Director of Business Retention and Expansion
Laurence Beliel is the Director of Business Retention and Expansion for the Ponca City Development Authority.
Beliel has 20+ years of industry experience. He is a Six Sigma Black belt, an ISO Auditor, an experienced Lean Manufacturing implementer and is proficient in many industry-focused quality disciplines.
Beliel is the architect of three key PCDA programs; The Industry Certification Assistance Program, Bluewave, a unique workforce recruitment program and Lighten the Load, an energy reduction effort which is saving 6 million kilowatt hours annually for local industry.
Beliel has been recognized and received numerous awards including two economic development awards from the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education. Beliel’s signature project is the Manufacturing Education Training System (METS) mobile training lab, an award winning workforce recruitment and education tool.
He is a member of the Governors Economic Development team, participating in Oklahoma’s renewable energy and unmanned aerial systems efforts. Beliel is currently serving as the Board President of the Oklahoma Renewable Energy Council. He has served on numerous advisory committees with a focus on workforce education and development.