Mr. Guidry is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer for HGIM Corp. Mr. Guidry is the third generation in his family to lead Harvey Gulf. Mr. Guidry has been with Harvey Gulf for over 30 years and has been the Chief Executive Officer for the company since 1997. Since taking over as CEO, Mr. Guidry has 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. Burns brings over 35 years of management and operational experience in the marine and energy industries. Most recently he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Ensco plc from 2012 to his retirement in December 2015. During his years of service with Ensco, Mr. Burns also served as Senior Vice President – Western Hemisphere and as President of Ensco Offshore International Company, a subsidiary of Ensco. Prior to joining Ensco, Mr. Burns served twenty-five years with Noble Corporation. During his career with Noble, Mr. Burns held increasing levels of responsibility and managed both US Gulf of Mexico and UK North Sea operations. In 2007, Mr. Burns was named IADC (International Association of Drilling Contractors) Contractor of the Year. Mr. Burns holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University.
Mr. Frank contributes extensive investment banking and financial experience to the company. He is a Senior Managing Director on the Black Diamond Private Equity Team. Prior to joining Black Diamond, Mr. Frank was President of GSC Group, where he worked since 2001. From 2005 until 2008, he served as the Senior Operating Executive for GSC’s Recovery Funds. In addition, Mr. Frank was a member of the investment committees for Recovery Funds, U.S. Corporate Debt, European Corporate Debt and European Mezzanine Funds. Prior to 2001, Mr. Frank was the CEO of Ten Hoeve Bros., Inc. and was an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Frank graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S.E.E. degree and earned an M.B.A from the Harvard Business School.
Mr. Orlando founded the Allison Marine Group (Allison) in 1995. The company began as a marine outfitting and repair company on the Intracoastal waterway in Amelia, Louisiana., Allison transformed to become a leader in the fabrication, transportation and installation of Offshore Oil and Gas productions facilities in the Gulf of Mexico and Malaysia. The expanded group covered every need for oil and gas operators from the wellhead to the pipeline. In 2000, Allison Marine Fourchon was founded to fill a critical need in Fourchon with the installation of the 500-ton crane, “The Grua Grande” for Heavy Lift and marshaling services in support of Deepwater Development projects in the Gulf of Mexico. JAB Energy Solutions was later formed to provide Oil and Gas operators fixed priced well P & A, decommissioning and removal of offshore platforms. Under this platform, Mr. Orlando bought the intellectual property of Tarpon Systems (a marginal field development structure) in 2004 to fill a need in Malaysia. Orlando sold to the NYC based private equity firm, Lincolnshire Management and is still involved under Allison Marine Holdings. In addition to serving on the Harvey Gulf International Marine board, Mr. Orlando is a partner and board member of the successful startup, Wellbore Fishing and Rental Tools.
Ronald C. Wilson
Ronald C. Wilson is a proven leader with 34 years of experience in public education. He served as CEO of three Michigan school districts managing multimillion dollar budgets and large-scale commercial construction projects. In 2019, Mr. Wilson was recognized for his work in energy conservation receiving the Large Commercial Project of the Year award from Consumers Energy.
Since his retirement in July of 2021, Wilson has worked as a consultant and analyst for a data analytics firm serving clients in six states. Wilson holds a Specialty Endorsement from the Michigan Department of Education, Master of Science in Educational Administration, and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management from Central Michigan University.