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FTI Consulting Expands its Houston Energy Practice with the Addition of Rick Porter

FTI Consulting, Inc., the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, has expanded its Houston Energy practice within the firm’s Economic Consulting segment with the addition of Rick Porter as a Senior Managing Director. He will be bas..

Henkels & McCoy, Inc., Names E. Kevin Shoosmith Vice President of Gas and Underground, East Region

Henkels & McCoy, Inc., (H&M) has named E. Kevin Shoosmith Vice President of Gas and Underground, East Region. In this role, Shoosmith will help expand H&M’s gas distribution and underground market nationwide. Shoosmith’s 25-year career with H&M includes over 10 years in the Infrastructure Engineeri..

Canadian Pipeline Vet Passes Away

Sherry Gettis, a veteran of Canada’s pipeline industry, passed away in Edmonton, Alberta on August 28. She is survived by her husband, Gerry Flatekval and three children, her mother, three sisters, two brothers, five grandsons, and a long list of friends, including many in the pipeline industry. The..

NACE President Has Faith He Can Make an Impact

NACE International’s 2016 President Alexander I. “Sandy” Williamson is on a mission and its core tenets can be found in his organization’s newly released Impact study, a groundbreaking document that provides economic information designed to stress the return on investment for taking corrosion preven..

IPLOCA President Atul Punj Overviews His Agenda

Atul Punj is president of the International Pipe Line & Offshore Contractors Association (IPLOCA), headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. He is also chairman of Punj Lloyd, a diversified conglomerate providing engineering and construction services in energy and infrastructure, with interests in the d..

Business Agent: Striking a Balance Between Operators and Unions

For many, pursuing a family trade is a rare endeavor. My great-grandmother would float in a canoe on the murky waters of East Texas, shotgun in hand, hunting alligators. No one in my family chose to follow suit, but we all know the legend she was. Still, there is a lingering sentiment that surfaces..

Shell’s Ajay Shah on Developing Gas Markets

Shell Vice President Ajay Shah leads a global team responsible for gas market development from the regasification terminal through to the local downstream market. He has worked in Shell’s gas and power division for over half his career and was part of the team responsible for the start-up of Hazira,..

G2 Integrated Solutions Names Andy Scott Chief Technology Officer

G2 Integrated Solutions has named Andy Scott as its Chief Technology Officer. In this role, Scott will lead the progression of the company’s strategy to strengthen its position at the forefront of the rapid advancements in data and digital innovation, developing technology-enabled services and..

Christine A. Roy Appointed to IRWA International Ethics Committee

Christine A. Roy, a partner in Rutter & Roy LLP, has been asked to serve on the International Right of Way Association’s (IRWA) International Ethics Committee. The mission of the IRWA Ethics Committee is to promote and enforce the highest ethical and professional standards of the IRWA. Members revi..

T.D. Williamson Announces Transition in Board Leadership

T.D. Williamson, a Tulsa-based pipeline and services company, has announced the retirement of longtime board chairman and past president and CEO Richard (Dick) Williamson, who has assumed the position of chairman emeritus. He is succeeded by his brother Stephen Williamson, who has served on the boar..

Romet Limited Appoints James McDonald Director of Sales and Marketing - Canada

Romet Limited has appointed James A. McDonald Director of Sales and Marketing – Canada. McDonald has over 20 years of experience in Sales and Marketing along with nine years experience in banking. He began his career in banking with National Trust and TD Bank before moving into Sales with RPM..

NDT Global Makes Senior Appointments to Canadian and European Businesses

NDT Global has appointed Thomas Wolf as CEO of the company’s European operating company and Steve Gaida as CEO of the company’s Canadian operating company. Wolf is a physicist by training and has spent the last 15 years of his career in the measurement industry. Wolf has deep ultrasonic ILI techn..

Atlas Copco Construction Names New President to Lead North American Growth

Atlas Copco Construction has named Scott Carnell as president of its U.S. division. Carnell replaces Erik Sparby who has accepted the role of general manager, Customer Center CR Greater China. Carnell will lead the company in growing each of its product lines, including construction tools, portable ..

EnCap Flatrock Midstream Announces Promotions

EnCap Flatrock Midstream has announced the promotions of Gregory C. King and Dave Kurtz to managing partner and Dennis J. McCanless to partner. Gregory King joined EnCap Flatrock as senior adviser in 2015, bringing more than 30 years of experience in the energy industry with a focus on liquids.  Fr..

Onstream Names Two To New Positions

Onstream Pipeline Inspection Ltd. has named Stephen Westwood as Technology Manager and Mark Escobedo as USA Analysis Manager. Westwood brings over twenty years of design experience in In Line Inspection tools. Stephen holds a PhD in Experimental Magnetism and BSc in Experimental Physics. His expans..

