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FIATECH Announces New Board of Advisors: Class of 2013

AUSTIN, TX, January 6, 2011- FIATECH has announced Lisa Grayson, Program Advisor, Exxonmobil and Kevin Hart, Vice President, Kaiser Permanente have accepted an invitation to serve as newly elected representatives to FIATECH’s Board of Advisors for a three-year term starting from January 1, 2011.

Reginald Gagliardo, Senior Vice President, Burns & Roe; William Murphy, Manager, Project Engineering Center, DuPont; and Jorge Vanegas, Ph.D., Dean, College of Architecture, Texas A&M University have also accepted an invitation to renew their terms for another three years and collectively, they comprise the class of 2013.

Ray Topping, director of FIATECH, commented, “we are delighted to add representatives from both Exxonmobil and Kaiser Permanente to our Board of Advisors. In addition to providing fresh perspectives from the oil and gas and healthcare fields, the entire FIATECH consortium will benefit from the knowledge and leadership Ms. Grayson and Mr. Hart are bringing to the board. Despite these challenging times for our industry, FIATECH’s focus and commitment to advancing innovation in the capital projects industry is stronger than ever. Our leaders are helping to ensure that our membership is focused in the right areas at the right time.”

 The FIATECH Board of Advisors is chaired by Jerry N. Gipson, Jr., Director, Engineering Solutions Technology Center, The Dow Chemical Company and is comprised of member representatives who meet quarterly to provide strategic direction to the FIATECH consortium. For more information on FIATECH’s Board of Advisors, visit