Josh Brewster – Chair
Josh Brewster, CET, RSE is a licensed Pressure Welder, Welding Inspector, Welding Examiner, In-Service Pressure Vessel Inspector, and Welding Engineering Technologist with over ten years of experience in the field of welding and non-destructive testing. Previously, Josh was an instructor within the Welding Engineering Technology Program. He is now the Academic Chair of both the Welding Engineering Technology and Non-Destructive Testing Departments at SAIT. Josh is the Program Chair of the Calgary Chapter of the CWB-Association, a member of the IPEIA Education Subcommittee, National Non-Destructive Testing Certification Body Scheme Committee, Alberta Welding Optimization Committee, as well as the Canadian Council of the International Institute of Welding.
Terry Williams – Vice 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.
Theo Abels, P.Eng, Principal of Blu 5 Technology Consultants 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 his goal.
Nathan Bartley – CCIA
PL(Eng), CET, ABSA IBPV, TSASK PEI Class 1, NB Commissioned IS/R, API 510/570, and CGSB UT2/MT2/PT2, with 21 years of experience in the Pressure Equipment Integrity Management (PEIM) industry. Started as an NDE Trainee, he has held multiple technical and management roles during his tenure. Today, Nathan manages the Acuren Prairies Visual Inspection department; responsibilities include maintaining the Acuren National Board AIA (Authorized Inspection Agency), ABSA AQP (Integrity Assessment Organization) and CWB CSA W178.1 (Inspection Organization) programs.
Jennifer Dowdle, P.Eng. API 510/570/653, IBPV, TSask, NBIC IS Acuren Group Inc. In her 15 years at Acuren, Jennifer has worked in various laboratories understanding how material properties are influenced by their environments; then as a failure analyst looking at how/why equipment failures occur; and finally as a field engineer/asset integrity inspector to detect damage and ultimately prevent failures from occurring through inspections and preventative programs in the pressure equipment industry.
Ada Fong, P.Eng, is an Integrity Engineer at Cenovus Energy Inc. – graduated from University of Calgary from Chemical Engineering in 2012. She is supporting the company to improve and further develop their Pressure Equipment Integrity Management Program. Ada joined IPEIA in 2017 as a volunteer instructor for the Pressure Equipment Safety Codes Course held at U of A and SAIT
Dean Kovacs – UCIA
31 years of domestic and international experience in corrosion control and asset integrity management for upstream oil & gas operations and power generation. Dean Has been directly involved with IPEIA since 2018.
Jeff McEachern: Corporate Business Development Manager for TriQuest NDT, Certified as a Mechanical Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.), ASNT Level III for UT, MT, PT, MT, ML, VT, and Guided Wave Level II. Has been involved with the Non Destructive Testing industry for over 25 years in many different roles from technician to general manager current responsibilities include the development and implementation of new inspection departments, technology evaluation; evaluation of geographical expansion opportunities, business growth, and corporate future strategic planning.
Marc McGill – CCIA
I have Ten plus years in the energy and chemical production industries providing services as a Senior / Chief API Visual Inspector. Providing and assigning a wide variety of visual inspection services and NDE techniques. Coordinating Internal and External Inspections, Repair procedures, surveillance, and new installation requirements. Risk assessments and corrosion monitoring assignment and management. Implementation and Managing Owner / User programs. Consultations with Engineering and Operations groups to ensure that the programs optimal effectiveness. Dealing with pressure equipment, pipelines, storage tanks and structural components of these industries. Furthering my participation in large dollar domestic and international projects.
Hennie a major shareholder and president of RAE Engineering and Inspection until he sold the company to the staff in 2008. Since retirement he work (when he does) under his own name. Hennie joined the steering committee in 1994 and resigned after the 2014 conference. He was vice-chair for a year and chair for 2 conferences. Currently advisor/ad hoc member of the Education Committee.
Milad is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Alberta. His multi-disciplinary research is about solidification of water inside closed piping systems, development of thermal-sprayed coating systems as electric resistance heating systems to mitigate ice accumulation within pipes, analytical modelling of heating and phase change of the ice, characterization of the thermally-sprayed coatings, and fracture analysis of the pipes subjected to over-pressurization. As a result of his efforts so far, he has contributed to the publication of more than twenty peer-reviewed journal articles, conference papers, and industrial reports. During his Ph.D. program, he has been the recipient of eleven awards including Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship, Gilpin Memorial Scholarship, Sadler Graduate Scholarship, and ASME OMEA Calgary Chapter Scholarship, all from the University of Alberta, International Thermal Spray Association Scholarship from the American Welding Society, and SSPC scholarship from Protective Coatings Society.
Megan Sutton, M.Eng., P.Eng., RAE Engineering and Inspection Ltd. Megan has been volunteering with IPEIA’s Education Sub-Committee since 2016. She is a materials engineer with experience in compliance consulting, auditing, quality and integrity management programs, materials and metallurgical engineering, and failure investigations.
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