Operating Subcommittees

Advisory & Awards

Chair: Dennis Bogh

As a subcommittee of the Executive Subcommittee, A&A is responsible for providing leadership and direction to the PCIC organization. It is to promote recognition of the accomplishments of PCIC members through various awards. When requested, it is to study specific issues and provide advice to the Executive Subcommittee. The member are listed here: https://ieeepcic.com/about-pcic/

Awards Nominating

Chair:  Dave Stewart  Vice Chair: Jacqueline Morris

The Awards Nominating subcommittee is responsible for identifying PCIC contributors qualified for all levels of IEEE awards, to facilitate processing of nomination submittals, and to coordinate PCIC awards preparations. Click here for a history of past PCIC Award recipients. A copy of the Awards Nominating Subcommittee Procedures and Policies document can be found here.

You can nominate yourself or recommend a potential candidate to the subcommittee. Use the PCIC Links page to get complete details and forms for IEEE and IAS Awards. The PCIC Members list identifies Senior Members and Fellows to help locate references needed for the Senior Member upgrade process. Click here to view more information on the various awards.

Codes & Regulations

Chair: Rich Holub Vice Chair: Rachel Bugaris Secretary: Will McBride

The Codes & Regulations Subcommittee provides a forum to keep PCIC members informed of activities by regulatory agencies that affect the petroleum and chemical industry. In addition, the subcommittee develops support for voting positions on NEC proposals or comments for IEEE representatives on NFPA Code Making Panels.

The latest documents are hosted here:



Chair: Leo Berg   Vice Chair: D. Ray Crow   Vice Chair: Daleep Mohla

The Emeritus Subcommittee’s mission is to foster continued participation of PCIC Conference attendees who have retired one or more times, but still have the burning desire to stay involved in their profession. The subcommittee provides a way for you to continue your association with the many friends you have made over the years and keep abreast of new developments in the Industry. Members participate in all phases of conference activities and assist paper authors in preparing papers for the conference.

Interested in Becoming an Emeritus Member?

Are you retired and interested in becoming a PCIC Emeritus Subcommittee member? You can assess your eligibility by comparing your PCIC experience with the READ ME FIRST and if you feel qualified submit your application by downloading and completing the PCIC Emeritus Subcommittee Application and returning it to the Emeritus Subcommittee Chair.

Facilities Planning

Chair: Dave Depasquale Vice Chair: Scott Braynen Secretary: Dean Ruiz

The primary objective of the Facilities Planning Subcommittee (FPS) is to provide hotel planning assistance to the Local Conference Committees so that PCIC can negotiate a contract from a position of strength.


Chair: Pam Gold Vice Chair: Scott Seaver Secretary: Patrick McCarren

Subcommittee includes Future Conference Chairs and their Finance Chairs

Members-at-large include PCIC Chair, PCIC Vice Chair, PCIC Facilities SC Chair, and all previous Local conference Committee Chairs, willing to serve, are considered members at large.

The mission of the Financial Subcommittee is to develop and maintain operating procedures for local conference committees that insure successful conferences and benefit the membership of the PCIC, while keeping within IEEE guidelines.

For information on conference budgeting, planning, closing, and audits; see the Google Drive folder here 


Chair: Rick Bried   Vice Chair: Johnny Wynn  Secretary: Bill Stewart

The Historical Subcommittee is responsible for gathering, holding on to and maintaining the history of PCIC. While maintaining the current history of PCIC, these last few years have been spent organizing and filling in the historical voids that existed.

Through the generosity of Tom Shaw Jr. and Gene Fagan, the Historical Subcommittee has Conference Records that date back to 1966. After Tom Shaw’s father passed away, Tom donated his father’s Conference Records to PCIC for the years 1966 – 1981. Gene Fagan donated Conference Records for the years of 1982 – 1986. Prior to 1966, PCIC conference papers were loose (one would pick up papers he was interested in at the conference) – not bound as we now know them or in the 3-ring binder that was used from 1966 – 1981 (thanks to Jay Stewart for that piece of information).

