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King/Trefz

Emerson announced two promotions within its Professional Tools business: Justin King has been named vice president of engineering and Rob Trefz, vice president of marketing. In their new roles, King will lead the development and evolution of the entire Professional Tools line of Pipe and Electrical ..

Matt Pond

Corrosion Resistant Alloys (CRA) has appointed Matt Pond as chief financial officer. His 20 years of executive management experience began at Energy Allows, and he previously served as vice president of Business Development at CRA. Pond also has partnered and co-founded materials companies, includin..

Ana Cervantes

Ana Cervantes has joined sealing technology and corrosion-prevention specialists Dekotec as technical sales manager for Latin American markets.  Cervantes, who will be based in California, has more than 25 years of consulting and sales experience in the pipeline business.  ..

New US Energy Secretary Slams New York for Blocking Pipelines

New U.S. Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette slammed New York state regulators for blocking pipelines that would bring natural gas from Appalachia to New England but did not specify whether the Trump administration could do anything to push the projects forward.

World Petroleum Congress Returning to US in 2020

Next year, the World Petroleum Congress (WPC) will return to the United States for the first time since 1987. P&GJ talked to organizing committee Chairman Jeff Shellebarger about the event.

People, Companies & Associations News

Smith  Scott Smith has been named president of Spire Storage and Spire STL Pipeline. In this role, he leads the company’s operations and commercialization of natural gas storage facilities in Wyoming and pipelines serving Spire Missouri East and other midwe..

U.S. Senate Approves New Energy Secretary

Dan Brouillette, President Donald Trump’s pick to succeed Rick Perry as energy secretary was confirmed by the Senate on Monday.

Rita Tubb

Former Pipeline & Gas Journal editor Maretta Faye Tubb, commonly known as Rita, died Sept. 27 at age 80. Tubb spent 21 years on the staff at P&GJ in the roles of managing editor and executive editor before retiring in 2016. She previously was on the editorial staff of McGraw Hill, where she helped ..

Brant Steele

Venturo named Brant Steele as sales territory manager in the Southeast United States. In his new role, Steele will serve crane customers across the region. ..

Tony Berthelet

Tierra Energy of Calgary appointed Tony Berthelet as chief operating officer. Berthelet was the president and CEO of Strategic Oil and Gas Ltd...

Stephen Rivers

International energy consultancy Xodus Group appointed Stephen Rivers as Subsea & Pipelines manager for Asia-Pacific as the company targets strategic growth and new projects in the region. His past roles have included engineering director for Peritus International Pty Ltd and senior vice president f..

José Firmo

Prumo Logística announced that José Firmo was named CEO of Porto do Açu Operações, the Prumo subsidiary that operates and manages the Port of Açu, in São João da Barra...

Kimra H. Cole

Columbia Gas of Kentucky named Kimra H. Cole as its president and chief operating officer, replacing the retiring Herbert A. Miller Jr. Cole has served in various leadership roles in marketing, engineering and operations during her 22 years with Columbia Gas of Kentucky and NiSource. She also served..

Monika U. Ehrman

Matador Resources appointed Monika U. Ehrman to its Board of Directors.

Mary King

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced that vice president of Human Resources, Mary King, will also serve as the company’s chief diversity officer, overseeing the company’s diversity and inclusion efforts.

Daniel Gordon

Colonial Pipeline named Daniel Gordon as vice president, chief commercial officer. In his new role, Gordon will lead Colonial’s commercial affairs functions for long-term growth opportunities. P&GJ ..

Evolution Midstream

Evolution Midstream said its chief commercial officer, Brandon Cowert, was named chief executive officer of the Denver-based company.  Matthew Franzen joined Evolution as chief operating officer and Alan Shroeder was promoted to vice president of Commercial from director of Corporate Planning. P&GJ..

Trent Bischoff

Prairie Field Services announced that Trent Bischoff has joined the company as vice president of Business Development in the Texas region, working out of its Orla, Texas, location. In his new role, Bischoff will be responsible expanding Prairie’s business in the region. P&GJ..

Pat Hickey

Pat Hickey has joined CECO Compressor Engineering (CECO) as a consultant in its the Training & Technical Services team. He brings more than 45 years in the natural gas industry specializing in software development, start-up and commissioning of new installations and troubleshooting existing control ..

Sergey Kupriyanov

Sergey Kupriyanov has been appointed Head of Department 106 – Press Secretary to Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee. Kupriyanov, who joined Gazprom in 2003, most recently served as deputy head of the department. He succeeds Alexander Bespalov, who retired. P&GJ ..

Mia DeMontigny

The board of Sempra Energy subsidiary Southern California Gas Company has named Mia DeMontigny as chief financial officer, chief accounting officer, controller and treasurer of the company. Bruce Folkmann, who previously served in those roles at both SoCalGas and San Diego Gas & Electric Company, an..

Tom Jensen

Environment and natural resources lawyer Tom Jensen has joined Perkins Coie in Washington. He previously served as majority counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and as associate director for Natural Resources at the White House Council on Environmental Quality. P&GJ..

David Gray

David Gray has joined Colonial Pipeline as vice president and general counsel. He brings 25 years of legal experience to his new role at Colonial. Most recently, Gray was senior vice president for the midstream business of EQT Corp., with responsibility for business development, asset optimization a..

Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA)

The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) named Michael Isper as its new director of Security, Reliability and Resilience. In his role, Isper will lead the cyber- and physical security efforts for the association, managing its ongoing collaboration efforts with member companies and t..

Southern Gas Association

The Southern Gas Association (SGA) named Suzanne Ogle as chief executive officer for the Dallas-based organization, succeeding William Cantrell, who retired effective Aug. 31. Although stepping down from his full-time leadership role, Cantrell will continue in a contract role as liaison for the Gas ..

Dan Foppiano

Boston-based construction firm BOND announced the promotion of Dan Foppiano to vice president of the Civil and Utility Division of the company’s New York City office. ..

Tracy Gray

Tracy Gray has been appointed director of Strategic Planning, Mining and Engineering & Construction Projects for Sodexo’s Energy & Resources Division. Gray joins the company with more than 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Additionally, Simon Seaton was named by Sodexo as chief exe..

D. James Harbilas

AltaGas has named D. James Harbilas to the position of executive vice president and chief financial officer.  He replaces Tim Watson, who left the company...

Chad Edinger

JET Infrastructure, which owns and manages jet fuel pipelines and terminals across the United States, announced Chad Edinger has joined the company as general manager. He previously was vice president of Marketing and Business Development for NuStar Energy LP (formerly Kaneb Pipeline)...

Vacuworx

Vacuworx promoted Alan Odgers to senior vice president of Strategy from vice president of Marketing and Paula Bell to director of Marketing from manager. The Tulsa, Okla.-based company also hired William Bomprezzi as director of Business Analytics, and Brandon Martin and Denise Warner as Marketing c..