MainTrain 2015 Speakers and Special guests
Rob Lash, President, The Plant Engineering & Maintenance Association With his role as President of the PEMAC Board of Directors, and his extended role on the Global Forum on Maintenance & Asset Management (GFMAM), Rob has gained a unique insight into how organizations across Canada and even globally are working to manage assets in a more strategic way. By day, Rob is the Manager of Optimized Maintenance at Toronto Water at the City of Toronto, where over the past several years much has been developed to improve the maintenance and reliability of Toronto Water. This role along with his PEMAC role provides Rob with a great perspective that he will share during this presentation on Monday, September 21 at 8:00.
Roop Lutchman, Lead Business Consulting at 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. He is a 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 will be presenting during MainTrain's Tuesday morning opening keynote at 8:00, and again during a session Tuesday at 11:30.
Dan Pontefract, author and international speaker Special guest speaker Dan Pontefract will address participants during this morning keynote. A local to British Columbia, Dan is the author of “FLAT ARMY: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization” and “DUAL PURPOSE: Redefining the Meaning of Work“. Dan will speak about building an engaged and innovative workplace, shaking it up and developing collaborative behaviour. Sponsored by ARMS Reliability.
Deryk Anderson, Asset Management Council Deryk is an experienced and effective maintenance and asset management specialist working as a consultant, trainer and mentor to over sixty organisations in capital intensive industry in Australia and overseas. Deryk has had over 25 years experience in maintenance and asset management as a practitioner, manager and consultant across a variety of industries including mining, manufacturing and utilities. He is the co-convener of the Technical Committee for the Inaugural World Congress on Engineering Asset Management. Deryk is an integral part of the Asset Management Council (AMC), PEMAC's sister association in Australia. We welcome him as our special guest to share the insight that the AMC has gained in it's shift in focus from the Maintenance Engineers Society of Australia to the Asset Management Council during his keynote on Thursday morning.
Special guest - Tom Wujec
Tom Wujec, International Expert on Innovation, Fellow at Autodesk will be our special guest speaker at the MainTrain awards banquet taking place on Tuesday, September 22 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Tickets are required in advance to attend this event. Tom speaks internationally about innovation: why it matters, why it is a vital engine of economic growth (especially today), and how to foster it. An expert in fostering innovation, cultivating creative leadership and harnessing emerging technologies to businesses, this world renowned author and speaker will share great insight that you can take back and apply to your teams and organization. A great addition to our conference! Click here for more information about how to purchase tickets or call 1 (877) 523-7255 x 2.
Abrar Ahmad, Asset Management Professional Abrar has been the manager of business process integration at a leading oil company since 2007. His current role is to help establish sound systems, processes, training and methodologies to support integrated reliability programs and related projects. Abrar has worked in the industry for 28 years and has diverse experience in the oil and gas, petrochemical, fertilizers and other industries. He also has more than 17 years of experience with SAP Plant Maintenance. In addition, Abrar is currently the President of PEMAC Alberta Chapter, and instructor for MMP courses. Connect with Abrar during his session Getting the Most Out of Your CMMS taking place Tuesday, September 22 at 16:15.
S. Mick Andic Program Head and Instructor at British Columbia Institute of Technology Mick is Program Head of Bachelor of Technology in Manufacturing, part-time degree program at British Columbia Institute of Technology. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering from University of Waterloo. His work experience includes 15 years in manufacturing industry in Ontario, and 29 years in post-secondary education in Ontario and British Columbia. His professional focus in teaching, research, and engineering applications is on efficient fluid power transmission and control, design for environment, and design for manufacture and assembly. Hear from Mick during his session Effectiveness of Multi Skilling Maintenance Training for Trades on Tuesday, September 22 at 10:30.
