October 23, 2017

Steering Committee

Jim Yukes – 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.

Denny Stubel – Vice Chair

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.

Trent Tarleton – Treasurer

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.

Izak Roux – Past Chair

Izak J Roux DBA P. Eng. Izak was 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.

Alison Weeks – Public Relations Chair

Alison Weeks, C.E.T – Alison has over eleven years of experience in the oil & gas industry with a strong foundation in inspections and integrity management with both NACE and API certifications. Alison manages the Signalta Resources Limited Owner-User Program as well as Signalta’s Pipeline Integrity Program. She has been involved with IPEIA for the past 3 Years, sitting on both the Steering Committee and Public Relations Committee.

Shannon Paquette – Public Relations Vice Chair

Shannon Paquette is the Branch Manager with Team Industrial and have been with the company for over 15 years. Shannon has been working with IPEIA for 5 years.

Jan Kriel – Program 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 at RAE Engineering 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.

Monica Hernandez – Program Vice Chair

Monica, originally from Colombia, a former amateur Figure Skater, has 16 years of experience in the Oil and Gas industry (upstream, midstream and downstream sectors) in areas as material selection, corrosion and integrity management. She has been the Asset Integrity Manager in Lloyd’s Register Energy Canada Limited for the last 4 years. One of her core values is to help people around her succeed personally and professionally, as such, she invests time to get involved in activities as IPEIA in which she has spent the last 4 years as member of the Selection and Steering Committees. During the conference you can find her wandering around wearing the red IPEIA vest, outside of that time, she can be found in some museum along with her son, skating or traveling and always wearing a big smile.

Terry Williams – Education Chair

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.

Adina Partridge – Pre-Conference Chair

Adina works in the software group of IRISNDT as the client relations director, to fulfill owner/users’ asset integrity and data management needs. She is an active member of the energy community in the Calgary area, and as part of that, she enjoys working together with the IPEIA committee members for the past three years.

Norm Suitor – ARPIA Rep

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.

Dan Violini – Member Emeritus

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 22 years ago, he has performed the roles of Treasurer, Vice Chair and Chair. Currently he continuous to support the conference and association on various committees.

Robin Antoniuk – ABSA Rep

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. Robin is on multiple committees including being an observer on the Steering Committe and actively supporting the Finance & Program Committees.

Christi Marcine – Conference Manager

Christi Marcine, IPEIA Conference Manager joined in 2017. Her project management background with a passion for client care drives her to manage and continuosly improve international conferences. “as our journey continues…”