John Hofmeister

Former Shell Oil Co. President John Hofmeister will address the PVF Roundtable at its dinner meeting Oct. 18 in Houston. He now heads the not-for-profit Citizens for Affordable Energy, which he founded in 2008 after he retired from Shell.

Hofmeister’s firm promotes sound U.S. energy security solutions, which include a range of affordable energy supplies, efficiency improvements, essential infrastructure, sustainable environmental policies and public education on energy issues. He is the author of “Why We Hate the Oil Companies: Straight Talk from an Energy Insider,” which was published last year.

As Shell’s president from 2005 to 2008, Hofmeister launched an extensive outreach program to discuss critical global energy challenges. The program included an 18-month, 50-city tour during which he led 250 other Shell leaders to meet with more than 15,000 business, community and civic leaders, policymakers and academics to discuss what must be done to ensure affordable, available energy for the future.

The PVF Roundtable is an organization of companies involved in the pipe, valve and fitting industry. These firms may be manufacturers, distributors, piping designers, engineering firms, construction companies or end-users.

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