BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IHRDC is pleased to announce that the company’s founder and President, Dr. David Donohue, is the recipient of the inaugural “Lifetime Achievement Award” from Getenergy, the global education and training marketplace for the petroleum industry. The award was given to Dr. Donohue as part of the annual Getenergy Awards ceremony held in London earlier this month in recognition of his “outstanding personal dedication and commitment to the development of oil and gas education.”
The Lifetime Achievement Award was made as Dr. Donohue celebrated his 45th 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. “From courses to books to video training to e-learning to competency management to business games in management programs, Dave's passion for delivering world-class content to industry professionals on a global basis has driven the growth of IHRDC,” wrote the Getenergy Awards jury. “Now virtually a 'household' name throughout the oil and gas value chain, IHRDC’s programs and products have impacted the lives of countless individuals throughout our industry.”
“I am delighted to receive this special award and, with it, the recognition of my friends and colleagues in the petroleum training profession, especially because it implicitly reflects the dedication to excellence of our employees over many years,” said Dr. Donohue. “My career in the energy business has been a continuous challenge to innovate and build outstanding products, and I would like to express my thanks to the many industry professionals, customers, and employees around the world who have contributed to our success.”
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 40 years, offering the best Instructional Programs, e- Learning resources, 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 recipient of the "Petroleum Industry Training Provider of the Year Award" from the Getenergy organization for 2010, 2011, and 2012, the 2014 Best in Class IMA Award, the 2014 Communicator Award, the 2011 Platinum AVA Award, 18 Telly Awards, and the 2003 Corporate Award for Excellence in Distance Learning Programming.
Established in 2004, Getenergy (GetenergyEvent.com) is an independent, privately-held organization that brings together providers of education and training (universities, colleges, and private providers) with national and international upstream oil and gas companies, governments and service providers. The company’s annual Getenergy Awards celebrate excellence in education and training for the oil and gas industry across several categories. Its annual Getenergy Global Education and Training event is now in its 10th year.