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PRCI announces promotions

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Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI) is pleased to announce the promotions of Laurie Perry and Gary Choquette.

Since joining PRCI in 2015, Laurie Perry has served as a Programme Manager and has played a key role in the organisation. She has led both the Corrosion and the Underground Storage Technical Committees in her time with PRCI and is an integral part of the research execution efforts. She has earned a promotion to Senior Programme Manager. In her new position, she will work closely with Gary Choquette to continue to develop the programme management team and facilitate her Technical Committee roles.

Laurie has over 30 years of experience working in the oil and gas industry. She has experience in internal and external corrosion control, ECDA, ICDA chemical treatment, reservoir analysis and interpretation, project management, risk management, regulatory compliance, pipeline integrity management, and contract management. Prior to joining PRCI she worked for Southern California Gas Company, Nalco Chemical, and Flopetrol-Johnston Schlumberger. Laurie is also involved in a number of organisations that support the oil and gas industry, including active participation in NACE where she is also an instructor. Laurie holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, and a master’s degree in business administration from Pepperdine.

Gary Choquette joined PRCI in 2012 as a Senior Programme Manager leading the Measurement and the Compressor & Pump Station Technical Committees. In his tenure at PRCI, Gary has provided strategic vision for the execution of the research portfolio. He developed the Programme Manager Handbook, created a more effective research execution reporting process, taken a leadership role in the development of the new website, and established the structure for the compendium effort. Most recently, Gary held the position of Director of Research Execution.

He has earned a promotion to Executive Director of Research and IT. In this expanded role, he will take the lead on enhancing the software development and maintenance programme, and improving member access to research on the PRIME website. He will also work more closely with PRCI’s key contractors and ensure overall success of the research portfolio.

Gary has worked in the natural gas transportation industry for more than 30 years. He has experience in facility design, construction, technical support, hydraulic modelling, compression performance, noise, vibration, pulsation and controls, software design, SCADA, gas measurement, and gas control. He has served in management roles in gas measurement, engineering design, construction and right-of-way, operations software development and SCADA support, and gas control. Gary holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Nebraska and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas.

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