Randy Perry - Marketing Education and DECA
Then: A 1973 high school junior at Putnam City West in Oklahoma City with years of back-breaking work experience – doing anything to make a buck. A combined effort of two DECA advisers in Oklahoma City encouraged Randy to enroll in marketing education and become a DECA member where he
- Applied hard work, new skills of accountability and a different outlook about what is important.
- Learned to be accountable, to respect boundaries and how to make things happen.
- Gained confidence as a leader and mentor, serving as chapter president and earning the State Student of the Year award in 1974.
Now: Randy Perry, vice president of Fentress Oil, has been in the lubricants and fuel business since 1978 and has an extensive knowledge in the lubricant industry. He has been a partner in Fentress Oil Co. since 1984. The company has grown from a $3 million company to a more than $40 million company supplying major manufacturing facilities, government installations, construction companies, airlines, and truck stops.