About the EGCR

About the EGCR

During the early 1970’s, discussion was commonplace among local gas industry and support personnel concerning the need for a program to address operating and maintenance questions on engine/compressor systems in the Morgantown, WV area.

Those early pioneers were:

  • Edward Schwartz, Consolidated Gas Supply Corp.
  • Don Boundurant, West Virginia University
  • Lewis Wetzel, Peoples Natural Gas Company
  • Rodney S. Applegate, Consolidated Gas Supply Corp.
  • Arthur J. Kerr, Jr., Kerr Engineered Sales Co.
  • Glenn Poole, Equitable Gas Company
  • John Sloan, Sloan Brothers, Inc.
  • William A. Miller, Ingersoll Rand Company
  • Richard A. Boulden, R. Boulden Company

The first Roundtable was held May 16-18, 1973 on the Evansdale Campus of West Virginia University in cooperation with the College of Mineral Energy Resources. The “roundtable” discussion format was utilized with group discussions on eleven selected topics of interest. A member of the industry served as discussion leader in each session with manufacturing and/or service organization representatives serving as resource leaders. Attendance of 341 people representing more than 100 companies was recorded. With this base to grow on, the roundtable has expanded and includes lectures and hands on workshops. Attendance has exceeded 1,000 with people from all over the country and even some foreign attendees.

Board of Directors

Chairman
Tom Coyne
Hi-Tech CompressorVice Chairman
Keith W. Schafer
Trans-Canada

Secretary
Keith Sauter
Interstate-McBee

Treasurer
Bob Painter
ACI Services, Inc.

Exhibits Chairman
Matt Abahazi
Potemkin Industries, Inc.

Program Vice Chairman
David Kerr
Kerr Engineered Sales

Program Vice Chairman
Vic Campanelli
Potemkin Industries, Inc.

Program Vice Chairman
Jay Jackson
EQT

Publicity Chairman
Doug Kuzma
CMR USA, LLCPublicity Vice Chairman
John Kingham
GE Oil & Gas

Policies & Procedures
Bobbi Pethtel
Matthews Lubricants

Foundation/Scholarship
Joe Reiheld
ACI Services, Inc.

Director
Jim Belmont
Solar Turbines

Director
Matt McCarthy
Sloan Lubrication Systems

Director
Walter Sloan
Sloan Lubrication Systems

Executive Director
Joyce Perhac
Foxfire Management