March 2020, Vol. 247, No. 3



Gene Smith, chief metallurgist at EN Engineering and a longtime contributor to the development of pipeline industry standards, died Jan 1. He was 79. A native of the Chicago area, Smith earned a degree in metallurgical engineering in 1962 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 1965, he joined Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America, where he later became a chief metallurgist. Throughout his professional career, Smith chaired and participated in numerous industry committees, including API, NACE, ASTM and PRCI, and supported the development of numerous technical standards that improved the quality and safety of pipeline operations.   John Tiratsoo, 71, co-founder of the

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