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SGA Chair Caron Lawhorn on a Mission to Raise Industry’s Voice

By Jeff Awalt, Executive Editor Caron Lawhorn knows a thing or two about transformation. The Dallas native became an Oklahoman more than 40 years ago, opting to make it her home after graduating from the University of Tulsa.  She started her career in public accounting and joined ONEOK as an audito..

Gabriel L. Ellisor

Energy XXI Gulf Coast appointed Gabriel L. Ellisor as a member of its board.

Kevin Fox

Pipeline construction company WHC Energy Services unanimously elected Kevin Fox as CEO.

Jeremy Goebel, Chris R. Chandler

Plains All American (PAA) promoted Jeremy Goebel to the new role of senior group vice president in a succession-planning move. Chris R. Chandler replaces Goebel as senior vice president, Strategic Planning and Acquisitions, following more than 20 years at Phillips 66, most recently as general manager of Corporate Strategy.

Albert Johnson

Albert Johnson was named executive vice president of Business Development at Dallas-based JupiterMLP.

Mark W. Smith, Juan Pablo Tardio

Helmerich & Payne appointed Mark W. Smith as chief financial officer to succeed Juan Pablo Tardio upon his retirement on June 30.

Firat Sever

Civil engineer Firat Sever has been tabbed to head the expanding Pipeline Division at QuakeWrap.

Jonathan McKenzie, Ivor Ruste

Cenovus Energy appointed Jonathan McKenzie as the company’s next chief financial officer. He will replace Ivor Ruste who retired April 30.

Scott J. Preston

Hi-Crush Partners announced Scott J. Preston will assume the role of chief operating officer.

Pradeep Verma

Subsea services business Kreuz Subsea hired Pradeep Verma as chief commercial officer and Marek Kaminski as director of marine assets.

Michel Marchand, Scott Harris

Michel Marchand is the new vice president of Case Construction Equipment for North America, replacing Scott Harris who took a similar role at Case IH.

Bipin Vora

Honeywell UOP announced Bipin Vora will be inducted to the National Academy of Engineering at its annual ceremony in Washington in September.

Jan Van Niekerk

SpotSee logistics company hired Jan Van Niekerk as vice president of engineering and innovation.

Brian Tienzo, Graham Robjohns

Brian Tienzo will step down as chief financial officer (CFO) of Golar LNG Limited and take the position of CEO at Golar LNG Partners. Graham Robjohns will replace Tienzo as CFO.

Valerie M. Williams

WPX Energy announced Valerie M. Williams was elected to the company’s board of directors.

Kevin Allen, Brian Laing and Andy Neuberger

CRC-Evans Pipeline International, Inc. (CRC-Evans) announces the promotion of Kevin Allen to president, Onshore West, replacing Brian Laing who will move to a chief advisor role for the company. Replacing Allen in his former role of director of sales, Onshore West is Andy Neuberger, who comes to CRC-Evans with more than 19 years of experience in the oil and gas industry.

Jon Peters: When Life Grabs You by the Baseballs

Jon Peters, a former high school baseball phenom, explains how lessons he learned during his playing days have helped him forge a successful career in the oil and gas industry.

API Elects New CEO

The American Petroleum Institute has elected Mike Sommers as its next President and CEO. Sommers will succeed Jack Gerard, who is stepping down in August.

Kimberly Harris Sees Future Shaped by Customer Needs as AGA Turns 100

Puget Sound Energy President & CEO Kimberly Harris this year brings her unique combination of environmental sensibility and unabashed love for the energy industry to the international stage as chair of the American Gas Association as it celebrates its 100th year and hosts the World Gas Conference.

Greg Henderson

Greg Henderson has been selected as the 2017-18 chairman of the American Public Gas Association (APGA).

Gavin Sherwood

Simmons Edeco appointed Gavin Sherwood to the position of base manager in Denmark.

Greg Staff

Greg Staff has been hired as vice president of Hanson Professional Services and will be responsible for business development for private industry clients in the crude oil, natural gas and petrochemical industries.

David Pursell

David Pursell has been named senior vice president of Planning and Energy Fundamentals at Apache Corporation.

Drew Lafleur

Pipeline software provider Technical Toolboxes appointed Drew Lafleur as chief technology officer.

Tad Bostick

Well-Sense appointed Tad Bostick as Western Hemisphere commercial director.

Michael B. Smith

At a recent meeting of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Hydraulic Fracturing Technical Conference, NSI Technologies President Michael B. Smith was honored with the 2018 Legend of Hydraulic Fracturing Award, presented in recognition of his significant contributions to the field over a lifetime of work.

Harry Quarls, David Geenberg and Michael Hanna

Harry Quarls, Penn Virginia’s executive chairman, retired from his position and also stepped down a director of the company. Additionally, Penn Virginia announced the expansion of its board from five to seven members and with the appointments of David Geenberg and Michael Hanna as new independent board members.

Mary Roley

The Society of Protective Coatings honored Carboline’s Mary Roley with the Women in Coating Impact Award recently at a ceremony in New Orleans.

John Hollowell and Kevin Nichols

John Hollowell retired as president and CEO of Shell Midstream. Kevin Nichols, vice president for Shell Pipeline Company, succeeded Hollowell.

Craig Adams and Mike Innocenzo

Craig Adams retired as president and CEO of PECO and was succeeded by Mike Innocenzo, who had been PECO senior vice president and chief operating officer. Innocenzo also assumed Adams’ role as executive vice president of Exelon Corporation.