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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.

David Decuir

Oilfield services provider Danos promoted David Decuir to technical solutions manager, a position responsible for leadership of the company’s compliance training department.

Pablo G. Mercado and James W. Harris

Forum Energy Technologies appointed Pablo G. Mercado to serve as senior vice president and chief financial officer. James W. Harris, who served as CFO while leading the company’s Drilling and Subsea segment, will transition full-time to operations as executive vice president of that segment.

Douglas Lee Arrick

Douglas Lee Arrick is the recipient of the 2018 Laurance S. Reid Award, which was presented at the recent 93rd annual the International School of Hydrocarbon Measurement at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City.

Ted J. Jastrzebski

UGI Corporation has named Ted J. Jastrzebski to the position of chief financial officer.

Bruce Niemeyer

Bruce Niemeyer has become Chevron Corporation’s corporate vice president of Strategic Planning, effective immediately.

Julian Bott, Jennifer Stewart, Michael Hancock, and Paige Penchas

Southwestern Energy Company announced Julian Bott was named chief financial officer, and interim CFO Jennifer Stewart became senior vice president, Government and Regulatory Affairs. Michael Hancock moved to vice president, Financial Planning and Analysis at Southwestern, which named Paige Penchas to his previous position of vice president, Investor Relations.

Kelly Robbins

The American Petroleum Institute (API) named Kelly Robbins as executive director for the Arkansas Petroleum Council. Robbins replaces Tom Parker, who retired Dec. 31.

Brent Vyvial

Brent Vyvial has been named as principal and lead of consulting and engineering services company Stress Engineering Services’ midstream practice.

Edward Lee Darby

Edward Lee Darby, 72, CEO of Darby Equipment Company, passed away Feb. 10 in Tulsa, OK.

INGAA’s Bruner Seeks Unity Within Natural Gas Industry

In an interview with P&GJ, new INGAA chairman Jeffrey Bruner addressed the association's priorities, regulatory obstacles facing new projects, and the potential impact of the Trump administration on the industry during the remainder of 2018.

Trump has Confidence in Pruitt as White House Probes His Ethics

President Donald Trump says he has confidence in Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, even as the White House investigates whether a condo rental by Pruitt was ethical.

EPA Chief Draws Trump Praise — and Ire

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is offering measured support for Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency chief whose deregulatory efforts make him one of the most consequential Cabinet members. But Pruitt, who is at the center of swirling ethics questions over his travel spending ..

Red Wing Shoes Unveils Wall of Honor as Tribute to Skilled Laborers

Red Wing Shoe Company recently unveiled its Wall of Honor, a monument that features stories about skilled laborers and their Red Wing boots, in the honorees’ own words. The Wall of Honor pays tribute to those who have handled some of the toughest jobs across America, such as delivering goods and ser..

Part 1: Racing and ILI Make Odd Companions

“Each one of us must make his own path through life. There are no self-help manuals, no formulas, no easy answers. The right road for one is the wrong road for another … The journey of life is not paved in blacktop; it is not brightly lit, and it has no road signs. It is a rocky path through the wil..

AGA’s Young Professionals Program: Developing a New Generation of Global Industry Leaders

Lori Traweek is in her 25th year at the American Gas Association (AGA), where she now serves as senior vice president and chief operating officer. Among her vast responsibilities in this role, she’s responsible for making sure the association is ready and ab..

Anthony McMullan

Anthony McMullan has been hired by Burns & McDonnell to support a variety of pipeline projects out of the Atlanta office. He has a decade of engineering and project management experience, and will be involved with transmission pipelines, distribution, in-line inspection upgrades, as well as other na..

John Loiacono

John Loiacono, director of commercial services for the Enbridge, has been elected chairman of the Texas Pipeline Association (TPA). The association made the announcement last Friday at its annual meeting, held at the Hilton DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Houston. He has Loiacono has 27 years of experi..

Bruce Niemeyer

Bruce Niemeyer has become Chevron Corporation’s corporate vice president of the Strategic Planning, effective immediately. Niemeyer previously served as vice president of Chevron’s Mid-Continent Business Unit. ..

Gavin Booth

Pipe and process cleaning specialist Pipetech appointed Gavin Booth as sales manager for U.K. and Holland, and Thomas Karlsen as sales manager of Scandinavia. The new additions add more than 20 years of oil and gas experience to Pipetech.    ..

Darin Hittle

Darin Hittle is the new president and CEO of rights-of-way and land management company Contract Land Staff.  Hittle has over a decade a decade of senior management and business development experience, primarily recently in leadership roles at the Wood Group and LW Survey Co.  ..

PLCA Names New President of Associate Members

The Pipe Line Contractors Association (PLCA) has named Jared Shuler President of Associate Members. A PLCA member for nine years, Shuler, who previously served as the association’s senior vice president of pipeline contract services, will serve in his new role for a term of two years. The Presiden..

Sempra Energy CEO to Retire

Sempra Energy today announced that Debra L. Reed, chairman, president and CEO, will retire Dec. 1, 2018, and step down as CEO and president May 1, 2018. The company’s board of directors has elected Jeffrey W. Martin, currently executive vice president and chief financial officer of Sempra Energy..

Adams to Retire as PECO’s President and CEO

Denis O’Brien, senior executive vice president of Exelon Corporation and CEO of Exelon Utilities, and the PECO Board of Directors, today announced that Craig Adams will retire as President and CEO of PECO, effective March 30, 2018. Adams will be succeeded by Mike Innocenzo, presently PECO Senior Vic..

SGA Sets Upbeat Course as Industry Veteran Takes Reins

Bill Cantrell’s father was an accountant by profession and a craftsman at heart, and some of Cantrell’s favorite memories are of helping him make furniture, cabinets and other improvements to their Tampa, Fla., home.  He credits this early enjoyment of building and “making things work” as a factor i..

Meet APGA Chairman Greg Henderson

Greg Henderson is the 2017-18 chairman of the American Public Gas Association (APGA). APGA is the national trade association for publicly owned natural gas utilities that are owned and operated by government entities rather than stockholders. There are over 1,000 public gas utilities in the United S..

Winning Locally a Key in Battle with Environmentalists

To move ahead with pipeline construction projects, one industry expert says it is essential to gain the support of local residents.

Insider’s Perspective of an Industry in Transition

Industry insider gives insights on global deals that may impact pipeline construction projects in 2018.

Halliburton's Lesar Receives API's Top Honor

API has awarded its highest honor – the Gold Medal for Distinguished Achievement – to David J. Lesar, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Halliburton Company. “Dave’s visionary leadership in the industry and generosity to the community made him an easy choice for API’s highest honor,” A..