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Larry G. Keast

President

The Dover Club

Email: l***@***.com

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The Dover Club

Company Description

For over twenty years, The Dover Club, a Houston Texas business-networking group has been practicing 'relationship networking', whereby the members, over time, become ambassadors for each others' businesses. ...more

Background Information

Employment History

President and Chief Executive Officer

Torque Engineering, LP


Founder and Chairman

America in Recovery


Vice President and General Manager

World Wide Oil Tools, Inc


Affiliations

Unity Church

Board Member


America

Founder


Recovery.gov

Founder


Nomads

Member


Texas Liver Coalition

Member, Board


Venturetech Corporation

Founder


Education

B.S.

Mechanical Engineering

University of Texas


Web References(27 Total References)


EntrepreneurshipWorkshop2007

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The Dover Club - Larry Keast


History of Venturetech

www.venturetechnet.com [cached]

Larry Keast started Venturetech in his garage to design and manufacture new ventures in technical equipment.
Larry's bio. Within two years, he decided that power swivels were an interesting and exciting business niche that needed competition and development. Larry founded non-profit America in Recovery, Inc. to help America's small businesses replicate our hiring success. Larry G. Keast Larry Keast graduated from the University of Texas in Mechanical Engineering, and is a registered professional engineer in Texas. Nine years with Cameron gave him a wide range of experience in engineering, offshore service, sales, and manufacturing. Larry left Cameron in 1976 to become Vice President & General Manager of World Wide Oil Tools. During four years there, he built this new company into a respected manufacturer. Larry directed the development of four new product lines, receiving three patents in the process. He also traveled worldwide selling, training, and establishing sales agents. This experience confirmed his love for startup manufacturing companies. In 1980, Larry founded Venturetech Corporation in his garage. After many oilfield ups and downs through the years, Venturetech today is leading the competition with his patented diesel-hydraulic power swivels which are drilling oil and gas wells around the world. Fifteen more patents have been issued, and others are applied for. Larry continues to direct Venturetech's development, and is having way too much fun to retire. See www.venturetechnet.com. Larry and Zandra have been married 47 years, and have five children and four grandchildren. Larry has also been giving back to the community for years and considers this work an important part of his life. He was a parent group leader for several years in the substance abuse programs Insight and Lifeway, and was an advisory board member of Cornerstone Recovery. In 1995, he started a ToughLove parents program. Shortly after his wife Zandra was diagnosed with Hepatitis C in 1996, Larry was elected to the Texas Liver Coalition's board as Director of Support Groups. Under Larry's direction, the Coalition developed 32 support groups in Texas cities which continue to help thousands of people each year. Larry remained on this board after acquisition by St. Luke's Texas Liver Center in 2003, and served on Mayor Bill White's Task Force for Hepatitis C. Thankfully, Zandra's treatment was successful, and she remains virus free. For many years, Mr. Keast has enjoyed mentoring and speaking to engineering and entrepreneurship students at the University of Texas and the University of Houston. He has served on the Business Advisory Council of Goodwill Industries and the Advisory Board of Houston-Galveston Institute. Larry has also served as President of the Dover Club, a support organization of business owners, and is a board member of his church, Unity of Houston. Larry is a member of Nomads since 1980, and a member of The Alternative Board, a business owners' roundtable group. He was honored in 2012 as an Alumni of the Year of Dickinson High School, and now serves on the school's education foundation board. In 2000, Venturetech began hiring people who deserved a second chance; those in recovery from alcohol and drug abuse, ex-offenders of our legal system, and older folks. Larry discovered the advantage of hiring "America's unemployables" after hiring a recovering addict and ex-convict. Soon, Keast began hiring other recovering substance abusers, some with criminal records, to work at Venturetech. He found that all of his employees, including those without such issues, started getting along better and taking an interest in each other. This proved to be good for the overall morale of Venturetech. After that, Larry began spreading the word among other small business owners and America in Recovery was born, see www.americainrecovery.org. He founded the 501(c)3 non-profit and created its free hiring website at his own expense to connect other like-minded employers to people needing another chance. Larry has met with many elected officials for publicity support, including U.S. Congressmen John Culberson and Steve Pearce, and Governor Rick Perry. Larry is publicizing this site through nationwide media in order to accelerate the message. He wants to help businesses nationwide replicate Venturetech's success, help thousands of people, improve business productivity, and reduce government expense for incarceration and welfare. 1980 - Larry Keast started Venturetech in his garage to design and manufacture new ventures in technical equipment. Larry's bio. Within two years, he decided that power swivels were an… Learn about Power Swivels swivel by Larry Keast, P.E., Founder & CEO Venturetech Corporation International This brief history is written from my experience since 1980, from researching Gulf Publishing's…


Board of Directors | Unity of Houston

www.unityhouston.org [cached]

Larry Keast


www.americainrecovery.org

Our founder, Larry Keast, discovered the advantage of hiring "America's unemployables" after hiring a recovering addict and ex-convict.
Soon Keast began hiring other recovering substance abusers, some with criminal records, to work at Venturetech, his oilfield equipment manufacturing company. He soon found that all his employees, including those without such issues, started getting along better and taking an interest in each other. This proved to be good for the overall morale of Venturetech. After that, Keast began spreading the word among other small business owners and America in Recovery was born. He founded the 501c3 non-profit and created its free hiring website to connect other like-minded employers to people needing another chance. Our founder, Larry Keast, discovered the advantage of hiring "America's unemployables" after hiring a recovering addict and ex-convict. Soon Keast began hiring other recovering substance abusers, some with criminal records, to work at Venturetech, his oilfield equipment manufacturing company.


www.americainrecovery.org

LARRY KEAST, FOUNDER & BOARD CHAIRMAN
Larry Keast graduated from the University of Texas and is a registered engineer in Texas. After nine years with Cameron and four years with World Wide Oil Tools, Larry started Venturetech Corporation in his garage in 1980, and today Venturetech power swivels are drilling oil and gas wells around the world. With 17 patents already issued and four more pending, he expects the company to double in size in the next few years. Larry serves on three other boards as well. Our founder, Larry Keast, discovered the advantage of hiring "America's unemployables" after hiring a recovering addict and ex-convict. Soon Keast began hiring other recovering substance abusers, some with criminal records, to work at Venturetech, his oilfield equipment manufacturing company.


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