At the end of this week, Dupré Logistics Chief Financial Officer, Doug Place will retire. In his 22 years with Dupré, the company has experienced exponential growth. Place’s oversight of all financial and accounting activities as well as the Dupré’s corporate infrastructure have greatly impacted the company’s growth in the last 20 years and positioned it for continued expansion.
Place joined the company in 1994 as Chief Financial Officer. Recently, Place has been closely involved in developing Dupré’s long-term strategic vision and identifying growth markets while maintaining the focus on cost control, customer service and Dupré’s “Ideal Place to Work” employee program.
Dupré Logistics Chief Executive Officer Reggie Dupré commented, "Doug Place was the best CFO anyone could hope for. He is a strategic thinker, intelligent, compassionate, loyal, and gives solid recommendations. Doug is a builder. He built a very strong balance sheet, built strong relationships with our strategic partners, and coached many people in their professional development including me.” He continued, “My family and our team will miss Doug for all that he has given to us, but, he has helped prepare the company for a successful future.”
On his retirement Place wrote, “I have appreciated the opportunity to help guide the growth and development of Dupre Logistics into the great company it
is today. I look forward to seeing my successors continue the growth of our company.” Place continued, “I have confidence that the team in place will
take Dupré beyond the high expectations of our vision for the future.”
Outside of his work with Dupré, Place has been very involved in his community supporting causes and groups with his vast transportation and financial knowledge.
He is currently a member of the board and immediate past Co-Chair of the Infrastructure Committee of 1Acadiana. Place also serves as Secretary/Treasurer
of the I-49 Coalition and as Treasurer of the Louisiana Motor Transport Association (LMTA). He previously served as LMTA President and as the VP of
Administration and a Board Member for the Boy Scouts of America Evangeline Area Council. Place is also a member of the Rotary Club of Lafayette.
Prior to joining Dupré, Place had twenty years of prior experience holding executive positions with Arthur Andersen, Miss Win and Lou Ana Foods. Place is a graduate of Mississippi State University, holding a MBA and a Bachelor of Science- Business Statistics and Data Processing from the University.