MainTrain 2014 Speakers and Special guests
Alex Thomson MSc CEng MIET MIAM, The Woodhouse Partnership - Alex Thomson has over 25 years’ experience in the maintenance and asset management field in a range of industries, from defence facilities through, utilities, manufacturing and food. Alex is a Chartered Engineer and a member of the IET and the IAM. He has an MSc (with distinction) in Maintenance Engineering from the University of Manchester and, whilst there, won the Farnell Prize for Maintenance Engineering. Alex has developed and implemented a number of maintenance and asset management strategies, he has developed and delivered MSc-level asset management courses. He also contributed to the 2008 IAM/BSI PAS 55 review and is a subject matter expert on shutdowns and outages for the IAM’s Knowledge Centre. He was a member of the UK mirror committee which developed ISO 55000 (the international standard for Asset Management) and was the team lead for process development and documentation on the SALVO Project. He currently represents the IAM on the UK mirror committee working on the revision of ISO 9001.
Andrew Thorne, VP Mining & Operational Excellence at Cameco Corporation
In his role, Andy leads Cameco’s Cigar Lake, Rabbit Lake and their U.S. mining operations as well as oversees the company’s efforts to reach world-class standards in operational excellence. A native of the United Kingdom, Andy joined Cameco in 2006 as manager, maintenance and engineering at the Port Hope conversion facility. He was appointed general manager of the facility in 2007 and in 2009 Andy became vice-president of Cameco’s Ontario facilities (fuel services division), which consists of the Blind River refinery, the Port Hope conversion facility and Cameco Fuel Manufacturing Inc. More recently Andy held the position of vice-president, operational excellence, technology and US operations. In January 2014 he accepted his current position of vice-president, mining and operational excellence.
Glenn Sawyer, Director, Operational Excellence Advanced Manufacturing at SAP - Glenn has been with SAP for the last four years leading the Center of Operational Excellence for Manufacturing and Operations in Canada. Prior to SAP Glenn led the MES Manufacturing Execution Software Practice for Rockwell Automation in Canada. He has consulted with best in class organizations in cultural adoption of technology solution. Directly working in the discrete with world class companies such as Toyota, Ford, Magna, Bombardier, BRP, and in the Process space with Suncor, Goldcorp, Encana, Cenovus to name a few.
Sally Nugent, CEO at Asset Management Council - Over the last nine years, Sally has played an integral role in elevating the Asset Management Council as an independent professional body. The AMC is a non-profit, member network committed to advancing asset management knowledge and capability, and uniting professionals and organizations from asset intensive industries. Sally has held previous positions with the Australian Corrosion Association and Comalco Research Centre where she implemented projects that improved plant operations, quality and overall customer satisfaction.
Special guest - Ron James
Ron James, Award-Winning Canadian Comedian and Satirist will be our special guest speaker at the MainTrain Gala event taking place on Tuesday, November from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Tickets are required in advance to attend this event. Hailed by critics from coast to coast, Ron James is Canada’s number-one comedian, consistently packing theatres across the country. The star of his own CBC TV program, The Ron James Show, he cuts a wide swath through contemporary culture with his razor-sharp wit and machine-gun delivery, making him a standout among stand-up performers. With many acts at hand, there’s sure to be something in Ron’s vast repertoire that will resonate with your audience—not to mention have them howling with laughter.
The ICML Exam will be available on Wednesday, November 19th from 5:30 to 8:30 PM. Pre-registration of the exam is required. To register for the exam, please submit your application form directly with ICML. Visit the ICML website for more information about the exam, as well as the Council and its Certification Program.
PEMAC Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Wednesday, November 19th from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. All PEMAC members are invited to attend.
David Armstrong Senior Reliability Practioner at Bentley Systems David is a Senior Reliability Practitioner and User Engagement Manager at Bentley. Prior to Bentley, David worked as a Maintenance Manager at Hendrickson Canada, Lean Manufacturing Director for ArcelorMittal Tubular, Maintenance Excellence Transformation Manager at ArcelorMittal Flat Carbon Europe. He is a Senior Change Leader for the Progress Academy and a Six Sigma Blackbelt. David is speaking about Asset Management Strategy -- Developing the Master Plan on Tuesday, November 18 at 14:15.
