The PLCA’s work in support of the union pipeline construction industry is largely accomplished through the work of its member committees. Examples of PLCA committees include the Labor Committee, Safety & Quality Committee, and Honorary Member Committee. Through participation on these committees, PLCA Members can direct the work of the PLCA to best support the pipeline construction industry.  


Labor Committee

The PLCA Labor Committee negotiates the National Pipe Line Agreements (NPLAs) with the four pipeline Unions – the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the United Association of Plumbers & Pipefitters, the International Union of Operating Engineers and the Laborers International Union of North America. The Labor Committee also works closely with our Union partners and client companies to negotiate Project Labor Agreements for major pipeline projects and/or programs throughout the U.S. The Labor Committee also helps advise the PLCA on critical labor issues arising under the NPLA  through several subcommittees. 

Current members of the PLCA Labor Committee are:

Kelly Osborn (Co-Chair) U.S. Pipeline, Inc.
Robert Osborn (Co-Chair) Michels Corporation
Robert Bell Price Gregory International, Inc.
Jimmy L. Crotts Appalachian Pipeline Contractors, LLP
Ted Crowe Minnesota Limited, LLC
Charles M. “Casey” Joyce Otis Eastern Service, LLC
Dwayne Osadchuk Oz Directional Drilling
Bobby Poteete Precision Pipeline, LLC
Robert A. Riess, Sr. Henkels & McCoy, Inc.


Safety & Quality Committee

The PLCA and its Members are committed to understanding, creating and enhancing the safety culture and quality performance of the pipeline industry.  To guide these efforts, the PLCA has established the PLCA Safety & Quality Committee.  The Committee guides PLCA initiatives, programs, and actions related to safety, quality, health, and environmental compliance.

Current members of the Safety & Quality Committee are: 

Ryan Wilcox, Chair Associated Pipe Line Contractors, Inc.
Mark Klimbal Minnesota Limited, LLC
Todd Wright Snelson Companies, Inc.
Caleb Scheve Price Gregory International, Inc.
Perry Redman Caterpillar, Inc. 
Karl Schwartz Beard Oil


Honorary Member Committee 

Honorary Members are individuals recognized by the PLCA for distinguished service to the pipeline industry.  Each year, the PLCA solicits nominations for Honorary Member from our current Members.  The Honorary Member Committee reviews all nominations and selects a final list of nominees for consideration by the Board of Directors.   Members of the Honorary Member Committee are appointed by the PLCA President and serve two-year terms.

Current members of the Honorary Member Committee are:

Jimmy L. Crotts Appalachian Pipeline Contractors
Dwayne Osadchuk         OZ Directional Drilling
Jim Summers Snelson Companies, Inc. 
Dave Williams Latex Construction Company


Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee is responsible for nominating individuals for election as Officers or Directors of the Association. Per the PLCA Bylaws, the Nominating Committee nominates one candidate for each of the following offices:  President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President and Treasurer.  The Nominating Committee also nominates two candidates for each vacancy on the Board of Directors. 

The Nominating Committee is comprised of six individuals including the PLCA President, the immediate Past President.  The remaining four Committee positions must be former PLCA Presidents that continue to be active in the industry and are elected each year at the Regular Member meeting.  

Current members of the Nominating Committee are:

Jimmy L. Crotts Appalachian Pipe Line Contractors, LLP
Robert A. Riess, Sr.  Henkels & McCoy, Inc.
Robert C. Osborn Michels Corporation
Kelly W. Osborn U.S. Pipeline, Inc. 
Brian L. Ganske Snelson Companies, Inc.
Ronnie Wise Quanta Services


Scholarship Committee

The PLCA Scholarship Committee primarily directs the fundraising operations of the Pipe Line Contractors Association Scholarship Foundation. More information on the PLCA Scholarship Foundation Scholarship Program may be found here. 

Current members of the PLCA Scholarship Committee are:

Robert A. Riess, Sr.  (Chair) Henkels & McCoy, Inc. 
Kevin Allen CRC-Evans Pipeline International
Jim Summers Snelson Companies, Inc. 
Steven R. Rooney Precision Pipeline, LLC
Jared Shuler Yak Mat