After working as an executive in the geophysical industry from 1949 through 1977, Bud Grant founded and was an owner of Grant Geophysical Corp. He grew the company and took it public with an initial stock offering in 1990. At the time of the stock offering, the company was the largest privately held geophysical services contractor in the world and the fifth-largest company of its kind.
Ever the entrepreneur, Bud Grant also founded another successful company in a totally unrelated field – the soft drink bottling and distribution business. He founded Grant-Lydick Beverage Co. in 1984. The company purchased the assets of the Dr. Pepper Bottling Co. of San Antonio in 1984. In 2000 a leading player in the industry, Cadbury-Schweppes PLC, bought all of the assets of Grant-Lydick Beverage Co.
In 1980, Saint Louis University awarded Mr. Grant with the Alumni Merit Award. Mr. Grant served on the first lay Board of Directors of Jesuit High School (Shreveport, La.) and spent considerable time working with the Covenant House of Houston, Texas as a founding director of this mission in 1983.
BS, Institute of Technology 1949