Chester B. Benge, Jr
Weldon Smith was President of Big "6" Drilling from 1949 until February, 1979, and then Chairman until his death in 2004. He was a graduate of the University of Texas with a degree in Business Administration. With a sales background, Mr. Smith naturally spent much of his time devoted to marketing. Mr. Smith was for many years on the Board of Directors for the I.A.D.C. (International Association of Drilling Contractors) and served on the National Petroleum Council. He was active in Grace Presbyterian Church and a member of the Board of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary for over 17 years. Mr. Smith served in several capacities with the Y.M.C.A., the Downtown Exchange Club, and numerous other civic organizations.