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GTI Renews Board Members Terms and Names New Officer

GTI Renews Board Members' Terms and Names New Officer

11/14/12 Des Plaines, IL

On November 13, 2012, Gas Technology Institute (GTI) held its Annual Meeting of Members and the Fall Meeting of the Board of Directors. During these events, a number of actions were taken.

Re-elected to the Board for three-year terms were:

  • Mr. John Hofmeister, Founder and CEO, Citizens for Affordable Energy
  • Mr. Alexander A. Karsner, Founder and CEO, Manifest Energy, LLC
  • Ms. Rebecca Ranich, Director, Deloitte Consulting, LLP
  • Mr. Thomas E. Skains, CEO and Chairman, Piedmont Natural Gas
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    Mr. Terry McCallister, Chairman and CEO, WGL Holdings, Inc. and Washington Gas, will remain as the Chairman of the GTI Board of Directors. Ms. Rebecca Ranich, Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP, will continue to serve as Vice Chairwoman for the next year.

    In addition, the Board elected the following GTI Officers for another term:

  • Mr. David C. Carroll, President and CEO
  • Mr. Paul G. Chromek, Corporate Secretary
  • Mr. James F. Ingold, Vice President of Finance, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer
  • Dr. John J. Lewnard, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
  • Mr. Ronald N. Snedic, Vice President, Corporate Development
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    At the meeting, GTI also announced the appointment of a new Vice President of Research Operations for the organization.

    Edward "Eddie" Johnston joined the company in July 2007 as the Managing Director of the Infrastructure sector. Prior to joining GTI, Johnston worked for Atmos Energy Corporation for 15 years, and the off-shore oil industry for 8 years with Rowan Companies in the Gulf of Mexico.

    Johnston serves as President of Starline Trenchless Technologies, USA LLC, a joint venture between GTI and Karl Weiss Technologies. He is a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA); a member of the INGAA Foundation Board of Directors; and an ex-officio member of AGA’s Operations Management Committee.

    He earned a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Mississippi State University and is completing a Masters Degree in Business Administration at the University of Chicago in March of 2013.

    In his new role as Vice President of Research Operations, Johnston will drive cross-cutting activities and coordinate integrated responses to the industry’s most pressing needs. He will oversee GTI’s entire research staff—which addresses challenges ranging from increasing the supply of affordable natural gas and renewable energy, addressing infrastructure needs, and expanding customer markets and products—to deliver high-value products and services that enable our customers’ continued success.

    About Gas Technology Institute (GTI)
    GTI is a leading research, development and training organization that has been addressing the nation's energy and environmental challenges by developing technology-based solutions for consumers, industry, and government for more than 70 years.

    GTI Board of Directors, November 2012

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