Meet the Owners
Managing Partner \ President
Partner \ Vice President
Patrick is the current Owner and Operations Managing Member of Sound Fighter Systems, LLC. Sound Fighter Systems is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of absorptive noise barrier wall systems. Their success has come from focusing on supplying a niche market in the noise abatement industry.
Patrick began his employment at Sound Fighters in 1996 at the ground level when he was hired as Office Manager. Patrick spent his first four years improving company operations and turning losses into profits. He purchased the company with his partner, Rand H. Falbaum, in 2001 and has been successful with profitable growth each year. Recently, Sound Fighters® was named in 2007 as Business of the Year by the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce. Patrick and Rand started SFS Partners, LLC in 2012 as a Private Equity Investment Company in which Patrick helps manage as well. Patrick also has been extensively involved in several start-up ventures and helping them get established in the business community and become a vital leader in their local industry.
Patrick found out firsthand how difficult it was to obtain a graduate degree in Business (MBA) from Centenary College while being a husband, father, and business owner. He successfully maintained above a 3.6 GPA at Centenary while taking night classes to obtain his MBA in 2005.
Patrick earned his undergraduate degree in Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge in 1995.
Since he began his business career over 20 years ago, he has become involved with numerous organizations within the community. Patrick recently received the 40 under 40 Award from the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce in 2009. He currently serves as President for the Committee of One Hundred and has been a member of that organization since 2008. Through his involvement with the Committee of 100, he serves on the Strategic Action Council Board, RECC Board, and Caddo Parish Schools Business Roundtable. He is the Past-President of the Manufacturers Managers Council of Northwest Louisiana where he has been a member since 1998. In 2013, Patrick was appointed by Governor Jindal to serve as a Commissioner on the Caddo Levee District Board where he is currently Vice President of that Board. In 2012, Patrick was the founding Chairman for the Shreveport-Bossier Business Alliance for Higher Education where he remains a member of the Executive Committee. He was elected to the Shreveport Workforce Investment Board, where he is serving his fourth and final year for the Mayor of Shreveport. He is currently the Past-President of The Shreveport Club and has served on that Board since 2010. He also serves as President of the Red River Syndicate stock investment club established in 1953, which is one of the oldest clubs of this nature in Shreveport. He has been very involved with St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral serving an elected three year vestry position twice and two years on the Executive Committee and is a member of the St. Mark’s Cathedral School Board. He also served on the Diocesan Council of Western Louisiana for the Episcopal Church and still sits on the Finance Committee for the Diocese. He is currently a member of the Rotary Club of Shreveport and has served on the Rotary Foundation Committee since 2000.
Patrick is also a Member of the North Louisiana Economic Partnership and serves on the Shreveport Symphony Board. Some other industry-related organizations that he is actively involved with are: Greater-Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, North Shreveport Business Association, Bossier City Chamber of Commerce, Acoustical Society of America, Society of Plastic Engineers, Transportation Research Board, and the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Patrick lives on a farm in Dixie, North of Shreveport with his wife Lee and two children, Patrick and Carol Ann. He enjoys the outdoors immensely and especially enjoys living in the country where he has constant peace and quiet.
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