Mark Barnes, Vice-President Reliability Services at Des-Case Mark serves as Vice President of the Des-Case Lubrication Transformation Services team. In this role, Mark and his team of lubrication experts help educate end-users on the value of precision lubrication and provide support to help asset intensive companies change the way they perform lubrication. Mark has been an active consultant and educator in the maintenance and reliability field for nearly 20 years and has worked with clients around the world to design and implement lubrication improvement plans. Mark holds a PhD in Analytical Chemistry and is a certified maintenance and reliability professional (CMRP) from SMRP (Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals). Don't miss Mark's all day workshop Lubrication Practices: Maximize Asset Life Cycle Value Workshop being held on Monday, September 21 at 9:00 am.
Richard Binning, Chief Operating Officer at Toyo Pumps. Richard is Chief Operating Officer of Toyo Pumps. Richard is a Chemical Engineering graduate from University of Waterloo. He has been involved in the slurry pump business for 35 years. Be sure to join Richard when co-presents with Justin Van-de-Velde during the session Reducing Slurry Pump Maintenance Downtime on Tuesday, September at 11:30.
Nicolas Castaneda, Reliability Engineer at ARMS Reliability As a mechanical engineer who graduated in Colombia in 2010, Nicolas worked initially for Wood Group as a reliability engineer and RAMS specialists in projects in South America, before being engaged for a 1 year RAMS study on offshore platforms in Trinidad and Tobago for BP. Nicolas now works with ARMS Reliability as a Reliability Engineer in North America, working on projects for companies like BP, Rio Tinto and Cenovus involving RCM, RBD, Criticality analyses, FMEA and strategy optimization. He is currently based in Calgary. Be sure to attend Nicolas' session RBD Development for Economically Challenging Times on Tuesday, September 22 at 16:15.
Curtis Chang, Reliability Specialist at Teck Resources Limited. Curtis is a P. Eng and Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE) with nine years of experience in reliability and maintenance. He is experienced in implementing reliability and maintenance systems for various industries including pulp & paper, utilities, forest products, and marine. As a reliability specialist at Teck, Curtis has successfully led and managed the implementation of condition-based asset management and real-time mobile equipment monitoring systems for heavy mobile and fixed plant assets. Curtis is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He is also a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a certified Prsoci Change Management practitioner. Curtis and Steve Reilly will be speaking on The 5W's of Inspections on Tuesday, September 22 at 16:15.
Paul Daoust, Principal Reliability Engineer at Transalta Paul is a passionate and energetic reliability and maintenance professional driving value in asset management, process safety management, technical risk management, maintenance management and reliability engineering for capital intensive industries. He has a strong and varied technical and management leadership background in maintenance and engineering with over 24 years of experience supporting a diverse portfolio of fossil fuel and renewable power generation assets. Meet Paul on Wednesday, September 23 at 11:30 during his session Cascading Leading & Lagging Maintenance & Reliability Metrics.
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 and 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 Directors 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 How Does Asset Management Fit in Your Organization on Tuesday, September 22 at 10:30.
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 the Canadian Society for Evaluation and holds her level one International Mentorship Training Certificate. Be sure to join Marie's all day workshop Improving Your Cross Cultural Communication for the Workplace taking place on Thursday, September 24 at 9:00.
Lindsay Hall, Specialist, Asset Management Strategy at EPCOR Utilities Inc. Lindsay is a Specialist, Asset Management Strategy at EPCOR Water Services, based in Edmonton, Alberta. In this role, she is involved with the development of the internal Asset Management Framework, and provides support to EPCOR's municipal and industrial water treatment sites, including assisting with the development and optimization of planned maintenance schedules, asset renewal/replacement modelling and forecasting, and the facilitation of asset criticality and maintenance review/optimization workshops. Lindsay holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta and is a professional engineer in the Province of Alberta. Meet Lindsay during her session Using Process Improvement Methodology on Tuesday, September 22 at 14:45.
