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Raymond (Ray) T. Garcia has been engaged in the upstream sector of the oil and gas industry for his entire career. Upon completion of his graduate engineering studies at the University of Texas (Austin), he began his professional career with Shell Oil Company serving in various engineering positions related to operations, reservoir engineering and thermal recovery.

Subsequently he spent nine years in the Exploration and Production Division of Texas Eastern Corporation. There he held technical and management positions in reserves acquisitions, North Sea operations (London based), International operations and economic evaluations. After that, for two years, he served as Chief Operating Officer for Westmount Resources, Inc., an independent oil and gas firm. In late 1981, Ray Garcia established R. T. Garcia & Co., Inc.

Ray is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas and holds an Accredited Senior Appraiser designation with the American Society of Appraisers.

Ray earned dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Petroleum Engineering and Mathematics at the University of Houston. He then went on to earn a Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Texas (Austin). Later in his career he earned an MBA at the University of Houston through the Executive Program.

Ray has been an active member in various professional organizations, where he has held both local and national offices. These organizations include the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers, American Society of Appraisers, Houston Geologic Society and Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists.

Ray is a native of Houston, Texas, and is proficient in Spanish. Ray has a lengthy record in community service particularly in the educational arena. Of major note is his service in public school governance, including past service as a publicly-elected Trustee, and Board President, of Harris County Department of Education; he also served as Board President/Trustee of a state-chartered high school. .

“Whether you believe you can do something or not, you are right.”   Henry Ford


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