Jason Ballentine, Engineering Manager - North America at ARMS Reliability Jason is trade qualified, has a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional. Jason currently resides in Austin Texas and manages ARMS Reliability engineering services and oversees all reliability improvement projects in North America. Jason regularly completes reliability improvement projects working with onsite client teams to collate available information, analyze data, facilitate the validation and review of data, develop simulation models, generate reports and support implementation. A regular presenter, Jason also has had articles published in various maintenance journals including Uptime and the Maintenance and Engineering Journal. See Jason speak on Tuesday, November 18 at 15:30 on the topic: Maintenance Strategy Development.
Dave J. Brill, Associate Vice President of Asset Management Services at Black & Veatch Corporation Dave is Associate Vice President in the Power Generation Services business unit. As a Senior Project Manager for Smart Integrated Infrastructure (SII,) his primary responsibility is oversight of Black & Veatch's performance engineering products and services. Black & Veatch operates comprehensive Monitoring and Diagnostics (M&D) centers in Kansas City and Pune, India covering both fossil and renewable assets. The group also providing a full complement of engineering services such as energy efficiency assessments, testing and coal-fired combustion optimization consulting. Join Dave as he presents with Pat Parker from Carver PA Corporation, about Performance and Equipment Condition Monitoring: A Case Study at Atco Power scheduled Tuesday at 15:30.
Michel Cote, Senior Manager at PROSYGMA, Reliability and maintenance professional services Michel has over 15 years of experience implementing maintenance and Reliability best practices. He recently held the position of Corporate Maintenance Systems Manager for a major paper company where he performed benchmarking activities and implemented maintenance best practices for 16 mills all over North America. Michel spent most of his career working for one the world’s largest mining & metals company where he successfully implemented and managed planning and Reliability activities. Discover Michel's insight during his workshop: Rethinking Your Planning and Scheduling Process on Thursday, November 20 at 9:00 am, alongside Serge Doucet.
Dharmen Dhaliah, Manager Asset Management, Solid Waste Management Services, City of Toronto Dharmen is currently leading the development and implementation of an Asset Management framework for the SWMS Division in City of Toronto. Prior to that Dharmen worked for five years in Toronto Water as Engineer/Senior Engineer, Asset Reliability where he lead the development and standardization of maintenance and reliability practices across Toronto Water & Wastewater sites /facilities He also successfully developed and lead the implementation of a condition based maintenance program to improve asset performance. Dharmen has over 23 years of experience in maintenance & reliability engineering, operations & asset management, and project management in a wide range of industry. Dharmen is a member of the Board of Director of PEMAC and was also involved with the Canadian Advisory Committee (CAC) for the development and review of the Asset Management ISO 5500 Suite Standards. Dharmen is fluently bilingual and he is instructor of the Maintenance Management Program (MMP) for Northern Lakes College, Alberta and Ècole de Technologie Supérieure, Quebec. Don't miss Dharmen's session Realizing Value from your CBM Program on Tuesday at 9:45 am.
Kristopher Dominato, Maintenance Coordinator at Canadian Tire He has been in the maintenance field for 16 year and wears many hats including industrial electrician, technician, industrial automation controls, small projects management as well as an electronics engineer. He is a recent also a graduate of the MMP certificate. See Kristopher on Wednesday at 8:30 am when he presents: Utilizing Maintenance Expertise Across the Organization.
Serge Doucet, Maintenance Planning Specialist at PROSYGMA, Reliability and maintenance professional services Serge holds the position of maintenance planning specialist at Prosygma since 2012. He has more than 20 years of experience working in industrial maintenance. Before joining Prosygma, he has worked for world class organizations like Noranda, Reynolds Aluminium, QIT-(Quebec Iron and Titanium)and Johnson & Johnson. Participate in Serge's workshop: Rethinking Your Planning and Scheduling Process on Thursday, November 20 at 9:00 am, when he presents with Michel Cote.
