September 8, 2017

Member Emeritus

Owen Baker

Heather Fairfield

Heather Fairfield, IHS Market, is an account executive for technical information related to the pressure vessel, pipe and welding industry. Heather is a Member emeritus of IPEIA, past chair of public relations committee and has been an IPEIA member for 11 years.

John Janzen (In Memoriam)

John passed away in October of 2016 at the age of 76. He served on various committees including being a member of the Steering Committee and Chairing the Public Relations Sub-Committee. John was instrumental in setting IPEIA up as an association and was Member Emeritus. Even after his Steering Committee days, John remained a mentor to some, for which we are grateful. The Committee and the Conference thank John for his dedication to our cause. He will be missed.

Dr. Ken Lau

Mark Palynchuk

Mark has been with Western Instruments since 1979 and currently oversees the manufacturer of Non-Destructive Testing equipment and management of the company. Mark started as a mechanical designer and is now the company President. His original focus was on Mechanized Ultrasonic Testing Systems for Tube and Pipe manufacturers, a subject he has authored and published 10 papers on. Mark is listed as a Co-Inventor on over 4 US Patents, one of which is as a result of Equipment developed due to his participation in the IPEIA Conference.
The original conference was not going to have an exhibition, but Mark convinced the organizers to create a trade booth section. Mark’s company was 1 of the 6 original Exhibitors, 22 years ago. In 1997 Mark presented a paper on Non-Destructive Testing Equipment, and volunteered for the Steering Committee in 1997. Mark has lead the Public Relations and Program Sub-Committees for over 12 of those years. In 2015 Mark was appointed as Member Emeritus of IPEIA.

Hennie Prinsloo

I was a major shareholder and president of RAE Engineering and Inspection until I sold the company to the staff in 2008. Since retirement I work (when I do) under my own name. I joined the steering committee in 1994 and resigned after the 2014 conference. I was vice-chair for a year and chair for 2 conferences.

Dan Violini

Dan Violini spent 10 years with Western Research & Development; 32 years as Associate Dean, Tutor, & Instructor in Energy & Natural Resources at SAIT and 4 years in Integrity Management at Keyera Energy Corporation all the while building and supporting IPEIA. He is a founding member starting IPEIA 21 years ago, he has performed the roles of Treasurer, Vice Chair and Chir. Currently he continues to support the conference and association on various committees.

Jack Whittaker