September 8, 2017

Program Committee

Robin Antoniuk

Robin (Robin Antoniuk, ABSA, first year of service to IPEIA ) – Robin has been with ABSA since 1999, mostly within the Inspections Department. He currently serves as ABSA’s Assistant Chief Inspector.

Larry Bartley

Larry Bartley is Acuren Group Inc.’s Integrity Technical Manager for ABSA and he is responsible for overseeing the implementation and maintenance of the Acuren Integrity Quality Management System. Larry has thirty-seven years of experience in inspection and maintenance as well as managing major construction projects within the Up-Stream Oil and Gas (exploration and production), Petrochemical Refinery, Utility, Pulp and Paper industries. He also functions as the Chief Inspector for ATCO Pipelines. Larry has proven to be focused on maintaining client relations, aid in problem resolution and provide customer service. He has been on the IPEIA steering committee from 2000 to 2014 and has been a delegate since the IPEIA inception.

Faustina LaSaga

Faustina LaSaga, Unified Valve Group Ltd. Faustina is currently the Marketing Coordinator for Unified Valve Group Ltd. out of their Calgary head office. She gained her Marketing Certificate through SAIT and has worked in the oil and gas industry for over 10 years. We are thrilled to have Faustina join IPEIA as she is our newest member to the team.

Russ Davis

Russ is the National AIMS MI COE manager for Mistras Group. He is based in Houston TX. Mistras Group has been active in IPEIA for many years. Russ became a participant in the IPEIA conferences in 2014 and has presented at the last 3 conferences in Banff.

Dan Deck

Daniel Deck is the corporate HSSE manager for the Young Group of Companies, providing safety, health, environment and operational guidance to operations in Canada, the United States and Europe. Daniel has earned designations from the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals and the American Petroleum Institute. Daniel has extensive experience with storage tanks, having been involved with construction, cleaning, inspection and repairs for more than a decade in Canada. Daniel has been involved with the IPEIA conference since 2004 and has presented at numerous conferences.

John Dombroski

John Dombroski, AVH Engineering, John is the Engineering Manager for AVH Engineering based out of Edmonton. He has spent the majority of my career in integrity engineering for both the oil and gas and power sectors. John is currently in my second year of the program subcommittee.

Robert Dul

Robert Dul, Agrium, Robert has been working with Agrium for 12 years. He has worked within Agrium’s Inspection department filling various roles over the years. he is currently Agrium’s Wholesale Chief Inspector (~5) years. Robert joined IPEIA in 2017!

Scott Fong

Scott is the Technical Services Manager at KASI Technologies, holds 6 API Certifications along with his ABSA IBPV, and TSASK Class 1 Inspector License. He has been a contract QC/QA and Pressure Equipment Inspector for over 11 years, attending the IPEIA Conference for over 5 years, and on his 2nd year with the Programming Committee.

Greg Gaudet

Monica Hernandez

Monica Hernandez, Lloyds Register. Monica has been in the Oil and Gas Industry for over 15 years, including upstream, downstream, chemical and petrochemical plants with different employers among others: operator, design and consultant type of companies. Working closely with IPEIA for the past 2 years and now in the role of Program Vice Chair.

Ken Kovacs

Ken Kovacs is an asset integrity specialist at Keyera Corp., one of the largest independent midstream energy companies in Canada. His expertise in pressure equipment, pipeline, tank and well integrity practices has ensured safe and reliable equipment through its lifecycle, by the application of risk-based cost effective and technically sound integrity principles.

Jan Kriel

Jan started his career in 1994 on asset integrity management from a metallurgical perspective. Remnant life assessments on components operating at elevated temperature was his main focus, when working in the power generation sector. He is now the team lead for the materials integrity and investigations department and consult and investigate, on metallurgical topics, in all energy and paper and pulp related sectors. Jan has been working with IPEIA since March 2017 on Program sub-committee as the Vice Chair and was asked to join the Steering Committee to observe and support for the 2018 conference.

