficient in in marketing, contract negotiation, and development of long-term client accounts. LaDawn has successfully cultivated relationships at all management levels with Operators, Contractors and key OEMs for subsea equipment and services throughout the Oil & Gas industry. LaDawn started her Sales & BD career at Helix Subsea Solutions in 2008 where she helped to expand the company’s client base while delivering numerous installation projects. In 2012, LaDawn was hired by Oceaneering as Sr Business Development Manager where she focused on expanding accounts with Installation, IMR and Diving clients. In 2017, LaDawn was hired by The Bayou Companies to help expand the company’s deepwater flow assurance coating business, which she did until starting her tenure at Harvey Gulf in 2020. LaDawn brings with her a wealth of experience in strategic pursuits of SURF projects, coordination of contract renewals, as well as pursuit of new client contracts. LaDawn is also responsible for developing and implementing strategic business partnerships and joint ventures. As for her personal passions, LaDawn is a six-year member of the Cystic Fibrosis Kiss For Cure Foundation and a three-year member of The Belles of Houston, whose mission is to Empower Women of Oil and Gas and to Honor The Lone Survivor Foundation.
Joey SiamwizaSenior Vice President, Information Technology
Mr. Siamiza joined Harvey Gulf in 2012. In his current role as Senior Vice President of Information Technology, Mr. Siamwiza manages the design, development, and implementation of Harvey Gulf’s organizational information systems, IT Infrastructure and support for Harvey Gulf’s offshore fleet of vessels and shore-based operations. Before joining Harvey Gulf, Mr. Siamwiza graduated from Tulane University’s School of Engineering in New Orleans and has worked in Information Technology as both an Engineer, Manager and other various roles for over the past 15 years.
Hayley WilliamsDirector of Public Relations
Hayley Williams joined Harvey Gulf in 2021 as Director of Public Relations. She has a unique and diverse background with dual citizenship in both the United States and the United Kingdom, and a bachelor’s degree from Parsons School of Design in Creative Entrepreneurship and Integrative Design. Ms. Williams is responsible for the design and implementation of the Company’s marketing strategies, including cultivating relationships with media and managing Harvey Gulf’s overall brand awareness.