Mr. Bethea has been CEO of OTC since 2009 and has led its expansion from its original Corrosion & Erosion Surveillance focus to a full service offshore oil and gas regulatory compliance company. His background in Executive Management spans over 25 years in both the private and non-profit sectors. However, his grass roots are in the oil and gas industry. A 1986 graduate of LSU, his oil and gas career began as a Roustabout with Global Marine Drilling in the 80’s aboard the Glomar IV. His offshore experience also includes production operations in the GOM with W&T Offshore. Certified in Ultrasonic Testing, Well Control, and Production Operations, Mr. Bethea has been integral in the development of the entire spectrum of OTC services, including the recent addition of offshore regulatory compliance training programs for drilling operations, production operations and USCG.