The Pipeline Safety Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Bill Caram as Executive Director. Caram comes to the Pipeline Safety Trust from the Deschutes River Conservancy in Bend, Oregon where he served the collaborative environmental organization as Director of Finance and Development. Caram envisions fostering a group of pipeline safety experts much broader than just industry engineers and government regulators, saying, “People should take an active interest in the pipelines in their communities and effectively advocate for their safe siting and operation. I hope to continue the Pipeline Safety Trust’s work in helping them do that.”
Carl Weimer, who served as Executive Director since 2004, will stay on staff as Special Projects Advisor. Weimer steps down from the role of Executive Director as a titan of pipeline safety. Over his 16 years at the Trust, Weimer served as a member of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Committee, the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association’s External Advisory Panel, and the governor-appointed Washington Citizen Committee on Pipeline Safety.