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: email@example.com
Chief Financial Officer
With over 5 years of experience in the energy industry along with several years at a CPA firm, Kevin rejoined Central Crude as the Corporate Controller in March of 2008. His previous experience at Central Crude included 2 years as the credit manager, and a year as the natural gas scheduler. He also spent some time at a local refinery as a product marketer. In addition to his CPA designation, Kevin has bachelor’s degrees in Finance and Accounting from McNeese State University. As Corporate Controller, he is responsible for all aspects of the company’s finances.Email: Kevin@centralcrude.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
William H. Clemmons
Director Marketing & Trading Natural Gas
Bill has sixteen years experience creating extensive wholesale marketing and trading networks in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Mid-Continent for some of the natural gas industry’s largest regional producers and marketers.
Bill has a BA in Business Administration from Washington and Lee University and an MBA in Marketing and International Business from the University of Houston.Email: email@example.com
Eliot A. LevinManager, Natural Gas Transportation
Joining Central Crude in 2006, Eliot brings over 10 years of natural gas scheduling and trading experience as well as over 13 years of financial analysis and accounting experience. Eliot's knowledge in gas trading is, and goal-oriented work ethic makes him a valuable asset to the Central Crude team.
Eliot attended Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, TX and holds a BBA in Finance/Economics with an Accounting Minor. He is also currently pursuing an MBA from Houston Baptist University.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com