October 23, 2017

Steering Committee

Jim Yukes

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

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

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.

Keith Galliott

Keith Galliott – Membership/Public Relations Committee Chair

Keith Galliott CET, Centrix Control Solutions has been exhibiting at IPEIA for many years and is excited to be the Public Relations/Membership Committee Chair with IPEIA. Keith’s experience with not for profit committee’s and regulatory board experience is a valuable asset to his work on the IPEIA committees. Keith is an Instrumentation Engineering Technologist with over 17 years of experience with Pressure Relief in Section VIII and Section I Applications.

Izak Roux

Izak Roux – Program Committee Chair & Industry Group, GUAC Liaison

Izak J Roux DBA P. Eng. Izak was chair of IPEIA 2018. Prior to this he has been vice chair and program chair since 2015. Izak is also an active member of ASME and he is a member of two pressure vessel technical committees as well as of the Canadian CSA B51 Boiler, pressure vessels and piping standard technical committee. In Alberta he serves as chair of the Safety Codes Council’s Pressure Equipment Sub-council and the Edmonton Transit Advisory Board since 2015.

Megan Sutton

Megan Sutton – Education Committee Chair

Megan Sutton, M.Eng., P.Eng. has been volunteering with IPEIA since 2016. She is a Materials Engineer with a Masters of Engineering in Engineering Management. Her professional experience includes materials and metallurgical engineering, failure analysis, compliance consulting, auditing, quality and integrity management programs, and awareness training for Codes, standards and regulations. Megan is currently working with Acuren as a Senior Materials Engineer in the Edmonton engineering and laboratory group.

Theo Abels – Advisory Committee Chair

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.

Nick Marx – Industry Group, CCIA Liaison

Nick Marx, IMRL attended the 1st IPEIA Conference 26 years ago. He is a huge supporter of IPEIA and has only missed 2 conferences. He started volunteering his time to IPEIA in 2003 on the Program Committee and continued to evolve his roles. He started on the Steering Committee in 2007 as the Chair of Public Relations and was the Chair of the IPEIA 2017 Conference. Nick continues to provide his guidance and support on various committees and where is needed. IRML has been a bronze sponsor 5 years.

Doug Brett

Doug Brett– Industry Group, UCIA Liaison

Doug Brett, CET, ABSA IBPVI, TSASK Class 1, API 510/570/653. Doug has over 20 years of experience in the Oil and Gas Industry, from the wellhead, through the processing (conventional and SAGD), pipeline systems (gathering and transmission), right through to petrochemicals, including R&D activities and inspections/integrity management. Currently, he is the Asset Integrity Manager for SECURE Energy, overseeing both SECURE’s Pipeline and Static Equipment (Tanks/pressure equipment) integrity management programs, and is a member of the industry group, UCIA.

Cam McDonald – Industry Group, APPCA Liaison

Cam McDonald has been involved in the welding industry across Canada and in Australia for 20 years, as a: Welder, Welding Supervisor, Quality Inspector, and Quality Manager.

Norm Suitor

Norm Suitor – Industry Group, ARPIA Liaison

Norm Suitor, IPEIA Steering Committee member for numerous years. I have extensive experience supporting Asset Integrity Management and Pressure Envelope Integrity in the following industries: Petro Chemical, Power, and Oil & Gas.

Ashley Pukas – Industry Group Rep – SIA – observer

Ashley Pukas, SaskPower Chief/Designated Inspector, Ashley has over 20 years experience in the welding and pressure equipment integrity industry as a TSASK Class 1 LPEI, Welding Examiner, and Interprovincial Journeyman Welder. Ashley is also an active member in the IPEIA community as the chair of the Saskatchewan Integrity Association, as well as a member of the Generation Utilities Advisory Committee, and the Integrity Challenges Forum Task Force #4.

Denny Stubel – Regulatory Representation, TSASK Liaison

Denny Stubel; Client Relations & Strategy Analyst, Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan (TSASK). Denny has been employed with TSASK for 11 years and manages their large Key Accounts. Denny has established trusted working relationships with many companies and his other responsibilities also include items such as inventory reconciliations, Quality Management System reviews, Invigilation of Power Engineering examinations, Collecting overdue accounts receivables and recommending write-off’s as well as contributing to internal forecasting and budgeting. Years of Service to IPEIA: 4 years on the Program Committee, 7 years on the Steering Committee (Past Chair 2020), 1 year on the Public Relations Committee and now 3 years on the Special Sessions Committee. Denny resides in Regina, SK.

Robin Antoniuk – Regulatory Representation, ABSA Liaison

Robin (Robin Antoniuk, ABSA, second year of service to IPEIA ) – Robin has been with ABSA since 1999, mostly within the Inspections Department. He currently serves as ABSA’s Assistant Chief Inspector. Robin is on multiple committees including the Steering Committee, Finance Committee and Program Committee.

Haley Debnam

Haley Debnam – Operations Coordinator

Haley Debnam supports IPEIA and brings to the table a versatile skillset which includes training, client and technical support, and logistics. She has extensive experience in database management, data integrity, logistics, reporting, and operating procedures. One of Haley’s most valued traits is her appreciation for providing supportive and positive communications. Haley is an empathic listener and a dynamic, results-oriented problem solver who displays patience and determination in troubleshooting challenges. Her education and passion for learning includes psychology, behavioural and social sciences. She is a driven, outgoing optimistic who displays a genuine desire for continuous growth and learning.

Mackenzie Van Doorn

Mackenzie Van Doorn – Administrative Assistant

As a student of cellular, molecular, and microbial biology, my education and experience of working in a laboratory has inspired me to take on the position of an administrative assistant, as it offers a dynamic and stimulating environment that complements my scientific background. I believe that my unique combination of skills, ranging from administrative and data proficiency to scientific acumen, allows me to approach challenges with a well-rounded perspective and contribute to the success of the organization. With my dedication, adaptability, and passion for both administrative work and scientific exploration, I am confident in my ability to excel as an administrative assistant and make a positive impact within the organization.

Ali Abari

Ali Abari – Special Sessions Vice-Chair – observer

Ali Abari, PhD, P.Eng, API 510/571, CWB 2, is a senior engineer with Chevron Canada. Ali has over 12 years of experience as a materials and welding engineer working for the oil and gas industry. Ali’s experience and expertise include materials selection and design for corrosion control, damage mechanisms, failure analysis, and welding specifications. Ali has been attending and presenting at IPEIA conference since 2014.