New Century Software, Inc., a leading provider of integrity management pipeline software and services, announced today that Mike Ortiz has joined its executive management team as the Vice President of Strategic Development.
Mike offers over 20 years of experience in managing risk, integrity and data management programs for the energy transportation industry. He began his career as a field and project engineer working in various roles at EPC firms. Mike’s experience includes managing various projects in oil & gas exploration and production, gathering and transmission pipelines, petroleum refineries, and marine & marketing terminals across the United States. Mike is an active member of the PODS Association and the Pipeline Week Advisory Board.
“Mike is a highly respected leader in the pipeline GIS and integrity management sectors, and we are thrilled to have him join our team,” said Ron Brush, President of New Century Software. “Mike’s engagement with partners, such as Esri and the PODS Association, his collaborative management style, and his history with operators across our client base give him unique insights and visibility into the future of our important market segment. As Vice President of Strategic Development, Mike will lead New Century Software’s team to meet emerging client needs, navigate regulatory changes, and lead future growth.”
Prior to joining New Century Software, Mike was the Manager of Data Integration at Plains All American Pipeline where he led the GIS and Data Integration groups to manage pipeline asset and performance data. He focused on implementing standards and data management best practices for supporting pipeline construction projects, project management, and KPI’s using GIS technology. Mike’s experience also includes five years at Kinder Morgan Energy Partners were he was the Manager of Risk Engineering for the Product Pipelines Group.
“I am delighted to join the New Century Software team to help shape its growth and development,” said Mike Ortiz, incoming Vice President of Strategic Development. “As integrity management best practices continue to evolve, public and regulatory scrutiny increases, and technology rapidly advances, it is critical that operators and partners come together to identify solutions that increase pipeline safety and efficiencies. I am confident that the New Century Software team offers the partnership operators need to achieve their safety, compliance and integrity goals.”
Mike has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from California State University Long Beach. He will be based in Fort Collins, Colorado at the New Century Software headquarters. To contact Mike or to learn more about New Century Software, please email@example.com.
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