A. H. “Chip” McElroy
Chairman, City of Tulsa-Rogers County Port Authority
“Chip” McElroy is president and CEO of McElroy Manufacturing Inc., a family business he has led since 1988. The company is a private, family-owned and operated business founded in 1954.
The company designs, manufactures and markets polyethylene fusion equipment, fintube machines and electronic components on a worldwide basis. The company presently employs approximately 200 people, mostly in the Tulsa area. McElroy has also established offices in the U.K., Chile and Kazakhstan. In 2003, McElroy acquired two additional companies – Insight Engineering and Southern Specialties, a division of the Agillis Group, L.L.C.
McElroy graduated cum laude from the University of Tulsa with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He is active with the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), Liberty Mutual Insurance board of directors and the National Society of Professional Engineers. He is currently a member and chairman emeritus of the Mechanical Engineering Advisory Board at the University of Tulsa.