Suzy Hitchcock, Executive Director of International Council for Machinery Lubrication Suzy has been involved in industry for over twenty years. She is a delegate for Australia to ISO, where she is project leader for ISO standards on the qualification and assessment of lubrication and oil analysis personnel. She is also a member of Standards Australia's CM Committee and a contributing author for several technical publications; being internationally published. A sought after presenter, Suzy speaks regularly in conferences around the globe. Be sure to attend Suzy's session on Wednesday, September 23 at 16:15 entitled INVISTAs Battle Plans.
Bjarni Isleifsson, Manager at PwC Bjarni is an innovative, solutions-driven professional commanding over 20 years of progressive success in maintenance and reliability, asset, operations, and project management, along with mechanical engineering and consulting. He is an accomplished and entrepreneurial leader providing additional expertise in mechanical systems and software, design, vibration monitoring and analysis as well as strong knowledge in most predictive maintenance methods. He participated as a member of the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) Mirror Committee, TC 251 Asset Management in the development of ISO 5500x Asset Management series of standards (ISO 55000 – Overview, Principles and Terminology; Asset Management - ISO 55001 – Requirements; and Asset Management - ISO 55002 – Guidelines for Application of the Requirements), strong knowledge of PAS55 standard and ISO55000 standard. Bjarni is the founding partner of the Icelandic Maintenance Association and the Chairman of the board for that Association from its foundation until 2012, upon moving to Canada. Bjarni currently serves on the PEMAC Board of Directors. Don't miss Bjarni when he co-presents with Leonard Middleton during their session Concentrated on Effective Change - Improved Maintenance Approach on Wednesday, September 22 at 14:45.
Raymond Kelly, Senior ICS Consultant at Infor (Canada) Ltd. Raymond has over 20 years of experience implementing and supporting EAM/CMMS systems in a variety of resource-based, asset intensive industries. Certified Maintenance Management Professional (MMP) through PEMAC, Raymond has worked directly with customers to develop effective business process designs that leverage customer's investment in all aspects of EAM/CMMS implementation, application support, development, data conversions, training and project management. His in-depth knowledge and practical experience of applying advanced maintenance and reliability methodologies supports his ability to assist customers in all levels of the organization by maximizing asset life with effective strategies that consistently meet or exceed the business requirements of the organization. Raymond also has in depth knowledge and experience in the application and use of advanced maintenance and reliability strategies. Be sure to join him during this session Strategies for Successful EAM: CMMS Implementation on Tuesday, September 22 at 9:00 am.
Leonard Middleton, Manager at PwC Leonard has over 35 years of professional and international experience including: engineering; project management; and maintenance, reliability and asset management. He has worked in a number of asset intensive industries including utilities (electrical power transmission and distribution, electrical power generation, heating and cooling utility, potable water), mining, upstream oil and gas, upgrading, petrochemical, utility operations related to upstream oil and gas and petrochemical, manufacturing, automotive, and forestry. He is recognized as a subject matter specialist with knowledge in: assessments of maintenance, reliability, and asset management; assessments of project management practices; maintenance, reliability and asset management strategy; maintenance tactics development (RCM); maintenance work management; and maintenance performance measures and benchmarking. He has developed and delivered training to clients, and through his work with PEMAC has developed and delivered courses for their MMP (Maintenance Management Professional) Program. Currently serving as Vice President of the PEMAC Board of Directors, Leonard has worked in a variety of technical and consulting roles in his career, including with a variety of multi-national global fortune 500 companies and for various clients in Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Argentina, Chile, Caribbean, Africa, and the Middle East. Meet Leonard when he co-presents with Bjarni during their session Concentrated on Effective Change - Improved Maintenance Approach on Wednesday, September 22 at 14:45. Leonard is also co-teaching the MMP Module One course taking place on Monday and Thursday.
