R. Gerald Bennett, Director
Mr. Bennett is an experienced Energy executive recognized for corporate and strategic development, evolving and advancing capacity and capabilities under changing market, economic and industry conditions. He has extensive executive, operational, P&L and policy experience in all aspects of the oil and gas industry, public and private. Mr. Bennett’s demonstrated financial acumen, corporate compliance, accountability and public reporting, as well as his leadership experience at Corporate, Non-Profit and University Board levels brings a wealth of pertinent skills and guidance to Standard Alcohol. In 2016, he joined the board of Standard Alcohol.
Among his more notable positions are President and CEO at Total Safety, Inc., Senior VP at Equitable Resources, Inc. President and CEO of Fuel Resources, Inc., President at Enron Gas Services, Chairman and CEO at Houston Pipe Line Company, President and COO at Perry Gas Companies, and Manager of Conoco's domestic and international gas activities including regulatory compliance and commercialization. Mr. Bennett has been active in numerous prominent oil and gas industry associations, serving in Chairman and Director roles. He also participated in the National Petroleum Council Energy Conservation Study published in 1974 and the Energy Outlook Study published in 1987.
Gerald’s extensive community activities include participation and leadership roles at the Memorial Herman Healthcare System Board, the Memorial Hermann Hospital Board, Houston Music Hall Foundation, the Houston Ballet Foundation, the American Leadership Forum, the Oklahoma State University Development Board and Oklahoma State Foundation Board of Governors, to name just a few. Mr. Bennett earned both a B.S. (1965) and M.S. (1966) in Industrial Engineering and Management from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, and attended Harvard Business School in 1976.