As the CEO of Cenergy International Services LLC, a company she created in 1996, June Ressler leads with her head, closely followed by her heart.
While her training as an attorney has enabled Ressler to manage complex contracts and contractor liability protection for Cenergy’s workplace solutions for some of the world’s largest energy companies, the company’s ultimate success has come from people empowered to communicate and take ownership of their work.
Because of the nature of her company’s business, the people element is critical for Ressler’s placements, her corporate clients and for her employees.
Ressler grew Cenergy from a sole proprietorship in 1996 to a dynamic workforce solutions company that now places more than 1,000 highly trained professionals in locations on multiple continents. The process involves the complexity of client labor contracts, agreements with those placed, liability insurance and, for the logistics and safety divisions, risk management.
Cenergy has logged more than 5 million manhours without TRIR, or total reported incident rate — a perfect safety record in a working environment that is often high-risk.
The company has weathered several energy boom and bust cycles, which have decimated other energy services companies in the past 15 years. Originally based in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina’s 2005 landfall, Cenergy had no loss in client services despite losing virtually its entire headquarters and needing to quickly establish a new headquarters in Houston.
As a woman-owned business, Cenergy faced other challenges unique to its situation. Ressler met those challenged by providing the right solutions for clients. The company has more than doubled in size the past two years and expects to do the same over the next two years.
How to reach: Cenergy International Services LLC, www.cenergyintl.com