Roselia Moreno, Manager, Reliability Engineering at Acclaro Management Corporation Roselia has over 15 years of combined engineering, project management and business operations experience. Her strong analytical and organizational skills, and global approach to process improvement ensures her success in launching and sustaining reliability initiatives. Roselia has experience as a Lean Manufacturing/Project Management leader with progressively increased responsibility and proven success in managing and implementing multiple projects with a budget range of US$6M - US$10M. Her functional areas of expertise include: purchasing, supplier quality, product engineering, manufacturing/operations, reliability analysis and maintenance. Fluent in English and Spanish, Roselia has a MBA from Tulane University A.B. Freeman School of Business, specialization in operational management, I.E.S.A. (Institute for Advanced Studies in Administration), as well as Bachelor of Science (Materials Engineering). Currently with Acclaro Management Corporation - Reliability Works in Vancouver, Roselia has great insight to share. Join her as she co-presents with Frank Thede about Spillway Projects on Wednesday, September 23 at 11:30.
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 the Chief Marketing Officer at Copperleaf Technologies in Vancouver, Canada. In this role he works with large asset-intensive corporations around the world to refine their asset management practices in the areas of Asset Investment Planning and Management, decision support systems and risk-based planning models. He is the President of the Vancouver Chapter of PEMAC and Vice-Chair of the Canadian Chapter of the IAM. Boudewijn is also Vessel and Equipment Manager at the Royal Canadian Marine SAR, a volunteer search and rescue organization operating over 60 fast rescue vessels along the rugged Pacific coast of BC. In this role he manages the maintenance and 24-hour operation of mission-critical rescue vessels, and crews as a SAR lead at his local rescue station. Meet Boudewijn during his session Value Based Decision Making on Wednesday, September 23 at 10:30.
Ron Newman, Sales & Technical Support at PRUFTECHNIK Canada Ron is a MIBoC (Mobius Institute Board of Certification) CAT III Vibration Analyst, accredited BSc, and has been involved in machinery vibration and acoustics for 35+ years. Beginning with IRD Mechanalysis (now Rockwell) in 1977, he spent 4+ years providing sales and consulting field services to Ontario industries. After a short time with Schenck-Trebel, where he gained intimate knowledge of dynamic balancing applications, Ron spent 23 years with Bruel & Kjaer, a world leader in sound and vibration measurement. Throughout his career he has provided formal training seminars and workshops, and served as a part-time instructor of sound and vibration at the BCIT. Currently, through a partnership between PRUFTECHNIK and the Mobius Institute, Ron acts as senior instructor for CAT I, CAT II and CAT III courses in Canada. Ron has presented Dynamic Balancing, Rolling Element Bearing, and Machinery Resonance webinars/workshops through the Reliability Web and has written articles in trade magazines. Join Ron for his session the Challenges of Monitoring Mobile Mining Equipment on Tuesday, September 22 at 14:45.
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. Prior to his current role, J.-P. held a number of management and engineering positions in maintenance and reliability within a number of industries including forest products, pulp & paper, and mining at various sites in northern Ontario and Quebec.
Holding a degree in mechanical engineering from Queen's University, J.-P. is a graduate of the University of Toronto's Physical Asset Management Program. He 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. currently serves on PEMAC's board of directors and is part of PEM magazine's editorial advisory board. Join J.-P. during his session on Tuesday, September 22 at 9:00 called If the Glove Fits.
Nicole Ponsonby, Reliability Specialist at The Asset Performance Group
Nicole has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering and has supported reliability initiatives in the oil & gas and water/wastewater industries. This experience includes criticality and risk analysis, and optimization of asset hierarchies in accordance to ISO 14224. Nicole was instrumental in the rapid deployment of equipment strategies for a SAGD Facility. The equipment strategy development involved PM verification and bundling of tasks, along with the enhancement of existing maintenance strategies using APG’s equipment strategy library. Nicole is one of APG’s Reliability Availability and Maintainability (RAM) Analysis specialists and has recently supported a large pipeline corporation in realizing their equipment capacity, forecasting availability, and increasing client confidence to secure future contracts. By supporting various program assessments design and implementation, Nicole realizes the challenges associated with implementing asset care programs. Nicole has adopted a Change Management focussed approach and strives to ensure there is alignment between people, processes, and technology. Be sure to join Nicole for her session How Reliability Helps Win New Business taking place on Wednesday, September 23 at 16:15.
