The Glass Family

In the 1970s, political turmoil was erupting overseas leading to the Arab Oil Embargo of 1973, and escalating efforts in the United States to promote domestic energy independence. In 1971, Shell Oil Company relocated its corporate headquarters to Houston. In the following years, over 200 major firms followed in Shell’s footsteps: company headquarters, subsidiaries and divisions moved their operations to Houston. While motorists followed odd- or even-numbered date regulations for re-fueling vehicles, the national speed limit dropped to 55 mph and office buildings were raising thermostats to 78 degrees in the summer months. Houston’s energy market was expanding, and people were in high demand.

Understanding the market and recognizing the potential for energy development, in 1970, Leo and Karen Glass established G.A.S. Global (G.A.S.) in Houston, Texas, to provide a rapidly growing market with quality manpower solutions.

Today G.A.S. is headquartered in Sugar Land, Texas, with operations in 20 countries and growing. Outside of Sugar Land, regional offices include Brazil, Canada, Romania, the United Kingdom and Singapore. The Glass family remains active in the year-to-year success of G.A.S.’ operations to ensure its energy driven manpower solutions continue to develop while remaining true to the company’s founding ideals and values: Dedicated to Manpower. Committed to People.

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