Materials Performance

NOV 2018

Materials Performance is the world's most widely circulated magazine dedicated to corrosion prevention and control. MP provides information about the latest corrosion control technologies and practical applications for every industry and environment.

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11 MATERIALS PERFORMANCE: VOL. 57, NO. 11 NOVEMBER 2018 Continued on page 12 ing officer of Southern California Gas Co. (Los Angeles, California, USA), was elected to serve as the GTI board's new chair. Rebecca Ranich, president of Exenico, LLC (Baltimore, Maryland, USA), was reaf- firmed for the position of vice chair, which she has held since 2011. Adrian Chapman, who succeeds McCallister at WGL, was elected to serve on GTI's board. He has held a variety of management and execu- tive roles at Washington Gas throughout his career, spanning more than 36 years. Pipeline Research Group Names Vice President of Operations The Pipeline Research Council Interna- tional (PRCI) (Falls Church, Virginia, USA) announced the appointment of Gary Hines as the group's new vice president of opera- tions. In this role, Hines will be responsible for further enhancing research execution, delivery, and knowledge transfer. Hines joins PRCI with over 23 years of experience in both the energy association and natural gas pipeline industries. He spent the last seven years at Southern Gas Association (SGA) (Dallas, Texas, USA) as the vice president of learning and professional development. According to the council, the appointment also created an opportu- nity to reorganize other responsibilities. As part of that reorganization, PRCI announced the promotion of Gary Choquette to director of research execu- tion. In that capacity, Choquette will be responsible for optimizing the group's con- tractor resources to facilitate the timely execution of research. Choquette will also continue in his role as program manager for the measurement, compressor, and pump station technical committees. Water Partnership Invests in Remote Cathodic Monitoring Provider XPV Water Partners (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), a growth equity investor focused on making investments in companies related to treating and managing water resources, announced that it made a sig- nificant investment in Mobiltex Data, Ltd. (Calgary, Alberta, Canada). "The invest- ment was the result of an extensive search for a leading platform company in the cor- rosion space," says Bruce Lounsbury, entrepreneur in residence. Mobiltex is described as a leader in providing Internet of Things (IoT) products and services to monitor corrosion protection in pipelines and other distribution and storage infra- structure assets. The company supplies IoT monitoring devices, which provide

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