September 8, 2017

2021 Education Committee

Josh Brewster – Chair

Josh Brewster, CET, RSE is a licensed Pressure Welder, Welding Inspector, Welding Examiner, In-Service Pressure Vessel Inspector, and Welding Engineering Technologist with over twelve years of experience in the field of welding, inspection, and non-destructive testing. Previously, Josh was an instructor within the Welding Engineering Technology Program at SAIT where he taught Codes and Standards, Robotics, Pressure Vessel Construction, and Failure Mitigation. He is now the Academic Chair of both the Welding Engineering Technology and Non-Destructive Testing Departments at SAIT. Josh is the Program Chair of the Calgary Chapter of the CWB Association, an Executive Member and Education Subcommittee Chair of the International Pressure Equipment Integrity Association, as well as a Voting Member of the National Non-Destructive Testing Certification Body Scheme Committee.

Terry Williams – Vice Chair

Terence (Terry) Williams, Chief Inspector, Canlin Energy. More than 15 years experience in the Oil and Gas industry in Western Canada. Mechanical Engineering background with experience in Operations, Design, Construction, and Integrity Assessment / Asset Management. He has provided inspection and Chief Inspector services for a large variety of Owner User companies in various jurisdictions throughout North America in both a contracted and on-staff capacity. Terry has been involved with IPEIA directly – sub-committee level years 4 (1 long ago with RAE, 3 consecutive with the program sub-committee), steering committee – years 2.

Megan SuttonMegan Sutton

Megan Sutton, M.Eng., P.Eng., Acuren Group Inc. Megan has been volunteering with IPEIA on the Education Committee since 2016. She has a Bachelor of Science in Materials Engineering and a Masters of Engineering in Engineering Management, both from the University of Alberta. She is a registered professional engineer with APEGA. Megan is currently working as a Senior Materials Engineer performing failure analysis and other consulting engineering work for Acuren. Prior to her current role, Megan was the Team Lead Compliance for RAE Engineering and Inspection and was involved in integrity and quality management system development, auditing and other regulatory consulting. She was also a Subject Matter Expert for RAE’s materials laboratory and assisted in reviewing failure investigations. As an Engineer-in-Training, Megan worked as a consultant for Anderson Associates Consulting Engineers Inc. and was involved in supervising the metallurgical laboratory and performing failure analysis, quality assurance and materials testing.

Theo Abels 

Theo Abels, P.Eng, Principal of Blu 5 Technology Consultants Ltd, Qualified as a Mechanical Engineer in 1984 and has focused on corrosion management since then. Presently provides leadership in asset and integrity management programs in Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. Sharing knowledge and experience with the next wave of integrity professionals is his goal.

Nathan Bartley – CCIA

PL(Eng), CET, ABSA IBPV, TSASK PEI Class 1, NB Commissioned IS/R, API 510/570, and CGSB UT2/MT2/PT2, with 21 years of experience in the Pressure Equipment Integrity Management (PEIM) industry. Started as an NDE Trainee, he has held multiple technical and management roles during his tenure. Today, Nathan manages the Acuren Prairies Visual Inspection department; responsibilities include maintaining the Acuren National Board AIA (Authorized Inspection Agency), ABSA AQP (Integrity Assessment Organization) and CWB CSA W178.1 (Inspection Organization) programs.

Ada Fong

Ada Fong, P.Eng, is an Integrity Engineer at Cenovus Energy Inc., currently working as an inspector at the Christina Lake asset.  She graduated from the Chemical Engineering program at the University of Calgary in 2012.  She is supporting the company to improve and further develop their Pressure Equipment Integrity Management Program.  Ada joined IPEIA in 2017 as a volunteer instructor for the Pressure Equipment Safety Codes Course held at U of A and SAIT.

Dean Kovacs – UCIA

Dean Kovacs, CET is a Chief Inspector/Sr. Corrosion Specialist with CNOOC International with 34 years of domestic and international experience in corrosion control and asset integrity management for upstream oil & gas operations and power generation. Has been directly involved in volunteering with IPEIA since 2018.

Marc McGill – CCIA

I have Ten plus years in the energy and chemical production industries providing services as a Senior / Chief API Visual Inspector. Providing and assigning a wide variety of visual inspection services and NDE techniques. Coordinating Internal and External Inspections, Repair procedures, surveillance, and new installation requirements. Risk assessments and corrosion monitoring assignment and management. Implementation and Managing Owner / User programs. Consultations with Engineering and Operations groups to ensure that the programs optimal effectiveness. Dealing with pressure equipment, pipelines, storage tanks and structural components of these industries. Furthering my participation in large dollar domestic and international projects.