Jim Yukes – Co-Chair & ICF Task Force #4 Lead
Jim Yukes, AVH Engineering Inc, has over 25 years business development experience including Non-Destructive Examination, facilities and pipeline integrity services in Western Canada and internationally. Jim has been committed for over 5 years to IPEIA including Program, PR and Steering Committees.
Trent Tarleton – Co-Chair & Finance Committee Chair
Trent Tarleton, Facility Integrity / Process Safety Manager, Inter Pipeline. Trent is a professional Technologist (Engineering) with 20 years of integrity management experience in operations for conventional natural gas, natural gas liquids and oil sands assets.
Alison Weeks – Executive Advisor
Alison has over twelve years of experience in the oil & gas industry with a strong foundation in inspections and integrity management. She holds professional certifications from ASET, NACE and API. Alison manages the Senior Management Representative for Signalta Resources Limited Owner-User Program as well as Signalta’s Pipeline Integrity Program. She has been involved with IPEIA for the past 9 Years, sitting on both the Steering Committee and Public Relations Committee.
Rob Vesak – Vice Chair & Special Sessions Committee Chair
Rob Vesak, 1st Class Power Engineer/API 510/IBPV, Certified Energy Manager/Auditor. Rob started his career as a Corliss Steam Engine Operator, received firing time, and worked from 1977 to 2006 in Pulp and Paper as an Operator, Shift Engineer, Chief Engineer and Chief Inspector, Continuous Improvement Advisor and Assistant Production Manager. Moving to Oil & Gas in 2006, Rob worked as a Chief Inspector, and Reliability Manager. Rob shifted roles in 2014 to start up his own company, Trust Integrity Management Inc, working to support companies set up Integrity Management Programs, Completing RBI, Hands on Inspections, Commissioning, Project Management, Thermography and Energy Management. During Rob’s career he has both commissioned both small facilities and large ones, supporting through the start up to successful operation. Early in his career he was involved in one facility shutdown. His preference is the start-up or renewal. Rob enjoys working hands on with teams in the field and sharing his knowledge and learnings from the past 40 + years, believing that no problem is too great, and if you do things right the production will follow!
Christi Marcine – Senior Advisor and Manager & Communications Committee Chair
“As our journey continues…” Christi Marcine, IPEIA Snr. Advisor & manager joined in 2017. Christi is seasoned Management Consultant with over 25 years’ experience specializing in strategic business planning, program & project management services, change management and project controls. She has a proven track record supporting organizations to realize their vision and to action their strategic management plans. Christi’s passion is client care, and she works closely with her clients to ensure top quality project services are being delivered and meeting her client’s needs. In the past 5 years, Christi has worked closely with the volunteer committee members to transform their membership offerings and enhance their annual conference & exhibition. In addition to building IPEIA’s membership, Christi liaises with each of the industry groups to build connections between the organizations to ensure that IPEIA is continuously evolving and improving to meet the needs of our members and industry.