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SPEAKERS 2016 – 2017

Dr. Steve Matza
Chief Scientist
Zyme Flow

Dr. Steve Matza has over 36 years of experience in industrial chemistry. He earned his bachelor of science from SMU and his doctorate from Purdue’s prestigious Analytical Chemistry Program. Matza interned at NASA and spent many years at Shell as a Research Chemist, Senior Process Chemist, and Corrosion Specialist before he joined ZymeFlow Decon. He holds 8 patents and has several published papers.

In his current role, Matza is responsible for research and development, product recommendations, technical support, and exploring new product applications. Matza has also been instrumental in the development and introduction of several new chemistries in the ZymeFlow Decon Technology product line.

Mr. Abdullah Al Enazi

Head of ARRAZI stationary inspection department. Vast experience in methane reformers maintenance & inspection. 7 years experience in petrochemical industries focusing on stationary equipment inspection & reliability. He possesses a Reformer certificate from MHI reformer technology center. SABIC Best performer at 2013, 2014 & 2015. Member in SABIC high temperature expert team. Winner of MTI 1st value Grand champion award at 2014. Certified in some APIs & ASNT-NDTs. Currently, studying a master degree on engineering management.

Mr. Abdul Azim Azeez
Solution Architect

Abdul is responsible for developing Asset Performance Management solutions and implementation plans for major projects in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.

Abdul earned his Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. He holds certifications from both the Institute of Asset Management and theInstitute of Risk Management, and he is a Certified Reliability Leader (awarded by the Reliability Institute).

Prior to Bentley, he has held leadership roles in the areas of reliability and asset risk management.

Mr. Juergen Kohler
General Manager – Alfa Laval
Saudi Aramco

Mr. Kohler is currently the General Manager for the Saudi Arabia branch of Alfa Laval. He has a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, specialized on Hydro – and Thermodynamics.

Mr. Nooh Al Beshrawi
Manager – Mega Macs
Al Mojil Services

Mr. Nooh earned his Bachelor degree in Business administers/economics from Western Michigan University, USA.

He has 26 years of experience in the Oil and Gas Sector in Saudi Arabia and GCC.

Mr. Philippe Raffin
Business Development Manager EMEA
PALL Corporation

Mr. Raffin has numerous years of experience as a Products and systems development specialist, expert in fluid depollution and filtration technologies and as an operations professional in the Oil & Gas Sector. He has a Business Administration degree and a Master Hydraulics Engineering degree.

Mr. Jasim Haji Hasan Mohamed
Snr. Turnaround Planning Engineer

37 years Bsc in Mechanical Engineering, University of Bahrain (2002)
Higher Diploma in Business Studies, University of Bahrain (2003) MBA, NewYork Institute of Technology (2005)
14 years Experience in GPIC, Maintenance Department (Mechanical section 12 years, Planning section 2 years)
Currently serves as Senior Turnaround Planning Engineer

Mr. Marc Hoppenbrouwers
Maintenance & Reliability Expert

Marc has more than 20 years of experience in operations and consulting roles in various industries. After university, he started at Shell E&P Research. He joined an NDT contractor firm, focused on asset integrity inspections. Then he moved to ABB in a maintenance consulting role, performing RCM and maintenance improvement projects. Over the last 10 years Marc worked as a consultant at a local European consulting firm as manager of the Reliability Engineering practice and later in Accenture, a global consulting firm as practice leader for asset performance management solutions. Currently Marc is a solution architect for DuPont Sustainable Solutions working on Operational Excellence and Operational Risk Management projects in Europe and Middle East, Russia and India.

John M.G. Alkemade
Managing Director EMEA

John Alkemade is the Managing Director EMEA with Asset Performance Networks and based in the office in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He shares responsibility for the development and growth of the company’s European, Middle East and Africa businesses. John has more than 25 years of experience in project/turnaround management in the energy, oil, gas, and chemical industries.

In 1991, John started his career as a chemical engineer for Lummus Crest in the Netherlands. He lived for 1½ years in the USA to work as a project manager – Dynamic Simulators with ABB Simcon and returned to ABB Lummus Global as Business Development Manager – Ethylene Technology. Prior to joining AP-Networks in 2006, John was with IPA, as a senior project management consultant.