Bob Dougherty, Manager - Maintenance Engineering at Toronto Transit Commission As a graduate of McGill University and member of PEO with over 40 years of engineering experience, Bob has been employed for over 25 years as the Manager of Maintenance Engineering in Rail Cars & Shops Department of the Toronto Transit Commission. This position involves resolving problems on revenue and maintenance subway vehicles where engineered solutions and fleet modifications are required. In addition, over 20 different types of specialized diesel and electric powered subway maintenance vehicles have been designed and developed. Previously, he was employed with Massey Ferguson in Toronto as a design, staff and project engineer on self-propelled harvesting machines. His experience has shown that incorrect and misapplied fasteners are often found to be the root cause of equipment failures. His presentation on “Practical Application of Fasteners” provides an overview of training provided to subway vehicle maintenance staff at TTC. Join Bob for his session Practical Application of Fasteners on Wednesday at 11:00 am.
Ron Doucet, Founder at RYKE Reliability Ron has successfully turned around the performance of existing sites/plants and set others up with a culture of asset management excellence as part of operations readiness initiatives. This has been accomplished through the determination and, more importantly, the implementation of maintenance and operating tasks, leadership skills, work processes and the supporting management systems management systems. Ron is the founder of RYKE Reliability and the creator of best practice RCM based improvement processes to improve maintenance tasks (PMO Pro), to determine and review required spares (RSC Pro) and to perform root causes failure analyses (RCFA Pro). Ron has been providing training in RCM2 as part of the Aladon network and training on all RYKE improvement processes to many companies for over 15 years such that companies can become self-sufficient in their improvement efforts. Ron speaks about Improvement Strategies on Wednesday at 9:45 am.
Nathalie Drouin, President at Fixturlaser Canada Inc. Nathalie graduated as a mechanical engineer, at McGill University in Montreal, and joined the company of her father'' Services Techniques Claude Drouin Inc.'' in 1990 as a sales representative. Her expertise in the field of laser alignment comes from numerous years of alignment field services, training and exchanges with the end users in industry. She has given several lectures and training on laser alignment across Canada. President since 1995 and owner since 2010, she wanted to pursue one of the goals established by her father, which was, to be a recognized leader, in the alignment field, in Canada. Amongst her projects to conquer the alignment world, she established Fixturlaser Canada in 2011, thus better serving the rest of Canada and increasing the Fixturlaser visibility. Hear Nathalie speak with Micheline Lavoie about Realigning Canada Journey on Tuesday, November 18 at 14:15.
Nigel D'Souza, Manager, Asset & Maintenance Management at Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) Nigel leads the Ontario Clean Water Agency’s (OCWA) Asset & Maintenance Management Group, where he provides guidance and expertise in the evolution of the organization’s asset management program and reliability improvement strategies, as well as the computerized maintenance management system (CMMS). Nigel is a Professional Engineer in Ontario and holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. Following a stint in quarrying operations, Nigel joined OCWA as a Maintenance System Specialist, and continues to contribute to and manage projects in maintenance program development, and asset management. Meet Nigel during the Maximo workshop he is hosting with Mary Jane Pearson on Monday at 13:15.
Christopher Gaspard, Reliability Practices Lead at Asset Performance Group, Christopher is an Aladon-Certified RCM2 Practitioner and Equipment Asset Management Practitioner who has built his career on an international stage and across industrial sectors which include Oil & Gas (both offshore & onshore), Raw Metal Refining, Manufacturing and Water & Wastewater. Learn about Duty/Standby Philosophy when Christopher speaks on Tuesday at 11:00 am.
