About Us

Meet Our Team

 

 Ronny Moore – President

RonnyRonny actually became the first employee of UTEC of Lafayette in early 1990 when he was hired by Phillip Guzzino of Utility Truck & Equipment Co. – Lake Charles.  Moore worked out of his home in New Iberia and covered the area outside of Lake Charles in South Louisiana.  After several months it became clear that a store in Lafayette could fill a void left by the closing of Massart Supply in the mid eighties.  Utility Truck & Equpment – Lafayette Branch opened it’s doors in December of 1990 in the old Wick’s Lumber Building on Cameron St.  Moore hired Jeff Decoux and Larry Gaudin, whom he had worked with previously and they were off and running. UTEC moved to it’s present location on Bertrand Drive in May of 1991.

In late 1993 Guzzino offered to sell the Lafayette Branch to Moore.  Moore incorporated as UTEC of Lafayette, Inc. on March 1, 1994 with Moore as the majority owner and Decoux and Gaudin as minority partners.

 

Jeff Decoux – Shop Foreman – Vice President

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A seasoned veteran of the truck equipment industry, Jeff has been at the forefront of any and all up-fitting performed at UTEC since the company’s inception in 1990.  Through his 30+ years experience in truck equipment, he has been responsible for some of the most innovative techniques & designs throughout the industry.  Aside from his supervising and scheduling duties of the fabrication shop, he takes special interest in making sure each customer leaves completely satisfied with the work performed.  Jeff  is married to Vicki and together they have 3 daughters: Brooke, twins Brandi & Brittney.   He enjoys fishing, camping and cooking.

 

 

 Larry Gaudin – Sales Manager – Vice President

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Larry has worked in the truck equipment industry for the past 30+ years.  He manages the parts sales crew at UTEC who have a combined experience of close to a 100 years.  He jokingly states that he must have done a great  job of training them, because now he is the one asking them about all of the new products and services available to the customers.  He has an “open door” policy to his employees.  Larry states, “If our customers request new products and product lines, we take this very seriously”.   He immediately looks into the possibility of aquiring these new lines and services.

 

 

 Paul Eddy – Equipment Sales & Purchasing

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Paul’s career began in the automotive dealership business as a parts salesman.  Since joining the UTEC team in February of 1996, Paul has worked in many departments: Shipping and Receiving, Parts Counter sales, Purchasing, and Truck Equipment Sales.  His present duties focus his attention on Purchasing and Equipment Sales.  His 13 + years of experience provide our customers with the help they need in selecting the correct equipment for their truck.

 

 

 Sheila Guilbeaux – Office Manager

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Sheila has worked as office manager for UTEC since 1997.  Her duties include accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll.  She enjoys her relationship with both vendors and customers.  She is the proud grandmother of Cullen. 

 

 

 

 Charles Gerard – Inside Sales

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Charles has been with the UTEC family for 17 years. He started out with his Dad in 1972 installing Perfection-Colby dump bodies for Massart Supply.   He worked his way through shipping and receiving, the mechanic shop and then on to parts sales.  Charles and Fred Courville are a great team and are always there to lend a hand.  Charles says “This place is like a big family”, and adds  “If  you have an old Japanese bike for sale, give me a call”.

 

 

 Fred Courville – Inside Sales

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Fred has been with the UTEC team for the past 10 years.  His motto is,” no project is too small and if we dont’t have it, I’ll do my best to find it.”

 

 

 

 Matt Moore – Inside Sales & Truck Accessory Installations

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Matt has worked for UTEC since 2003.  He currently works in the parts sales, trailer repair and accessory installations.  Matt  and all employees at UTEC strive  for customer satisfaction before, during, and after the sale.  Matt works hard to acquire more knowledge in trailer repair and truck accessories in order to better serve our customers.  Matt is married and enjoys hunting and fishing in his free time.

 

 

 Nick Gaudin – Job Order Processing

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Nick has been an employee of  UTEC of Lafayette since 1996.  Nick’s responsibilities include starting and completing work orders,  invoicing  work performed in the fabrication shop and all special orders.   He and his wife Angie reside in Rayne, LA and together have 2 children; Alayna and Jaxson.  When not at work Nick can usually be found taking care of his many animals, watching MMA or spending time with his family.

 

 

 Billy Prejean – Welder/Fitter/Mechanic

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Billy  has worked for UTEC of Lafayette since 1991, as one of the company’s first hired Welder/Fitters.  He has been married to Debra for over 38 years and together they have 2 sons and 3 granchildren.  Billy enjoys playing golf and watching New Orleans Saints football.

 

 

 

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