K. Paul Bullock
Distinguished Alumnus, 2011



K. Paul Bullock, College of Business 2011 Alumnus of the Year

K. Paul Bullock currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of JPS Aviation, LLC and JPS Equipment, LLC in Monroe, Louisiana.

Paul is a 1971 Ruston High School graduate and a 1975 graduate of Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business.

After graduating from Tech, Paul began a 23 year career with T. L. James and Company in Ruston first as the office manager then as project manager and ultimately as operations manager until the company was sold. In 2001, Bullock joined Banner Sign and Barricade as a branch manager providing the highway construction business with advance and regulatory warning signs. In 2003, Bullock founded JPS Equipment, LLC where he served as owner and manager of a construction equipment sales and rental business. Paul operated the largest Volvo Rents franchise in North America and, along with the help of his family, he grew the business to five locations, 150 employees and over $70 million rental fleet. In 2010, Bullock sold the rental assets of JPS Equipment to Volvo Construction Equipment. In March of 2011, Paul, along with his family, purchased Monroe Air Center at the Monroe Regional Airport. JPS Aviation provides air charter, aircraft rental, flight school, and aircraft maintenance opportunities.

Paul has served as a member of the National Asphalt Pavement Association Board of Directors, the Bayou D'Arbonne Lake Watershed District Board of Commissioners and as the President of the Volvo Rents Construction Equipment Franchise Advisory Council. JPS Equipment was the recipient of the Volvo Rents Franchise of the Year for five consecutive years from 2005 to 2009. In addition, JPS Equipment was awarded the Volvo Rents Circle of Excellence Award.

Paul resides in Downsville with his wife, the former Penny Love. They are the parents of four children, Jason, Melissa, Stephen, and Maggie. They have two grandsons. Mr. and Mrs. Bullock and all of their children have either attended or graduated from Louisiana Tech University.

 


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