PPI: Two Industry Veterans Join the Company
Two industry professionals have joined the Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI), Irving, Texas.
Sarah Patterson has been appointed PPI Technical Director and Dan Currence, P.E. is the Director of Engineering for PPI’s Corrugated Plastic Pipe Division (CPPA).
As Technical Director, Patterson will also chair the PPI Hydrostatic Stress Board (HSB), and support the PPI Technical Committee. She will also be involved in the continuous improvement of national and international standards such as ISO, ASTM, CSA, ASME, AWWA and API. Patterson will also oversee management of PPI technical data, documents, specifications, recommendations, manuals and guides.
She joins PPI from Dow Chemical Company where she was a Research Scientist for the Performance Packaging Technical Service & Development Pipe Group. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from Kansas State University.
Currence comes to PPI from Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. where he was the Central Zone Manager for Engineered Products, and previously Director of National Engineering - West. A registered Professional Engineer (P. E.), he has a B.S. in Civil Engineering and an M.S. in Environmental/Sanitary Engineering, both from the University of Missouri, Columbia.
On behalf of CPPA, Currence will continue to work with organizations such as ASTM, ASCE, Society of Plastics Engineers, and AASHTO.
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