SULPHUR, La, April 28, 2008 – Two Sulphur area residents – Brent Clement and Matt Vincent – have been
appointed to the West Calcasieu Port five person board of directors. The appointments were effective April 8, 2008.
“We are very pleased to have Brent and Matt join our board of directors,” said Larry Mashburn, board president,
West Calcasieu Port. “These two gentlemen bring a tremendous amount of private business and public service
leadership and experience to our board.”
Clement, 48, was appointed by the Calcasieu Parish Police Jurors representing Ward 4, and replaces J.C. Cormier.
A resident of Ward Four for 40 years, Clement is the business development manager of KJ Services of Sulphur.
Clement served eight years on the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury. He served as the CPPJ Vice President in 2003 and
as its President in 2004. He currently serves as the Calcasieu Parish 4H Livestock Sales Chairman. He previously
served on the advisory board and as treasurer of the Southwest Louisiana Partnership for Economic Development.
Clement and his wife, Wendi, have three children and one grandchild. They reside in the Carlyss area.
Vincent, 51, was appointed by Calcasieu Parish Police Jurors representing Ward Four who selected him from a list
of three candidates nominated by the West Calcasieu Association of Business. Vincent replaces Kenny Nabours. A
lifelong resident of Sulphur, Vincent has been vice president of Century Group Inc. in Sulphur for the past 26 years.
He is a graduate of Sulphur High School and Texas A&M University. He is the past president and board member of
the Louisiana High School Rodeo Association, and currently serves as the vice president of Sulphur Parks & Recreation
Board of Commissioners. He is a member of the Sulphur Athletic Association. Vincent and his wife, Delinda have three
children Carly, Chase and Blake – and attend Henning Memorial Methodist Church.
“The West Cal Port has been a viable part of the parish’s maritime community infrastructure for many years and we
want to express our gratitude to J.C. and Kenny for their support during their time on the port board,” Mashburn said.
“The leadership qualities that Brent and Matt bring to the West Cal Port board play well into our longterm plans for
the port.” “The West Cal Port is gearing itself to better serve its highly valued existing tenants we have in place today, as well
as to effectively attract new business and clients,” he added.
Strategically positioned on the busiest stretch of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway midway between Houston and
New Orleans, the 190acre West Cal Port is located 12 miles south of Interstate 10 on Highway 27. The West Cal Port
offers 2,500 feet of waterfront property on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway with 12foot water depth.
Current tenant activity includes barge operations, maritime fueling service, dry cargo barge cleaning, diesel repair,
heavy equipment contracting and maritime supply operations.
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