Paul Latiolais

Contact

Mr. Paul Latiolais
Director of the CICE

Phone: (409) 880- 8436
Email: platiolais@lamar.edu
Office: Galloway Business Building Room 208

M.B.A.   George Fox University
Other   Oregon Graduate Institute
B.Sc.   Texas A&M University

Courses Taught

MBA:

Entrepreneurial Strategy 
Special Topics in Management 

Bachelors:

Seminar on Entrepreneurship 

Professional Experience

Academic Experience 

Director of the Center for Innovation, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship, Lamar University (2010 - Present), Beaumont, Texas.

Non-Academic Experience 

Senior Industry Segment Manager (Marketing & Product Development), Synopsys (2004 - 2009), Hillsboro, Oregon.

Director of Marketing, Mentor Graphics (1990 - 2004), San Jose, California.

Product Engineer, Schlumberger (1987 - 1990), San Jose, California.

Consulting 

2015:  Pure Solutions, Soft Landing of Ryze Materials (Pure Solutions) to develop 500 jobs in Port Arthur/SE Texas, Developed partnership with LU to influence ultimate investment decisions in downtown Port Arthur ($250M). No payment involved.

2013-2015:  Pocket Watch, Blackberry pie hardware/software solutions

2014:  Pure Solutions, Soft Landing of Ryze Materials (Pure Solutions) to develop 500 jobs in Port Arthur/SE Texas, Developed partnership with LU to influence ultimate investment decisions in downtown Port Arthur ($250M)

Service

Professional Service 

Advisor
2014:  Various Startups and Established Companies (National).

Board Member: Advisory Board
2014 – 2015:  Advancing New Technology Committee (ANT) (Regional).

Board of Directors: Moderate Involvement
2014 – 2015:  Southeast Texas Economic Development District Board, Southeast Texas (Varies), Texas (Regional).

Reviewer - Article / Manuscript
2014:  NSF Career Grant (Zhanhu Guo) (National).
2013:  Journal of Chemistry (Dr. Zhanhu Guo) (International).

Reviewer - Grant Proposal Related to Expertise
2014:  NSF, SBIR, STTR Grants (International).

Invited Lecture
2012:  Angel Capital Association International Conference (International).  Technology Entrepreneurship

Keynote Address
2013:  SW Louisiana Angel Network (Regional).  3 Keynote addresses

Member: Committee/Task Force
2011 – 2015:  TEES Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (State).

Institutional Service 

College Assignments

Faculty Advisor:
2013-2014:  MGMT Class Senior Project Judge  

College Assignments

Member:
2015-2016:  Engagement & Innovation Committee  
2014-2015 – 2015-2016:  BUSI 2300  

University Assignments

Chair:
2012-2013:  IES Lecture Series  
2012-2013:  Beyond Pinstripes Global Business Challenge  

Faculty Advisor:
2013-2014:  Beyond Pinstripes Global Business Challenge  
2012-2013:  Texas Business Hall of Fame  

University Assignments

Faculty Advisor:
2014-2015 – 2015-2016:  Texas State University Bootcamp for PhD in Material Science, Engineering and Commercialization  

University Assignments

Member:
2011 – 2013:  Lamar University Business Idea Competition  

Mentoring Activities:
2012-2013 – 2015-2016:  Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies  
2013-2014:  Center for Innovation, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship  

Community Service 

Member of a Committee
2014:  Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI), Economic strategies for global markets - export, supply chain, industry establishment, business development
2013:  SE Texas Economic Development Foundation 

Intellectual Contributions

Presentation of Non-Refereed Papers 

  • Latiolais, P. (2015, May). Taskforce for Industry Relations Among TEES Network.   TEES Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, Weslaco, Texas.
  • Latiolais, P. (2012). Technology Commercialization.   Angel Capital Association International Conference, Austin, Texas.
  • Latiolais, P. (2012). Advanced PP-based Nanocomposites in Industry-Adoption/Entrepreneurship.   SW Louisiana Angel Network, Lake Charles, Louisiana.
  • Latiolais, P. (2011). Polypropylene Nanocomposite.   Houston Technology Center Showcase, Houston, Texas.

Grants 

  • 2015 [Year 1 of 5]: Latiolais, P. EDA University Center, Principal Investigator, Economic Development Administration (DoC). Only 10 universities selected from 150 across Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas. Demonstrated need and potential for regional economic diversification through innovation-based entrepreneurship and business development.
  • 2015 [Year 1 of 5]: Latiolais, P. Jack and Linda Gill Gift, Principal Investigator, Gill Foundation.
  • 2014 [Year 1 of 5]: Latiolais, P. Jack and Linda Gill Gift, Principal Investigator, Gill Foundation.
  • 2014 [Year 1 of 5]: Latiolais, P. EDA University Center, Principal Investigator, Economic Development Administration (DoC). Only 10 universities selected from 150 across Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas. Demonstrated need and potential for regional economic diversification through innovation-based entrepreneurship and business development.
  • 2014: Latiolais, P. Workforce Training for Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship, Principal Investigator, GLO/HUD.
  • 2013: Latiolais, P. Building for Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship, Principal Investigator, GLO/HUD. $9.7M funding for new Innovation Center. Promotes interdisciplinary work between Engineering, Science, and Business.