IHRDC’s Dr. David Donohue Named SPE Award Winner

IHRDC is pleased to announce that the company’s founder and President, Dr. David Donohue, has been named as the recipient of the Charles F. Rand Gold Medal awarded by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). The award is being made in recognition of Dr. Donohue’s distinguished achievements in the petroleum training industry and contribution to the advancement of SPE. Presentation of the award is scheduled to be made during the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition September 26-28 at the Dubai World Trade Center in Dubai, UAE.

The Charles F. Rand Gold Medal was announced as Dr. Donohue celebrates his 47th year as the chief executive and lead instructor for IHRDC, the company he started in 1969 with a group of educators to plan, develop and market short courses in all areas of upstream petroleum technology. The award reinforces the fact that Donohue’s career has been marked by his leadership and support for innovation in the oil and gas industry. From books to video training to e-learning, his passion for delivering world-class content to industry professionals on a global basis has driven the growth of IHRDC, and the company’s programs and modules have impacted the lives of countless petroleum industry professionals around the world.

“I am extremely gratified to receive this award and the recognition of my friends and colleagues in SPE’s petroleum engineering community,” said Dr. Donohue. “My career in the energy business has been very rewarding, and I would like to express my thanks to the many industry professionals, customers, and employees around the world who have contributed to my success in building both our company and the relationships that have meant so much to me and my family.”

About IHRDC:
International Human Resources Development Corporation (www.ihrdc.com) has been a global leader in training and competency management for the oil and gas industry for more than 45 years, offering the best Instructional Programs, e-Learning and Knowledge Solutions, and Competency Management products and services available to the industry today. The company is headquartered in Boston, USA with offices in Houston, London, Amsterdam, Abu Dhabi, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, and Lagos.

IHRDC is the proud three-time recipient of the “Petroleum Industry Training Provider of the Year Award” from the Getenergy organization, the 2011 Platinum AVA Award, 18 Telly Awards, and the 2003 Corporate Award for Excellence in Distance Learning Programming.

About SPE:
The Society for Petroleum Engineers (www.spe.org) is the largest individual-member organization serving managers, engineers, scientists and other professionals in the upstream segment of the worldwide oil and gas industry. SPE’s 168,000 members in 144 countries participate in 207 specialized sections and includes more than 68,000 students.

SPE’s mission is to collect, disseminate, and exchange technical knowledge concerning the exploration, development and production of oil and gas resources and related technologies for the public benefit; and to provide opportunities for professionals to enhance their technical and professional competence.

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