Randy Velarde

Randy spent 15 years in management and market development at Shell Chemical and Texaco Chemical before forming The Plaza Group in 1994. He was appointed by the former Secretary of Energy, Bill Richardson, to serve on the National Petroleum Council and has been named Entrepreneur of the Year by both Hispanic Business magazine and the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Velarde has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of New Mexico and a Master of Business Administration from Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio.

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