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, 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.
Megan Sutton – Vice Chair
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.
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.
Monika brings 18 years of experience to the Business, Employment and Training division at CCIS, as a Senior Training Program Coordinator. She has been involved in the successful delivery of a wide range of training programs including the Pressure Equipment Inspection Technician (PEIT) Training Program that has been endorsed by IPEIA, as well as other training initiatives in construction, the trades and oil and gas. Monika has a keen business acumen which helps her build and manage relationships with industry, students, and government. Through her talent and professionalism, she has earned the respect of her fellow colleagues within private industry and government.
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.
Luke Gleadall, Program Development Specialist, Energy Safety Canada. Over 5 years of experience in post-secondary experience in a variety of roles with a large focus on Curriculum Development and Maintenance. Through his experience and education, as Luke is pursuing a Masters of Education in Distance Education through Athabasca University, he has developed into roles with a focus in Instructional Design with a special regard for eLearning.
Heather Fairfield – Non-Voting
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.
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.
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: 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.
Greg Murray – Past Chair
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 – Non-Voting
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
John joined ABSA, the pressure equipment safety authority early in 2011 as the training coordinator for External Training. Prior to joining ABSA, John was the Chief Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspector for the British Columbia Safety Authority. He was responsible for designs, repairs, alterations, operations of pressure equipment in the province. In addition to this, John brings with him experience as the Chief Examiner/Inspector from the province of Nova Scotia. In Ontario (TSSA), he held the position as the assistant Chief Officer under the Operating Engineers Act and was responsible for code shops and the inspection (pressure boundary repairs and installation) of three nuclear stations as the in-house relief inspector. John brings us experience from the insurance industry as a boiler inspector with Commercial Union Assurance of Canada and he has experience in instructing power engineering and process operations from Keyano college. He holds a First Class Power Engineer s Certification and National Board In-Service and New Construction Commissions with A & B endorsements.
Dan Violini – Non-Voting
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.