Billy Pete Huddleston received a bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University. During his time as a student, he was a member of Paul “Bear” Bryant’s “Junction Boys” Aggie football team and served as Team Captain in 1955.
Upon graduation, he was commissioned a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force where he served from 1958-1960. After beginning his career with Marathon Oil Co., he established Huddleston & Co., Inc., in 1967 where he continues to serve as Chairman.
In 1971, he founded Peter Paul Petroleum Co., which manages joint venture and partnership interests in over 2,500 oil and gas producing properties and 525,000 mineral acres. Huddleston’s vast knowledge of petroleum engineering consulting and financial analysis has provided expert testimony to various government agencies and commissions. He is a member of numerous professional societies including the American Association of Petroleum Engineers, the American Petroleum Institute, and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Huddleston has given his time to Texas A&M as a co-founding member of the Texas A&M Letterman’s Association and a member of the Dwight Look College of Engineering Advisory Council. Perhaps his greatest contribution back to the university is his time as Visiting Professor in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering from 1981-1998, for which he received the Robert L. Whiting Professorship for Excellence in Teaching.
Huddleston is an ardent supporter of the Corps of Cadets and the Dwight Look College of Engineering. Born in Iraan, Texas, he and his wife, Flos, have three children, Peter ’80, Paul ’82 and Lisa ’85.