Come meet the people of Central Crude, Inc., headquartered in Lake Charles, Louisiana. We're a small but dedicated company with experienced staff that possess all the skills and capabilities to be able to operate like a big company, but still give you the quality service and attention that you would expect from a smaller company.
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Founded in 1974 by Steve Jordan, Central Crude has grown to offer full service, crude oil and natural gas capabilities
Throughout the decades, he has maintained the belief that success is ultimately based on the core values of integrity, innovation and a strong work ethic. Through his leadership, Central Crude has become the largest South Louisiana based crude oil purchaser. In addition to his responsibilities at Central Crude, Mr. Jordan also serves as Chief Executive Officer of La Tank, and Chief Executive Officer of Jordan Oil.
Mr. Jordan holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University. He is currently serving as Chairman of the Louisiana Oil & Gas Association (LOGA) and as President of the Vacuum Truck Carriers of Louisiana. Additionally, he sits on the Executive Board of Directors of the Louisiana Association of Business & Industry (LABI) and on the Governor of Louisiana’s Military Advisory Board.
Chief Operating Officer
George has served as chief operating officer since June of 2011. His responsibilities include various aspects of corporate strategic planning, new business development and employee management. In addition, George manages the company’s strategic partnerships and investment projects. He is knowledgeable and practiced in all areas of project development, including financing, management, economic analysis, corporate investment and growth strategies. George also has significant experience in regulatory issues and ensuring compliance with all government authorities and regulatory agencies in the state of Louisiana.
Prior to joining Louisiana Tank and Central Crude in 2008, Jordan served as the investment relations manager for Jordan Oil Company. Jordan was instrumental in securing private investment capital for Jordan Oil Company as well as maintaining client communication throughout the exploration and development process. Additionally, Jordan was actively involved in the drilling, completion and production of all Jordan Oil wells in his tenure at Jordan Oil Company.
Jordan is a third generation energy producer. His father and grandfather founded Jordan Oil Company, Louisiana Tank and Central Crude, and are industry veterans with a combined 90 years of experience in every facet of oil and gas exploration and development.
A native of Lake Charles, Louisiana, George Jordan earned a Bachelor of Science in business management and entrepreneurship from Louisiana State University’s E.J. Ourso College of Business. George is a member of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association, the Independent Petroleum Association of America and Committee of 100 for Economic Development.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President - Crude Supply
Starting at Central Crude in January of 2001, Joe has 20 years experience in crude oil scheduling, marketing, trading and business development. Joe started his career at Conoco, where he held positions in pipeline operations and scheduling.
From there he pursued a position in marketing and trading at Dynegy. At Central Crude, Joe is responsible for all crude oil marketing and business development.Email: email@example.com
Del holds a B.A. in History from the University of Central Oklahoma and is a former Army officer. Del is an operations executive with a strong system design and logistics background with 23 years of experience in launching new business offerings and managing nationwide supply chain networks for OEM’s and retail customers. His energy industry experience includes network design, transportation & supply chain management of sand, crude, chemical and water, management of well site contractors and 3rd party services. Del has spent the majority of the last 4 years deploying the energy offering for the nation’s largest truckload carrier facing upstream and midstream customers. Prior to joining Central Crude Inc., Del served as a Director of Operations with Schneider Logistics Inc.Email: OTraffanstedt@CentralCrude.com
A.J. started working for Steve Jordan in 1985 and currently oversees operations for both Louisiana Tank and Central Crude. His duties for Jordan Oil Company include pre drill well site preparation, facility development, production equipment hook up and maintenance on existing facilities.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org