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David Schramm receives NACE International’s 2021 R.A. Brannon Award

The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) is pleased to announce that David Schramm, vice president–senior consultant with EN Engineering, is the recipient of the 2021 NACE R.A. Brannon Award.

People in the News May 2021

People   Forde ROSEN (UK) has promoted Senior Corrosion Engineer Marguerite Forde to Integrity Solutions specialist and sales manager, focusing on the U.K. and Ireland. Forde brings a decade of experience and expertise in internal and external corrosion co..

People in the News March 2021

Perrad DEKOTEC GmbH announced that Luc Perrad has been promoted to director of International Sales, replacing Michael Schad, who retired after 36 years with the company. Perrad has more than 20 years of global technical sales experience and extensive consul..

INGAA Board Elects DTE Midstream Exec Chairman

The board of directors of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) elected David Slater to serve as chairman of the organization for a one-year term.

TPA’s Cannon Tackles Coronavirus, Safety Issues

In his role as president of the Texas Pipeline Association (TPA), Thure Cannon spearheads the organization’s advocacy on issues related to pipeline safety, environmental regulations, taxation and legislation for the state’s pipeline industry.

PPI’s Fink Sees Expanding Role for Plastic Pipe

Despite taking the reins of PPI at the outset of a global pandemic, Fink sees a bright future for the plastics pipe industry and a growing role for its products across an expanding range of underground applications.

APGA Focuses on Industry Safety, Advocacy

In this interview, APGA Chairman John Leary discusses the association's priorities for the coming year, helping members who are coping with the coronavirus and engaging the public concerning natural gas and other topics.

INGAA Foundation Elects Waller, Jorgensen as Chair, Vice Chair

The INGAA Foundation’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the election of Susan Waller, a long time natural gas industry executive as the new chair of the organization. Additionally, the Board elected Marty Jorgensen to serve as the Foundation’s vice chair.

Simoes Succeeds Gentle as Tellurian CEO

U.S. LNG developer Tellurian said its president and chief executive, Meg Gentle, is leaving the company and will be succeeded by Octavio Simoes, previously executive vice president of LNG Marketing and Business Development.

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Williamson T.D. Williamson (TDW) Chairman Emeritus Richard B. “Dick” Williamson received the International Pipeline Conference Lifetime Achievement Award Sept. 30 during the International Pipeline Expo (IPC), held virtually from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. T..

INGAA Names New Vice President of Government Affairs

The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) announced that Christopher “C.J.” Osman has been appointed Vice President of Government Affairs, a critical role in its advocacy efforts.

Meet the New FERC Chair: James Danly

Get to know James Danly, who was named by President Trump to be chairman of the Federal Regulatory Commission after the demotion of Neil Chatterjee.

Energy Transfer CEO to Step Down

Energy Transfer announced on Thursday that the pipeline giant's co-founder and CEO Kelcy Warren will be stepping down on Jan. 1.

TC Energy CEO to Retire End of the Year

TC Energy announced on Monday that the company's CEO of 10 years, Russ Girling will step down at the end of the year.

INGAA Appoints Amy Andryszak as New President and CEO

The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) announced on Wednesday the appointment of Amy Andryszak as the association's new President and CEO.

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Al Walker, former chairman, president and CEO of Anadarko Petroleum, has been named to the board of directors at Enable Midstream Partners, a joint venture between CenterPoint and OGE Energy. Robert Gwin, a former president of Anadarko, also has been appointed to the board. Walker was CEO of Anadark..

Executive Profile: Engineering Veteran Ventures Out on His Own

Longtime pipeline engineering mainstay Marcelino Guedes Gomes has retired from Brazil oil giant Petrobras after more than 30 years, but he has no intention of leaving behind the work he loves. Guedes Gomes has co-founded PipelineBrazil, with the goal of improving pipelines in terms of safety and imaginative design ideas.

Kim Edvardsson

Essential Utilities announced the appointment of Kim Edvardsson as vice president of Finance for Peoples, its Pittsburgh, Penn.-based natural gas division.

Charif Souki

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. ..

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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 Universit..

Dominion Overhauls Leadership, Announces New CEO

Dominion Energy on Friday announced a reorganized executive leadership team, including a new CEO, as it reported a $2.8 billion second-quarter charge related to the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline.

David N. Parker

David N. Parker, who served 13 years as president and CEO of the American Gas Association (AGA), died May 10.

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Kian Granmayeh has been promoted to chief financial officer from Investor Relations director at Tellurian. Former CFO Antoine Lafargue moved to senior vice president of LNG Marketing to advance commercialization of the Driftwood project. He replaces Amos Hochstein, who moved to executive vice presid..

Kathryn Collins

Entergy appointed Kathryn Collins as senior vice president and chief Human Resources officer.

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Chesapeake Utilities named Jeffrey Sylvester as senior vice president with responsibility for the company’s natural gas transmission and regulated distribution businesses.   Xcel Energy has named Bob Frenzel president and chief operating officer, Tim O’Conner executive vice president and chief..

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Marathon Petroleum named the head of its midstream business, Michael Hennigan, as its new chief executive officer. He replaces Gary Heminger, whose departure was announced in October when the largest U.S. independent refiner launched a sweeping restructuring.   Spire said it promoted Steve Lin..

Enterprise Products CEO Puts Personal Spin on COVID-19

Enterprise Products Partners’ outspoken co-CEO Jim Teague used an April 29 conference call with investors as an opportunity to comment on the U.S. economic shutdown while reflecting on his personal experience during the 1950s polio epidemic and as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam in relation to the COVID-19 response.

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Koch McElroy appointed Geoff Koch, P.E., as vice president of product development, with responsibility for the design, prototype build and testing of all new equipment, in addition to supporting pipe fusion products. Before joining McElroy, Koch spent nearl..

iPIPE Boosting ‘Zero Tolerance’ for Pipe Leaks

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum confronted the pipeline industry nearly three years ago, suggesting that technological improvements were needed to overcome the trend toward increased pipeline leaks in his state.

AGA Chair Diane Leopold Brings Positive Outlook to Challenging Period for Industry

Diane Leopold became chair of the American Gas Association just in time for an unprecedented economic shutdown in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The executive vice president and co-chief operating officer of Dominion Energy, talked to P&GJ about the challenges and opportunities facing the natural gas industry.