Houston, Texas:  Petroleum Industry Data Exchange, Inc. (PIDX) is proud to announce the establishment of new management roles to support its mission to promote collaboration and efficiency within the Oil and Gas industry. Daniela Freeman joins PIDX as Standards and Compliance Manager, focusing on driving the development of new, innovative e-business standards. Karen Diaz joins the organization as Marketing and Events Manager to spearhead new communications and community initiatives.

Daniela was previously the Audience Development Manager at NACE International, the Corrosion Society, as well as Manager of Technical Committees at the society. She has more than 10 years of experience in nonprofit society work, including standards development, symposium program management, editorial and audience work, and copyright management. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Houston with a B.A. in Literature.

Before joining PIDX, Karen was a Marketing Launch Manager at HP where she oversaw the New Product Introduction process and deliverables for commercial displays. For more than 10 years, she has worked in creative marketing and event management. Previous roles include international event planning and strategic marketing for a 19,000 legal member association. Karen holds a B.B.A. in Marketing from Southwestern Adventist University.

“We are thrilled to have such high caliber talent on our team, Chris Welsh, Chairman of PIDX Board, said. “Digitalization in Oil in Gas is paramount for all organizations. PIDX plays a vital role in the development of standards for the industry. As part of this digitization, having the right people is a key strategy for PIDX.”

About PIDX
Based in Houston, Texas, PIDX standards serves both the upstream, midstream and downstream segments of the Oil & Gas industry. PIDX is comprised of Oil & Gas industry standards leaders who work together to facilitate eCommerce since 1987, and is committed to continuing the development of technology, information and business process standards that allow the effective and efficient implementation of eCommerce on a global scale.

To learn more about the PIDX Ambassador program or upcoming PIDX conferences, please contact kdiaz@pidx.org.

Karen Diaz
+1 (832) 681-7350