CTG is a software development company that builds software solutions for the Oil and Gas industry. Our strength lies in our ability to provide our solutions to any problem or situation that calls for software. We consistently deliver solutions that meets the needs in a way that all interested parties receive information to assure them that their operation is doing the right things at the right time.
To create and market imaginative, flexible and reliable solutions that effectively enable our clients to achieve continuous and measureable improvement.
Relationships • Integrity • Excellence • Celebrating Success • Having Fun
The solutions offered by CTG have been well received throughout the world as SMART, our primary product, is
currently used on four continents – North and South America, Africa and Asia. Our clients continuously ask us
to develop new software solutions and expand the use of those solutions throughout their organizations. We
look forward to earning the same level of trust and satisfaction with you.
James is the founder, president and CEO of CTG. He has a service industry background and brought that mentality to CTG. He believes in supporting CTG’s clients and ensuring that they have the help they need 24/7. He believes in putting in the work you want to get out of something, which is why he thinks CTG is the company it is today.
He loves New Orleans and enjoys all of the local food and flavors. With a penchant for wrestling, he’s turned his hobby into a positive for the city and state. He is the president of the Olympic Wrestling Committee and the Louisiana State Chair for USA Wrestling.
Charlie is the co-founder and vice-president at CTG. He loves cooking, driving cars fast and listening to music loud, but not always all three at the same time. SMART, his clients and the people at CTG are his true passion. Nothing pushes his accelerator like solving their problems.
Ron is originally from Chicago (hence his love of a good steak) and was one of the six original members of CTG. He’s a thinker and enjoys puzzles and mind games. All jokes aside, he got married on April Fool’s day, in Las Vegas by an Elvis impersonator.
Phil, serves as the director of sales and marketing at CTG and has done so for the past 11 years. A life-long Louisianan, and like any good Cajun, he hunts and fishes and loves both equally. Despite admitting to cooking with propane, CTG keeps him around for his ability to solve the customers’ problems.
Mark is CTG’s product implementation manager as well as Support Manager and Training Coordinator. He’s a straight shooter that likes to make sure clients get what they need. He enjoys New Orleans cuisine and fishing.
Andy Smith is the business analyst your company needs. Andy enjoys a challenge and the occasional cake – whole, half or slice, he’ll take what he can get. Originally from Tennessee, Andy has blossomed into a true local, as his favorite meal is now a New Orleans style roast beef po-boy with all the dressings. A machine at work, he shows off his artistic side through photography and serves as the official voice of the SMART Training Videos.
Cheryl is CTG’s Office Manager, her duties focus on doing everything and even the “miscellaneous.” Cheryl has been with CTG since 2002. Her loves (aside from CTG’s customers and employees) are her grandchildren, traveling and cooking.
Britt, as many choose to call her, was born and raised in St. Charles Parish. She refuses to live anywhere else, even though her husband moved 5,000 miles to be with her. She loves her family which consists of a husband, 2 weenie dogs, a Labrador retriever, and whatever dog she just decided to bring home from the animal shelter. When she’s not working support for CTG, you can probably find her photographing and socializing dogs at the Jefferson SPCA, binge-watching TV, or sipping on an English Toffee Vanilla Velvet Ice from PJ’s Coffee.
This bayou boy from Lafitte is a 14c Smart Support Specialist. He worked offshore for 6 years as an operator where he used Smart on a daily basis. In 2013 he jumped at the opportunity to come work for CTG and never looked back. He enjoys woodworking, coffee and his desk. That’s where you’ll find him 9 times out of 10.
Craig is an important part of the CTG team, where he has been a Software Engineer for four years. This fun-loving, behind-the-scenes man enjoys a good PB & J sandwich, long walks on the beach, deep conversation, holding hands, romance novels, pruning the garden, skinny dipping and piggy-back rides. His ideal superhero power would be teleportation and he promises that he would not be the type of superhero that wears his underwear on the outside.
Dan, whose self-proclaimed alias is Mugsy, has been part of the CTG family since 2008. Despite his nickname, he loves helping CTG’s clients stay out of trouble. He’s a big dreamer, but keeps himself grounded by reading the news. He enjoys growing things and will eat almost anything (except beets). In a past life, he claims was a decent bowler.
“Tuck,” as everyone calls him, provides 14C support and training at CTG. Although he prefers to grill on propane, he has several redeeming qualities including liking Tabasco, spicy food and chocolate chip cookies. Oh and did we mention that his golf handicap is a two? Way to go Tuck!
Herb, whose father is a 3rd generation Louisiana Shrimper, was born and raised on the banks of Bayou Barataria, in the town of Jean Lafitte. Herb has a wife, two daughters and a cat.
Herb is considered to be quite unusual and quirky by all who know him. He enjoys wearing weird hats and doing goofy things. Even though he gets ALOT of grief and hassle from his wife and daughters, he still insists on sporting his white tube socks with every outfit, even when he’s wearing a 3 piece suit.
Herb’s passionate about software development as he serves as the build master and handles architecture for SMART. Herb has over 20 years of experience designing and implementing software, the vast majority in the oil and gas industry, where he has developed software for a number of systems including production reporting, deep water TLP and SPAR ballasting and positioning, and regulatory compliance. He has been out to several platforms including Genesis, Auger, Mars, Ram-Powell and Ursa.
Herb, who some of his friends call “Bobby Boucher”, also love’s to paddle in his pirogue hunting Pouldeau and running Catfish lines. During hunting season, you can usually find him at his Camp on Bayou Segnette.
Herb eats way too much cereal, in fact, he considers himself a cereal visionary, as he insists on certain combinations of cereals. His favorite combination is Frosted Flakes, Froot Loops, and Lucky Charms. He calls it Frosted Froot Charms, you should try it and let him know how it goes after you come out of your sugar comma.
Ken is a software engineer who transitioned from teaching computer science at Loyola University New Orleans to working at CTG. He has a wide variety of interests, including gardening, fishing, racquetball and building wooden model ships.
Paul is our RedHat Linux Administrator and Oracle DBA. As a business programmer turned systems administrator, then database administrator, he has consistently worked to keep up with new technology. No small task.
His newest area of interest is Virtualization and Cloud Computing. With the enormous increase in processing power that came along with multi-core servers, Virtualization provides nearly the only way to use that power. Two-socket servers today have 12-cores per socket, for 24 CPUs on a $8000 server! Cloud Computing takes this a step further and gives us clusters of physical servers where Virtual Machines can balance the load and failover.
He is an avid bicycler and exercise 5 days per week, but at this stage in life, he enjoys woodworking as a hobby. His wood projects have started small, building a pegboard, router table and workbench. He has learned the skills and precision needed for routing dados and rabbets, but not without learning patience along the way.
Steven is in Quality Assurance, from an early age Steve showed an unusual talent of doing things completely different than everyone around him, but with the same goal in mind. It can be as simple as parking in a parking spot further away all the way to hitting the enter key three times and breaking a software program. He sometimes refers to himself as a code breaking ninja with organizational skills. When Steve is not expressing his unusual talents he enjoys watching movies while eating Blue Bell Ice Cream’s The Great Divide or fishing.
Vivian, is from Berwick, Louisiana (near Morgan City). Vivian started working at CTG in July 2015 – she’s one of the many problem solvers at work. She’s the oldest of 5 at home and one of the youngest at work, but says the familial environment at home and work are one in the same. When she’s not at work, you can find her enjoying the city – you’ll catch her trying new restaurants, museums, and local festivals. She’s our friendly neighborhood support specialist.