September 8, 2017

2020 Education Committee

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.

Josh Brewster – Vice Chair

Josh Brewster, CET, RSE is a licensed Pressure Welder, Welding Inspector, Welding Examiner, and Welding Engineering Technologist with over eight years of experience in the field of welding. Currently, he is an instructor within the Welding Engineering Technology Program at SAIT.

Megan Sutton – Vice Chair

Megan Sutton, RAE Engineering and Inspection Ltd. This is Megan’s 2nd year of Service to IPEIA. Megan is a materials engineer with experience in compliance consulting, auditing, quality and integrity management programs, metallurgy and failure investigations.

Theo Abels 

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

Monica Bhandari

Jennifer Dowdle

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.

Chris Horkoff

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.

Mark Flebotte – ARPIA


Ada Fong

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

Rick Marsden

Rick Marsden, P.Eng., Cenovus Energy, received his B.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering) from the U of A in 1991 and has been a regular committee member and/or presenter at IPEIA since 2007.  Over those years, he has served as a member of the IPEIA Program Sub-Committee and Steering Committee; and was one of the founding members of the Education Sub-Committee.

Jeff McEachern

Marc McGill – CCIA

Greg Murray

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.

Hennie Prinsloo

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.

John Siggers – ABSA

Heather Udell

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 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.