Marie Gervais, PhD., Director at Shift Management Inc. Marie provides managerial training, eLearning, program assessments and intercultural competency leadership for business and industry. With her background in business support, learning design for measurable outcomes and intercultural competence, she applies field-based practical tools to workplace problems and facilitates collaborative learning among experts and novices alike. Marie is an active member of the Manufacturing Leadership Executive and serves on the Workforce Development and Leadership committees. Fluent in both English and French, she is a certified adult learning specialist with the Canadian Society for Training and Development, has her training for Return on Investment credentials with ROI Canada, is a certified evaluator with Canadian Society for Evaluation and holds her level one in International Mentorship Training Certificate. Join Marie during her session: How to Facilitate Productive, Interactive, Engaging Meetings that bring out the skills and talents of the team on Wednesday at 11:00 am.
Ramesh Gulati, Asset Management & Reliability Planning Manager with Aerospace Testing Alliance at Arnold Engineering Development complex (AEDC) In his position, Ramesh provides cost effective maintenance/reliability strategies and supports implementation of long term reliability improvement initiatives for the Aerospace Test facility. He is a Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP), Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE) and Certified Reliability Leader (CRL). He is an author/co-author of recently released books “Maintenance & Reliability Best Practices” (2013/2009) and MRBP Workbook (2014), “Professional’s Guide to Maintenance & Reliability Terminology” (2010). He was instrumental in establishing of an ISO certified Asset Management process (Tailored 9001) since 2004, and also a member of US TAG/ pc251team which has been supporting development of ISO 55000. Ramesh has also just been awarded the top 2014 CMRP of the Year Award for the Veteran Professional category. Be sure to catch Ramesh during his workshop: Review of Maintenance –Reliability and Asset Management Best Practices on Thursday, November 20 at 9:00, or during his session Asset Life Cycle Management…to optimize total cost of ownership on Wednesday at 14:15.
Chris Herron, Lead Maintenance Planner at Cameco Overseeing all planning and scheduling functions, Chris is the lead planner for the Maintenance department at Cameco Corporations' conversion facility in Port Hope Ontario, home of Canada's only CANDU fuel manufacturer. He is also the team lead for the Work Management aspect of the site's Operational Reliability program. Chris has held a number of positions with Cameco including millwright and maintenance supervisor. Chris will be presenting during the workshop Operational Reliability, Ongoing Journey Towards Reliability Excellence along with J.-P. Pascoli at Cameco on Monday at 13:00.
Mike Hildebrand, Manager of Process Improvement and Planning at Spectra Energy: Union Gas Limited Mike is the Manager of Storage and Transmission Operations Process Improvement and Planning and Union Gas Limited which is a Business Unit Operating within Spectra Energy in Ontario, Canada. The Process Improvement and Planning Group has accountability for business process development, documentation and improvement as well as providing leadership on many company-wide projects and initiatives. Mike has over 10 years of experience in Maintenance and Operations in both the Pulp and Paper and the Natural Gas Industries. Mike has bachelor ’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering (Aerospace) from Carleton University and Physics from the University of Waterloo. Mike is speaking with Terry Taylor from IDCON about Union Gas, the Road to Maintenance Excellence on Tuesday at 11:00.
Suzy Hitchcock, Executive Director of International Council for Machinery Lubrication She has a Bachelor’s in Social Communication with a major in Marketing and has been involved in industry for over twenty years. Suzy is a delegate for Australia to ISO, where she has been the project leader for ISO standards on the qualification and assessment of lubrication and oil analysis personnel. Suzy will be presenting Visy Paper: Back to Basic, Forward to World Class Lubrication Wednesday, November 19 at 14:15. ICML will also be hosting certification exams at the conference. See ICML note above for more details.
Christer Idhammar, Founder and Executive Vice President at IDCON Inc. Christer has worked world wide as a award winning and recognized reliability and maintenance management consultant since 1968. He has received the Euromaintenance incentive award in Helsinki 2002 for "In recognition for international contribution to the field of industrial reliability and maintenance" and from the Salvetti foundation in Brussels 2008 as best presenter among 158 presenters.Best presentation award Reliability2.0 Las Vegas 2013. Christer will be presenting during the workshop Results Oriented Maintenance Management on Monday at 9:00, as well as Tuesday at 8:30 during the session: What KPIs to Use When.
