One is a career finish, Frank retired today. He headed out to Broussard LA to turn in his computer and was surprised with a party in his honor. Guys he has worked with over the last 23 years drove in to share jambalaya and cake. So typically a Louisiana celebration!
I called Dennis, Frank’s closest counterpart, and asked that he take me some photos since I knew Frank wasn’t going to even think about it.
He is leaving a 46 year career in the oil and gas industry. I can honestly say, the PetroChem industry has given us a good life. I have had friends who have railed against Big Oil, but it has been our life. And we make no apologies for it.
I am proud of the way he handled his customers, making lifelong friends along the way. He has been honest to a fault and treated co workers with integrity and respect. He has quite a reputation in the business.
Since he is one of the few remaining rotating equipment sales engineers in the country, it will be interesting to see how things go without his vast knowledge and contacts. I wonder how quickly they will start calling him!
The second is, well, simply bees!