T.D. Williamson, Inc. announced the appointment of Dick Williamson, board chairman, to a fellowship with the American Society
of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). An
induction ceremony was held Nov. 15 at ASME’s International Mechanical Engineering Conference & Expo in Lake Buena Vista, FL.
Williamson has participated in many key growth initiatives including the International Pipeline Conference. He and fellow members founded Rio-Pipe, the sister biennial event for the South American industry, and created the International Offshore Pipeline Forum, now in its fourth year, and the India Oil and Gas Pipeline Conference, preparing for its third event in 2010.
Tony Fernandez is taking on global responsibilities at PipeLine Machinery International as senior vice president. He will expand his Americas role and assume all global sales and operations responsibilities.
Serimax named Bill Marhofer as a business consultant to support its integrated welding service lines. His focus will be on business development for the North and South America region. He can be reached at Bill.Marhofer@serimax.com.
Doosan Infracore America has added Stone Valley Equipment to its dealer network. With locations in Corner Brook, Grand Falls and Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, Stone Valley Equipment will offer the full-line of Doosan excavators and wheel loaders to Canadian customers.
Rod Keller has been appointed non-executive chairman of engineering, operations and training services provider at OSD Pipelines.
The Kiely Equipment Co. underground division rents, sells, and services the complete line of Astec Underground construction equipment as well as TT Technologies, Baroid Industrial Drilling Products, and Digital Control Incorporated. The company is now an Underground Tools Inc. (UTI) dealership for New Jersey, New York, Eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware.
By establishing two new companies in Turkey and Azerbaijan recently, the Liebherr Group confirms the importance it attaches to both markets and at the same time strengthens its presence in Eastern Europe and Western Asia. Liebherr-Makìne Tìcaret Servìs Lìmìted Sìrketì, with its registered offices in Istanbul, is responsible for a fleet of more than 1,500 earthmoving machines, about 30 hydraulic rope excavators and crawler cranes and nearly 40 large dockside cargo handling installations. Liebherr-Makìne Tìcaret Servìs Lìmìted Sìrketì has a workforce of 43.
Liebherr-Azeri LLC has its registered offices in Baku, Azerbaijan and was established to serve the growth market in that country. It is responsible for all the Liebherr Group’s maritime cranes and also for mobile and crawler cranes, tower cranes, hydraulic rope excavators, special-purpose civil engineering machinery and products from the Group’s mixing technology division. Liebherr-Azeri LLC currently employs twelve people.
Both of the new companies are subsidiaries of Liebherr-McCtec GmbH of Nenzing, Austria, which is responsible for the Group’s maritime cranes division.
William G. (Bill) Creel died at his home in Bartlesville, OK on Oct. 19, 2009. He was born on February 19, 1929 in Bartlesville and started his first job with H. C. Price Company at the age of sixteen as a truck swamper in North Dakota. After graduating from the University of Oklahoma, he moved to New Orleans to continue work with Price. In 1963 he opened the office of Price International in London. Creel was responsible for helping to build many of the world’s largest pipelines in the Middle East, Alaska and Australia. In 1975, he was named senior vice president of H. C. Price Company and in 1976 he was named president of the National Association of Pipe Coating Applicators. He retired from Price in 1979.
He is survived by his wife Carol, brother Don, son William, daughter Kathleen and grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, friends may make contributions to: The William G. Creel Fund for Adult Day Care Scholarships for ElderCare, Washington County ElderCare, 1223 Swan Drive, Bartlesville, OK 74006 or St. John’s Catholic School, 121 E. 8th Street, Bartlesville, OK 74003.
Walter E. Michels died on Oct. 26, 2009 in Dallas. He was the father of Kathy Barrett, wife of Kevin Barrett, executive director of the Pipe Line Contractors Association.