2015 Gulf Coast Area finalists

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Each of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 finalists fulfilled a dream by turning a visionary idea into a successful enterprise. Now it is time to recognize them for their achievements and see who will take home top honors.

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Bill Simms
President
Accent Wire
Tomball, Texas

 

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Bruce Gingrich
Chief Executive Officer and Owner
Lifechek Drug
Richmond, Texas

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Vinita Gupta
Chairperson and Co-Chief Executive Officer
Apex Resources, Inc.
Katy, Texas

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Ken Beaver
Chief Executive Officer
McCoy-Rockford, Inc.
Houston, Texas

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Kyle McDonald
Chief Executive Officer
Argent Financial Group
Ruston, Louisiana

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Dr. Setul Patel
Chief Executive Officer
Neighbors Health System, Inc.
Pearland, Texas

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J.H. “Jay” Campbell Jr.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Associated Grocers, Inc.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Joseph Freudenberger
Chief Executive Officer
OakBend Medical Center
Richmond, Texas

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Ed Tinsley
Chief Executive Officer
Bernhard Energy/TME
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Kevin McEvoy
Chief Executive Officer
Oceaneering International, Inc.
Houston, Texas

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Michael Burrow
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Burrow Global, LLC
Beaumont, Texas

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George Pilko
Chairman
Pilko & Associates
Houston, Texas

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Chris Pace
Chief Executive Officer
Centre Technologies
Houston, Texas

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Andres Reiner
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Pros, Inc.
Houston, Texas

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Michael Cokinos
President and Chief Executive Officer
Cokinos Energy Corporation
Houston, Texas

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Troy Collins
Chief Executive Officer
Quality Companies
Youngsville, Louisiana

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Brent Leftwich
President and Chief Executive Officer
Contract Land Staff
Sugar Land, Texas

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Dilip Bhargava
Chief Executive Officer
SDB Trade International, LP
Pasadena Texas

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Larry Browne
President and Chief Executive Officer
Diligent Delivery Systems
Houston, Texas

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Dennis Stine
Chief Executive Officer
Stine Lumber Company
Sulphur, Louisiana

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Louis Flory
Chief Executive Officer
Effex Management Solutions
Kingwood, Texas

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Marc Jones
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Sunpro Solar
Lacombe, Louisiana

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Rich Wolfe
Chief Executive Officer
Empyrean Benefit Solutions
Houston, Texas

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Jose Lozano
Chief Executive Officer
The Company of Others
Houston, Texas

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John Walker
Chief Executive Officer
EnerVest, Ltd.
Houston, Texas

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Richard “Gordy” Bunch
Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer
The Woodlands Financial Group
The Woodlands, Texas

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Brad Childers
President and Chief Executive Officer
Exterran
Houston, Texas

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Mike Appling, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer
TNT Crane & Rigging Inc.
Houston, Texas

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John Chisholm
Chairman
President and Chief Executive Officer
Flotek Industries, Inc.
Houston, Texas

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Gerard Gibert
Chief Executive Officer
Venture Technologies
Ridgeland, Mississippi

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Mike Donovan
President
Heat Transfer Solutions
Houston, Texas

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Benjamin Cowart
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Vertex Energy, Inc.
Houston, Texas

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Donald Young
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Hoover Group, Inc.
Houston, Texas

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Will Perry
President and Chief Executive Officer
Worldwide Power Products
Houston, Texas

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Brian Fielkow
President
Jetco Delivery
Houston, Texas

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Taseer Badar
Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer
ZT Wealth & Altus Health Group of Companies
Houston, Texas

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Sean Reilly
Chief Executive Officer
Lamar Advertising Company
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

 

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Katy Caldwell
Chief Executive Officer
Legacy Community Health Services, Inc.
Houston, Texas