Chair – Molly Laughlin
Molly Laughlin is a Communications Analyst II for Plains All American Pipeline. She is a founding member of YPP USA and has previously served in the roles of Secretary and Vice Chair. She has experience with pipeline safety management systems, composite repairs, marketing, and technical sales. Ms. Laughlin holds a bachelor’s degree in Government from The University of Texas at Austin and an MBA with a concentration in International Business from The University of St. Thomas- Houston.
Ms. Laughlin is the current Chair of YPP-USA.
Vice Chair – Eric Lang
Eric Lang, P.E. is an Risk Engineer located in Houston, Texas currently working for Kinder Morgan. His current responsibilities include the analysis of Kinder Morgan’s pipeline system for threats and determining an appropriate remediation plan. Prior to Kinder Morgan, Mr. Lang worked for Enbridge Energy’s Integrity group. His responsibilities included work in Pipeline Risk Assessment, hydrotesting, In-Line-Inspection, cost estimating, bidding analysis, and analysis of historical pipeline records and MAOP confirmation for pipeline systems in Enbridge’s southern region. He obtained his Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Alabama in 2010 in Civil Engineering with a Minor in Environmental Engineering and his Professional Engineering designation in 2015.
Mr. Lang currently serves as the Vice Chair and is one of the founding members for YPP-USA.
Treasurer – Landon Lucadou
Landon Lucadou is an Engineering Specialist located in The Woodlands, Texas and has been working for Dynamic Risk USA, Inc. since 2013. His current responsibilities include evaluating and performing engineering procedures and techniques to assist pipeline operators in the management of threats and the overall risk associated with the operations of hazardous liquid and gas pipelines. Since joining Dynamic Risk, Mr. Lucadou has participated in a variety of projects including data assimilation of in-line inspections; outflow and overland spill modeling analysis and the development of technical documentation to support final reporting; engineering assessments; and the determination of high consequence areas and class locations. In 2013, Mr. Lucadou obtained his Bachelors of Science degree from Sam Houston State University in Geography with a minor in Geographic Spatial Sciences.
Mr. Lucadou has been a part of YPP-USA's leadership since the organization's inception in 2015, previously serving as the Community of Practice Work Group Lead. He currently serves as the YPP-USA Treasurer.
Advisor Relations – C.J. Osman
C.J. Osman is Director of Operations, Safety and Integrity at the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA). Mr. Osman is responsible for promoting sound federal safety regulations and policies for natural gas pipelines. Prior to joining INGAA, Mr. Osman worked for an operating company in engineering, construction and project management roles on a variety of upstream and midstream projects in Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado. Mr. Osman received his Bachelors of Engineering in Chemical Engineering and Bachelors of Arts in Economics from Vanderbilt University.
Mr. Osman serves as Lead for the Advisor Relations Work Group.
Young Pipeliner’s International Liaison – Joe Bratton
Joe Bratton is a Group Leader for the Integrity Solutions section within DNV GL and is located in Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Bratton joined DNV in 2007 after obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree from the Ohio State University in Mechanical Engineering. Mr. Bratton has worked across all areas of pipeline integrity management programs and has been developing mechanical damage analysis methodologies and tools used to assess ovality, dent strain, and the fatigue of plain dents, dents with metal loss due to corrosion, and dents with stress concentrators.
Mr. Bratton supports the group as the Young Pipeliner's International Work Group Lead.
Community of Practice – Kaushal Shah
Kaushal Shah is a mechanical engineer and resource manager based out of Mott MacDonald’s West Springfield, MA office. Mr. Shah has been in the oil and gas industry for the last six years and has worked on various large diameter cross country regulated natural gas transmission pipeline and compressor station projects across North America. Additionally, Mr. Shah manages Mott MacDonald’s North American energy team within the firm’s Global Delivery Service practice. This team consists of 25 multi discipline (pipeline, mechanical, structural, process, and electrical) engineers and designers who support projects across Mott Macdonald’s North American energy portfolio. Mr. Shah graduated from University of Massachusetts in 2012 and is a certified Engineer in Training (US and Canada) and Project Management Professional (PMP).
Mr. Shah is the Community of Practice workgroup lead for Young Pipeline Professionals USA (YPP) and is an active member of Springfield Area’s Young professional organization in MA and a local office champion for Mott MacDonald’s Early Career Professionals (ECP) program.
Membership Engagement & Communications – Sheri Baucom
Sheri Baucom serves as Director of Integrity Services for RCP, Inc. and is located in Houston, TX where she specifically manages all services associated with in-line inspection and pressure testing. Some notable projects include creating and executing the ILI program for a natural gas distribution company, serving as interim integrity engineer for two liquid transmission pipeline operators, in-house expert and sole account manager for TestOp, and project manager for thousands of ILI-related excavations for a natural gas company which included the response to a Corrective Action Order after a pipeline rupture. She has 8+ years of pipeline integrity experience in the oil and gas industry. She graduated from Georgia Tech with a Bachelor’s Degree in Polymer Engineering in 2010. She is originally from Chattanooga, TN
Ms. Baucom supports the group as the Membership Engagement & Communications Work Group Lead.
Webmaster – Ricardo Saenz
Ricardo Saenz is a Pipeline Software Analyst at Colonial Pipeline Company, focusing on Leak Detection Software. He graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a B.S in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. He joined YPP in 2017.
Ricardo supports YPP by maintaining the website and helping develop digital solutions to encourage member collaboration.
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