John has a strong involvement in change management and in the development of managerial tools that are geared towards project and turnaround performance improvement. He has written white papers and has delivered presentations on numerous international conferences.

John Alkemade holds a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Amsterdam in The Netherlands.

Abdullah Dhafer
Operational excellence team leader
Riyadh refinery / Saudi Aramco

Abdullah Dhafer is an experienced employee with over twenty years of experience in Excellence, Quality, maintenance, and Planning field. Holding MBA from Strathclyde university . Participated with more than 25 papers and presentation both national and international, Worked at Gas Plants, Producing, Mechanical shops and refining. .Certified in Constructing and Analyzing Planning & Scheduling. Certified Lean Six sigma, Planning & Scheduling professional, EFQM, NLP, and an associate member of American Society for Quality. Currently working as Saudi Aramco, Riyadh Refinery Operational Excellence Coordinator

Kevin W McQuillan
Senior Consultant
Solomon Associates

Kevin is a Senior Consultant with Solomon Associates. He has previously worked for ICI, Huntsman and Sabic in a variety of technical and senior management roles.

Kevin is a professional mechanical engineer with 30 years industrial experience in major chemical / petrochemical organisations, He has global experience, including 1 year in Holland and 5 years in Saudi Arabia.

Kevin’s main areas of technical expertise are Asset Management, Reliability, Maintenance and Organisational Design

Kevin is a part-time lecturer in Asset Integrity and Reliability Management at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, and he is a former Vice Chairman of the European Ethylene Producers Association.

Toon Van Grunderbeeck
CEO & Owner
Lubretec bvba

BSc Engineering, MSc Engineering – Plastic Processing Technologies (design, engineering & processing).

Past 20 years independent consultant and owner of Lubretec – company supplying Lubrication Tools & Technologies, Maintenance products & equipment for Food & beverage, Heavy industries, Pharmaceuticals, Energy, Oil and Gas, etc.

Active in Europe, Middle East & Africa.

Extended experience in lubrication, maintenance organization & applications.

Development of the Lubrication Reliability Strategy program and Best Practices for lubrication. Audit & assessment of the Lubrication Management in industrial plants.

Past paper presentations at Euromaintenance Conferences, Petrotech Middle East ea.

Andrew Fraser
Managing Director
Reliable Manufacturing Ltd

Andrew Fraser is Managing Director of Reliable Manufacturing Ltd, a reliability-based change management consultancy that helps businesses to make Reliability a core value, along side safety, in their organisations.

Andrew has over 35 years manufacturing experience and has worked with clients in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, USA and the Middle East. He has held a variety of roles in his career in Engineering, Maintenance, Production and Change Management.

In 1999 he founded Reliable Manufacturing to help clients implement Reliability Based Strategies to improve profitability and safety performance. In addition to providing training and consultancy, Reliable Manufacturing help clients implement these practices through tailored change management projects.

Abdulaziz Almardi Al Ghamdi
RCA & Reliability Expertr
CEO &President
Reliability Expert Center

Abdulaziz is the Founder and President of Reliability Expert Center (REC). He holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. He is recognized RCA &Reliability expert. He established complete reliability system for many industries and played a key important role in establishing the reliability system for SABIC& Ma’aden. He’s having a total of 34 years of experience, 15 years in Reliability & RCA and 19 years in Operation and Management. He has successfully developed around 4,000 professionals,conducted many assessments and led more than 60 major investigation. His credible ways of consulting, teaching and influential principles have significantly improved the safety, reliability, and performance of various major companies.

Eng. Abdul Aziz Ahmed Al-Mazrouei
Electrical Maintenance Engineer

Graduated in Electrical Engineering from the Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabiin August 2012. Has been working as Electrical Maintenance Engineer since August 2012 in ADCO. He has acquired hands on experience in Transformer, VSD, HV Motors and UPS. Participated in the Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) of VSD Transformer and Harmonic Filter Cable Failure at ADCO Sahil Field.

