In today’s society the wilderness is shrinking, open space is closing, and the animals that naturally roamed the earth are hiding deeper into the recesses of once great forests. Resources are being used faster than ever and it is becoming more difficult to conserve the natural space around us instead of cultivating it to our will. Outdoor enthusiasts, hunters, backpackers, hikers, and many others are fighting for their right to conserve what is left of the natural world for the sake of its beauty, resources, and ability to take people back to a time when the world was much different than it is today.
Wildlife conservation and the desire to maintain what is left of the natural world is something that is very important. Without national parks or government-controlled lands, wildlife will dwindle away into nonexistence. The outdoors provides an escape for individuals who enjoy being submersed in nature. Exploration and the desire to adventure into the unknown is one of the very ideas that make humans what they are: wild. Although there is no ground on Earth that has not yet been explored, wildlife conservation areas, national parks, and even experimental forests are all that’s left for the hunter, the backpacker, and the adventurer today.
Andy Naquin is deeply concerned with wildlife conservation and is also a member of a number of groups that aim to maintain the natural world around us. He is an avid hunter and he understands that his hunting territories are threatened by over population and a societal need for natural resources. He and many others like him will do whatever they can to preserve the wildlife areas that still exist today.
The future of the economy of the United States of America rests on the country’s ability to efficiently generate energy offshore. Currently, a fifth of all of the domestic oil reserves exist in offshore drilling ventures, and that number is on the rise. Not only does drilling for oil offshore play a role in the country’s future energy reserves, but now companies that specialize in wind generated energy are also looking to expand their horizons beyond the shores of the country and into the often turbulent winds that exist beyond the coastline.
With the advancement of technology and the country’s ability to safely generate energy offshore through multiple facets, the future looks brighter than it ever has in the past. Not only does this mean more jobs for people in the energy industry, oil or any other specific energy service, but it also means more jobs for companies that exist in the offshore maritime sector. Especially during construction, all of these energy companies will depend on the maritime service sector for the transportation of equipment, employees, construction workers, engineers, and almost everything else. This means more crew boats, more employees, and more opportunities to be successful in the maritime industry.
Andy Naquin is currently the Vice President of Operations for the company called Kilgore Marine Services and has been successful in the field since 2001. He is excited about the future of his industry and what it will mean for he and his company to supply their services to many of the companies looking to expand offshore. He thoroughly enjoys working in the industry and has worked his way up from the bottom through hard work and determination.
In order to become an effective operations manager or manager of any sort, one must know how to lead groups of people as they strive to obtain a common goal. Not only does this mean that the effective manager will have gained the trust over those employees he manages, but it also means that the effective manager trusts his employees’ abilities to perform their duties correctly and in a timely fashion. The relationship between manager and employee takes time to bond and build to an optimal level.
Being an operations manager within a major industry that employs thousands of people takes a great deal of effort and leadership ability. Within the offshore marine sector, for example, an industry that supplies vessels for clients’ needs, an effective operations manager is in charge multiple vessels, multiple crews, and client satisfaction. An effective manager must be an excellent project planner, time manager. He or she must be able to work well both independently and in a group setting, and must also be able to meet customer needs. Not only must they oversee all of these aspects to their job, but they must also oversee the safety of each operation as well.
Andy Naquin is currently serving as the Vice President of Operations for Kilgore Marine Services and he understands what it takes to be successful in his position. He has been working in the offshore marine sector since 2001, when he graduated from Nicholls State University with his Master’s degree in Business Administration. He has experience with quality and safety control, shipyard maintenance, new business development, and vessel management.
What many people don’t fully understand is the importance of the United States of America’s offshore marine service association. Nearly a fifth of US domestic oil and gas reserves come from offshore drilling and production. Not only that, but the offshore marine service sector is in the process of becoming a large source of wind generated electricity as well. The industry is growing at a rapid speed and with its growth comes new designs in technology that require a greater number of employees and support systems.
Not only does this industry provide the US with much need energy services, it supplies job openings and professional opportunities that wouldn’t be there otherwise. The Gulf Coast especially has benefited from the number of employment opportunities generated by the offshore marine industry. Not only are they responsible for helping support more than 6,000 companies, they also generate an estimated 1.2 billion dollars in yearly wages for their employees.
Andy Naquin understands that the industry is growing and that to be a part of it now means that there is room to rise in the future. He is currently the Vice President of Operations for Kilgore Marine Services and has been working in the offshore marine service sector since 2001. The industry has become an important aspect of the country’s economy as the need for domestic energy has greatly increased in the last few decades. Not only does the industry provide more jobs for hard working Americans, but it also decreases our dependence on foreign oil companies.