The Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI) has appointed Gary Hines, PE, CAE, as the organisation’s new Vice President of Operations.
Mr Hines, who started in the role on 17 August, will be responsible for further enhancing research execution, delivery and knowledge transfer.
He has more than 23 years of experience in the energy association and natural gas pipeline industries and joins PRCI after seven years at the Southern Gas Association, where he served as the Vice President of Learning and Professional Development.
Prior to that, Mr Hines spent nine years with Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline and eight years with Williams.
PRCI also announced the promotion of Gary Choquette to Director of Research Execution, where he will be responsible for optimising the organisation’s contractor resources in an effort to facilitate the timely execution of PRCI research.
Mr Choquette will continue in his role as Program Manager for the Measurement and Compressor and Pump Station Technical Committees.
“Gary Choquette taking on greater responsibility regarding research execution will allow Gary Hines to focus on further developing the technology and knowledge transfer of the research portfolio, with a concentration on usability and application of research results,” said PRCI President Cliff Johnson.
“I am very excited about Gary Hines joining PRCI. I believe PRCI members will see improved project turnaround and research application with the appointment of these new roles.”
For more information visit the PRCI website.
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