Sridhar Ramakrishnan, Reliability Improvement Manager at Suncor Energy Inc. Sridhar is a Maintenance and Reliability professional with over 25 years of experience in Oil and Gas operating companies in three countries on two continents. He has a track record of establishing and sustaining the fundamental building blocks Operational Excellence in both, old and new facilities. Sridhar is a P.Eng and Maintenance Management Professional (MMP). He is also on the PEMAC board of directors, and the co-chair of the MainTrain conference committee. Be sure to attend Sridhar's workshop Setting up M&R Foundation for New Facilities when he co-presents with Saigopal Visvanathan on Monday, September 21 at 9:00.
Steve Reilly, Director/CTO at Design Maintenance Systems Inc. Steve is one of the owners of Design Maintenance Systems Inc. (DMSI) and a well-known innovator in the area of asset reliability, operations and maintenance. As DMSI's principal designer, Steve and his team have conceived and brought to market some of the world’s most advanced maintenance and reliability products. Steve is a graduate of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada with degrees in Computer Science and Management Science. During his nearly 30 year career at DMSI, he has designed and developed systems for vibration analysis, lube oil analysis, asset diagnostics, maintenance planning and scheduling, operations/TPM inspection and maintenance management. Over the last ten years, he has presented papers and led major sessions at the International Maintenance Conference (USA), Reliability 2.0 (USA), Solutions 2.0 (South Africa), Mainstream (Australia), Euromaintenance (Benelux) and the World Congress of Engineering Asset Management (Australia).
Steve will be on hand to co-present with Curtis Chang during the session The 5W's of Inspections taking place Tuesday, September 22 at 16:15.
James Reyes-Picknell, President at Conscious Asset James is the co-author of the best selling book, "Uptime - Strategies for Excellence in Maintenance Management", co-founder and President of Conscious Asset. He is a Mechanical Engineer, graduate of the University of Toronto with a 30-plus year career in Maintenance and Asset Management. He worked in a wide variety of industries in hands-on, technical and managerial roles. His consulting career began in 1995 progressing through increasingly senior roles to Director (Associate Partner) in PwC Consulting / IBM, eventually leading his own firm. Today Conscious Asset, now over 11 years old, is widely regarded as a high quality specialist firm ensuring the delivery of value from physical assets. James is known as a thought-leader in the fields of Reliability, Maintenance and Asset Management. He is a registered Professional Engineer, a Certified Management Consultant, a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional and Certified Asset Management Assessor. He is a member of PEMAC, SMRP, IAM and PEO. Stop by to meet James during his workshop Uptime 3 taking place on Monday, September 21 at 9:00 am.
Ahmed Rezika, Electric Maintenance Manager at RajhiSteel Ahmed has over 20 years of maintenance experience in Middle East leading companies ranging from steel to cement industries. He is a certified PMP, as well as an accredited consultant electrical engineer (SCE). Ahmed has been with RajhiSteel since 2004, which produces about 20% of the Saudi Arabia reinforcement bars needs, starting from scrap melting process. Previously he was a maintenance and automation supervisor engineer in ASEC - Sinai Grey Cement project, a company that specializes in EPC and O&M of cement plants. Prior roles as a maintenance engineer at EZDK Steel Meltshop, and EZZ group provides Ahmed with an indepth knowledge in maintenance. Stop by Ahmed's session PM Optimization in Steel Industry Through Re-Engineering Critical Parts on Tuesday, September 22 at 14:45.
