Materials Performance

AUG 2018

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72 AUGUST 2018 W W W.MATERIALSPERFORMANCE.COM NACE NEWS He was a lifetime member of NACE Inter- national, with a current worldwide mem- bership of over 37,000. He served as the southeastern director of the organization, followed by the positions of vice president of NACE International in 1972 and Presi- dent in 1973. He was a member of St. Mark Method- ist Church, serving on the Board of Stew- ards and the Finance Committee. In 1973 he joined Oak Grove United Methodist Church and was a member of the Faith Class ( formerly the Graydon Class) where he taught monthly for many years. He served the church as a member of the United Methodist Men, chairman of the annual Men's BBQ for several years, Board of Stewards, Board of Trustees, five years as an Annual Conference representative, Lay Minister, Stephen Minister, and an usher. Jeffares is survived by his wife of nearly O liver Moghissi, Ph.D., FNACE, and past president of NACE International, passed away on May 18, 2018 due to complications aris- ing from cancer. He fought valiantly to the end. He was always gracious despite the many physical and mental challenges in managing his illness and gave his time generously to his col- leagues and friends. Moghissi received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Florida, and M.S. in chemical engineering and B.A. in chemistry both from the University of Virginia. After graduation from the Univer- sity of Florida, he joined the then Arco Oil & Gas Co. (later acquired by BP) and worked on various assignments related to onshore and offshore oil and gas produc- tion and transportation. His major areas of effort included development and imple- mentation of methods to improve pipeline corrosion control in Alaska, optimization of global chemical treatment programs (including testing, monitoring, and pro- curement), troubleshooting of onshore production facilities, and development of integrity management programs for off- shore gas production facilities (especially in Southeast Asia). For his accomplish- ments, he won the Arco E&P Award of Excellence for Major Impact on Operation in 1996 and the Corporate Technical Achievement Award in 1997. He was espe- cially proud of these awards, as they sig- naled his unique contributions to the industry that combined corrosion knowl- edge with practical implementation in the field. In 1999, he joined Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas, where he was involved in various programs related to high-level radioactive waste disposal, underground radioactive waste storage and treatment, and pipeline integrity man- agement. The most important contribu- tion during this period of his work was the development of a dry gas internal corro- sion direct assessment procedure, which later became a NACE standard. The proce- dure arose out of his insights into corro- sion in gas pipelines combined with existing flow modeling tools, and his abil- ity to integrate the experiences of other experts in the field. His ability to work with a diverse group of experts and shep- herd the document through a difficult birthing process was key to its success as a standard. During this time, he also pat- ented a field probe for monitoring corro- sion under disbonded coatings and studied corrosion under alternate wet and dry conditions. In 2002, Moghissi moved to CC Tech- nologies in Dublin, Ohio, which was later acquired by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and eventually became DNV GL. He initially was valued as a technical expert providing solutions to many different engineering problems. His leadership qualities quickly became apparent and he moved into man- agement, eventually heading up the research, testing, and failure investigation department for DNV GL. In this role, he enjoyed the technical discussions as much or more than the management aspects of the business. He eventually became the technology director of the North and South America Oil & Gas business unit of DNV GL. His vision of the future, directing the technical units in their quests to stay on top of industry problems and industry changes, was one of his greatest strengths. As a recognition of his many contribu- tions, he was appointed senior vice presi- dent of DNV GL in 2018. In 2004, he won the NACE Interna- tional Presidential Achievement Award for his contributions to the internal corrosion direct assessment standard and leadership qualities. In 2010, he was selected as the president of NACE International in which he had major impacts on the education/ training business of NACE, government relations, and strategy development. In 2016, he won the Appalachian Under- ground Corrosion Short Course Colonel George C. Cox Award for outstanding con- tributions to underground corrosion engineering. Moghissi is recognized as a global leader in employing corrosion technology for asset integrity management. Between 2013 and 2017, he was chair of the ISO Committee on Offshore Drilling and Pro- duction Equipment, leading the develop- ment and maintenance of more than 70 industry standards. He recognized the roles of national, international, and indus- try standards and worked hard to harmo- nize them. He achieved this through a combination of technical knowledge, prac- tical application, and a deep understand- ing of people. His empathy for others and his understanding of the challenges faced by others enabled him not only to succeed in his profession, but also as a person. He could be forceful in his positions, but his 70 years, Carolyn Gentry Jeffares; children George Milton "Jeff " Jeffares, Jr., Sally Miller Jeffares, and Mark Llewellyn Jeffares ( Janet); grandchildren Christopher Fair- child ( Jamie), Patrick Fairchild (Lindsay), Sarah Fairchild Johnson (Todd), Brett Jeffares, and Tyler Jeffares; great grandson Henley Fairchild; sister Rosalind Jeffares; sister-in-laws Merle Jeffares and Elynor Varner ; and several nieces and nephews. Continued from page 71

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