John B. Billingsley, Jr.
Board Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
One of the founders of Tri Global Energy, Mr. Billingsley was born and raised on his family’s cotton farm south of Lubbock, Texas, where he developed a strong sense of responsibility and stewardship for the land and an enduring empathy for the plight of small farmers and ranchers. For economic reasons, he left the farm and attended college and has since led a life of entrepreneurialism with a background in building businesses across a wide range of industries, including professional services, banking, real estate development, and manufacturing.
Formerly, Mr. Billingsley was a co-founder and Managing Partner of Billingsley, Johnson Kubica & Co., a large regional Texas CPA firm that was merged into Arthur Young, one of the nation’s major CPA firms. Following that, he acquired controlling interest in the Western State Bank of Midland, where he served as Chairman of the Board and President for six years. His diverse experience also includes stints as owner/president of an oil and gas exploration company, owner/president of a sulfur recovery plant, owner/president of a commercial real estate development company, owner/operator of two commercial cattle ranches, and the owner/President/CEO of two middle market manufacturing companies, each with over 250 employees.
Mr. Billingsley owns farmland in Dawson, Borden and Lynn Counties in West Texas, with a portion of this land devoted to growing organic cotton. He graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Accounting.