D&L Exchange LLC
A Louisiana Company
– Brown & Root/Halliburton – pipeline master- diver and pipeline inspector, included but not limited to flow meter calculations for pipeline petroleum transportation. Country serviced Netherlands, Great Yarmouth (North Sea) and Nigeria
- Oil & Gas industries for 20 years – mergers and acquisitions.
- Managing Member of Dietz Builders, LLC
- CEO of Sermedco Inc. Medical Gas & Engineering company serving the Anesthesia Industry in hospitals and medical facilities in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida
- 30 years’ experience in Residential and Commercial Development
- Includes the construction and development of ambulatory surgical centers, shopping centers, hotels, warehouses and hospitals
Community involvement includes: President of America’s Children Development Program, Inc., www.acdpinc.org Former President of the Louisiana Judo Council, Inc., an adviser for the US veterans training and housing strategy Inc. www.usveteranstrainingstratergy.org Both of which are IRS -IRC 501(c) 3 non-profit’s
BS – Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
Languages – English, Spanish, French, Latin and Italian
D&L Exchange LLC
A Louisiana company
Originally from Pennsylvania and settled in New Orleans after college until moving to Mandeville with his wife and five children 23 years ago
Owned & operated several hundred apartment units in the Greater New Orleans area
Principal Partner & Developer of Drew Developers LLC
- A Residential Building and Development Company
- Prior experience includes the building of nearly 200 homes, townhouse developments, and modular construction homes
Principal Partner & Developer of Louisiana Energy Solutions
- A Commercial Contracting Company involved in Commercial Development & building, contracting & implementation of electrical & other specialty contracts
- Prior experience includes construction and development of medical clinics, urgent care clinic, a hospital cath-lab, and x-ray facilities
Community Involvement Includes: Past President of the Sugar Bowl, Past President of The Bridge House, an active member of the Shepherd’s Center (elderly daycare), an active member of the For Kids Foundation, and a volunteer Chaplain at University Hospital for the past 12 years.
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Alabama
Billy C. Holstead Has over 50 years serving the Oil & Gas Industry worldwide; up-stream, mid-stream & down-stream onshore and offshore, as well as serving Construction, Government, Military, Environmental, Service and Supply Companies. Specialized training in the automation and communication industry serving the oil, gas, pipeline, transportation, Chemical, Petrochemical Refineries, municipality and utilities industries. Thorough knowledge of all aspects of Business Development, Marketing & Sales, and Procurement on a Global basis.
- Billy Holstead was the founder and majority shareholder of Control Systematologists, Inc. (CSI) established in 1965.
- An Automation and Construction Company (CSI). CSI Specializing in Electronics, Instrumentation.
- Hydraulics and Pneumatics, in Automation Industry.
- Engineering and Integration of standalone Turbine Power Generation, PLC Automation for Offshore Platforms, Transportation, Refining, and Process, Industry.
Billy sold CSI to a private held company in 1988, and accepted a position with Baker CAC a Baker Hughes Company as Manager of Western Hemisphere. He became President of Baker CAC in 1996 and stayed in that position until he retired in 2001.
He came out of retirement in 2002 and formed Holstead Consultants, LLC, serving the Oil & Gas Industry, Construction, Transportation, Environmental, and Government on a Global Basis.
Business owner and entrepreneur. I have several businesses in the New Orleans area collaborating with architects and engineers, assuring that every detail is followed in reference to their schematics and other details. I am the liaison in the Oil and Gas business in Russia for our entity. My position is to ensure that the price of the petroleum product is fair and equitable. Other Responsibilities Is to ensure that the logistics with FOB or CIF economical for our buyers. Languages: Russian, Romanian and English
US Veterans Liaison
Jim Scott has over 25 years’ experience with successful marketing, national advertising, new product introductions, brand building and management of marketing organizations, and working with the financial investment community.
Mr. Scott founded and owned advertising and media production service companies in Houston, Texas. Jim’s successful launch of a product for Coke Foods—juice in a box—got the attention of Coke Foods’ major advertising firm—McCann Erickson. Jim was recruited by McCann Erickson USA, in New York. At McCann, Jim enhanced his marketing and advertising skills as a specialist in major branded consumer product promotions and new product introductions. Clients included national brands such as RJ Reynolds, Mennen Products, Gillette, Lipton, and Coke Foods.
In 1989, Jim joined Petrolon, Inc. as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Despite having no prior experience in automotive additive products, Jim conceived and executed a business and marketing plan that introduced Slick 50 to the retail automotive aftermarket. This introduction created a new category of oil additives: “Engine Treatments”. Jim also introduced a family of specialty/lubricant chemicals and fuel additives under the Slick 50 brand and created a premium line-up of high margin automotive aftermarket products, while opening additional new markets and channels of distribution for the brand.
Mr. Scott grew the organization and sales from sales of $2 million in 1989 to $138 million in retail sales. This brand is considered to be the most successful automotive aftermarket positioning and new product introduction of the 1990’s. Mr. Scott sold his equity interest in Petrolon, Inc. in 1992.
Quaker State Oil purchased Slick 50 Products Company in 1995, by which time sales had dropped to $56.0 million. Quaker State recruited Jim to revitalize the company; he increased sales to $97 million in 1997.
In 1998, Mr. Scott, through a leveraged buyout transaction, invested in and served as President and CEO of Atlas Supply Company, a private label tire, battery & accessory sales and distribution business that was purchased from Chevron and BP Oil Company.
Jim (i) has been involved with a start-up technology company, MerchMart, LLC, a business that developed an online auction software that would allow manufacturers and warehouse distributors the ability to sell excess inventory, (ii) consulted for a number of consumer branded product businesses and pursued several potential startup and acquisitions, including the re-acquisition of Slick50, currently owned by Royal Dutch Shell Oil PLC.
In 2004, as CEO, Mr. Scott led the acquisition and turnaround of Dura Lube. In 2005, under the Into Great Brands corporate umbrella Duralube was purchased out of bankruptcy. In just six months, Jim Scott and his management team turned the business around. Inside of 120 days after taking ownership, under his direction, the Dura Lube sales team captured all of the targeted national retail accounts lost by the prior owners, doubling the shelf space in major national automotive retail chains. In addition, he directed the reformulation of its products and redesigned the packaging of key products and staged the introduction of a new and improved line of chemical additives for the brand.
Jim was recruited to be Chief Marketing Officer of Enerpulse, a partially funded, pre-revenue company with new spark plug technology. He reworked the business model presentation and financials and helped the company obtain the financing for launch and then successfully placed the product with the major national retail auto parts accounts.
Best Tech Brands:
In 2007, Jim Scott, formed Best Tech Brands, LLC to acquire and market new fuel and lubricant technology for the automotive and fleet aftermarket. Since founding, Jim has identified, developed or acquired several new technologies and assembled a management team to launch the Company into consumer and commercial operations.
L. James Scott: U.S. Army, Active Duty, 1967 – 1970. Special Forces trained medic. 2 tours of duty in the Republic of South Vietnam. Highly decorated and deployed two tours in 6 man Long Range Recon teams operating in the II Corps Central Highlands, Vietnam and tactical insertions into Cambodia. Honorably discharged as an E-6 Non-Commissioned Officer
Notachia Ballew to do business and strategic planning for a variety of companies, corporate clients, and non-profit organizations. She has worked in concert with the entertainment industry, the world of product development, strategic commodity relationship consulting, as well as the community of charitable and public service agencies. She continues to work as a corporate planner and dealmaker in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors both domestically and internationally. She has extensive political and corporate contacts both domestically and internationally, with a specific focus on the emerging markets, including African, Asia and the Caribbean.