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Coulson Oil's John Harris Says Employees, Customer Service Keep Wheels Greased

Coulson Oil's John Harris Says Employees, Customer Service Keep Wheels Greased
John Harris President and CEO of Coulson Oil

John Harris, an Ashdown native, has served as president and CEO of Coulson Oil in North Little Rock since 2013. The company has experienced record growth under his leadership, expanding to both retail and commercial fuels.
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75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas Combine for $38.9B This article is available only in print.

Revenue at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield topped $2.5 billion last year, a milestone achieved by only one other company in the 30 years that Arkansas Business has been ranking private companies by revenue.
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Bethel's Retirement at PSC Leads to Job at Entergy Arkansas

John Bethel, who retired last month as executive director of the Arkansas Public Service Commission, joined Entergy Arkansas yesterday as the electric utility's director of public affairs, responsible in part for relations with state governme
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