Key Team Members
Mr. Pugh offers a diverse background in business management on various levels. His knowledge in combined financial and operational leadership brings tremendous value to the BlueFin team structure. Mr. Pugh has extensive experience with, and has engineered and implemented processes and tools deployed by the companies service offerings. His skills have lead BlueFin into becoming a unique service provider, ultimately driving growth. He has focused the company on ensuring and implementing metrics of QMS, including ISO standard specifications. Mr. Pugh is an Alumni member of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a B.S. in civil engineering. Mr. Pugh also completed an extended executive education program (LYSB) at Harvard Business School.
VP of Business Development
Mr. Lipari offers a strong background in general business management. His professional experiences and exposure deliver a wealth of intuitive knowledge about market history, business culture, and customer relationship management. As a thorough communicator in business planning and forecasting, Mr. Lipari has guided BlueFin’s sales group to maintain a strong commitment to business ethics and sales policy. Mr. Lipari is an Alumni of the University of New Orleans with a B.A. in business administration.
VP of Operations
Mr. Broussard has a strong background in project management, quality control systems, and personnel management. This experience has guided Mr. Broussard to his current position at BlueFin as he continually demonstrates his ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and thoroughly. Tasked with the responsibility of managing all of the daily operations of BlueFin’s portfolio, Mr. Broussard has assisted in BlueFin’s current success rate as industry leader. Mr. Broussard previously served 8 years with the State of Louisiana at the Department of Environmental Quality. Mr. Broussard is an Alumni of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a B.S. in environmental science.
VP | CHSEQ & Risk Management
Mr. Benoit carries 26 years of HSE and risk management experience. His professional exposure to safety systems, contractual management, insurance alignments, and incident investigative techniques have enabled BlueFin to further secure an industry leading position within their respective service markets. In addition to his managerial responsibilities, Mr. Benoit is an active member of the Gulf Coast Safety and Training Group, has held past membership status on several GoM contracting steering team committees, and liaised for improved Safety and Health involvement by the Major Operators in the various stages of Behavior Based Safety Systems.
VP | Completions
Mr. Broussard has over 35 years of experience in the Oil & Gas Industry, primarily in a Management and Operations role. He began his career in the industry working in the directional drilling sector of the market. He later made the move to completions primarily focusing on downhole chemical injection and subsequently reservoir monitoring.
Mr. Broussard is a former principal of NOVA Technology, an O&G service company that focused on global deep-water reservoir monitoring and downhole chemical injection. His involvement in the design and fabrication of new industry components and equipment used to provide Multi-Line Services (MLS) was instrumental in the growth of that specialized product line which has become a core business of many of the major service companies on a global aspect. Mr. Broussard is an Alumni of the University of Southwest Louisianawith a B.S. in Business Administration.
Business Group Manager | Mechanical Services
Mr. Prioux extinguishes his professional skill sets with a balance of ingenuity and focus. His past professional affiliations demanded thoroughness and attention to detail, which have proven fruitful in his managerial responsibilities with BlueFin’s service division. Tasked with the initial start-up and organization of BlueFin’s Mechanical group, Mr. Prioux has a proven track record that demonstrates professionalism and responsibility. Mr. Prioux is an Alumni of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Director of Business Development
Mr. Foster leverages his passion for people and his education of people against his desire to become a proven leader. Mr. Foster invested his initial years in BlueFin with the pipeline and process segment, serving as project manager with responsibilities that included department platform initiatives and development, department standard operating procedures and estimating standardization. His current managerial responsibilities are inclusive of business development matters that cover sales personnel management, company marketing and branding initiatives, intelligence gathering and strategic goal setting, business plan preparation, and industry association networking. Mr. Foster is an Alumni of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a BA and MA in Liberal Arts.
Manager of Business Development