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East Meets West At 46th IPLOCA Convention
Officers : IPLOCA President and Director for North America Douglas Evans, Gulf Interstate Engineering; First Vice President and Director for Middle East & Africa Najib Khoury, CCC; and Treasurer and Director for Europe Central Harald Dresp, Max Streicher.
Director for Central Europe -- Jan Koop, Bohlen-Doyen;
Directors for Eastern Europe -- Kaan Dogan, Attila Dogan Construction & Installation Company Inc., and Iosif Panchak, Stroygazmontazh;
Directors for Mediterranean Europe -- Leonardo Gravina, Sicim, and Bruno Maerten, GEOCEAN;
Directors for Northwest Europe -- Andy Ball, Land & Marine, and Adam Wynne Hughes, CRC-Evans;
Director for North America -- Scott Summers, ARB, Inc.;
Directors for Latin America -- Jesus Garcia Pons, Arendal, and Raul Vilugron, Montec :
Director for Middle East & Africa: Ibrahim Zakhem, Zakhem International Construction; and
Directors for East & Far East -- Andy Lukas, A.J. Lucas, and Sandip Sharma, Kalpataru.
Associate Member directors elected were Greg Miller, Pipeline Inspection Co., Michael Rae, Argus Ltd. and Pierluigi Zanin, Goriziane Group.
Directors-at-Large included : Jerrit Coward, Willbros Group Inc. ; Marco Jannuzzi, Caterpillar ; Wilhelm Maats, Maats Pipeline Equipment ; Karl Trauner, HABAU ; and
Jean-Claude Van de Wiele, Spiecapag.
At the final banquet, the association raised more than $17,500 for Birgili’s chosen charity through the lottery of a car. Sponsored by Volvo Construction Equipment and Renault Trucks, the money benefited the Send Me To School, Dad program, an initiative to support continuing education for girls in Turkey.