Eng. Vijay B Rai
Senior Maintenance Engineer (Electrical)

Electrical Engineering graduate from the Regional Engineering College, Durgapur, India in 1987. Over 28 years of hands on experience in Nuclear Power Plant, Petrochemical and Oil & Gas in the field of Technical Services, Projects and Maintenance in India, Saudi Arabia and UAE.

He has been working as Senior Maintenance Engineer (Electrical) since June 2012 in ADCO. Previously, worked as Electrical Superintendent in the National Petrochemical Industrial Company (NATPET), Yanbu,KSA, and as Electrical Unit Chief at the Yanbu Power and Desalination Plants, KSA.

He started his career as Scientific Officer / Engineer in the Nuclear Power Corporation of India in 1988 after completion of one year In-plant training. Worked in the Electrical Maintenance and Technical Servicesin the NPCIL, India for about 11 years and then moved to KSA.

Throughout his career, he has been focusing on proactive maintenance and condition monitoring of electrical equipment. He is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute, USA. He contributed to establish the condition monitoring system in NATPET and ADCO.

Mubarak Nasser Al Mheiri
Electrical Engineer,

Mubarak Nasser Al Mheiri was born in 1977 in Al Ain, UAE. He received the bachelor in electrical engineering from Higher Colleges of Technology,Al Ain in 2012. He joined Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations (ADCO) since 2002. He work as an electrical engineer in ADCO Asab field with the responsibility of maintaining overhead transmission lines and power skids. His working interest is in maintenance and reliability of power equipment.

Colin Bateman
Director Business Development –
EMEA Integrated Global Services

Colin has a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering and more than 19 years of experience working in corrosion management using both organic/composite and metallic solutions, focusing in recent years on upstream and downstream oil and gas operations and maintenance. After beginning his career in 1997 at TENMAT in Manchester UK and spending 2 years working in Australia, Colin worked for 10 years with Belzona Polymerics Ltd as the Technical Services Manager, leaving to join Integrated Global Services Inc. in 2015. Colin is also a NACE Level 3 certified inspector.

Farah Montenegro
Local Product Expert
Brady Middle East FZE

Farah Montenegro is the Local Product Expert for Brady Middle East & North Africa. She holds a degree in International Business from Baja California State University. She has been active in the area for 7 years, where primary responsibilities include implementation onSpill control, Lockout Tagout, Lean and site surveys.

Fascinated by safety, with a strong technical background, Farah likes to make a difference in the safety industry.

Adamantios Mettas
President of Products
ReliaSoft Corporation

Adamantios Mettas is the Vice President of Products at ReliaSoft Corporation, and a renowned expert in reliability tools and methods with 18 years of experience in this field. He has been directly involved as a Project Manager and Primary Consultant/Analyst in major Design for Reliability and Asset Performance Management projects and initiatives worldwide and across different industries, including Oil & Gas, Power Generation, Automotive, Semiconductor, Defense and Aerospace, and for clients such as Chevron, DELPHI, FORD Motor Company, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), XEROX, Ma’aden Phosphate Company, etc. In addition, over the past 18 years Mr. Mettas has trained more than 2,000 engineers worldwide on the subjects of Life Data Analysis (a.k.a. Weibull), FMEA, Warranty Analysis, System Reliability, RAM Analysis, RCM, DOE, Design for Reliability, as well as advanced topics such as Accelerated Testing, Repairable Systems and Reliability Growth.Mr. Mettas has published numerous papers on the above-mentioned topics, holds a M.S. in Reliability Engineering from the University of Arizona, and he is a Certified Reliability Professional (CRP).

Eng. Amr Thamarat Ageina

Graduated from Alexandria University, faculty of Engineering, Mechanical power Department in 1995. Over 20 years hands on experience in O/G industry in the field of Maintenance, condition monitoring, Reliability, maintenance optimization and Maintenance planning.

During his 10 years GCC experience; he has been working for ADCO in ASAB Field, however in his home country Egypt; he worked for 10 years in Natural Gas processing and Liquification plants handling On & Off Shore platforms.

