Mr. Henry Groppe is a partner and founder in 1955 of Groppe, Long & Littell, a Houston based consulting firm providing long term guidance for corporate, government and private energy industry clients internationally recognized for its accurate forecasts of major changes in oil and natural gas supply, consumption and price. He served in technical, economics and management positions with Dow Chemical, Monsanto, Texaco and Arabian American Oil Company (in Saudi Arabia) before founding his firm. He is a Chemical Engineering graduate of the University of Texas and served as an officer in the U.S. Navy.
He has served as a director of Transco Energy Company, Tom Brown Inc., and First Energy Finance Company. He was a founder of Southwest Chemical and Plastics Inc., Space Industries International, Inc., Unibar Energy Services and Research Applications, Inc., founder and chairman of oil and gas producing companies Metfuel, Inc. and Antara Resources and a founder of The Mitchell Group, an energy equities asset management company.
He was a charter member of the Texas Governors Energy Advisory Council, a director of the United States Energy Association and founder and Chairman of the Washington based Petrochemical Energy Group.
He is a former Board Chairman of the Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston, a director of the Mental Health Association of Greater Houston, a cofounder and president of the Houston Council on Human Relations which led successful Houston inner city integration efforts in the 1960s, and a former member of the Board of Overseers of Sweet Briar College.
He was a founder of two pioneering preventive medicine research organizations, Dr. Dean Ornish’s Preventive Medicine Research Institute in San Francisco and Houston based Southwest Health Technology Foundation.
Mr. Groppe serves on and is former chairman of the University of Texas Cockrell School of Engineering Advisory Board, is a founding member of the UT Energy Institute Advisory Board and vice chairman, is former chairman of the UT Chemical Engineering Visiting Committee, founded the UT Chemical Engineering Department Alumni organization, the first departmental alumni organization. He and Mrs. Groppe established the Carol and Henry Groppe Professorship in Engineering at the University of Texas.
He is a Distinguished Graduate of the Cockrell School of Engineering and a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineering.