This year the Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition (LAGCOE) is honoring Leon Charles Moncla Jr. as LAGCOE Looey 2015 in recognition of his  more than 45 years of service in the oil and gas industry.

At a luncheon held today at the Petroleum Club, LAGCOE organizers announcen and honored Moncla as the 35th LAGCOE Looey. The luncheon served as the kick-off event for LAGCOE 2015.

"LAGCOE Looey 2015 epitomizes the qualities of a true Southwest Louisiana Oil Man: entrepreneurial risk-taking, perseverance during tough times, and enjoyment of life to the fullest,"comments LAGCOE 2015 Chairman, Steve Maley, "In the end, you pay it forward by giving back to the community and bringing the next generation along. These are the values of LAGCOE, and these are marks of the character of Mr.Charlie Moncla."

LAGCOE 2015 will be held Oct. 27-29 2015 at the Cajundome and Convention Center. LAGCOE is a first-rate exposition where world class oil and gas industry companies display the latest equipment and services and technical sessions address pertinent issues from across the globe.

Upcoming events include the LAGCOE Sporting Clays Tournament  Aug. 14-15 and the LAGCOE Career Fair Oct. 29. Learn more at