PRCI Announces Promotions of Laurie Perry & Gary Choquette

Wed, February 05, 2020

Chantilly, Virginia, – Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI) is pleased to announce the promotions of Laurie Perry and Gary Choquette.

Since joining PRCI in 2015, Laurie Perry has served as a Program Manager and has played a key role in the organization. She has led  both the Corrosion and the Underground Storage Technical Committees in her time with PRCI and 

is an integral part of the research execution efforts. She has earned a promotion to Senior Program Manager. In her new position she will work closely with Gary Choquette to continue to develop the program management team and facilitate her Technical Committee roles.

Laurie has over 30 years of experience working in the oil and gas industry. She has experience in internal and external corrosion control, ECDA, ICDA chemical treatment, reservoir analysis and interpretation, project management, risk management, regulatory compliance, pipeline integrity management, and contract management. Prior to joining PRCI she worked for Southern California Gas Company, Nalco Chemical, and Flopetrol-Johnston Schlumberger. Laurie is also involved in a number of organizations that support the oil and gas industry, including active participation in NACE where she is also an instructor. Laurie holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, and a master’s degree in business administration from Pepperdine.

Gary Choquette joined PRCI in 2012 as a Senior Program Manager leading the Measurement and the Compressor & Pump Station  Technical Committees. In his tenure at PRCI, Gary has provided strategic vision for the execution of the research portfolio. He developed the Program Manager Handbook, created a more effective research execution reporting process, taken a leadership role in the development of the new website, and established the structure for the compendium effort. Most recently, Gary held the position of Director of Research Execution.

He has earned a promotion to Executive Director of Research and IT. In this expanded role he will take the lead on enhancing the software development and maintenance program, and improving member access to research on the PRIME website.  He will also work more closely with our key contractors and ensure overall success of the research portfolio.

Gary has worked in the natural gas transportation industry for more than 30 years. He has experience in facility design, construction, technical support, hydraulic modeling, compression performance, noise, vibration, pulsation and controls, software design, SCADA, gas measurement, and gas control. He has served in management roles in gas measurement, engineering design, construction and right of way, operations software development and SCADA support, and gas control. Gary holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Nebraska and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas.

Please join PRCI in congratulating Laurie and Gary.

About Pipeline Research Council International
PRCI is a non-profit research organization that is comprised of energy pipeline operating companies located in Australia, Canada, China, Europe, Middle East, South America, and the United States. Augmenting the pipeline membership are associate members drawn from companies in the Australia, Canada, China, Europe, Japan, South America, and the United States that serve the industry as pipe and equipment manufacturers, service providers, and vendors. To learn more about PRCI, visit