Houston, 25th Sept 2013 – PIDX International, the global Oil & Gas eBusiness standards body has hired Fadi Kanafani to lead the organization in its quest for growth and global adoption of its standards.

William Le Sage, Chairman of the Board of PIDX International (PIDX), announced that the PIDX Board of Directors hired Fadi O. Kanafani as President and Chief Executive Officer of PIDX effective August 28, 2013. Kanafani succeeds Mr. Christopher Carter who resigned last June. Kanafani will be responsible for leading and managing the PIDX operations, promoting adoption of PIDX standards, and driving its membership growth and continued development as a vital standards organization for the oil & gas industry.

Kanafani has over 25 years of professional experience in technology analysis and management to the energy and petroleum industry sectors. The experience extends from the entire value chain of natural gas distribution, petrochemicals, midstream engineering, and upstream production.

Tom Lennon, Vice President and Acting President of PIDX International (PIDX) stated, “as a volunteer, I am glad PIDX has reaffirmed its commitment to providing the leadership needed for driving value through the use of standards in our industry.” Lennon added, “We look forward to his successes and PIDX’s continued growth.”

“Tom Lennon has led PIDX during the Board’s search for a new CEO, and we thank him for stepping up and assuming those additional duties during the search,” said William Le Sage. “PIDX is ready to capture the opportunities for adding greater value to the petroleum industry. The Board is committed to support Mr. Kanafani in meeting this challenge. Fadi’s prior experience with standard development bodies, leading major ERP implementations, change management and business strategies makes him very valuable to enhancing and implementing PIDX’s strategic vision.”

About PIDX Inc. PIDX Inc. is the oil and gas industry managed non-profit standards body for eBusiness in the global oil and gas industry. PIDX Inc., known as PIDX International has a mission to provide a global forum for delivering and maintaining the process, information and technology standards that facilitate seamless, efficient electronic business within the oil and natural gas industry and its eBusiness community.