Jessie Wong – Program Chair
Jessie Wong is the Operations Manager at Vysus Group. She has attended IPEIA since 2014 and has been active in the Program Committee since 2017. An engineer by training and self-taught artist, Jessie is someone who thrives on being underestimated. Her passion lies in supporting non-profit organizations and finding how to make a unique contribution. Jessie finds great pleasure in continuous improvement and improving efficiency, but at the end of the day, it really comes down to the people who keep her motivated and driven to grow her career. Jessie is precise, cautious, disciplined, painstaking, and conscientious in her work, yet always eager to try something new.
Scott Fong – Program Vice Chair
Scott is currently a Technical Solutions Specialist at KASI Technologies, holds 5 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 15 years. Scott sits as Presiding Officefr of the Field Heat Treatment Technician Occupation Committee and has been volunteering with IPEIA since 2016.
Mark Stonehouse – Program Past Chair
Mark Stonehouse (Becht Canada). Mark has over twenty years of experience working in mechanical engineering design and analysis for the petroleum industry, primarily with pressure vessels, heat exhchangers and piping. 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. He joined IPEIA’s Program Committee in 2017 but has been a supporter of IPEIA as an attendee, presenter and exhibitor for over 10 years.
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 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 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.
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.
Ibrahim is currently a Staff Integrity Engineer with Cenovus Energy. 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 an MBA degree and a bachelor of science in Mechanical Engineering, Ibrahim is certified as PMI PMP, API 580, API 510 and API 570.
Faustina LaSaga,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 for15years. This is Faustina’s fourthyear on the Program Committee and and has also taken on the new role of Marketing Lead for IPEIA.
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.
Mike is a graduate of Stevens Institute in NJ, USA where has been an Adjunct Professor for 20 years. In addition, he has over 35 years of in plant refinery, power and petrochemical experience as an owner user and service provider. Mike is a Fellow in ASNT and active in NACE and API. He has recently led an International consortium focused in detection, evaluation and remaining life assessment of High Temperature Damage Mechanisms and is VP of Industrial QA at a major Northeast US Testing and Inspection Laboratory.
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.
Cody Scheu (C.E.T) holds two Engineering Technology diplomas in Welding and Mechanical Engineering Technology from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). As well as a National Board Commission (Certified with ABSA and TSASK), API 510, 570 and CWB Level 1 Welding Inspector certifications. Cody is currently the Chief Inspector for Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL) conventional and thermal divisions. As a strong advocate for safe, compliant and reliable production equipment he continues to progress the Canadian Natural Pressure Equipment Integrity Management System to over 100,000 pieces of pressure equipment across 4 provinces and 5 jurisdictional authorities. In addition, he is an active member of both the Upstream Chief Inspectors Association (UCIA) and the Saskatchewan Integrity Advisory (SIA).
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. John is an In-Service Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspector, First Class Power Engineer and ABSA Welding Examiner with over 30 years of power generation operation and inspection experience. John has been supporting IPEIA for 11 years by finding technical presentations and by being a Session Chair at IPEIA conferences.
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.
Born and raised in NL, Ian has a BSc in Psychology with Biology minor, as well as BRec with Business minor. He became as a welding apprentice in 2007 starting at a pipe fab shop in Edmonton. After completed his Welding Red Seal in 2010, and also working in heat treating. He became a pressure equipment inspector in 2012. Ian mostly works turnarounds, but has occasionally worked general maintenance and some special projects. Most of his work is out West (Alberta, Sask, BC, Man), but he has recently been doing some tank inspection work in NL. Since 2012 he has attended the IPEIA conference 7 times, and the API Inspection Summit 3 times. Ian is a non-voting member of the API Sub-committee on Corrosion and Materials.
I have been an integrity engineer for the past 8 years. The first 6 years I was involved with pipeline integrity, and the last 2 years I have been working in facility integrity. I joined Inter Pipeline 4 years ago, on the pipeline integrity team, and was mainly managing ILI projects. 2 years ago I joined the facility integrity team at IPL. My main responsibilities have been managing facility piping integrity and inspections (I have my API 570 certification), implementing our new facility integrity database, and implementing an RBI program at our soon-to-be-completed HPC facilities.
Forty years experience in engineering and project management. Mechanical engineering of ASME Section VIII, Divisions I and II pressure vessels, heat exchangers, piping systems, furnace design, tank modifications and specialty equipment. Work experience in operating oil sands plant, refineries, and petrochemical operations. Engineering support for construction activities in coal fired power generation plants, shutdown turnarounds and operating plants. Project Management of multi-discipline jobs less than $50 million in value.