Chris Roberts, Reliability Engineer at Acuren Group Inc. Chris, a professional engineer has over five years experience in mechanical and reliability engineering. Specializing in vibration diagnostics and corrective measures. He also has experience in municipal engineering, working with new and upgrading existing municipal infrastructure. Chis holds the CMVA CAT II Vibration Analyst and IR Level I certification. Be sure to join Chris as he presents Replace or Maintain: The Vancouver Ship Unloader Story on Wednesday, September 23 at 14:45.
Warren Rodgers, Senior Engineer, Asset Management Office at Nova Scotia Power Warren is a professional Mechanical Engineer and Certified Maintenance Reliability Professional with 15 years in engineering and asset management. Formally trained as a mechanic prior to becoming a professional engineer, Warren's background gives him a unique perspective on maintenance and reliability. His skills and experience have helped to build the current asset management program at Nova Scotia Power and lead the predictive maintenance program involving rotating and static equipment. Warren's passion for reliability and asset management is in the challenges faced to keep equipment running without the business even knowing you were there. Don't miss when Warren presents Nova Scotia Power Asset Management Journey at 11:30 on Wednesday, September 23.
Devesh Shah, Program Manager Asset Management at City of Ottawa Devesh is a registered Professional Engineer (Ontario) and MBA with over 22 years of international experience in infrastructure management in public and private sector. He is currently the Program Manager, Asset Management Strategy with City of Ottawa. Devesh has handled key responsibilities in the areas of operations and maintenance, asset management, strategic planning, enterprise applications, change management, business transformation and best practices implementation. He has successfully lead full cycle SAP and Maximo implementations. He has Masters Certificate in Municipal Leadership from Schulich School of Business and Masters Certificate in Project Management from Carleton University. Devesh has presented a number of papers in Canada, United States and India at professional forums including American Water Works Association, Canadian Network of Asset Managers, IBM and SAP's Global User Conferences, Municipal Information Systems Association of Canada etc. Meet Devesh during his session 5 Year Journey of Implementing Integrated Enterprise Asset Management System for Nations Capital on Wednesday, September 23 at 16:45.
Hammad Sharif Reliability Engineer at BHP Billiton Sharif is a reliability engineer with 9 years global experience in mineral extraction and processing. He has worked with many multi-national organizations such as Lafarge, Holcim and is currently working with BHP Billiton at Jansen mine project. He is a mechanical engineer (E.I.T) by trade, as well as a certified Maintenance Management Professional, recently completing his Capstone project. Be sure to join Hammad's session Reliability and Maintainability Up-Front on Wednesday, September 23 at 9:00.
Cindy Snedden, Executive Director for PEMAC Cindy spent 9 years of her career as an oil and gas production engineer and then 11 years in Post-Secondary education and training with a focus on industrial programming. She has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Graduate Diploma in Instructional Design with a focus on Distance Education. While working as a training coordinator at Northern Lakes College she helped PEMAC bring the MMP Program to the live online format. She joined PEMAC in 2010 as MMP Program Manager and took on the role of Executive Director in 2012. She represents PEMAC at the Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management. Be sure to join Cindy when she presents Developing People - PEMAC PD pograms and how they stack up internationally on Wednesday, Sept 23 at 16:15.
Ravi Kanth Sunnapu, Principal, Operations Management at Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd Ravi Kanth has over 24 years of operations experience in the upstream oil & gas industry in many major oil companies in Asia. Previously with the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation in India for 16 years & and currently with Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd, Malysia for the past 8 years in various key positions including 9 years offshore, Ravi Kanth has indepth knowledge of life cycle maintenance. He shares his knowledge during his session Innovative Approach for Prolonging Pipeline Life on Tuesday, September 22 at 10:30.
Frank Thede, Principal Reliability Engineer, Acclaro Management Corporation Frank brings over 20 years of experience in all aspects of asset management, from capital project management, maintenance management and reliability improvement, to the end of life replacement programs. He has worked on a large variety of projects in Power Generation and Transmission, Oil and Gas, Aluminum, Marine Transportation and Telecommunications. Frank's extensive background in this field, combined with his specialization in reliability and maintenance management provides him with the necessary skill set and experience to effectively manage any group of physical assets. He is a professional engineer, and holds a bachelor of science in electrical engineering, as well as a member of Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) and American Society for Quality Control (ASQC). Join Frank as he co-presents with Roselia Moreno about Spillway Projects on Wednesday, September 23 at 11:30.
