David C. Carroll, Gas Technology Institute (GTI) president and CEO, has taken on the additional role of president of the International Gas Union (IGU) for a three-year term at the closing ceremony of the World Gas Conference (WGC) in Paris.
With members from 91 countries representing 97% of the world's natural gas industry, IGU’s mission is to advocate for gas as an integral part of a sustainable global energy system, and to promote the political, technical and economic progress of the gas industry. The organization's home office, or secretariat, is based in Oslo, Norway.
The American Gas Association (AGA) is the US charter member of IGU and will also play a key role in leading the 2015–2018 triennium. Dave McCurdy, president and CEO of AGA, is serving as the chairman of the WGC 2018 National Organizing Committee. Mel Ydreos, executive director of EnergyVantage, is serving as chairman of the IGU Coordination Committee, and Jay Copan is serving as executive director of WGC2018 and special advisor to the president.
Carroll joined GTI in 2001 as vice president of business development, and assumed his current role as president and CEO in 2006. He oversees the company’s operations and directs its programs for developing technologies, products, and services for customers in the natural gas and related industries.
Carroll became vice president of the IGU in 2012 and chaired the Steering Committee of the 17th International Conference and Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG 17) in Houston, Texas, in 2013. He is a member of the Society of Gas Lighting and serves on the board of National Fuel Gas Co.