Frank Yoho and Natural Gas Are a Perfect Fit

From helping engineer the multibillion-dollar merger of his Piedmont Natural Gas with Duke Energy to his role as 2016 chairman of the Southern Gas Association, Frank Yoho is a very busy man with natural gas on his mind 24/7. Yoho, 56, is Piedmont’s chief commercial officer, with responsibility for ..

Willbros Expands Marcellus Shale Business Development Team

Willbros Group, Inc. has named Courtney McShane as Director of Business Development for the Marcellus Shale region and Eastern Seaboard. In this role, McShane will be responsible the continued expansion of Willbros’ pipeline construction and maintenance services in the Marcellus Shale region.  In a..

Oil and Gas Legend Philip Burguières Passes Away

Well-known Houston business and community leader, Philip Burguières, passed away on the on the evening of June 30, 2016. Burguières began his career at Cameron Iron Works, Inc. in Houston, Texas. In 1981, he was named President and Chief Operating Officer and by 1986 he was one of the youngest Chie..

Continuum Energy Appoints New President and CEO

Continuum Energy, LLC names David House president and CEO of the company effective July 1. House succeeds Jason Few in the role and has been working at Continuum since early June as part of a leadership transition plan. House brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Continuum, most rece..

Alan Snider Named President/COO at Laney Directional Drilling

Alan Snider, a veteran of more than 26 years in designing and managing complex horizontal directional drilling and Direct Pipe®  projects for pipeline crossings, has been named President and Chief Operating Officer at Laney Directional Drilling. As President and Chief Operating Officer, Snider is r..

Super Products Expands Field Support Team

Super Products LLC has expanded its field support team with the additions of Jason Mears, Terry Galica, Russ Coaliron, and Mike Reis. In their roles as regional sales manager, Mears, Galica and Coaliron will focus on supporting the company’s industrial products including its line of Supersucker® va..

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Association News The Gas Processors Association has changed its name to GPA Midstream Association. The association has about 100 corporate members of all sizes. The GPA corporate office is located in Tulsa, OK. Wolverine Pipe Line Company was recognized for safety and environmental performance by ..

Pipeline Opportunities Conference Focuses on Moving Forward

If the attendance and tone of the speakers at the 12th annual Pipeline Opportunities Conference, held March 22, serves as a harbinger of what lies ahead for the energy business, things are starting to look up. About 350 participants filled the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Houston’s Galleria District to h..

PG&E Gas Safety Leader Recognized for Outstanding Contributions

Austin Hastings, director of codes, standards and training in Gas Operations for Pacific Gas and Electric Company, won the Distribution Achievement Award at the American Gas Association’s annual Operations Conference held April 21-24 in Phoenix. This prestigious award recognizes individuals who have..

Taking the Cover off the Shale Revolution

Buy it, sit down and read The Green and the Black, The Complete Story of the Shale Revolution, the Fight over Fracking, and the Future of Energy by Gary Sernovitz,(St. Martin’s Press, 2016,. $27.99). The shale revolution prompted by the development of hydrofracking has changed the face of energy i..

American Midstream Appoints Peter Fasullo to the Board of Directors of its General Partner

American Midstream Partners, LP has appointed Peter Fasullo to the board of directors of its general partner, which is controlled by an affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC, following the resignation of Rose Robeson, effective June 14, 2016. Fasullo will serve as an independent director and ..

Barry Abel Joins CIRCOR Energy

Barry Abel has joined CIRCOR Energy as North American Midstream Manager. Abel, who has more than 40 years of experience in the valve and midstream industry, will be responsible for Trunnion Mounted Valve (KF Valves Welded Body & P3) and Engineered Valve (Pibiviesse) sales into North American Transm..

Burns & McDonnell Expands Leadership Team For Oil and Gas Infrastructure Project Development

Burns & McDonnell has added four senior project managers to its oil and gas design-build teams in Houston and Denver. Steve Adcock and Jeremy Wilkerson have joined Burns & McDonnell as senior project managers in the Houston region and Kirsten Glesne and Chris McFarland are senior project managers b..

AGDC Names LNG Expert as New President

The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) Board of Directors appointed Keith M. Meyer as its new president. The announcement followed a five-month national search initiated in December, following the resignation of Dan Fauske. Meyer will assumes his new role June 15. Meyer has more than 35 ..

HazTek Names Randal L. Tigert Principal Safety Consultant

HazTek Inc., has appointed Randal L. Tigert to the position of Principal Safety Consultant for its Gulf Coast Regional Office in Houston, Texas. An expert in safety with over 39 years of experience, Tigert has traveled the world to provide hands-on training in more than 15 countries and has served ..