Danos has announced that it has expanded its business development team with two internal moves and one new hire. Rene Vidrine has been promoted to executive account manager. Bounty Fontenot has moved to sales and business development representative, and Chase Clement joins the team as a sales and business development representative.
“We are excited about the ability to strategically grow our business development team,” said Owner, President and CEO Paul Danos. “This comes as we are seeing an increase in industry activity, and we are optimistic about the opportunities Danos has to provide more services to our valued customers.”
As executive account manager, Vidrine will oversee and maintain Danos’ relationship with long-standing customer Occidental, focusing on both onshore and offshore operations. He joined Danos in 2006 as a safety specialist and has since held roles as account manager, shale operations manager and, most recently, general manager of shale production. Additionally, he was Danos’ 2015 Staff Employee of the Year. Vidrine graduated from Nicholls State University with a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering Technology. A Thibodaux native, he and his wife Katie live in Luling with their two children.
Fontenot has moved to the role of sales and business development representative covering the Lafayette, La., region. A former Danos account manager, he will identify business opportunities while building and maintaining successful relationships with prospective and existing customers. Fontenot joined Danos in 2015 and has 28 years of industry experience. He and his wife Codi live in Opelousas and have two children.
New to the Danos team is Sales and Business Development Representative Chase Clement. He will focus on the industrial market and brings with him seven years of industry experience. Clement is a 2013 graduate of Louisiana State University and lives in Thibodaux.