2016-2017 Board of Directors 

    IPLOCA is governed by a volunteer board of directors made up of 25 owners and senior executives of major pipeline contractors and service companies. Directors representing the Regular Members divided into geographic regions and directors representing Associate Members are elected by the members of the association and generally serve a term of two years.

    Elections for the 2016-2017 IPLOCA Board of Directors took place at the convention in Paris on 15 Septmber 2016. Election results were ratified by the membership at the Annual General Meeting on 16 September 2016 and the new Board immediately took office.

    (Left to right)
    Front row: Jan Koop, Atul Punj, Andrew Ball, 
    Rubén Kuri, Mesut Sahin, Juan Arzuaga
    Second row: Doug Fabick, Jean Claude Van de Wiele, Georges Hage, Ma Chunqing, Oliviero Corvi, Bruno Guy de Chamisso, Alexander Kolikov
    Third row: Adam Wynne Hughes, Brian Laing, Scot Fluharty, Bruno Maerten, John Tikkanen, Mark Barrows, Iosif Panchak, Steve Sumner
    Fourth row: Albert Zakhem, Bill Partington, Bill Solomon, Fatih Can, Aqeel Madhi (resigned March 2017)



    Rubén Kuri (ARENDAL)
    President; Director, Latin America

    Andrew Ball (J. Murphy & Sons)
    1st Vice President; Director, Europe Northwest

    Mesut Sahin (MMEC Mannesmann) *
    2nd Vice President; Director, Europe Central

    Jan Koop (Bohlen & Doyen)
    Treasurer; Director, Europe Central

    Atul Punj (Punj Lloyd)
    Immediate Past President


    Oliviero Corvi (Bonatti), Director, Europe Mediterranean

    Bruno Guy de Chamisso (Spiecapag), Director, Europe Mediterranean

    Adam Wynne Hughes (Pipeline Induction Heat), Director, Europe Northwest

    Fatih Can (Tekfen), Director, Europe Eastern

    Alexander Kolikov (MRTS), Director, Europe Eastern

    Bill Partington (Ledcor), Director, America North 

    Scot Fluharty (Mears Group), Director, America North; Chairman of the New Technologies Committee

    Jean Claude Van de Wiele (Spiecapag) *, Director, Latin America 

    Albert Zakhem (Zakhem International), Director, Middle East & Africa

    Mark Barrows (McConnell Dowell), Director, East & Far East

    Ma Chunqing (China Petroleum Pipeline), Director, East & Far East

    Bill Solomon (VACUWORX), Director, Associate Members

    Brian Laing (CRC-Evans), Director, Associate Members

    Doug Fabick (PipeLine Machinery International), Director, Associate Members 


    Georges Hage (The C.A.T. Group)

    Bruno Maerten (Entrepose), Chairman of the HSE Committee

    Iosif Panchak (Stroygazmontazh)

    Steve Sumner (Lincoln Electric), Chairman of the Scholarship Committee

    John Tikkanen (Shawcor), Chairman of the Client Engagement Committee


    Juan Arzuaga 


    * appointed by the Board of Directors