Reid Jenner, Vice President Canadian Operations at Commissioning Agents International Reid is a senior asset management consultant with broad experience managing strategic accounts and designing and implementing performance improvement solutions across the enterprise. He specializes in reliability benchmarking and continuous improvement, including the development of systems, procedures, and skills to maximize productivity and quality while minimizing risk. Reid will be presenting Optimizing Your Defect Elimination Program on Wednesday at 8:30.
Roopchan Lutchman, Lead Business Consulting, GHD Inc. Roop is GHD’s Leader (Americas) for Business Consulting and is based in its Mississauga office. He has over 30 years of combined management consulting and industry experience. professional engineer and a recognized industry expert in the Management Consulting area with specific focus in Strategic Planning, Business Optimization, Asset Management, Organizational development, Operations & Maintenance and use of Technology to enable Business Processes. Roop presents New Rules for Managing Assets on Wednesday at 3:30 pm.
Murray Macza, Market Development Manager at Emerson Process Management (EPM) Murray leads Management Resources Group Inc.’s, a division of EPM, reliability consulting business in Western Canada. He holds an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier and for the last 16 years has worked in Calgary serving oil & gas, mining and power generation clients in the fields of reliability and maintenance, process safety and functional safety. Murray has also worked for 13 years with North America’s largest privately held company, Cargill Ltd., in finance, capital planning and business development positions. Murray presents Business Justifications for Maintenance, Reliability and Readiness on Tuesday at 3:30 pm.
Kendal Martens, P.Eng Water Treatment Maintenance Planning Leader, Water Services, The City of Calgary After graduating from the University of Calgary in Mechanical Engineering Kendal worked in high rise building mechanical design, small commercial and recreational maintenance program development, of course travelled - Aussie land that is. At present, Kendal has worked at the City of Calgary in Water and Wastewater Treatment for over 20 years all in the operations and maintenance of treatment plant facilities. His current role involves leading the Maintenance Planning group responsible for planning, coordinating, and scheduling operations and maintenance work activities for the Water Treatment Plants. The main functions this group provides include: asset inventory and specification information, support for the operation and utilization of the Work and Asset Management computer application, enhancing the reliability of the plant operation, Repair vs Replace Decision Strategy, Material Management Strategy, Regional Shutdown and Turnaround Program, Preventive Maintenance Program, Predictive Maintenance Technology, Asset Management Strategy, and Life cycle asset profiling and rehabilitation program.
Eric McCoy, Chief Design Engineer, Engineering & Maintenance at Cameco Corporation Eric is the chief design engineer at Cameco Corporation’s conversion facility in Port Hope Ontario, home of Canada’s only CANDU fuel manufacturer. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Queen’s University and is a licensed engineer with Professional Engineers Ontario. Eric is also a registered project management profesionnal (PMP) with PMI. Stop by Eric's session on Wednesday at 11:00 to learn about Energy Management Incentives Case Study.
Brad McDonald, Vesta Partners Brad is a certified SAP Plant Maintenance professional with more than fourteen years of SAP experience in the utilities, manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries. Brad brings strong interpersonal skills, proven project leadership (he is PMP certified), and extensive experience in the delivery of full-cycle SAP PM implementations including stringent quality and regulatory requirements (e.g. SOX, ISO9001, GxP, CFR 21 Part 11). Brad’s technical skills are well paired with his practical plant floor experience as a packaging supervisor and production supervisor. Brad has his Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of Toronto and his Certificate in Computer Programming ICCP. Brad will be hosting the SAP Plant Maintenance Module Workshop .on Monday at 9:00 along with Glenn Sawyer and Laura Childerson from SAP.
