Trace Laborde was exposed to the marine industry at an early age, but his first hands-on experience was a summer during college offshore on liftboats. Laborde obtained his undergraduate degree at LSU and then joined Karl Senner Inc.’s service department. While earning his MBA from Tulane University, Laborde assumed a managerial role over the service division. Laborde then decided to join his father and brother at Laborde Products and try his hand at sales in Covington, Louisiana. He now lives in Houston and manages the marine division of Laborde Products.