John W. Toups Bio

J. W. Toups Inc. was founded in 1976 by John Toups. The business presently serves over 500 companies out of the Thibodaux office. Over the years, Mr. Toups' reputation has grown - he was chosen by the State of Louisiana as "The Small Business Person of the Year" and was appointed by the Governor to be one of five Louisiana businessmen to serve on the State Small Business Development Corporation. In addition, the Business Roundtable awarded him the "Innovation Award" and "Cost Effectiveness Award" for the tools that he developed to assist Murphy Oil in one of their turnarounds which broke four decades of performance records.

Mr. Toups taught TQM principles at Nicholls State University and partnered with Dr. E. Scott Geller to build an online training company to teach management principles and strategies and human dynamics. In the Oil and Gas Industry, Mr. Toups has worked with BP, ExxonMobil, ConocoPhilips, Kerr McGee, Shell, and Texaco. On the Contractor side, he has worked with Halliburton, BJ Services, Coil Tubing, Diamond, Nabors, R & B Falcon, Transocean and ENSCO to name a few.

Mr. Toups has worked on diverse projects that include the space shuttle, banks, refineries, drill ships, floaters, and jack-ups to name a few. He has traveled the world as a consultant helping companies improve employee performance, reengineering processes, and reducing accidents.