Gary Picard



Phone: (417) 469-2777

Fax: (417) 469-4497


Mr. Picard has been with Coastal Energy Corporation for 11 years, and is currently serving in our Safety and Compliance department. After graduating from Crocker High School, Mr. Picard continued his education at College of the Ozarks. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agri-Business in 1996. Mr. Picard also became a licensed pilot in 1997.

Upon graduation, Mr. Picard went to work for Wake Feed and Fertilizer, with various duties including outside sales and office work plus both blending and making feed and fertilizer. He continued to work for Wake Feed and Fertilizer until 2003, when he left to join Coastal Energy.

Mr. Picard is certified and trained in many aspects of safety and has completed the following programs: Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training, Stormwater Training, Hazardous Materials Training, Physiological Training, CETP Training, and Supervisor Training for Effects of Drugs and Alcohol. The Railroad Commission of Texas has also trained him as a Certified Manager. Mr. Picard was honored to be a presenter at the 2009 TRANSCAER (Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response) Training Session on Ethanol Safety.

In addition to his work, Mr. Picard enjoys flying, hunting, fishing, and working on the farm. He also loves to watch his children, Rebecca age 16, and Wesley age 12, play sports. He and his wife of 18 years, Kathryn, attend Westside Family Life Center, where Mr. Picard is a Deacon. He also works with the church’s teen youth and supports the Roever Foundation for Wounded Warriors.