Tom Torti named new chamber chief

first_imgLake Champlain Regional Chamber of CommerceAnnounces New President to Replace A. Wayne RobertsTom Torti has been selected by the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber ofCommerce Board of Directors as the new President of the Chamber toreplace A. Wayne Roberts, who will be retiring at the end of the year. “The Board is very pleased to announce that Tom Torti will be the nextPresident of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, followinga thorough and national search process, noted Karen Marshall, LCRCCBoard Chair. “Tom’s solid background in leading and managing complexorganizations, and his experience in policy and state governmentoperations, will provide a solid foundation for his leadership of ourorganization. Tom will be a strong voice for the business community andprovide a seamless transition as we begin new chapters for the Chamberwith the retirement of A. Wayne Roberts.” Mr. Torti will remain in his position as Secretary of the Agency ofNatural Resources (ANR) until after the General Election in November of2006. In a statement issued by the Chamber’s Board of Directors, Mr.Torti stated: “I am excited to be the next President of the LakeChamplain Regional Chamber of Commerce. Although Wayne leaves big shoesto fill, he has pointed the organization in the right direction and Iam eager to work with a vibrant, diverse and growing membership as wellas a solid team of highly respected Chamber staff.”Mr. Torti has been the ANR Secretary since January of 2005. He wasappointed by the Governor to this position after having served as theCommissioner of the Department of Buildings and General Services foreight years. Mr. Torti worked under both Democratic and RepublicanAdministrations, an important attribute for the Chamber’s Board whostrive to be non-partisan in their interactions with the GeneralAssembly and the executive branch of state government. John Dwyer, a member of the Chamber’s Executive Search Committeedescribed the national six-month search process as an intensive, butinteresting exercise in which the committee found a wealth of dynamic,highly qualified list of final candidates to choose from.  “It was adifficult choice, in that each of the candidates possessed exemplaryskills and background. However, Mr. Torti’s ability to work with avariety of stakeholders and people, his financial acumen in overseeingmulti-million dollar budgets and his collaborative manner inestablishing a vision for an organization and then seeing it through inhis work at the state level, is exactly what we are looking for in ournext President.”Mr. Torti has an extensive career in state government and has servedthe local community in various ways including the Essex Selectboard andPlanning Commission, Chittenden County Metropolitan PlanningOrganization, Chittenden County Transportation Authority and variousEssex sports leagues. The Lake Champlain Regional Chamberof Commerce is a non-profit organization that seeks to promote andsupport the healthy environment and quality of life that makes the LakeChamplain Region of Vermont the ideal place to live, work and dobusiness. You have received this message because you authorized theLake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce to e-mail you.To change your or your company’s e-mail contact information, pleasecall 863-3489 or e-mail vermont@vermont.org(link sends e-mail). Toreply directly to the sender of this e-mail, please hit “Reply.”last_img read more

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Sofregaz nets Taichung LNG expansion FEED from CPC

first_imgImage: Sofregaz The engineering company did not provide any additional details. Taiwan’s CPC has awarded French Sofregaz the front-end engineering and design contract for the third expansion phase of its Taichung LNG import terminal. The expansion added three new LNG storage tanks with a capacity of 160,000 cbm, each, and related regasification facilities. The import facility now has six storage tanks and a regasification capacity of more than 5 million tonnes per year. The country imported 16.66 million tonnes in 2019, a slight decrease of 0.9 percent compared to the year before, according to GIIGNL data. Sofregaz said that the project completion is scheduled for 2026. Taiwan is the world’s fifth largest LNG importer and it is looking to boost the use of the chilled fuel as it phases out nuclear and coal to generate electricity. Worth mentioning here, Taiwan’s CPC completed the second expansion phase at the Taichung terminal in 2019. CPC is also upgrading its Yung-An LNG terminal in Kaohsiung and is building a third terminal in northern Taiwan. Besides the FEED, the deal also includes project management consultancy (PMC) services, Sofregaz said in a statement. Phase 3 expansion will see the addition of two LNG storage tanks and associated regasification facilities. These volumes mostly came from Australia, Qatar, and Malaysia.last_img read more

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No anthem at Irish Cup final

first_img The national anthem is traditionally played before the final but for this year’s meeting between Cliftonville and Glentoran it will be dropped from the pre-match build-up at Windsor Park on May 4 Cliftonville have a traditionally Catholic fan-base while Glentoran’s supporters are mainly from a Protestant background and the decision on the anthem was taken by the Irish FA’s Challenge Cup Committee to try to make the match a “politically-neutral” environment and prevent it from becoming a potential flashpoint. Press Association IFA chief executive Patrick Nelson told the Press Association: “This is not a generic decision but the Challenge Cup committee has made a decision on the national anthem, on this particular occasion, to foster a neutral atmosphere at the game.” The move has been greeted with anger by some Glentoran fans who have criticised the decision on social media sites, claiming it has been taken merely to appease Republicans. center_img Football chiefs in Northern Ireland have taken the decision not to play ‘God Save The Queen’ at next month’s politically-sensitive Irish Cup final.last_img read more

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