President & CEO
While still in high school, Grady Gaubert started working weekends and holidays at Gaubert Oil Company, which his grandfather had founded in 1926. After attending Louisiana State University, he worked in the company’s operations division. When his grandfather retired, his father took over. Gaubert worked for him for 26 years before becoming the company’s third president in 2005.
Chief Operations Officer
Brian Vaill joined our team as COO in 2018. Previous roles include President at BVKL Management (consulting), Sr. VP & GM at Trinity Industries, and President & CEO at PSL North America. Brian holds an Engineering degree from the University of Pittsburgh, an MBA from Marshall University, and a six-sigma black belt.
Chief Financial Officer
Dennis d’Aquin serves as Chief Financial Officer. Dennis joined our team in 2020. He earned his degree from the University of New Orleans and his CPA in the state of Louisiana. Previous CFO roles include HB Rentals, a wholly owned subsidiary of Superior Energy Services, B&E Resources, and BlackHawk Datacom. Dennis also had multiple roles in public accounting as well as with Freeport McMoRan.
Josh Isbill joined Gaubert Oil in 2012 as VP of Sales. Josh supports our field sales and inside sales teams in providing the best products and services to meet our customers needs. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Berry College in Rome, GA and his MBA from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. Prior to joining Gaubert Oil Josh held multiple roles with Lafarge North America and Ferguson Enterprises including General Management, Sales Management, Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions.
VP Operational Accounting
Melissa Neal serves as VP of Operational Accounting. Melissa is responsible for accounting and financial operations. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Nicholls State University. She joined the Gaubert Oil team on November 21, 1994 and began her journey as a administrative clerk. Melissa has been a part of the Gaubert Oil family for 25 years and counting.
VP Retail Operations
Charles serves as the VP of Retail Operations. Charles works with all departments to ensure the operational processes, practices and resources are optimized to support business needs, company growth and financial objectives. He has over 30 years of retail and food operational leadership experience. Charles joined the Gaubert Oil family in 2016.
Industrial Fluid Management Manager
Gregory Gaubert is the Manager of Industrial Fluid Management. Gregory is responsible for developing Gaubert Oil’s reliability offering. Services include high speed flushing, dehydration and filtration, varnish removal, tank cleaning, lubrication consulting, and lubrication technicians. Gregory joined the Gaubert team in 2013 and has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana State University. He also holds a STLE CLS and OMA-1 certification.
Supply & Distribution Manager
Wade Hebert serves as Supply & Distribution Manager. Wade is responsible for purchasing, safety, compliance and oversee’s operations of the facilities and marine operations. He is a twenty year Gaubert Oil employee. Wade's background has included inside sales and transportation management.
Chad is the Maintenance Manager for Gaubert Oil Company, Inc. and Gaubert FoodMarts Inc. Chad's responsibilities include the maintenance of our fleet trucks, convenience stores, and fuel and oil tanks. His experience consists of HAZMAT Training, DOT Compliance, the Dangerous Good Council, Inc., CSA Training and TCS Training. Chad has been a part of the Gaubert Oil family since 1997.
Safety & Compliance Manager
Byron oversees compliance regarding health, safety, environmental and regulatory programs at all Gaubert Oil locations. Byron earned his Bachelor's degree in Government from Nicholls State University, and a Master's in Occupational Safety and Health from Columbia Southern University. Byron is a credentialed Certified Safety Professional by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. Byron has prior safety experience in oil and gas, industrial fabrication, commercial trucking and the United States Marine Corps where he has actively served since 2005. Byron joined the Gaubert Oil family in 2019.
Thibodaux Facility Manager
Michael joined our team in 2020 as the Thibodaux Facility Manager. Michael has over 25 years of leadership experience. His responsibilities include managing day-to-day operations to promote efficiency and safety, directing supervision and personnel management of facility employees, maintaining customer relations, ensuring quality standards, sustaining inventory needs and supporting a "Safety First" culture by implementing schedules and procedures for safety inspections and preventative maintenance programs.
