Theo Abels – Treasurer
Theo Abels, P.Eng, Principal of Blu 5 Technology hrionsultants Ltd, Qualified as a Mechanical Engineer in 1984 and has focused on corrosion management since then. Presently provides leadership in asset and integrity management programs in Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. Sharing knowledge and experience with the next wave of integrity professionals is my goal.
4 years (SC) / 2 years (Program / 1year (PreConf)
Marc Fransen, ABSA “The Pressure Equipment Safety Authority”, a mechanical engineer working in the pressure equipment industry since 1993, first in Europe and in Canada since 2005. Experience working for manufacturers, EPC’s, Owner Users and Regulators with over 10 years of Service to IPEIA.
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.
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.
Christi Marcine – Conference Coordinator
Christi Marcine, IPEIA Conference Coordinator joined in 2017. Her project management background with a passion for client care drives her to manage and continously improve international conferences. “as our journey continues…”
Greg Murray, Energy Inspections Inc. Greg is presently serving the pressure equipment industry as an independent consultant utilizing many years of experience and qualifications with integrity, inspection, and quality management of pressure equipment, piping and pipelines in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries. Greg has been working with IPEIA for 2 years and most recently as the Education Committee Lead.
Nick Marx – Past Chair
Nick Marx, IMRL attended the 1st IPEIA Conference 22 years ago. He is a huge supporter of IPEIA and has only missed 2 conferences. He started volunteering his time to IPEIA in 2003 on the Program Committee and continued to evolve his roles. He started on the Steering Committee in 2007 as the Chair of Public Relations and was the Chair of the 2017 IPEIA Conference. Nick continues to provide his guidance and support on various committees and remains on the Steering Committee. IRML has been a bronze sponsor 5 years.
Shannon Paquette is the Branch Manager with Team Industrial and have been with the company for 14.5 years. Shannon has been working with IPEIA for 4 years.
Bryce Parkinson, – Company: Group 10 Engineering Ltd., with over 15 years’ experience working in the upstream oil and gas sector across western Canada. Bryce has had the unique opportunity to work in multiple operating areas for small and medium sized producers and service providers. A focus for the majority of his career has been the inspection and management of pressure equipment, but exposure on the production operations side of oil and gas assets gives him a unique perspective and understanding of the economics and issues facing producers. 2018 will be 6th Conference on the IPEIA Steering Committee.
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.
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.
Norm Suitor, current ARPIA Chair and IPEIA Steering Committee member has extensive experience supporting Asset Integrity Management and Pressure Envelope Integrity. Norm has been working with IPEIA for over 4 years.
Trent Tarleton, Asset Integrity Supervisor / Chief Inspector, ConocoPhillips Canada. Trent is a professional Technologist (Engineering) with 15 years of integrity management experience in operations for conventional natural gas, natural gas liquids and oil sands assets.
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 continuous to support the conference and association on various committees.
Alison is a Mechanical Engineering Technologist that holds both NACE and API certification. She is working on attaining her P.L.Eng while managing and coordinating the Signalta Owner-User Program as well as Signalta’s Pipeline Integrity Program. She has been involved with IPEIA for 2 Years (PR) / 2018 SC Observer
Currently on Program (2018 – SC Observer)
Terence (Terry) Williams, Chief Inspector, Canlin Energy. More than 15 years experience in the Oil and Gas industry in Western Canada. Mechanical Engineering background with experience in Operations, Design, Construction, and Integrity Assessment / Asset Management. He has provided inspection and Chief Inspector services for a large variety of Owner User companies in various jurisdictions throughout North America in both a contracted and on-staff capacity. Terry has been involved with IPEIA directly – sub-committee level years 4 (1 long ago with RAE, 3 consecutive with the program sub-committee), steering committee – years 2.
Jim Yukes – Vice Chair
Jim Yukes, AVH Engineering Inc, has over 25 years business development experience including Non-Destructive Examination, facilities and pipeline integrity services in Western Canada and internationally. Jim has been committed for over 5 years to IPEIA including Program, PR and Steering Committees.