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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.

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.