The Ohio Oil and Gas Association (OOGA) proudly welcomed its latest distinguished class of legacy members into Ohio Oil and Gas Hall of Fame during the Annual Winter Meeting held at the Hilton Columbus at Easton. The OOGA Hall of Fame honors those who have made their own distinct contributions to the Ohio oil and gas industry and was celebrated at the induction ceremony held on March 7, with more than 200 people in attendance.
“To be so recognized by their peers and colleagues and be inducted in the Ohio Oil & Gas Hall of Fame is the zenith for these folks who have dedicated their lives and reputation to this industry. All of the inductees have joined the ranks of the true independents who have forged success in this uniquely American industry and earned the admiration and respect of all those who surround them,” said Tom Stewart, former head of the Ohio Oil & Gas Association and Hall of Fame member.
The Hall of Fame was established in 1987 and since then 137 honored veterans of the oil and gas industry have been inducted into the hall. The induction ceremony has been held once every four years since 1994. Honorees have come from many different levels and segments of the industry. The concept of the OOGA Hall of Fame came as an idea from OOGA President Gene Brasel in 9187 as a way of honoring the industry’s veterans.
2018 Inductees include: Jeffery J.A. Baker, Joseph W. Haas, Eugene Huck, Jerry James, William G. Kinney, Mark S. Lytle, Robert G. McVicker Jr., Jack K. Miller, Robert Moss, Daniel Pottmeyer, John B. Walker, Howard J. Wenger. To view a full list of OOGA Hall of Fame Members click here.