Bill Mercer, General Manager, Shepard Energy Centre at ENMAX Energy Corporation Bill is responsible for the Operations and Maintenance set up and implementation at the Shepard Energy Centre (SEC) and the management of the facility post commissioning. This work includes the development and application of a long term asset management system for the power station to provide safe, reliable, compliant, and cost competitive delivery of electricity. As the senior manager at the power station he has overall accountability for the financial performance of the plant both in the short and long term. Working closely with ENMAX management and the plant owners he is responsible for developing the strategic processes for maximizing returns on the assets installed. Hear Bill speak about the Shepard Energy Centre – Building an Asset Management Plan from Scratch, during his session Tuesday at 13:00.
Ned Meyer, Vice President Professional Services, MROConnection Ned has over 30 years of management experience in businesses related to MRO parts distribution, enterprise asset management systems, and MRO decision support. Ned began his career at Detroit Ball Bearing Co. prior to founding Applied Resource Management Group (ARM) Inc. in 1986. ARM Group Inc. was one of the first outsourced MRO storeroom service companies and managed 33 storerooms. Maintenet Corporation evolved through ARM Group to create the first internet based MRO e-commerce network. These enterprises are currently owned and operated by IBM. Ned also founded Efficient Systems and was a co-founder of MRO Direct. Ned served as the Director of Strategic Accounts for PSDI (IBM). Ned is one of the founders of Xtivity and MROConnection. In his current day-to-day capacity at Xtivity and MROConnection, Ned is Vice President of Professional Services. He also oversees the implementation of the xIO service across all industry segments. Stop by Ned's session The MRO Lifecycle…Can You Really Make a Difference? on Tuesday at 14:15.
Leonard Middleton, PEMAC Leonard is an experienced international consultant with over 35 years’ experience and focuses upon improving clients' organizational performance through improvements in their maintenance, reliability and asset management strategy, practices and processes. He has worked and consulted in a number of different asset intensive industries, including heavy manufacturing, automotive, mining, oil & gas, petrochemical, electrical power generation, electrical transmission and distribution, and forest products. He is a long term member of PEMAC and currently a member of the board of directors. He has taught a number of the MMP courses for over ten years, and has developed and reviewed content for a number of the courses, including developing content for MMP module 1. Meet Leonard as he teaches the MMP Module One course taking place on Monday and Thursday.
Peter Neve, President and COO at FieldWorker Mobile Solutions. Peter has eighteen years experience working with client organizations to help them improve their performance through work process automation and measurement. Unlike managing shop floor activities, mobile worker activities are intrinsically difficult to manage. Today's smart mobile business applications will measure performance against standards and provide managers visibility across their key performance indicators. Peter has made industry presentations in North America, Central America, UK and Australia-New Zealand. Be sure to attend Peter's session on Wednesday at 9:45 about Work Process Management Delivers To Expectations.
Boudewijn Neijens, CMO at Cooperleaf Technologies Boudewijn holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Brussels, an MBA from INSEAD in France, and CMRP and CRL certifications. His has been involved with high-technology startups for the last 20 years, currently in the fields of asset management and of environmental data processing. He is Chief Marketing Officer at Copperleaf Technologies in Vancouver, BC. Boudewijn presents Are Your Decisions Truly Optimal? on Tuesday at 1:00 pm.
Jennifer Ouyang, Maintenance Engineer, City of Calgary - Water Jennifer is a professional engineer, project management professional and maintenance management professional. She has worked at the City of Calgary for over 5 years at a maintenance engineer in Water Treatment Plants. Her main focus is on maintenance strategy planning and management, process mapping, RCM analysis, optimization and benchmarking. She has recently joined Calgary Fire Department (CFD) as a senior Infrastructure Engineer in the Infrastructure Planning team. In this new role, she is responsible for infrastructure investment planning, operation and maintenance strategic planning, performance management, asset management and TCA reporting, process and best business practices management. Jennifer is speaking with her colleague Kendal Martens on: Conditioned-based Maintenance Strategy for the Shaganappi Pump Station, taking place Tuesday at 13:00.
Pat Parker, Senior Technical Advisor at Carver PA Corporation Pat graduated in Education and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta. Since teaching High School math and science, he has held positions in Operations, Maintenance, Engineering, and Project Management. Most recently, Pat provided maintenance and reliability services, at two ATCO Power generating stations, before joining Carver PA as an Instructor and Senior Technical Advisor. Learn about Performance and Equipment Condition Monitoring with Pat on Tuesday at 3:30 pm.
