As many of you know, we at Cenac Towing have an extreme amount of pride in our culture. We truly view our team as one big family. This blog series has been created to feature employees at every level and position of the company, so that you can see exactly why Cenac has been as successful as it has. We attribute a huge portion of that success to all of our wonderful team members.blog features another one of our incredible captains, Chad Bourg. Chad is a Houma, Louisiana native and proud of it. He has also worked for Cenac for nearly three decades.
What’s a normal day on the job like for you?
My job primarily includes maintaining our vessel and barges and ensuring they arrive safely to various facilities. This includes guaranteeing our crew operates safely and professionally at all times in order to maintain timely deliveries of the products we transport. To do this communication with both vessel and office staff is key, and it’s something I do constantly.
What’s your favorite aspect of your job?
I love having the freedom and responsibility to operate my own vessel. It’s a huge responsibility and one I’m honored to have. Working in the maritime industry poses new challenges each day. It keeps the job exciting and ever changing. I enjoy that aspect of it as well.
Do you have a favorite company celebration or tradition that you like to partake in?
Vessel christenings are always nice to participate in. It’s great to see all of the hard work and dedication of this team come to light in a new vessel.
Can you share one of your favorite memories from your time working with Benny Cenac?
I’ve been given many opportunities while working with Benny over the last 28 years, and for that I am thankful. I started working for Cenac at 18 and am now 45. To be trusted to run a vessel for Cenac means a lot to me. I take pride in my work. I’m forever grateful for each opportunity he has given me over the nearly three decades I’ve been a part of the team.
What are your hobbies outside of work?
I enjoy hunting and fishing as any good South Louisiana resident should. It’s a way of life here. Believe it or not, I also really enjoy completing my “honey do” lists.