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The Geothermal Resources Council appoints new Executive Director

Opening Session 2015 GRC Annual Meeting, Reno/ NV (source: ThinkGeoEnergy)
Alexander Richter 26 Jun 2018

U.S.-based Geothermal Resources Council announces the appointment of Dr. William Pettitt as new Executive Director of the association, effective July 9, 2018.

Announced today, the U.S. based Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) reports the appointment of Dr. William Pettitt as the association’s new Executive Director, taking up his duties on July 9, 2018

Dr. Pettitt is an applied geophysicist with both business and technical management expertise. He is an expert in induced seismicity, microseismics and geomechanics. He has been General Manager and Vice President of Itasca Consulting Group in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Operations Manager for Applied Seismology Consultants in the United Kingdom.

Will has focused on helping industry, government and academia solve challenging problems in subsurface engineering. He is the creator of leading commercial microseismic software, and has developed unique data-acquisition equipment. He has published on a wide range of topics, is a frequent keynote speaker, and has participated in government and organizational committees. Will is bringing the combination of his applied science and engineering experience with business management expertise to help the merged GRC and Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) organization develop to the next level, and help support geothermal industry development through our mission of promoting sustainable energy, supporting new science and technologies, and providing resources for education and learning.

“With Will Pettitt’s business acumen, research savvy, and welcoming disposition he is an exceptional person to be our Executive Director” says Maria Richards, President of the GRC. “His strengths compliment the unification of the GRC and GEA. Will’s aptitude for explaining, “How the Earth Works” will be appreciated by the media and public as they ask about the intricacies of geothermal resources.”

Source: GRC release by email