Quality in Canada - 150 Years

October 13, 2017


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Peter Dimmell - GO Productivity

Peter is a Professional Engineer with over 25 years of experience and has worked with General Electric and General Motors. He has worked in the Oil and Gas Industry for over 17 years. He has a Masters in Engineering, Masters in Law and is a certified Black Belt in Lean-Six Sigma. He was a Managing Partner in an Engineering Consulting Company and had a number of management roles while at Encana including the Continuous Improvement Program for Canadian Operations. Peter implemented a very successful Supplier Quality Management program teaming with operations, supply chain, EH&S and saved over $160 MM in four years due to increased productivity in major capital projects. He has worked as a consultant with Cenovus SAGD oil sands operations and saved over $70 MM in OpEx over two years.  He has worked as a senior advisor consultant with Shell Upstream Americas supporting operations from Argentina to Alaska including off shore programs.  Peter advises executive and senior leadership teams on strategic productivity opportunities and leads successful and sustainable programs across an organization and their supply chain.

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David Hall - ProSolve

Leadership - True Understanding of Quality and Management

As the Founder of ProSolve, an operations management consulting and engineering practice since 1987, David has dedicated his service for people and organizations to their improvements in productivity and quality of life.  Through the application of Quality, using training and effective organizational change methods, David has developed, implemented, audited and improved many management systems in a broad cross-section of product and service industries.  This has led organizations into sustainable cultural change.

He has designed or re-designed organizations and improved management systems for grassroots, growing and mature organizations with 10 to 2,500 employees or more.  The significant results and benefits experienced by ProSolve’s clients have led to growth and expansion of many operations and have often allowed clients, business owners and managers to increase profitability and reap the rewards from many years of hard work.

David has trained thousands of people in understanding Quality, Lean and Continual Improvement.  As a consultant and Lead Auditor, he has evaluated quality and environmental management systems for many years in Canada and internationally, usually leading to performance and productivity improvements.

David is a member and past Councillor of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA), a Fellow of Engineers Canada, and an Honorary Fellow of Geoscientists Canada.  He has held a membership in the American Society for Quality (ASQ) since 1989.

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Andre Ferrari - Enbridge Pipelines Inc.

Title: Fundamentals of Reliability Engineering
Reliability Engineering is often confused with other specialties such as Maintenance Engineering even Risk Analysis. This presentation will introduce the fundamental concepts of Reliability Engineering in line with the ASQ’s Certified Reliability Engineering (CRE) guidelines and as practiced in an operating environment such as Enbridge Liquids Pipelines but also in a Refinery or Manufacturing plant. This includes the “academic definition” of Reliability as well as the derived tools and concepts used to ensure that an operating asset will provide adequate return on its capital investment over its defined lifecycle. The concepts will be supported by examples of studies and derived benefits including strategic decision making as well as some tools and processes used to enhance asset reliability. To respond to the main theme of this conference which is Risk Management, the interconnection between Reliability Engineering and Risk Analysis will be highlighted.


Vik Kohli - Enbridge Pipelines Inc.

Vik Kohli is Director of Engineering Services for Enbridge’s Liquids Pipelines assets.  In this role, Vik provides strategic and tactical leadership for engineering matters to ensure safe and reliable operations.  Vik is heavily involved in culture shifts related to process safety management, engineering governance and asset management.  Vik has over 16 years of energy pipeline experience in general management, engineering, operations and project management.  Vik first joined Enbridge in 2001, moving through several engineering positions before transition to operations.  In 2004, Vik moved to the Midwestern USA area to work in field operation where his responsibilities included emergency planning and response, maintenance planning and project integration.  In 2007, Vik returned to Canada where he held a number of management roles related to project development and project execution, until moving into his current role in 2011.  Vik was recently nominated by Enbridge for Canada’s Top 40, Under 40 awards. Vik earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alberta, Canada, a Coaching Certificate from Royal Roads University in British Columbia, Canada and holds Masters in Business Administration degrees from Cornell University in the United States and Queens University in Canada.  Vik is a registered Professional Engineer in Alberta, registered Project Management Professional, Advisory Board member for the Young Pipeliners Association of Canada and Board member and Vice Chairman with the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) Foundation.  Previous to joining the CEPA Foundation Board, Vik was Chair of the CEPA Foundation Quality Culture steering committee.   Vik is also actively involved with the Canadian Standards Association as Vice Chairman of an Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems technical standards committee and a proud and active supporter of the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer and the United Way.
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Darryl Logan - PowerComm Technical Ltd.

API (American Petroleum Institute) Q1

Darryl Logan is a Certified Engineering Technologist and holds an IRCA designation as both a Lead and Principal Auditor for Quality Management Systems.  Mr. Logan has over two decades of ISO 9001 and API Q1 standards/policy consulting experience, in which he has conducted more than 1500 ISO Audits and 300 API Audits.  This expertise, as well as his ability to assist clients obtain their objectives and potential QMS needs, has positioned Mr. Logan to add significant value to many organizations.  He has advised and been a facilitator for many companies navigating through the implementation of a quality management system and continuous improvement.  Mr. Logan’s comprehensive experience has allowed many people to gain valuable knowledge into the extensive policies, procedures and requirements of both the American Petroleum Institute and ISO 9001.

Sandra Marin - Sandra Marin Inc.

Sandra brings to her professional practice over 25 years of leadership experience in Sales, Client Relationship and Human Resource Management. She has inspired others while managing vision and purpose, and driving for results. Industry experience includes consumer products, market research, retail, post-secondary, utilities and government. Sandra is passionate about creating sustainable workplaces through positive, productive and effective relationships. Having firsthand business and leadership experience makes Sandra unique amongst coaches and consultants. She is particularly aware of and sensitive to the many challenges and competing priorities faced by her clients. Known as an active thought partner with a keen sense of humour, and an eye for the less obvious. Quickly develops rapport with individuals at all levels and supports them as they work towards their own goal achievement.  



Gord Masiuk - Masiuk Consulting Services Ltd.

Creating an Engaged Workforce to Sustain Continuous Improvement Initiatives

Gordon Masiuk, President, Masiuk Consulting Services Ltd., is a seasoned quality management consultant, and certified LEAN/6 Sigma Black Belt from Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  He has held senior and executive leadership positions including VP of Organizational Effectiveness and Human Resources, and has designed and led numerous company wide continuous quality improvement/Lean/6 Sigma programs and operations management systems over the past 28 years in 11 different industries.
He has authored the TQM Reference Guide for the Alberta Government, and led the development and implementation of the Alberta Government - Premier's Award of Excellence which has been in place since 1995.  His article titled "Aligning Quality Management with Company Strategy" was published in the February 2012 issue of Banas Qualidade (BQ) Magazine, a leading Quality Management publication from Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Gord is a senior member of the American Society for Quality, and has presented at over 20 conferences, including four ASQ World Conferences and both Calgary ASQ Quality Conferences.