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Cobb receives ASME Industry Achievement Award

Posted on 10 May 2011

Galen Cobb (center), Halliburton director of industry relations, accepts the ASME Industry Achievement Award on 1 May. From left are Rich Kruger, president, ExxonMobil Production Company; Clarence Cazalot, CEO, Marathon Oil; Diane Ashen, president, Ashen & Associates Executive Search and chairman of the ASME/UH OTC Crawfish Boil; Bruce Vincent, president, Swift Energy; and Jack Moore, chairman, Cameron International.

Galen Cobb (center), Halliburton director of industry relations, accepts the ASME Industry Achievement Award on 1 May. From left are Rich Kruger, president, ExxonMobil Production Company; Clarence Cazalot, CEO, Marathon Oil; Diane Ashen, president, Ashen & Associates Executive Search and chairman of the ASME/UH OTC Crawfish Boil; Bruce Vincent, president, Swift Energy; and Jack Moore, chairman, Cameron International.

Galen Cobb, director of industry relations for Halliburton, received the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Industry Achievement Award on 1 May at the 23rd Annual ASME/UH OTC Crawfish Boil in Houston. The award is presented each year by the event’s organizing committee to an outstanding industry leader.

“Galen was selected to receive the award for his devotion to the energy industry, education, and his stellar representation of our industry on local, civic and global boards and councils. He exemplifies leadership at its best,” Diane Ashen, chairman of the ASME/UH OTC Crawfish Boil, said.

As director of industry relations for Halliburton, Mr Cobb has broad responsibilities that include managing the company’s industry relations, energy trade policy issues, executive client relations, and trade organization oversight. Previous positions he has held over his 36-year career with Halliburton include director CIS and China, and director executive sales and business development. He serves on the Halliburton Foundation Education Advisory Board, Halliburton Community Relations Review Boards, and the Halliburton Supplier Diversity Executive Advisory Board.

Mr Cobb also serves on the boards of numerous industry trade association and civic groups, including the Offshore Technology Conference Board, Department of Commerce Energy Industry Segment Advisory Committee, OCS Policy Committee, National Ocean Industries Association Public Affairs Committee and the Greater Houston Partnership World Advisory Board. He is also actively involved with IADC, API, SPE, Baker Energy Forum, Association of Energy Service Companies, Texas Independent Producers Association and NOMADS, and is the World Petroleum Congress US National Committee chairman.

Proceeds from the crawfish boil fund engineering scholarships for the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering.

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