Richard Chalmers

Richard W. Chalmers - President

With over 40 years of experience in the petroleum industry, Richard directs and manages the company’s affairs on a daily basis and leads the organization’s strategic objective.  He received a Business Administration degree in Accounting from Texas A&M University in 1982.  In 1990, Mr. Chalmers was a co-founder of CCA and served as Vice President and Treasurer until 2007 when he assumed the role of President.    Richard has a strong background in administration, business development, and property management services and continually strives to provide quality services to CCA’s clients.



Michael J. Privat - Executive Vice President

Mike is a 1994 graduate of LSU. He entered the Oil and Gas Industry in 1994 and progressively held management positions in Drilling, Workover and Production with an emphasis on Personnel Management and Health, Safety and Environmental programs. He joined Chalmers, Collins & Alwell, Inc. in 2004 in the capacity of Consultant Coordinator / HSE Manager.  Mike was promoted to Vice President of CCA in 2010 and Executive Vice President in 2012. 



David F. McCutcheon—Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations

David joined CCA in 2003 to manage the company’s engineering team.  He graduated from Louisiana State University in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Petroleum Engineering.  He is a registered petroleum engineer and has more than 43 years of engineering and operational experience.  Prior to joining CCA, David was a Senior Drilling Engineer for Marathon Oil Company in Houston, Texas.



Patrick J. Angers—Drilling Superintendent

With over 50 years of oilfield experience, Pat serves as drilling superintendent on CCA’s Project Management Team.  He began his career with Placid Oil Company before working with Cities Service Company, Pel-Tex Oil Company and Virginia Indonesia Company.  He has an extensive background in drilling and completion, and before joining CCA in August 2007 he spent many years as an independent consultant, both domestically and internationally.




Leonard Villarreal—Business Development

Leonard joined the Business Development Team at Chalmers, Collins & Alwell, Inc. in July 2013.  After serving in the U.S. Air Force, he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and Spanish from University of North Texas, and then earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Prairie View A&M.  In 1977, Leonard began his career in Education, working as a teacher and coach before moving into administration as a high school principal.  He retired from the Texas public school system in 2011.  Prior to joining CCA, Leonard held a marketing position for a strength and conditioning equipment company.


Mary Pollard

Mary H. Pollard—HSE/SEMS Program Manager

Before moving into the HSE compliance field, Mary held various management level positions in the healthcare industry.  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1978.  Mary has a rich background in leadership, management, technology, compliance, and training.  She joined CCA in October 2011 and is committed to maintaining SEMS compliance while creating a culture of health and safety as a team effort.



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