Nobody keeps your production assets at peak performance quite like Danos.
From production support to construction, fabrication, coatings, logistics and more—our customers get more than just a job well done. They get results.
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Danos is led by an accomplished team of industry veterans who have decades of production asset management experience. Fully engaged in day-to-day business operations, the executive team provides strategic direction to ensure Danos fulfills its purpose of honoring God and helping solve big challenges for our customers and communities.
Owner and chairman of the board
For over four decades, Hank Danos has been the leader at the helm of Danos’ global success. In 1962, he joined the company his father and uncle founded, and from his first job as a roustabout, to his current role as Chairman of the Board, Hank has been a hands-on leader and the driving force behind the company’s values-based approach to business.
Hank has been actively involved in professional organizations, including: the executive subcommittee of Offshore Operators Committee (OOC), the Louisiana Association of Business & Industry (LABI), the LSU Board of Supervisors, the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA), and the LA 1 Coalition.
Hank served in the Louisiana National Guard and earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Louisiana State University.
Owner and executive over human resources, finance, safety and land
Eric Danos oversees the company’s finance, safety, human resources and land activities. A third-generation owner and member of the Danos Board of Directors, Eric began his career at Danos in 2004 as an operations manager for the international labor division. In 2008, he was promoted to vice president of international and was responsible for all aspects of Danos’ international activities in Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, Angola, Cameroon, China and Malaysia. Eric served as executive vice president from 2010 to 2017.
Prior to joining Danos, Eric gained extensive financial experience working with Simmons & Company International as an associate of corporate finance, with Stonehenge Capital as an associate of a $500 million private equity/mezzanine fund, and with Chemical Americas Group at ExxonMobil Corporation as a financial analyst.
Eric earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Louisiana State University and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Owner, executive over production services, sales, business development and marketing
Paul Danos oversees the company’s strategic planning and direction, business development, marketing and sales initiatives, and production services. He is a third-generation owner and president of the Danos Board of Directors.
Paul joined Danos in 2005 as project manager of the offshore construction and fabrication division and later served as vice president of U.S. operations. From 2010 to 2017 he held the role of executive vice president. Prior to joining Danos, Paul was the senior consultant of special projects at Plains All American and the senior consultant of risk consulting at Arthur Andersen (Protiviti Consulting).
Paul is a member of the Offshore Operators Committee (OOC); the National Oceanic Industries Association (NOIA); the advisory board for the Deepwater Operations Conference; Louisiana Community and Technical College Foundation; and Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL) Leadership Louisiana program. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Louisiana State University and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Owner, executive over project services
Mark Danos oversees the company’s integrated project services. He is responsible for ensuring operational excellence for all domestic and international deep water, subsea, shelf and onshore projects. He is a third-generation owner and member of the Danos Board of Directors.
Mark joined Danos in 2013 as a project manager and was later promoted to division manager of construction and fabrication. Mark served as vice president of project services from 2015 to 2017.
Prior to joining Danos, Mark worked for ExxonMobil for eight years in various project management roles, where he supported large capital projects in the U.S. and internationally. Mark held a supervisory role in Angola, overseeing ExxonMobil’s subsea work.
Mark lived in Kenya for one year as part of a mission outreach project. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana State University.
Vice President of Finance and Administration
David Cedro is responsible for overseeing the company’s domestic and international administration, finance, accounting and commercial activities.
David has more than 25 years of experience in construction and energy accounting and finance, including management positions with Ernst & Young LLP, Arthur Andersen LLP and the Shaw Group (NYSE: SGR). He also has worked with a variety of public and private companies, advising them in finance, administration and risk management.
David serves on the Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America (SELA Council) and the University of New Orleans Accounting Department Advisory Council. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants. He holds a master’s degree in accounting from the University of New Orleans.
Vice President of Project Services
James Callahan provides strategic oversight and management of the company’s project management, construction, fabrication, automation, coatings, scaffolding and other related service lines. He is responsible for the successful operations of projects worldwide, providing integrated total project support for customers’ onshore and offshore activity.
James has 27 years of executive, accounting and finance management experience and joined Danos in 2013 as the director of finance and administration. Prior to joining Danos, James was the chief executive officer for Superior Shipyard and Fabrication and chief operating officer for SJI LLC, a privately held telecommunications company. James served as Danos’ vice president of finance from 2015-2017.
A board member for Restore or Retreat, a coastal advocacy group, and former chairman of the Lafourche Chamber of Commerce, James earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and an MBA from Nicholls State University.
Vice President of Human Resources
Stacey Gisclair has 20 years of human resources experience in the oil and gas industry. She oversees the company’s human resources and recruiting activities, and champions strategic efforts that support Danos’ high-performance culture.
Stacey joined Danos in 1999, was selected as the company’s Quality Person of the Year in 2008, and was named vice president of human resources in 2015. Prior to joining Danos, Stacey worked for Edison Chouest Offshore for 10 years.
A certified professional in human resources, and member of the Society for Human Resource Management, Stacey earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Nicholls State University.
Vice President of Production Services
Reed Peré has a decade of industry experience and oversees the company’s production services division. He ensures quality work and adherence to safety policies for Danos’ global production workforce.
Reed joined Danos in 2006, was selected as the company’s Quality Person of the Year in 2012, and was named vice president of production services in 2015. Prior to joining Danos, Reed worked as a secondary education administrator, coach and educator.
A member of South Central Industrial Association, Gulf Coast Safety and Training Group, and Society for Human Resource Management, Reed earned a Bachelor of Science in General Studies and Master of Education from Nicholls State University.