Our Leadership

Russell J. Lanclos, President

Russell began his career as a rough neck in the oil and gas fields of Southern Louisiana in 1969. From there, Russell rose through the ranks at Green’s Pressure Testing, starting as a field technician and moving up to shop foreman and district manager. During his career with Greens Russell was responsible for opening (6) locations throughout Texas and Oklahoma. In 1985 Russell joined the Royal Service & Rentals, Inc. team, stepping in as General Manager before eventually taking the helm as President. Under Russell’s leadership, Royal Service & Rentals, Inc. has grown from a small business with ten employees and a single service center to a thriving company boasting 76 employees and eight service centers across the nation: Broussard LA, Bossier City LA, Mansfield TX, Midland TX, Beeville TX, Woodward OK, Minot ND, Pittsburgh PA.

In his spare time Russell and his beautiful wife enjoy spending time with their five children and four grandchildren.

His hobbies include woodworking, carpentry, and acting as a self-proclaimed Mr. Fix-It for his grandchildren.

Douglas J. Comeaux, CPA, CGMA, Chief Financial Officer

Doug joined the Royal Service & Rentals, Inc. team in 2008. After graduating from the University of Southwestern Louisiana with his BSBA in Accounting, Doug spent two years working as a public accountant before devoting 30 years to oilfield accounting and management. Doug holds Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant designations and is a proud member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants.  Under Doug’s guidance, Royal’s accounting team is efficient and effective.

Doug and his wife have been married for 30 years. Together they have two children and one grandchild. In his spare time, Doug enjoys golf, reading, and fine cigars.

Russell R. Lanclos, Vice President of Video & Communications

Russell joined Royal Service & Rentals, Inc. in 2005 as a CCTV sales/service field representative. His efforts quickly expanded the territory for Royal throughout north and south Louisiana and eventually into Texas. From there Russell was promoted to corporate sales calling on customers in the gulf coast region in reference to Royal’s offshore specialty products and services. Russell was instrumental in developing and building Royal’s wireless communication systems as well as plays a role in Royal’s CCTV research and development department. Russell’s diverse professional background, which blends customer service, sales, personnel management, and resource management, propelled him into a management position at Royal. His first management role was to lead Royal’s growing sales force and as Royal’s market area grew from the efforts of his sales team, the need for company expansion became a focus of Royal’s upper management. Royal elected to meet these needs by placing the responsibility of expanding the company on Russell when they promoted him to Regional Manager/Field Sales Manager. Upon his promotion, he began market area research and development and under his direction, Royal Service & Rentals, Inc. formed another division (Royal Video & Communications) then expanded beyond their Broussard LA facility to include 7 other facilities throughout the U.S.  Russell oversees the operations and personnel of this division as well as assisting with human resources for Royal Service & Rentals, Inc.

Russell is a proud member of the Louisiana Oil & Gas Association and Royal’s skeet shooting team.

In his spare time, Russell enjoys shooting sports and spending time with his wife and their two children.

Marwin T. Emert, Vice President of Sales

Marwin is a veteran of Royal Service & Rentals, Inc., having joined the team in 1990, he began as a dispatcher and field worker in both land and offshore operations. After serving many years as a Sonar/Subsea TV operator, Marwin moved into the sales department then moved his way up to corporate sales manager, which lead to his current position as VP of sales for Royal Video and Communications.  

A lifelong learner, Marwin has taken several continuing education and certification courses such as the Kongsberg Introduction to Sonar & Acoustics, the Santa Barbara City College Introduction to Sonar & Acoustics, and an Offshore Survey Workshop. 

Marwin is a proud member of several professional organizations including the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the Marine Technological Society, and the American Association of Drilling Engineers. An active member of “The Lunch Bunch”, Marwin has years of experience catering oil and gas events where his recipes have won him many awards.

In addition to enjoying the culinary arts, Marwin likes riding his motorcycle, spending time with his family, as well as hunting and fishing.

Dennis Watson, CCTV Project Manager

Dennis joined the Royal Service & Rentals inc. team in 1998 after serving in the US Navy for 15 years.  While in the Navy as a submarine sonar technician, Dennis received some of the most rigorous technical training available.  Due to his previous military experience, Dennis was a perfect fit for our DHTV/Sonar department.  When the time came to expand Royal’s CCTV department, Dennis was Royal’s first choice to head this division.  Dennis, led the growing department for 14 years before taking a position as Technical Department Project Manager/Procurement Agent in 2012 where he heads Royal’s billing process as well as project management and procurement of all CCTV special project equipment.  Dennis also assists with design and implementation of new CCTV systems for both Land and Offshore facilities.  

Dennis is married and has three children. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing and hunting.

Shane Foreman, Research & Development Division Manager

Shane joined the Royal Service & Rentals, Inc. team in 2005. as a field CCTV service technician. Shane held the position of field technician for 6 years until being promoted to IP CCTV division manager where he now is in charge of new project builds, IP CCTV projects, and research and development of Royal’s CCTV products. Shane brings over 13 years of experience in the electronics field to Royal and the CCTV department.  He considers himself a lifelong learner, and has received focused training in IP camera operation through Axis Communications, Avigilon and VMS DVR servers. His constant desire to find new and better ways of doing and improving things makes Shane a great fit for Royal’s research and development leadership role and promotes our goal of offering great products to our customers.

Shane’s experience and ability to offer training and technical support to Royal’s field technicians, is instrumental  in helping Royal to fulfill our mission of excellence nationwide. 

Shane is married with two children. In his spare time, Shane enjoys spending time with his family and playing a few relaxing rounds of golf.  

Should you have any questions or require additional information regarding our products or services, you may contact us toll free at 1-800-729-1122 or at our Broussard, Louisiana facility at 337-364-4000 or via e-mail at  .


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Welcome to Royal's website, Royal Service & Rentals, Inc. is a Louisiana based service company servicing the Oil & Gas Industry since 1982.

With service centers located in Broussard LA, Bossier City LA, Mansfield TX, Midland TX, Beeville TX, Minot ND, Woodward OK and Pittsburgh PA, including authorized service dealers in New Castle CO, and Boulder WY, Royal Service & Rentals, Inc. provides excellent sales and service throughout the continental USA and coastal waters. Learn more.

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