Titans of Business, The Cecil O’Brate Story to Make National Television Debut on February 14 at 4 pm CT on Fox Business
(Garden City, KS, February 8, 2021) Cecil O’Brate announced today that the documentary Titans of Business, The Cecil O’Brate Story will be making its television debut on February 14 at 4 pm CT on Fox Business. Titans of Business follows the true-life story of Cecil O’Brate, a businessman and entrepreneur who went from growing up during The Great Depression to becoming one of the most successful entrepreneurs and businessmen in Kansas.
“I believe this documentary is one of the more important moments that has happened in my life. I’m excited to share my life story with friends, my local community, and fellow businessmen and businesswomen from across the country,” said Cecil O’Brate “I believe the American Dream is still alive. I’m a product of what you can achieve in this great country if you put your mind to it, work hard, and make it happen.”
Cecil O’Brate was born in Enid, Oklahoma in November 1928. A child of the Depression he had an internal, unwavering passion to change his fortune. A true entrepreneur from the start, he figured out ways to earn additional money to help provide for his family. In 1948 Cecil married the love of his life, Frances Cole. Since 1948 Cecil has been a farmer, rancher, banker, developer, oilman, and serial entrepreneur. He spent the early years back in Kansas farming and ranching. In 1966 he purchased Palmer Manufacturing and Tank Company taking it from a small business with only two employees to a multimillion-dollar company with over 200 employees. In 1984 Cecil began investing in oil and gas ventures which led to the founding of American Warrior, Inc. one of the largest independent oil and gas producers in the state of Kansas. Now 92 years old, Cecil does not let any grass grow under his feet. More recently he has focused on development in the community he has called home for the last 60 plus years, Garden City, Kansas.
Cecil and Frances reside in Garden City, Kansas, and are proud parents of four boys; Patrick, Michael, Steve, and Mark, eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.