Donaldsonville Facility Manager
Randy Adams serves as the Donaldsonville Facility Manager. Randy’s responsibilities include: direct supervision of all facility employees, building and maintaining customer relationships, bulk fuel/oil distribution and purchasing. He has been employed with Gaubert Oil since 2008 when he was hired as a warehouseman at the Thibodaux facility. He became a driver in 2009 until 2011 when he was promoted to Facility Manager.
Morgan City Facility Manager
Jody Chelette is a manager at the Morgan City Facility location. Jody's responsibilities are overseeing all dock operations and inventory control. Jody worked as a warehouse supervisor for 1 year before joining the Gaubert Oil team in 2014.
Houma Dock Facility Manager
Tim is the facility manager at the Houma Dock location. His responsibilities include dispatching trucks, ensuring that all deliveries are efficient and timely, managing office operations, pricing and invoicing, and safe and efficient outside operations. Tim has been in the marine industry for 10 years. He joined the Gaubert family in 2002.
Nolan "Buddy" Boudreaux
Houma Dock Facility Manager
Buddy is a facility manager at the Houma Dock location. His responsibilities include fueling vessels and barges, ensuring that all deliveries are efficient and timely, managing office operations, general maintenance throughout the yard, and safe and efficient outside operations. Buddy began working for Gaubert Oil in January or 2019. He has worked in the oil field industry for most of his working life except for serving 4 years in the United States Marine Corps.
Violet Facility Manager
Dwayne Brogle is the Facility Manager in Violet, LA. Dwayne has been in Petroleum Distribution Management for over 20 years. He is the terminal manager over all operations for the Gaubert Oil Violet, LA terminal. His responsibilities include personnel management, customer relations, bulk fuel and oil distribution, warehouse management (ordering and stocking), equipment and site maintenance, and OSHA, DEQ and DOT compliance for the facility and operations. Dwayne has been with Gaubert Oil since March 2010.
Opelousas Facility Manager
Bart Latour joined the Gaubert Oil Company team as the Facility Manager at the Opelousas location in 2019. Bart is responsible for all facility activities including purchasing and delivery of products to our customers in a safe, timely and efficient manner. He brings over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Bart has a degree in business management from Louisiana State University, and is a Six Sigma Executive Black Belt.
Director of Facilities Development and Project Management
William Steib is the Director of Facilities Development and Project Management. He is a licensed Architect and Contractor. He is responsible for the design and construction of new facilities, existing facilities and is a consultant to the Maintenance department throughout Gaubert Oil. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Louisiana State University and has held a Contractors License for twenty five years. William joined the Gaubert team in December 2006.
Rusty Tabor serves as the Warehouse Manager. Rusty is responsible for all the inventory and shipments in and out. He is also in charge of daily operations of the warehouse. Rusty joined the Gaubert team in 2006.
Brandy Braud serves as Human Resources Manager. Brandy is responsible for all functions of HR including: recruitment, hiring, employee benefits, etc. She earned her bachelor's degree in Management and Master's degree in Business Administration from Nicholls State University. Brandy worked in HR in the healthcare field for 10 years before joining the Gaubert Oil team in 2014.
Bridget Stein serves as the Business Processing Manager. Bridget is responsible for the Accounts Receivable department for Gaubert Oil Company, Gaubert Food Marts and Lucky Star Travel Center. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Science with a major in Agribusiness from Nicholls State University in May of 2004. Bridget joined the Gaubert team in August of 2007.
Helen Marse is the accountant for Gaubert Oil. Helen's main responsibilities are account payable for Gaubert Oil and Lucky Star. She also handles payroll for Gaubert Food Marts, Inc. Helen graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Nicholls State University. She has been a part of the Gaubert Oil family since 2004.
Stephen M. Robert serves as the IT Manager. Stephen is responsible for all computer, network & communications. Stephen has worked in the IT field for 18 years before joining the Gaubert Oil team in 2016. Stephen graduated 1999 from L.E. Fletcher Technical College in Industrial Electronics Technology where he also earned his FCC (Federal Communication Commissions) C.E.T (Certified Electronics Technicians) Licenses.