George M. Yates is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Heyco Energy Group Inc. (Heyco being an acronym of his late father’s name, Harvey E. Yates). He divides his time between Dallas and Roswell, New Mexico—and destinations farther afield, including Spain’s Basque country.   Yates grew up in Artesia, New Mexico, in an oil family—at 12, he was scrubbing tanks; at 14 he was a tool dresser. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1964 and received a bachelor of business administration degree from the University of Texas in…

 

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