James Davison

Davison Transport
Geo Area
Region 7

James E. Davison, Sr. joined his father’s trucking firm after he graduated from Louisiana Tech University in 1959. The company grew from two trucks to a nationwide fleet of more than 300 trucks and 700 trailers. In 2007, Davison sold Davison Transport to Genesis Energy, L.P. Davison Transportation Services, Inc., an affiliate of Genesis Energy, L.P., is an integral part of the Supply and Logistics segment of Genesis Energy, L.P. Genesis Energy, a Delaware limited partnership and publicly traded company (symbol GEL-NYSE), was formed in December 1996 focusing on the midstream segment of the oil and gas industry in the Gulf Coast region of the United States. Davison has served as a Director of the company since July 2007, and has served as Chairman of the Board of Davison Transport, Inc. for over 30 years. He also serves as President of Sunshine Oil and Storage, Inc. with over forty years’ experience in the energy-related transportation and refinery services businesses.

Although headquartered in Houston, Texas, Genesis continues operations in North Louisiana employing over 200 in its trucking operation. James and his family are significant stockholders in Genesis LP owning 20% of the company. James Davison also owns Terminal Service Inc, Ruston Aviation, Inc. and various other oil, gas and real estate investments.

In 2002, James and his family opened Squire Creek Country Club and the large residential development surrounding it. It was immediately recognized by national golf magazines as one of the “best new private clubs “in the nation and has consistently been recognized as Louisiana’s best course. Designed by Tom Fazio, it has a national reputation as a tough, beautifully maintained course with a first-class clubhouse and wonderful recreational facilities. The residential community hosted the 2005 Southern Living Idea House and continues to be one of the most exclusive residential developments in North Louisiana. Davison has paid special attention to native plants and fauna; preserving and integrating them into a landscape rivaling any development in the country.