Roger Lorenson

Chief Inspector / National Board Supervisor. I have been with TEAM for approximately 21 Years with experience in in-service inspections, fitness for service and repairs of most forms of pressure components and piping. I have attending IPEIA since 2006 and sitting on the program committee for at least 5 years.

Chris McGrath-Hardy

David Moraal

David Moraal, NOVA Chemicals, is a Unit Inspector at Nova Chemicals’ Advanced SCLAIR Technology (AST-1) facility located in Joffre, Alberta. He has over 15 years of experience in pressure equipment integrity and is a proud member of IPEIA for the past year.

Perry Richard

Perry Richard, Edmonton Materials Inc. started EMI in 2012 with a focus on failure analysis for last 14 years. Previously aircraft mechanic in the military. This is Perry’s 2nd year with IPEIA.

Derek Rinas

Derek Rinas, P.Eng., Derek is a Senior Mechanical Engineer with the Equity Engineering Group, based out of Cochrane, AB. Derek specializes in pressure vessel consulting work for the oil and gas and chemical industries with a focus on fitness-for-service assessments.

Izak Roux – Chair

Izak J Roux DBA P. Eng. Izak is chair of IPEIA 2018. Prior to this he has been vice chair and program chair since 2015. Izak is also an active member of ASME and he is a member of two pressure vessel technical committees as well as of the Canadian CSA B51 Boiler, pressure vessels and piping standard technical committee. In Alberta he serves as chair of the Safety Codes Council’s Pressure Equipment Sub-council and the Edmonton Transit Advisory Board since 2015.

Mark Sadowski

Mark Stonehouse

Mark Stonehouse, Becht Engineering Canada, Mark has over fifteen years of experience working in mechanical engineering design and analysis for the petroleum industry, primarily with pressure vessels and pressure vessel internals. His experience and expertise includes linear and non-linear stress analysis using the finite element method for design and fitness for service and includes a wide variety of FEA work performed involving plasticity, buckling, static, and thermal-transient analyses. Joined IPEIA’s Program Committee in 2017 but has been a supporter of IPEIA as an attendeem presenter and exhibitor for 10 years.

Denny Stubel

Denny Stubel; Client Relations & Strategy Analyst, Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan (TSASK). Denny has been employed with TSASK for 6 years and manages their Key Accounts. Denny has established positive working relationships with these companies and his role includes various responsibilities such as inventory reconciliations, Quality Management System reviews and contributing to internal forecasting and budgeting. Years of Service to IPEIA: 3 years on the Planning Committee and 2 years on the Steering Committee.

Jim Weiss

Currently on Program (2018 – SC Observer)

John Wolff

TransAlta Generation Partnership, In-Service Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspector , First Class Power Engineer, ABSA Welding Examiner with over 30 years of Power Generation Operation and Inspection experience. I have been an associate member of the IPEIA organizing the organization committee member for approx.10 years supporting the conference by finding presentations or introducing the presenters at IPEIA conferences.

Jessie Wong

Jessie Wong is definitely a planner at heart; she finds planning is a good balance between her technical engineering side and her creative musician side. She has always imagined herself as an engineer; she loves placing herself in front of puzzles that will challenge the extent of her knowledge and resources. But at the end of the day, it really comes down to working with people that keeps her motivated and driven to grow her career. Jessie currently is with Lloyd’s Register and this is her second year in the committee and her 4th year going to IPEIA.

Bobby Wright

Bobby Wright currently leads the Plant Services Practice for Stress Engineering Services in Houston Texas working in refineries, chemical plants, petro-chemical plants and power stations worldwide. He was instrumental in establishing Stress Engineering Services in Canada in 2011. Mr. Wright is a Professional Engineer in the state of Texas and holds a BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Bobby has been involved with IPEIA since 2004. He joined the Program Committee around 2006/2007. He is currently assisting with the PR Committee with Heather.