Larry has been employed with Coastal Energy since 2003. He is currently the Plant Operations Manager at Coastal's Miller, Missouri, asphalt production facility. Larry has extensive experience in asphalt plant management, having worked in the industry since 1985. He graduated from Dora High School in 1977 and then went to work for Koch Materials Company as a Plant Operator in Bettendorf, Iowa, and later as Assistant Manager in their Springfield, Missouri, facility before joining Coastal Energy as Assistant Plant Manager.
Thoroughly trained in all aspects of plant safety, Larry has over 30 years of experience in the HAZWOPER safety training course. He has also completed Basic Binder Technician Training.
Larry and his wife, Lea Anne, have four children and four grandchildren. He enjoys spending time with his grandkids and hunting in his spare time.
Gretchen has been a part of the Coastal Energy team for over five years. She currently serves as Plant Manager at the Willow Springs Rail Facility and oversees environmental compliance for all Coastal Energy and Fuel Marketing terminals.
After graduating from Willow Springs High School in 1994, Gretchen attended Missouri State University, completing over 60 hours with a focus on Accounting. Recently, Gretchen completed the necessary courses to receive her Associates Degree of Applied Science with an emphasis in Accounting from Missouri State University - West Plains.
Prior to joining Coastal Energy, Gretchen worked in the accounting field for more than 14 years, with seven years spent at Air Evac EMS in AP/Aviation Inventory and Payroll. She also worked for American Freight Logistics as a dispatcher and in Accounts Payable.
Gretchen has performed various functions since joining the team at Coastal Energy. Some these include dispatch, accounting, PeopleNet driver training, environmental compliance, and currently, managing the Willow Springs Rail Facility.
Gretchen and her husband, Nate, live in Willow Springs. They have two grown children, Bailey and Sydney. When they're not working, Gretchen and Nate enjoy hiking, camping, traveling, and spending time with their granddaughter, Oakley.
Brandon has been with Coastal Energy for over a year, and was recently named Plant Manager at the Clinton, Oklahoma, facility where he tries to do a little bit of everything and help out where needed.
Brandon was born in Cordell, Oklahoma, and grew up in Burns Flat until 1991. His family then moved to Saudi Arabia from 1991 to 1996. They moved back to Burns Flat where Brandon graduated from high school. After graduation, Brandon joined the Army Reserves as a 92-Y, which is a supply specialist. He was assigned to the 95 Division in Norman, Oklahoma, which was a non-combat division.
After leaving the Reserves, Brandon worked for a small company called JEDD Industries, which was a sandblasting and painting company that focused on industrial sandblasting and coating. Brandon worked for JEDD Industries for over ten years, then joined an insulation company called Pop and Sons in Clinton. Following a year with Pop and Sons, Brandon joined the Coastal Energy family.
Brandon is currently a bachelor and has no children, but is the middle child in his family with an older sister and younger brother who have given him four nieces and one nephew. Brandon's hobbies include golfing, anything outdoors, watching his OU Sooners, Denver Broncos, or OKC Thunder, and spending time with his family.
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