October 23, 2017

Steering Committee

Jim Yukes

Jim Yukes – Co-Chair

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

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 (Past Chair) & Advisory Committee Chair

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.

Cody Scheu

Cody Scheu – Finance Committee Chair (Treasurer)

Cody Scheu (P.Tech(Eng)) holds two Engineering Technology diplomas in Welding and Mechanical Engineering Technology from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). As well as a National Board Commission (Certified with ABSA and TSASK), API 510, 570 and CWB Level 1 Welding Inspector certifications. Cody is currently the Chief Inspector for Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL) conventional and thermal divisions. As a strong advocate for safe, compliant and reliable production equipment he continues to progress the Canadian Natural Pressure Equipment Integrity Management System to over 100,000 pieces of pressure equipment across 4 provinces and 5 jurisdictional authorities. In addition, he is an active member of both the Upstream Chief Inspectors Association (UCIA) and the Saskatchewan Integrity Advisory (SIA).

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.

Faustina Lasaga

Faustina LaSaga – Program Committee Chair

Faustina LaSaga is the Marketing Coordinator for Unified Valve Group for the past 7 years and and has over 15 years of Marketing experience in Oil and Gas. Faustina is currently the Technical Program Chair and has been a part of the Program Committee since 2017 and has held previous roles within IPEIA as Communication Liaisons for both the Technical Program Committee and the Education Committee.

Ali Abari

Ali Abari – Special Sessions Committee Chair

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.

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.

Shannon Paquette – Membership/Public Relations Committee Chair

Shannon Paquette is the District Manager with Acuren. She has been in the industry for over 20 years. Shannon has been working with IPEIA for 10 years.

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.

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 10 years and manages their larger Key Accounts. Denny has established trusted working relationships with many companies and his role includes responsibilities such as inventory reconciliations, Quality Management System reviews, Overdue Accounts Receivables and Write-Off’s and also contributes to internal forecasting and budgeting. Years of Service to IPEIA: 4 years on the Program Committee, 6 years on the Steering Committee (Past Chair 2020), 1 year on the Public Relations Committee, 2 years on the Special Sessions Committee and now 1st year on the Membership Committee.

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.

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.

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Shawn Santo – Industry Group, GUAC Liaison

Ashley Pukas – Industry Group, SIA Liaison

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.

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.