November 06, 2012
Joseph E. Ramsey, group vice president of project execution for Spectra Energy Transmission, was elected chairman of The INGAA Foundation Inc. at the Foundation’s annual meeting in Naples, Florida, November 3.
“Joe is extremely knowledgeable about what it takes to construct and expand a pipeline. His expertise and long-standing relationships with pipeline operators and pipeline contractors make him an excellent choice to lead the Foundation for the coming year,” said INGAA Foundation President and CEO Don Santa. “Joe is passionate about the future of the natural gas pipeline industry. He is eager to lend his voice to help the public, elected officials and others understand how pipelines act as the crucial link in bringing new, low-cost, clean, domestic natural gas to markets. And, in turn, how pipelines help drive economic growth, while creating jobs and providing other economic benefits.”
Ramsey has been a member of the INGAA Foundation since 1994. He served on the INGAA Foundation’s executive committee since 2010 and as vice chairman of the board from November 2011 to November 2012.
Ramsey joined Spectra Energy in 2008. In his current position, he oversees Spectra Energy Transmission’s expansion program, which invests more than $1 billion annually in new pipeline, gas processing, storage and distribution projects. Ramsey previously served as managing director for Jacobs Consultancy, where he led the worldwide energy and utilities consulting group, and managing director for Stone & Webster Consultants, leading the gas and utility consulting group. Earlier in his career, he held senior executive positions with Tenneco Energy.
Ramsey earned a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from the University of Houston and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University.
The INGAA Foundation was formed in 1990 by the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America to advance the use of natural gas for the benefit of the environment and the consuming public. The Foundation brings together pipeline operators and their contractors—including construction companies, steel companies, consultants, environmental and safety groups and others—to facilitate the efficient construction and safe and reliable operation of the North American natural gas pipeline system. The Foundation’s completes a number of reports and studies each year and establishes safety guidelines for pipeline construction, operation and employee safety. For more information, please visit www.ingaa.org/foundation.