Henri Olivier’s entrepreneurial mindset started at an early age. While in elementary school, he made his first profit by selling snacks to hungry classmates on the school bus at the end of the school day. At the age of 11, computers began to pique his interest, and he began partnering with software engineers around the globe to develop various advanced computer systems. Eventually, his efforts allowed him to break off and start his own business at 14 years old. However, the road ahead was not without setbacks. Like any business owner, he experienced success and failure along the way. At 16, he suffered a major financial hit when he encountered an equipment malfunction. Instead of throwing in the towel, he worked his way back to profitability and even created a solution to the malfunction that would later help his fellow engineers.
Henri’s exposure to the oil and gas industry also began during his childhood years. With his upbringing in south Louisiana, he was surrounded by numerous family members that worked for and owned businesses in the industry. He spent a great deal of time frequenting his father’s office, learning all facets of the non-destructive testing business. He also completed an internship at his uncle’s business where he assisted in the tracking and maintenance of rental equipment used in oil and gas exploration and production. Upon graduation, he worked as an Advanced Ultrasonic Inspector, utilizing specific applications. His work has taken him throughout Louisiana, Texas, Colorado, and the Gulf of Mexico. His engineering mindset and knowledge of computers and technology propelled his desire to learn even more about the industry. He began reading code books in his spare time to further his knowledge.
Giving back to the community has always been a priority for Henri. He has dedicated his time to projects involving the historic Laurel Valley Sugar Plantation, Southdown Community Garden, New Zion Baptist Church, and the MacDonell Children’s Home. His most recent service includes partnering with a non-profit organization to create software that assists in reducing the number of child trafficking victims.
Henri decided to embark on this journey with the belief that strong core values and an experienced team of people would lead to success. His perseverance, work ethic, and leadership would help him surpass any of his competitors. Now, with one of the most talented teams in the industry and a desire to provide solutions, add value, and guarantee excellence to customers, Henri and the Olivier International team are ready to work for you!