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.
Turki Bakitia, Reliability Engineer at ARAMCO Turki joined theh Sea Water injection department (SWID) in engineering division in August, 2006. He has worked in many water injection plants over the years, as operation engineer and Sr. engineer then moved on to the maintenance division in 2011 and held the reliability engineer position at Qurayyah sea water treatment plant. Currently, Turki is acting reliability supervisor position.
He is certified lean six sigma green belt and fundamental of engineering (FE). Turki will be speaking Tuesday, November 18 at 9:45 about Maintenance Strategy Conversion for Head Shipping Pump.
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.
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.
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.
David Drerup, CEO Operation Sustainability Prior to his founding of Operational Sustainability, David worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, SAIC and Rolls Royce plc. He has more than 20 years of experience working with clients, primarily in the energy, chemical, mining and utility industries, on environmental health and safety (EH&S), process safety and maintenance management system and IT solutions. David speaks about Best Practices in Mechanical Integrity and Quality Assurance 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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.