J.-P. Pascoli, Manager, Engineering & Maintenance at Cameco Corporation J.-P. is Manager of Engineering & Maintenance at Cameco Corporation’s conversion facility in Port Hope Ontario, home of Canada’s only CANDU fuel manufacturer. Prior to this he was Manager of Maintenance & Reliability for OSB producer Grant Forest Products in Englehart Ontario. Leading to this J.-P. was Superintendent of Maintenance Services for the Temiscaming Quebec division of Tembec, one of Canada’s largest pulp and paper manufacturers. Prior to Tembec, J.-P. held a number of positions with nickel producer Falconbridge (now Glencore) at various sites in northern Ontario and Quebec, including senior projects engineer, and senior maintenance engineer. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Queen’s University and is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Physical Asset Management Program. J.-P. is a licensed engineer with Professional Engineers Ontario and Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec, as well as a certified maintenance and reliability professional with SMRP. J.-P. will be co-hosting a workshop with Chris Herron about Operational Reliability, Ongoing Journey Towards Reliability Excellence on Monday at 13:00. He is also presenting the session: Maintenance Crew Performance Management through KPIs on Tuesday at 15:30.
Mary Jane Pearson, Sr. Functional Architect, EMA Canada Inc. Mary Jane has over 25 years of experience with Asset Management Systems, including 10 years with IBM’s Maximo Asset Management system. She offers a wide range of expertise across many industries as well as a sound knowledge of technology. She works very closely with customers in architecting Maximo to ensure it addresses their business requirements. Mary Jane’s portfolio of Maximo functional knowledge is extensive. Attend Mary Jane's Maximo workshop on Monday at 1:00 pm.
James Reyes-Picknell, President at Conscious Asset Management James is founder and president of Conscious Asset and best-selling author of "Uptime - Strategies for Excellence in Maintenance Management" (2nd edition). His career spans some 37 years since graduation as a Mechanical Engineer. All of that career has been focused in the realm of Physical Asset Management, Maintenance and Reliability. He has served as a ship's engineer in the Canadian Navy, worked as a machinery specialist with Esso Chemicals, developed maintenance programs for ships, aircraft and ground based avionic systems, consulted in the field since 1995 and been running Conscious Asset successfully for over 10 years. He has been an advocate of good Asset Management practices and the new standards in Canada and has begun offering training and certification examinations for Asset Managers in collaboration with the UK's Asset Management Academy. Speak with James at his session: ISO 5500X - an overview and what it means to you taking place on Tuesday at 8:30. James will also be hosting the workshop: Optimizing Your Maintenance Program using RCM to go from Ordinary to Extraordinary on Thursday at 9:00 am.
Martin Robinson, CEO at the IRISS Group For over 30 years, Martin Robinson has been a pioneer in the field of maintenance technology. Robinson, an innovator and pioneer of Infrared (IR) Thermography has consulted with international maintenance and reliability leaders on electrical preventive maintenance and electrical safety standards of NFPA and OSHA. A recognized authority in the field of IR Thermography, Robinson has designed CBM programs to include IR, non-destructive Testing (NDT) and implementation of green energy initiatives and energy management strategies. Hear Martin discuss Reducing Arc Flash Risk with Electrical Maintenance Safety Devices, Wednesday at 1:00pm.
Neville Sachs, A graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology majoring in mechanical and chemical engineering, he has been involved with industrial equipment reliability for over 40 years. Author two books on failure analysis and contributed section to two others and well as more than 40 technical articles and papers on equipment reliability and failure analysis. Neville is hosting a workshop on Monday at 1:00 pm titled: Failure Analysis of Shafts and Fasteners.
