John Dutton, Vice President of Operations for J-W Power Company, was named as the 2017 Chairman for the Gas Compressor Association (GCA) during the group’s annual fall meeting and awards banquet in San Antonio, Texas, USA.
The GCA is a professional trade organization dedicated to the enrichment of its members and their industry – products and services for the natural gas compression market. As association of compressor, driver, cooler and control panel manufacturers, packagers, and rental fleet owners, GCA members actively maintain many programs.
During the banquet, Advisory Board members were recognized for their 2016 service: Anthony Speer, Chair (CSI Compressco LP), Terry Baldwin (Murphy/Ennovation Controls LLC), Mike Burky (Ariel Corporation), John Dutton (J-W Power Company), Roy Jacobs (Neuman & Esser USA Inc.), Pete Kourkoubes (Enerflex Energy Systems), and Ray Purtzer (Archrock Compression Services).
A number of standing committees accomplish the work of the GCA. Committee Chairpersons recognized for their 2016 service were: Education – David Seiler (Frick Compressors), Environmental – Mark Davis (J-W Power Company), Health & Safety – Joe Avila (J-W Power Company), Membership – Chris Davis (AXH air-coolers), Program & Expo – David Smoot (GE Oil & Gas), and Statistics – Levent Caglar (CSI Compressco LP).
Joe Avila received the GCA’s Special Recognition Award, honoring his work with the Health & Safety Committee. The Health & Safety Committee, GCA’s newest committee, provides leadership to GCA members focused on health and safety responsibilities, including the collection and reporting of safety data from member companies.
Advisory Board members and other leaders serving the Gas Compressor Association include (L to R) Terry Baldwin, Pete Kourkoubes, Gary Farr, Anthony Speer (Chairman), Mike Burky, Ray Purtzer, John Dutton (Chairman-Elect), David Seiler, Mark Davis, Joe Avila, and Roy Jacobs.