Daryl has been instrumental in helping YPAC get off the ground and shape the future direction of the organization. He is currently the Vice President at ROSEN Canada, having served in prior roles at General Electric and Novacorp International. Daryl’s experience is primarily in the pipeline integrity world along with extensive experience in business management.
Kyle is Director of Gas Projects Engineering at TransCanada and is responsible for the design and Engineering oversight for all new pipeline, compression and measurement facilities on TransCanada’s Canadian Gas System. Previously he has held a variety of management and technical roles in engineering, design, operations, maintenance and pipe integrity. However, Kyle points to his time working as a CEPA staffer and thousands of hours working on industry, R&D and Standards committees and efforts as major influences on how he sees the industry and as keys to how today’s technical and stakeholder challenges can be overcome. He is very excited to pass on his experience, insight and guidance to YPAC and the young pipeline professionals in this exciting industry.
YPAC is excited to have Vik as a recent addition on the Advisory Board. His contributions to and knowledge of the pipeline industry are going to assist YPAC in getting to next level in our vision through seamless execution. Vik is currently the Director of Engineering Services at Enbridge and has extensive experience in development engineering, project execution, and strategic planning for new groups; creating programs and processes to ensure business needs are met.
YPAC is excited to have Steven as a recent addition on the Advisory Board. His vast industry pipeline knowledge and experience will assist YPAC in reaching its status as a premier organization for pipeline knowledge and discussion. Steven is currently a Sr Manager within Enbridge’s Control Center and has extensive experience from previous positions at ATCO Pipelines as well.
Honory provides YPAC with treasury and financial direction in regards to book keeping and budgeting. He is currently a project manager at SNC-Lavalin Inc. and has over twenty years of experience in the Oil and Gas Industry.
Joe has donated his time by providing mentoring to the YPAC Committee and steering the organization in its joint efforts with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Pipeline Systems Division (ASME PSD). He is currently Engineering Technical Leader on the Integrity Management Team at the National Energy Board (NEB) in Calgary, Canada. Mr. Paviglianiti has 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He worked in oil and gas facility construction for 14 years before obtaining a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of Calgary. In addition, he provides input into regulatory and standards development and is the current chairman of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Z662 Technical Subcommittee on Construction and is a member of the CSA Z662 Executive Committee. In addition, Joe is also on the executive of both the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Pipeline System Division and the ASME International Pipeline Technology Institute.
Dr. Alan Murray
Alan has donated his time and efforts into Industry Speaker events for YPAC while at the same time providing strategic input for YPACs future direction and expansion plans. He is the former Chief Engineer at the National Energy Board, currently an adjunct Professor at the University of Calgary. Alan has 35 years of experience in pressure vessels, offshore marine and pipelines in design, construction, R&D and management. He is the past Chairman of the ASME Pipeline Systems Division and fellow ASME. Alan is co-author of “Pipeline Design & Construction” – a practical approach.
As Senior Vice-President, Major Projects, Robert Jones is responsible for the development, implementation and construction of all major facilities and infrastructure projects at TransCanada. These responsibilities include project and construction management, safety, environment and stakeholder relations including community, landowner and aboriginal affairs. Prior to this appointment Mr. Jones provided leadership to the Keystone project team, developing the project from the conceptual stage. He joined TransCanada in 1998 and has nearly 30 years of experience in the areas of business development, project management, engineering and operations of natural gas and liquid hydrocarbon pipeline systems. Mr. Jones holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Alberta, and is a registered Professional Engineer. He is also an Alumnus of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.
Dr. Ron Hugo
Ron acts as YPACs primary university liaison at the University of Calgary, providing the YPAC committee with opportunities to share the exciting developments & opportunities available to students in the pipeline industry. He is the head of the Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering Department at the University of Calgary and specializes in the area of Thermo-Fluids and Energy Systems & Environments.
Arti has devoted her time and contributed valuable input at YPAC meetings. Ms. Bhatia is the Head of the Compliance Solutions group at Det Norske Veritas (Canada) Ltd. She has extensive experience in the oil and gas pipeline industry, specializing in the areas of pipeline risk and engineering assessments, research and technology development and application within pipeline engineering, inline inspection programs, pipeline investigations and implementation of management systems, and regulatory compliance. Previous experience includes providing direction and leadership within a North American gas transmission pipeline company in primary functions related to land and right of way management, public awareness, pipeline performance and compliance, pipeline risk assessment and program development, pipeline integrity program execution, mapping and records management and quality management processes.
Lorna has provided YPAC with high value insights into strategic planning, which has resulted in a defined mission statement, vision and value proposition for the organization. She is currently Senior Manager of integrity Technology Advancement at Enbridge Pipelines Inc. Lorna has extensive experience in risk management and strategic planning for new groups; creating programs and processes to ensure business needs are met.
Kevin is the Pipeline Department Manager for Fluor Canada. In this role he is responsible for building and managing the Canadian pipeline business including development of technical personnel and supporting the global Fluor pipelines business. Kevin has over 18 years of oil and gas industry experience including refining and pipelines both in Canada and internationally. He has held technical engineering and operations roles along with engineering management and project management positions on large diameter, cross country pipelines. Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Alberta and is a registered Professional Engineer.