September 8, 2017

2020 Program Committee

Jan Kriel – Program Chair

Jan is the chair of the 2020 IPEIA programs committee and has been volunteering for IPEIA since 2016. Jan is a Professional Technologist (Engineering) with 23 years of integrity management experience specific to the metallurgical engineering field and focusses on damage mechanisms, failure investigations and corrosion assessments. He is now the team lead for the materials integrity and investigations department and inspect, consult and investigate in all energy, chemical and paper and pulp related sectors. Jan has numerous professional certifications from ASET, API, National Board, ABSA, CGSB & CWB. He also serves as a subject matter expert and file reviewer for ASET in the Materials Engineering decipline and is a committee member on the ASET/APEGA joint decipline committee.

Mark Stonehouse – Program Vice Chair

Mark Stonehouse, Becht Engineering Canada, Mark has over fifteen years of experience working in mechanical engineering design and analysis for the petroleum industry, primarily with pressure vessels and pressure vessel internals. His experience and expertise includes linear and non-linear stress analysis using the finite element method for design and fitness for service and includes a wide variety of FEA work performed involving plasticity, buckling, static, and thermal-transient analyses. Joined IPEIA’s Program Committee in 2017 but has been a supporter of IPEIA as an attendee and presenter and exhibitor for 10 years.

Robin Antoniuk

Robin (Robin Antoniuk, ABSA, second 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 the Steering Committee, Finance Committee and Program Committee.

Russ Davis

Russ is the National AIMS MI COE manager for Mistras Group. He is based in Houston TX. Mistras Group has been active in IPEIA for many years. Russ became a participant in the IPEIA conferences in 2014 and has presented at the last 3 conferences in Banff.

John Dombroski

John Dombroski is a Technical Specialist at Enbridge specializing in RBI implementation and piping integrity programs. John’s career has been split between both the oil and gas and power generation sectors. It is John’s third year on the program subcommittee.

Patrick Drapeau

Patrick is currently an Asset Integrity Advisor at CNRL Horizon. Patrick has over 13 yrs experience as a QA/In-Service Inspector in the Oil Sands. This is Patricks’ first year on an IPEIA Committee and he is looking forward to helping with and attending IPEIA 2020.

Frank Eder

Frank Eder is the founder and Principal Mechanical Engineer of Assistu Engineering Ltd. He has 10+ years experience providing engineering services for pressure equipment, tanks, pipelines, drilling equipment and lifting equipment. Frank’s discipline is mainly focused on fitness for service assessments, stress analysis, mechanical design, risk assessments, and integrity and quality management programs. A message from Frank: “IPEIA is such a great conference and it is a real pleasure to be a part of it!”

Carlo Flores

Carlo graduated from the Faculty of Metallurgical Engineering of the University of Lima in 1999. Upon migrating to Canada he spent several years working in the Inspection/NDE industry before going back into Integrity Engineering. Carlo is currently serving as a facility integrity engineer with Enbridge and is always interested in new technologies and their application. This is his first year in an IPEIA committee.

Scott Fong

Scott is the Technical Services Manager at KASI Technologies, holds 6 API Certifications along with his ABSA IBPV, and TSASK Class 1 Inspector License. He has been a contract QC/QA and Pressure Equipment Inspector for over 11 years, attending the IPEIA Conference for over 5 years, and on his 2nd year with the Programming Committee.

Ibrahim Kodssi

Ibrahim is currently a Senior Asset integrity Specialist with Lloyd’s Register Energy Canada Ltd. He advises on inspection, integrity management, reliability and risk based inspection (RBI) of static asset. During his experience and interaction with national and international oil & gas companies, Ibrahim has participated and led teams for successful implementations of RBI, turnaround inspections, major repair and replacement projects for static asset. Driven by a passion for operations’ excellence, Ibrahim pursues improvements in quality, speed, flexibility, dependability and profitability. He received commendations on QA/QC audits and participated in HSE awareness improvement campaigns. In addition to pursing a MBA degree, Ibrahim holds a bachelor of science in Mechanical Engineering and he is certified as API 580, API 510, API 570 and AWS CWI.

Faustina LaSaga

Faustina LaSaga, Unified Valve Group Ltd.   Faustina is currently the Marketing Coordinator for Unified Valve Group Ltd. out of their Calgary head office. She gained her Marketing Certificate through SAIT  and has worked in the oil and gas industry for over 12 years. This is Faustina’s third year on the Program Committee and her first year on the Public Relations Committee.

Roger Lorenson

With over 25 years in the asset integrity field, Roger has developed a wide range of experience through the completion of onsite visual inspections on all forms of pressure piping, boilers, vessels and tanks. He has been a leader in the development of owner user programs, quality auditing and supervision of NDE services. Mr. Lorenson has numerous professional certifications from ASET, API, National Board, NACE, CGSB, CWB and others. He also serves as a subject matter expert for the NAIT Materials Engineering student advisory committee and sits on IPEIA program committee.

Michael Nugent

Mike is a Principal Materials Engineer with Equity Engineering and now entering his 40 th year in Refinery, Petrochem and Power Plant materials,  corrosion and NDE.  Mike is a long time member of NACE and a Fellow in ASNT.  He has presented at IPEIA for the past 4 years and really enjoys the format, setting and people at this this conference.  He has been a deeply involved in Plant Operation, reliability and maintenance over those years as an owner user and been involved in the application of new and evolving NDE to better identify mechanical integrity issues.

Izak Roux

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.

Mike Wechsler

Mike Wechlser, Mistras Group, first year of service to IPEIA – Mike has over 30 years experience with Advanced NDE technologies, Risk Based Inspection, Integrity Assesments and Fitnes for Sevice Evaluations in the oil and gas industries. The primary focus is consulting and matching proper inspection techniques with the intended damage mechanisms. He has managed Advanced groups, as well as performed all aspects of ultrasonics, specializing in automated imaging.

John Wolff

TransAlta Generation Partnership, In-Service Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspector , First Class Power Engineer, ABSA Welding Examiner with over 30 years of Power Generation Operation and Inspection experience. I have been an associate member of the IPEIA this statement makes no sense for approx.11 years supporting the conference by finding presentations or introducing the presenters at IPEIA conferences.

Jessie Wong

Jessie is the Operations Manager at Lloyd’s Register and this is her third year in the Program Committee and her 6th year attending IPEIA.  An engineer by training and self-taught artist, Jessie is someone who thrives on being underestimated. Her passion lies in finding ways to improve upon existing processes and techniques, and knowing that an impact to any organization. Whether it’s working on projects or chasing down new opportunities, at the end of the day, it really comes down to the people who keeps me motivated and driven to grow my career.

Bobby Wright

Bobby Wright currently leads the Plant Services Practice for Stress Engineering Services in Houston Texas working in refineries, chemical plants, petro-chemical plants and power stations worldwide. He was instrumental in establishing Stress Engineering Services in Canada in 2011. Mr. Wright is a Professional Engineer in the state of Texas and holds a BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Bobby has been involved with IPEIA since 2004. He joined the Program Committee around 2006/2007. He is currently assisting with the PR Committee with Heather.