Information Technology

Chair: Carson Bates Vice Chair: Merisha Bily Secretary: Nicholas Echevarria

The Information Technology (IT) Subcommittee was created at the 2000 PCIC Business Meeting to manage all information technology issues that impact the PCIC. Responsibilities include managing the PCIC website, working closely with the local conference committees to manage conference websites and online registration, coordinating any PCIC computing hardware needs, and coordinating the various subcommittee data needs including the PCIC Membership database.


Chair: Bill Stewart  Vice Chair: Lana DeLeon  Secretary: Jeremy Smith

The role of the Membership Subcommittee is to maintain the PCIC membership database with the most current contact information available and serve as a focal point for all PCIC subcommittee roster information.

Update Your PCIC Contact Information or Add Your Name to the Database

Click here to update your existing PCIC contact information or to be added to the IEEE PCIC member database.

IEEE Industry Application Society Membership

The Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee (PCIC) is part of the Process Industries Department of the Industry Applications Society (IAS) of IEEE. Information on IAS membership is available here.

Papers Review

Chair: Brant Cassimere Vice Chair: Paul Sullivan Associate Editors: Miriam BlazowskiMike HarbisonRyan MaynusJackie SandersBrant Cassimere

The role of the Papers Review Subcommittee is to review both the technical content of the PCIC papers, and the quality and content of the oral presentations at the conference. The subcommittee has a formal procedure for conducting these reviews and evaluations. As a result of this process, the subcommittee recommends to the PCIC Executive Subcommittee the six papers for PCIC Best Paper, PCIC Second Best Paper, PCIC Third Best Paper, and three PCIC Honorable Mention Paper awards, which are presented at the PCIC conference the following year. The subcommittee also uses the review process to select papers to recommend for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications and IEEE Industry Applications Magazine.

Get Involved

Calling all PCIC members…If you want to help ensure the PCIC technical program has quality papers and be part of the subcommittee that selects the prize papers, then you need to be a paper reviewer. You can volunteer to be a paper reviewer by attending the General Program and Technical Subcommittee meetings during the PCIC conference and volunteering to be a paper reviewer. You can also get involved in the paper review process by creating an account in ScholarOne and indicating your areas of interest. Many IEEE groups use ScholarOne for their paper review process. Once you have a ScholarOne account, you could help influence numerous IEEE papers from a variety of IEEE groups. To create your own ScholarOne account, go here and click on Register Here to get started.


Chair: Mike Caruso
Vice Chair (Conference Record, Electronic): Cheryl Schmehl
Vice Chair (Conference Record, Printed): 
Vice Chair (Conference Mailer): Marty Cole

The purpose of this committee is to:
1) Work with the Technical Subcommittees to ensure all of the technical papers for the current year’s conference have been received with their copyright release forms and are Xplore compliant.
2) Manage all publication needs of the PCIC such as the PCIC Conference Record, mailers, CD’s and certain award certificates, and coordinate the information to insure consistency.
3) After the conference, send the required media information to IEEE Conference Publication Program
4) Register the PCIC Conference each year with IEEE and obtain the Letter of Acquisition


Chair: Jackie Sanders Vice Chair: John Focke Secretary: 

The purpose of this committee is to:

1)    Cover all aspects of marketing for the PCIC.
2)    Take direct responsibility for PCIC Conference marketing and coordination with the Marketing Chair for each PCIC Conference.
3)    Make PCIC activities and accomplishments known within the industry through channels to reach individuals and companies that would benefit from participating or supporting the PCIC.
4)    Improve and expand the technical ability of the PCIC by attracting new talent with interests and commitment to the PCIC Mission.


Chair: Robert Durham   Vice Chair: Travis Griffith   Vice Chair: Art Smith   Secretary: Chuck Yung

The Standards Subcommittee offers an opportunity to keep abreast of what is happening in standards both in IEEE and in other worldwide standard organizations. In addition is serves as the PCIC originating body (Sponsor) to develop Standards, Recommended Practices, and Guides. Manage the IEEE Standards Association Project Authorization Request (PAR) process on behalf of PCIC. With rapid technology change and global harmonization, standards activity becomes increasingly important. The standards developed by PCIC can be found on IEEEXplore by clicking here.