A common thread of optimism runs through Louisiana’s rising stars of industry. In their various positions of influence, these emerging leaders have overcome their own unique obstacles and taken calculated risks to become guiding forces in their companies.

At their core, they’re dreamers who take action. They tend to rise to the occasion, especially when a crisis hits, and have an unrelenting internal drive to make a difference. They also have a strong desire for growth and lifelong learning, and the energy and ability to inspire.

These young leaders have a message to share: that they’re ready, willing and able to carry the industrial market into a bold new future. 10/12 Industry Report profiles a dozen of these rising leaders, each nominated by their industry peers or colleagues.

Tyler Abadie | CEO | ABADIE, Mandeville

Laura Eiklor | Plastics Plant and Resin Finishing Plant Manager | ExxonMobil, Baton Rouge

Megan Landry | Operations Manager | Sasol, Lake Charles

Chase Melancon | Production Supervisor | Occidental Chemical, Geismar

Clayton Williamson | Co-owner & COO | Petroleum Specialty Rental LLC, Morgan City

Meet seven more emerging leaders driving Louisiana’s industrial future.