Don Thorn has served the pipeline industry for almost 50 years. He recently retired from Welded Construction LP, where he served as company president from 2008 to 2015. He has since founded DJT Consulting LLC. Thorn has been involved in a number of pipeline industry organizations throughout his career. He is a member of the Pipeliners Club of Houston. He served as president of the Pipe Line Contractors Association (PLCA) in 2009 and chair of the PLCA Safety Committee from 2010 to 2015. He has been a member of the INGAA Foundation Executive Committee since 2012 and served as chairman of its Safety Committee in 2013. From 1994 to 2014, he was a member of the API-AGA Joint Committee on Oil and Gas Field Welding Practices. Thorn earned a B.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Alabama in 1971.