Justin Van-de-Velde, CEO at Toyo Pumps. Justin maintains that pump manufacturers are at war with reliability and even goes so far as to say his industry preys on its customers’ fear of failure to realize more profits. The expert team at Toyo Pumps has never subscribed to providing pumps that fail and continue to stand apart from their industry by continually learning, innovating and designing solids handling pumps that are specifically designed to excel in the nastiest, most challenging, solids handling applications, where other pumps typically fail as a result greatly reducing costly repair and devastating downtime in critical applications.
Toyo Pumps is a 100% Canadian owned and operated designer and manufacturer of the world’s most reliable and heavy duty solids handling pumps. Justin attended the University of Western Ontario and was even recently selected to join 40 top entrepreneurs from across Canada to attend the Richard Ivey Business School’s Quantum Shift Program. Justin has lived and worked in London, England, Switzerland and Mexico. He now resides back in Vancouver with his wife and three beautiful children. Be sure to attend the session he is co-presenting with Richard Binning Reducing Slurry Pump Maintenance Downtime on Tuesday, September at 11:30.
Saigopal Visvanathan, Project Manager - Asset Management at Suncor Energy Inc. Saigopal has 25 years of maintenance and reliability experience in upstream oil and gas industry in both, onshore and offshore facilities. Among other things, he has successfully applied reliability techniques like Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and Risk Based Inspection (RBI) in operating facilities. Saigopal is a P.Eng. registered in the province of Alberta, and a Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP). Saigopal will be co-presenting with Sridhar during the workshop Setting up M&R Foundation for New Facilities on Monday, September 21 at 9:00.
Clarence Walters, Manager Mechanical Systems at the Greater Toronto Airport Authority Clarence has worked in the construction and maintenance industry for the past 25 years. He started his career as a Marine Technologist working as a commercial diver working in the offshore construction and oil and gas industry. He transitioned to land construction and the pulp and paper and printing industry where he worked as a mechanical technician. For the past 10 years has been working in facilities maintenance at the Toronto Pearson Airport. Clarence has worked in several roles and currently as the manager of mechanical systems he is responsible for the maintenance and repairs of the Life Safety system, Plumbing System and Rapid Roll up doors at Terminals 1 and 3. Clarence completed his PEMAC MMP certification in the fall of 2004 and he feels that this certification has better enabled him to make critical decisions on asset reliability and maintenance and has benefitted his career immensely. He is also certified by OACETT and holds a BOMI - Facilities Management Administrator designation. Be sure to meet Clarence during is session Sustainability Through Reliability Initiatives at Toronto Pearson on Tuesday, September 22 at 11:30.
Bruce Wesner, Managing Principal at Life Cycle Engineering Bruce has over 25 years of maintenance, engineering and management experience. He holds Associate and Bachelor degrees in Engineering from Ball State University in Muncie, IN. Bruce also applied his industrial experience and expertise to achieve an MBA with an emphasis in Management. He is a strong business leader with extensive senior management experience with world class companies in HVAC (OEM products), heavy steel fabrication (Tier 1 supplier), tubular steel fabrication (high-volume OEM production), high-tolerance machining, mining, pharmaceuticals, food, chemical processing, and building products. Bruce has helped both union and non-union workforces achieve success. His strength is driving improvements through lean and reliability-based initiatives. His lean and Toyota Production System training was under the tutelage of Shingujitsu Consulting of Nagoya, Japan. Certified by Prosci as a Change Management Leader, Bruce is very adept at applying change management principles to create successful client outcomes. His expertise includes leading change and mentoring tactically and strategically to achieve results in multi-shift/multi-disciplinary operations. Learn from Bruce during his session Process Performance Optimization SM (PPO): Combining Reliability, Lean and Change Management taking place on Wednesday, September 22 at 10:30.