Joanna Siennicka, Director of Carver Academy, Carver PA Corporation Joanna has lectured and worked in the fields of asset management, reliability, operators driven reliability, change management and TQM at all levels in many industry sectors within Canada. As practice leader and Director of Carver Academy, Joanna champions efforts for Carver PA in this field to ensure that the approaches are holistic, sustainable and practical. Attend Joanna's workshop: Problem Solving Tools for a High Performance Team on Monday at 9:00 am.
Bill Sugden, Manager North America at Ausenco Rylson Bill is highly experienced in Maintenance and Asset Management, having worked in a variety of consulting, senior management and staff positions relating to Operations, Maintenance and Asset Management over the last 30 years across aluminum smelting, coal mining and petro-chemical industry. In his career, he has gained extensive experience in most aspects of Maintenance and Reliability Improvement including: Maintenance and Asset Management Audits and Assessments, Maintenance Benchmarking, Root Cause Analysis Training and Facilitation, Reliability Centred Maintenance and PM Optimization Facilitation as well as Maintenance Work Management Process Improvement. Don't miss Bill's session: Asset Management and Financial Enlightenment taking place Tuesday at 9:45.
Terry Taylor, Senior Consultant at Idcon Inc. Terry is a Senior Reliability and Maintenance Management Consultant with IDCON INC. Terry brings thirty-five years of day-to-day practical field experience to IDCON that includes involvement in all phases of maintenance and management from Staff Engineer to General Manager. Terry has extensive equipment knowledge, proficiency in short and long term planning, scheduling, personnel management, safety management, budgeting, equipment reliability, continuous improvement and consulting. Terry is a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas and a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional through SMRP. Terry is speaking with Mike Hildebrand from Union Gas about Union Gas, the Road to Maintenance Excellence on Tuesday at 11:00.
Dragan Trivanovic, PdM Manager at Zellstoff Celgar Limited Partnership ZCL Dragan has been with Zellstoff Celgar for the past eight years, responsible for the overall equipment reliability for one of the largest and most modern single line kraft pulp mills in North America, located in British Columbia, Canada. Originally from Croatia, he is a mechanical engineer and certified vibration analyst, and has worked in a variety of maintenance roles at major operations across North America over the last twenty-two years. Vastly experienced with decision support diagnostic systems, Dragan enjoys applying his practical application engineer knowledge to new technologies and techniques used in the maintenance field. He is also the winner of the Uptime Maintenance Awards best ODR program 2013 (Team Leader). Meet Dragan during his session with Walter Del Degan, Condition Monitoring on Tuesday at 9:45 am.
Saigopal Visvanathan, Lead Asset Management at Suncor Energy Saigopal is a Professional Engineer and Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) with more than 20 years of maintenance and reliability experience in oil and gas industry. He has worked in both onshore and offshore oil and gas installations in India and Central Asia. At present, he is working for Suncor Energy, Calgary and is responsible for setting up Asset Management System for new assets in Oil Sands. Siagopal will be speaking at MainTrain on Design for Reliability, Optimizing Material Selection taking place on Wednesday at 13:00.
Cliff Williams, Corporate Maintenance Managerat ERCOR Wolrdwide Cliff is author of the best selling maintenance novel ‘People – A Reliability Success Story’. He is a maintenance educator and a keynote speaker at conferences around the world.
Cliff has worked in the steel, pulp and paper industries as well as for food giants Coca Cola, Kraft and Wrigleys. Cliff’s focus has always been on developing the systems and people he has worked with – whatever the industry. Cliff is Corporate Maintenance Manager with ERCO Worldwide a Canadian Chemical manufacturer with plants in North and South America. Click presents Getting to the Bottom of Things on Wednesday at 2:15pm.
Bill Winkler, Consultant Electrical, Canadian Copper & Brass Development Assoc. Over 40 years experience in general management of non-ferrous manufacturing facilities and businesses (primary copper fabrication, foundries, machine shops) in Canada, Europe and Mexico. Products ranged from copper strip, bar and tube to 500 kg pump casings to 0.1 gm saw teeth in the 100,000's. Bill is speaking about Motor Management on Tuesday morning at 8:30 am.