You may already know this, but Cenac Towing takes pride in its unique culture – we truly do operate as a family. In this blog series, we will be highlighting employees at every level and position at the company so that you can see exactly why Cenac is as successful as it continues to be, and that’s in large part because of its amazing people.
Today we’re highlighting one of our amazing captains, Ron Price. Ron was born and raised right here in Houma, Louisiana and has worked for Cenac for 24 years. His skills as a captain are impressive, and his commitment to his work is inspiring. Read on to get to know a little more about Ron and his roles with Cenac.
What’s a normal day on the job like for you?
Other than navigating the waters, my job involves management and communication with staff both on and off the boat. I manage the work agenda for the crew and give verbal reports to Cenac headquarters daily, ensuring everything on our shift is running smoothly. In addition, I also oversee the loading and unloading of the products we transport, which is mostly liquid petroleum. Because we handle large quantities of liquid petroleum, precision and safety are very important. Our team works together to ensure that it’s a job well done every single time.
What’s your favorite aspect of your job?
I love a good challenge, and my job is certainly one. Even over 2 decades in, I’m still looking to improve my skill each and every day. I also enjoy traveling with the crew. Waking up in a new place each day is always exciting.
Do you have a favorite company tradition or celebration that you like to partake in?
Boat christenings are my person favorite company tradition. It’s always a celebration, but also a reflection of all the effort and teamwork it takes to operate this company at such a high level.
Can you share one of your favorite memories from your time working with Benny Cenac?
One memory of Benny always sticks out in my mind. I was new to the team and loading some barge cables in our skiff behind the office. The cables were heavy, yet manageable. I heard someone scream from across the slip. It was Mr. Cenac! While he probably had plenty of other responsibilities he needed to attend to, he stopped and started to unload the cables with me, just to lend a helping hand. It was then I really understood how this company operates as a family.
What are your hobbies outside of work?
Born and raised in Southern Louisiana, I (of course) love the great outdoors – fishing, frogging, hunting, you name it. But the best part is when I get to turn them into delicious meals for my family and friends!