Randy Velarde and sons: Vincent and Garrett – Photo courtesy of The Plaza Group

The Plaza Group Defining and Embracing the Core Values

It is not unusual for a Houston Petrochemical marketer to celebrate 25 years in business. But a look at the history of the company, and the extraordinary decisions made by a 33-year old chemical engineering executive, Randy Velarde, in 1994, is to see some important lessons for all corporate leadership…

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Owner - LEG Exploration Education

Lillian Espinoza-Gala, owner LEG Exploration Education, served on the steering committee for National Academy of Science Offshore Worker Empowerment workshop held in Houston in January 2018 and a section of her Macondo Research is published in Chapter 2 of the proceedings. She currently serves as a Membership Chair on SPE International Human Factors Technical Section Board.

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