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Mr. Larry G. Keast

President and Chief Executive Officer

Torque Engineering, LP

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Torque Engineering, LP

Background Information

Employment History

The Houston Entrepreneurs Forum

Founder and Chairman

America in Recovery

Vice President and General Manager

World Wide Oil Tools, Inc

Affiliations

Founder
America

Board Member
Unity Church

Founder
Recovery.gov

Member
Nomads

Founder
Venturetech Corporation

Member, Board
Texas Liver Coalition

Education

Mechanical Engineering

University of Texas

B.S.

Mechanical Engineering

University of Texas

Web References (25 Total References)


Our founder, Larry Keast, ...

www.americainrecovery.org [cached]

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.
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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.


LARRY KEAST, FOUNDER & BOARD ...

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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.
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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.


Board Of Directors | Unity Of Houston

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Larry Keast


History of Power Swivel Development

www.venturetechnet.com [cached]

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…


Non-Profits

www.venturetechnet.com [cached]

These hiring practices have benefited Venturetech so clearly that owner Larry Keast wondered how he could find a way to benefit other small businesses in America. This non-profit is the result of his thinking.

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America in Recovery, Inc - putting America's unemployables back to work
Larry created a free hiring website, enabling American employers to search for people in their city who they might be willing to give a second chance. This free site is sponsored by America in Recovery, Inc, a 501c3 non-profit corporation, at www.americainrecovery.org.
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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…

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