August 2020, Vol. 247, No. 8

People in the News

People in the News

Bill Walsh rejoined EN Engineering as chief metallurgist after serving as program leader at ArcelorMittal Global R&D.  Walsh, whose research gas focused on advancing steel development for pipeline and energy applications, holds a Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Northwestern University, and an MS in Metallurgical Engineering and BS in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

UGI Corporation has appointed Raymond Kaszuba to the position of vice president and treasurer. Most recently serving as senior vice president, Finance and treasurer at Enviva, he previously served in finance and treasury roles at ExxonMobil and Allegheny Energy. UGI also elected Cindy J. Miller to serve as director, effective Sept. 1. She is president and CEO of Stericycle.

AVANGRID announced the appointment of Dennis V. Arriola as chief executive officer, succeeding James P. Torgerson, who retired. Arriola joins AVANGRID from Sempra Energy, where he was executive vice president and Group president and chief sustainability officer. With more than 25 years in the energy sector, Arriola previously held executive positions at Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas), SunPower Corp. and San Diego Gas & Electric.

Former Harris County Judge Ed Emmett has been named a fellow in energy and transportation policy in the Center for Energy Studies (CES) at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. His research areas will include carbon-capture sequestration and hydrogen in the U.S. Gulf Coast region.

Dennis Doherty, P.E., F.ASCE, has joined Kleinfelder as a senior principal professional. He will provide technical expertise and drive the integration of trenchless technologies for oil and gas, utility, water/wastewater, and municipal infrastructure projects. 

Xcel Energy elected Charles “Chip” Pardee to its board of directors. Currently serving as president of Terrestrial Energy, USA in Connecticut, he brings 38 years of experience in the energy industry.

Forum Energy Technologies has reduced and reorganized its executive team, naming D. Lyle Williams, Jr. as executive vice president and chief financial officer and Neal Lux as executive vice president, Operations. Williams joined Forum in 2007 from Cameron International, and Lux joined the company in 2017 following its acquisition of the Global Tubing joint venture.

Tellurian announced that its board of directors has named Charif Souki executive chairman. Souki has been Tellurian’s non-executive chairman since founding the company in 2016.

Guidehouse announced that Britt Harter will oversee sustainability solutions and engagements for clients within the company’s Energy, Sustainability and Infrastructure segment in North America. He previously served as a director in the consulting firm’s state and local government advisory group.

Orion Energy Partners has added several key hires in its New York and Houston offices, including Scott Weinstein, managing director, Technology and Innovation; Zhao Yang, vice president, senior counsel; and Jon Saelinger, senior associate.

Essential Utilities announced the appointment of Kim Edvardsson as vice president of Finance for Peoples, its Pittsburgh, Penn.-based natural gas division. She brings more than 30 years of public accounting, financial reporting, treasury and tax experience, most recently as vice president, controller for HM Health Solutions.

Garry Kidd was named managing director at Wellube, based at its headquarters in Sharjah, UAE.  He previously was with Weatherford, Hydrasun and Proserv, with experience that includes 10 years in the Middle East. 

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