Congressman John Culberson Teams With UH College of Technology To Present ‘Excellence in Manufacturing Award’ to Oceaneering

As the search for new sources of oil and energy continues, the University of Houston's College of Technology and U.S. Rep. John Culberson have identified a company that is leading the way in assisting the offshore drilling industry in this effort.

Oceaneering Inc. provides products and services to the offshore oil and gas industry, primarily focusing on deepwater applications. At 10:30 a.m., Friday, Aug. 29, it will receive the "Excellence in Manufacturing Award" from Culberson and the College of Technology's Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center Gulf Coast (TMACGC). The presentation will be made at Oceaneering's offices at 11917 FM 529 in Houston.

"America needs to bring all of its domestic resources online to increase production and reduce our dependence on foreign energy sources," Culberson said. "Businesses like Oceaneering are boosting the American energy supply by increasing efficiency and productivity on our offshore sites."

Following consultation from TMACGC, Oceaneering recently gained further insight into efficient manufacturing solutions using the 5S Kaizen method. This management system is focused on continuous improvement in quality, technology, processes, company culture, productivity, safety and leadership.

"We firmly believe that our 5S Kaizen strategies have helped Oceaneering standardize and sustain quality while reducing wastes," said David Walker, director of TMACGC.

TMACGC at UH is one of the partner institutions comprising the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center (TMAC), which is an affiliate of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). For more information, visit

"The College of Technology, with the support of the NIST, operates TMACGC as an extension center to provide technical and training support to enhance the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing," said William Fitzgibbon, dean of the College of Technology.

WHAT: "Excellence in Manufacturing Award" presented to Oceaneering Inc. by U.S. Rep. John Culberson, UH College of Technology
WHEN: 10:30 a.m., Aug. 29
WHERE: Oceaneering Inc. - 11917 FM 529, Houston, Texas
WHO: University of Houston College of Technology, U.S. Rep. John Culberson