Terry Wireman, Senior Vice President at VestaParnters LLC Terry, CRL & CMRP, is the senior vice president of strategic development. He leads Vesta's asset management, maintenance, and reliability seminars and training.mFor over four decades Terry has been specializing in the improvement of maintenance and reliability management strategy and processes by assisting clients in developing "Best-in-class" maintenance and reliability policies and procedures. He has authored twenty five textbooks and scores of white papers and articles related to maintenance management process and technology. Terry represented Vesta on the US TAG as part of PC-251 in the development of the ISO-55000 standard. He currently holds the IAM's Certificate in Asset Management. Be sure to join Terry's workshop on Monday, September 21 at 9:00 entitled: The ISO 55000 Asset Management Workshop. Learn more when Terry hosts a session How Does Maintenance and Reliability Support Asset Management Wednesday, September 23 at 9:00.
TAKE THE TEST
PEMAC is offering three exams during MainTrain. It is a great opportunity to become accredited while you're in Vancouver.
The International Council for Machinery Lubrication is a global non-profit organization dedicated to helping lubrication practitioners succeed in their professional careers. The ICML Exam will be available on Wednesday, September 23rd from 6:30 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.
The Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP) exam will be available to take at MainTrain. Managed by the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) the CMRP is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), which follows ISO standards for its accreditation and processes. Click here for more information about SMRP and the exam. Click here to log in and register for the exam being held on September 23.
Certified Asset Management Assessor Exam
The CAMA Exam was developed by leading not-for-profit asset management organizations* and has been verified through rigorous technical and psychometric testing. This 2 hour exam complies with the GFMAM’s Competency Specification for an ISO 55001 Asset Management Auditor/Assessor, ensuring that successful applicants have the minimum required knowledge to be an ISO 55001 assessor. Click here to be directed to the WPiAM website where you can register for this exam.
A PEMAC General Members Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 23rd from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. All PEMAC members are invited to attend.
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State of the art Richmond sorting facility
Canada Post’s Pacific Processing Centre opened for business on February 23, 2014. The facility is strategically located at the Vancouver International Airport and is a vital link between Canada, the United States and Asia-Pacific Rim countries. The facility has some of the largest, fastest and most efficient mail-processing and package-sorting equipment on the continent. Participants are invited to tour this state of the art Pacific Processing Centre (PPC) that measures almost 460 meters long by almost 145 meters wide, covering an area of close to 66,000 square meters on 17 hectares of land. See behind the scenes, how the facility is able to process an average of 4 million pieces of mail each day. Highlights of the tour include: shipping sorter observation area, packet sorters, edger facer machines plus more. Participants will be bused to the processing centre following the morning keynote, participate in the tour, along with a brief presentation. Boxed lunch is included. The tour bus will bring participants back to the hotel in time for the closing presentation. Pre-registration for the tour is required.
Port Metro Vancouver’s largest container terminal GCT Deltaport, Canada’s flagship container terminal, located in Port Metro Vancouver, is an 85-hectare (210-acre) facility with three contiguous berths totaling 1,100 metres (3,609 feet). The terminal is designed to handle the largest transpacific container vessels in service and features dual-hoist gantry cranes—the first in the Americas—in its fleet of ten high-speed, super post-Panamax cranes. The facility employs state-of-the-art computer systems and has an on-dock intermodal rail yard with eight tracks totaling 8,534 metres (28,000 feet). Participate on this offsite tour and receive a guided tour of the Deltaport property and learn how the facility are operates. We will depart by bus from the hotel following the morning keynote, drive directly to the terminal and have a guide tour while on the bus. Following the bus tour will we have a short presentation by GCT Deltaport, and enjoy a boxed lunch before returning to the hotel for the closing presentation. Pre-registration is required for this tour.
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