Started his career as a rotating equipment maintenance engineer for medium & high speed machinery and got deeply involved in the condition monitoring and balancing tasks for different types of equipment. Then he moved to the maintenance optimization, reliability and maintenance planning functions. Such exposure to almost all maintenance related functions assisted him to have an integrated vision to the maintenance process.

Throughout his career; he has been always concerned about proactive maintenance and utilizing up to date technology to assess rotating equipment condition. His solid maintenance experience assisted him to smoothly acquire so many cases and successfully resolve eminent problems. He is ISO 18436, Cat II Vibration Analysis certified and Aladon RCM certified facilitator.

He contributed to establish the condition monitoring system in ADCO and contributed to produce ADCO Maintenance Manual and ADNOC Code of Practice for Maintenance.

Mr. Ron de Rijk
Director for Sales and Operations
Curtiss Wright EST Group

Mr. Ron de Rijk is the Director for Sales and Operations with Curtiss Wright EST Group in charge of EMEA. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Leidan, The Netherlands.

Mr. Ahmed Al Essa
Technical Services Manager
Tanajib for Oil & Gas Services

Mr. Ahmed Al Essa is the Technical Services Manager with Tanajib for Oil & Gas Services who are the local partner for Curtiss Wright EST Group in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has a degree in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering from the University of South Alabama.

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Saif Mohammed Al Dhaheri
electrical engineer
ADCO Asab field

Saif Mohammed Al Dhaheri was born in 1986 in Al Ain, UAE. He graduated from Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi in 2009 with a bachelor degree in electrical engineering. He joined Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations (ADCO) since 2010. He is currently serving as an electrical engineer in ADCO Asab field with the responsibility of maintaining overhead transmission lines and power skids. His working interest is in maintenance, condition monitoring and reliability of electrical equipment.

Walid Mossa

Walid Mossa is Reliability Specialist graduated from university of New Heaven, CT, USA with M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering. In his career-establishing journey, he managed to retain a diversified experience n reliability management, in both upstream and down stream oil and gas industries. He started in refinery operations focusing on resolving chronic failure utilizing RCA techniques, and then moved to the arena of setting Asset reliability while adopting risk- based approach in identifying maintenance and inspection work. Mr. Mossa, with the maintenance teams in ADCO Fields have conducted a large scale implementation of Full RCM analyses covering all critical equipmentf in 15 operational locations, he, as certified RCM facilitator and Project Manger, was responsible for developing, implementing RCM process across ADCO, and assessing the effectiveness of such implementation. Walid Mossa’s new assignment is to develop variety of RAM models across all ADCO production Assets, to assess production availability, where in addition, he targeted to utilize the RAM in assessing the improvement in maintenance effectiveness produced via decision support tools such as RCM and RBI.

Altug Bilgic
Compressor Specialist
Weir Engineering Services Ltd.

Altug Bilgic holds a BSc in Aeronautical Engineering degree from Istanbul Technical University, an MSC in Mechanical Engineering degree from Purdue University and an MBA degree from The Ohio State University.

Altug has been designing centrifugal compressors since 1996 at Cooper Energy Services (later became Rolls-Royce Engineering Systems, Inc) and Weir Engineering Services Ltd.

Altug participated in design code development, R&D, design, sales support, marketing support, field support, commissioning, testing, assembly and manufacturing support functions throughout his career.

Tanveer Rehaman
Plant Reliability Section Head

Tanveer Rehaman is working as Plant Reliability Section Head at Yasref with 18 years of experience in Petrochemical and System Applications covering all phases of its life cycle. Familiar with all aspects of development, organization, and implementation of Integrity Programs. Personal hobby, interest, and working with highly qualified individuals, lead me to be proficient in 15+ different Industrial Application including ProActive, BlueSky, PICS, APMS Meridium, Maximo, MIMIR (Mechanical Integrity Management Information Repository BP north slope AK), PCMS,SAP, Business Object, Primavera P6, SharePoint, IRIS and working knowledge of iDART, Dynamic Risk and Brio.
I graduated from university of Texas with both Bachelor of Science Industrial Engineering and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Successfully completed API 653, API 570, API 510, API580, NACE Senior Internal Corrosion Technologist, NACE CP level 2, NACE CIP3 , RCM.