Electrical Consultant Paul Katsus Supports Houston Community
About Paul Katsus
Serving one of the largest energy distribution companies in Texas, CenterPoint Energy, Paul Katsus has applied his industry knowledge to help clients manage their electrical needs for over 15 years. Paul Katsus designs overhead and underground electrical distribution systems using an AutoCadd based product known as "LdPro". This state-of-the-art program allows Paul Katsus to design the most efficient design for both the customer and the utility company. Paul Katsus also uses Smallworld (a GIS) product and the SAP program for ordering materials and all types of accounting information. In order to further develop his professional skills and collaborate with like-minded professionals, Paul Katsus also maintains membership in the Engineering & Contractors Utility Association (ECUA) and Toastmasters International.
An active community member, Paul Katsus has participated in several charitable endeavors in the greater Houston area. While pursuing his B.S. in marketing and management from Houston Baptist University, Mr. Katsus helped to raise awareness about international conflicts with the Darfur Awareness Club and participated in local community development efforts as a member of the Community Service Club. More recently, Mr. Katsus has supported his community as a participant in the Fun-Fair-Positive Soccer club and as a contributor to the United Way and the American Heart Association. In his free time, he enjoys both classical music and jazz.
How to Roast Butternut Squash
In his professional time, Paul Katsus works as a service consultant for a large energy distribution company. Paul Katsus enjoys spending his personal time fishing, listening to classical music, and cooking.
Butternut squash is a key ingredient in many fall and winter recipes. Flavorful and sweet, it also stands out as one of the easiest squashes to prepare. You begin by slicing off each of the ends and cutting the squash in half horizontally, so that the bulb and the neck become two separate sections. Many people prefer to remove the seeds next, a step that requires you to cut the bulb of the squash vertically. You can then scoop out the seeds using a spoon.
The next step is to remove the squash's thick skin. A sturdy peeler best accomplishes this task, although some cooks prefer to use a sharp paring knife. You may then cut the squash into cubes or slices of approximately 1 to 1.5 inches in thickness for easy cooking. After spreading the cut pieces across a baking sheet or two, you can season it as desired and bake for 30 to 40 minutes at 400 degrees.
Texas Economic History - Oil
Paul Katsus, a businessman in the energy sector, lives near Houston, Texas, and enjoys learning about his state’s history. Paul Katsus’ oil field played a major role in the development of the Texas economy as the state transitioned from a cattle-based trade to an essential player in American energy commerce.
At the turn of the 20th century, Texas was a rural state dominated by agriculture and defined culturally by ranching. However, the discovery of oil in Texas brought about a drastic transformation that rivaled even the advent of the railroad.
For instance, the oil boom caused a great deal of wealth to surge into the state, resulting in the establishment of new and prosperous oil towns as well as successful oil companies that would flourish and become major players on the international scene.
However, those towns that lived by oil also could die by oil. Many such localities withered when the land could no longer yield enough oil to drive the local economy. Moreover, people hoping to “strike it rich” speculated on land, oftentimes losing their savings when that land proved to have little or no oil under it.