Houston, Texas, July 29, 2015 ― Petroleum Industry Data Exchange, Inc. (PIDX International) is pleased to announce it has elected two new members to its Board of Directors.

Andrew Mercer, Vice President for Global Projects, Information Technology & Services for BP and John Tombari, Marketing and Sales Portfolio Manager for Schlumberger, have joined the PIDX Board effective June 5, 2015.

 “Andrew has a proven track record for delivering large scale, global solutions,” said Chris Welsh, CEO of OFS Portal and PIDX Board Member. “I have worked with Andrew for many years and he is well known and respected for forging alliances and implementing standard approaches to streamline the way we do business in our industry. PIDX will benefit greatly from his strategic vision, pragmatism and ability to execute. I am excited he has accepted the position to join the PIDX Board of Directors and look forward to his contribution.”

“Fundamental to our industry objective of delivering safe, compliant and efficient operations is achieving a higher level of uniform quality,” said Andrew Mercer, Vice President for Global Projects, Information Technology & Services for BP  “Quality and cost are improved when we eliminate variation in the way we do business together and instead, follow fit for purpose industry standards.  This is what PIDX is all about and I look forward to working with the Board and our partners to drive this forward and increase the adoption of PIDX standards across our industry.”

Mr. Mercer is accountable for the strategy, execution, and delivery of all IT&S services to the Global Projects Organization, in both the major projects and the global function.  He graduated from the University of Hertfordshire in 1985 with a BSc (Hons) degree in Computer Science.

 “I am excited that John will be joining the PIDX Board of Directors,” said Alejandro Del Palacio, CEO of PIDX.  “We will benefit from his broad and extensive knowledge of oil and gas and his perspective having worked across the globe. I believe he will add a new dimension to our Board.” 

“The standards from PIDX provide significant value to the oil & gas industry,” said John Tombari, Schlumberger Marketing and Sales Portfolio Manager.  “I look forward to contributing my knowledge and experience to the PIDX Board and assisting them in the pursuit of worldwide PIDX standards adoption.”

Mr. Tombari is involved in the Corporate IT Transformation program and is responsible for the portfolio of business systems that will enable transformation in marketing and sales. He graduated from Cornell University in 1981 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering.

About Petroleum Industry Data Exchange, Inc.
Petroleum Industry Data Exchange, Inc. (PIDX International) is the oil and gas industry managed non-profit standards body for eBusiness in the global oil and gas industry. PIDX International is 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.