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Paul Anderson

Paul Andersen

REA STS CHST OWSI

Paul Anderson

Paul Andersen

REA STS CHST OWSI

A proven, successful safety professional with 25 years’ experience in General Industry, Oil and Gas Industry and the Construction Industry. Most recently he worked for CalOSHA as an Associate Safety Engineer in the High Hazard Unit. Prior to working for CalOSHA, Paul worked as a subject matter expert for PG&E as a Senior Safety Advisor to the PSEP program for three years. At PG&E, Paul provided support and guidance to • Read More »
Mark Bridgers

Mark Bridgers

Principal - Continuum Capital

Mark Bridgers

Mark Bridgers

Principal - Continuum Capital

Mark Bridgers is a consultant to the engineering and construction industry and leads a Global Energy Vertical Market team. He works with global energy firms, pipeline companies, local distribution companies, electric transmission/ distribution utilities and power generators to support the planning, design and constitution of capital assets. As a recognized expert in capital construction and operational challenges, Bridgers was recently honored with membership in the Society of Gas Operators (SOGO).

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Stephen Cabano

Stephen Cabano

President - Pathfinder LLC

Stephen Cabano

Stephen Cabano

President - Pathfinder LLC

Steve Cabano is President of Pathfinder LLC, a project management consulting firm specializing in the planning, development and execution of domestic and international capital plant construction projects. With more than 25 years of project engineering and project management experience in the industrial and commercial facilities industry, he has provided cost, scheduling, procurement and similar project related services for owner and government clients in the Petroleum, Petrochemical, Chemical, Environmental, Pharmaceutical, Industrial • Read More »

Ralph Cantafio

Ralph Cantafio

President and Managing Partner • Cantafio Hammond

Ralph Cantafio

Ralph Cantafio

President and Managing Partner • Cantafio Hammond

As the owner of an eight-attorney general practice, Ralph Cantafio possesses extensive experience in civil litigation and commercial transactions. His practice includes regular representation of clients in Alaska, Colorado, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Wyoming and those District Courts statewide, as well as the U.S. District Court. His caseload emphasizes law related to commercial, corporate, construction and oil and gas law.

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Cal Chapman, P.E.

Cal Chapman, P.E.

President and CEO - Chapman Engineering Inc.

Cal Chapman, P.E.

Cal Chapman, P.E.

President and CEO - Chapman Engineering Inc.

Cal Chapman has practiced environmental engineering and corrosion engineering, project management and environmental sciences since 1981. In the mid-1970s, he worked on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline project. He is a cofounder of Chapman Engineering, which began business in 1988. Chapman graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, in 1981, with a major study area of mechanical engineering and concentrations in chemical and electrical engineering. He is a licensed professional engineer • Read More »

John W. Fluharty II

John W. Fluharty II

Consultant to Quanta Services

John W. Fluharty II

John W. Fluharty II

Consultant to Quanta Services

John W Fluharty II is currently a consultant to Quanta Services and has performed various market studies, regulatory reviews, business improvement reviews and recommendations. His expertise is to review changes in business and regulations and relate them back to market potential and realignment required for business to take advantage of it. Fluharty also works with a client’s customers to develop large and complex projects. He brings the field experience, business • Read More »

Markus Ginten

Markus Ginten

Senior Sales Manager • ROSEN Group

Markus Ginten

Markus Ginten

Senior Sales Manager • ROSEN Group

Studying in Germany and China Markus Ginten obtained academic degrees in Civil Engineering and Business Administration. In his professional life as Engineer he was working on various construction projects for buildings as well as industrial and infrastructure facilities. Markus joined the ROSEN Technology & Research Center (RTRC), Germany in 2006 as Service Manager. Here he was in charge of the development of various inspection and integrity service solutions. As Account • Read More »

Corey Goulet

Corey Goulet

Senior Vice President • Natural Gas Pipelines Major Projects

Corey Goulet

Corey Goulet

Senior Vice President • Natural Gas Pipelines Major Projects

As Senior Vice President, Natural Gas Pipelines Major Projects, Corey Goulet is accountable to execute on TransCanada’s substantial portfolio of large-sized natural gas pipeline project. This portfolio will include Columbia growth, Mexico and LNG projects.

Goulet has 30 years of energy infrastructure experience. His experience is varied and has focused on the development, construction, operation and maintenance of natural gas, wind, hydro, nuclear and transmission power facilities; gas, oil and refined • Read More »

Andy Jensen

Andy Jensen

Director of Oil and Gas

Andy Jensen

Andy Jensen

Director of Oil and Gas

Andy earned a physics degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He specializes in the areas of pipeline integrity, direct assessment and corrosion control, and his background includes more than 16 years of problem-solving in oil and gas pipeline environments. As a pipeline integrity and corrosion control expert, Andy is actively involved with the implementation, testing, and documentation of pipeline integrity assessment and management programs. Andy has • Read More »

Rick Kivela

Rick Kivela

Director of Operational Compliance • Spectra Energy Partners

Rick Kivela

Rick Kivela

Director of Operational Compliance • Spectra Energy Partners

Rick Kivela graduated from Michigan Technological University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.  Upon graduation, Rick was hired by Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Company in the Engineering Construction Department.  Over his 37 year career in the natural gas transmission industry, Rick has held positions in Construction Management, Project Management, Environmental Compliance, Facility Planning and Operational Compliance.  Rick is currently the Director of Operational Compliance for Spectra • Read More »

Bradley Kramer

Bradley Kramer

Managing Editor - North American Oil & Gas Pipelines

Bradley Kramer

Bradley Kramer

Managing Editor - North American Oil & Gas Pipelines

Bradley Kramer is the managing editor of North American Oil & Gas Pipelines. He has been covering the underground construction market since 2005, when he joined Benjamin Media Inc. as a writer and editor for Trenchless Technology and Compact Equipment. Since 2008, Kramer has been focused on North America’s oil and gas pipeline construction and maintenance sector. He graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelors of Science in news • Read More »

Brian Laing

Brian Laing

Chief Operating Officer • CRC-Evans

Brian Laing

Brian Laing

Chief Operating Officer • CRC-Evans

Graduated from Northern College, Kirkland Lake, Ontario Canada 1975, Welding Engineering Technology, Graduated from Cranfield University, Cranfield, UK 1978 Master of Science Welding Engineering.  Working career started with Dominion Bridge, Montreal Canada at the corporate welding research center – 1978 to 1979.  Joined Nova, an Alberta Corporation (now TransCanada) in 1979 to 1982 in Calgary Canada as a welding engineer.

While at Nova I worked with CRC-Evans developing their welding system • Read More »

Eric Lang

Eric Lang

Integrity Engineer • Enbridge Energy Systems

Eric Lang

Eric Lang

Integrity Engineer • Enbridge Energy Systems

Eric Lang, P.E., is an Integrity Engineer located in Houston, Texas, and has been working for Enbridge Energy’s Systems Integrity group since 2012. His current responsibilities include work in pipeline risk assessment with past experience in hydro-testing, inline inspection (ILI), cost estimating, bidding analysis and historical pipeline records and maximum allowable operating pressure (MAOP) analysis for pipeline systems in Enbridge’s southern region.

Prior to Enbridge, Lang worked as a Land Development • Read More »

Terri Larson, APR

Terri Larson, APR

Director, Public Affairs - Enbridge

Terri Larson, APR

Terri Larson, APR

Director, Public Affairs - Enbridge

Terri Larson has more than 25 years of experience working in public relations and in the broadcast and print news media. As a member of Enbridge’s senior leadership team, Larson has considerable experience in corporate communications, community engagement, community investment and brand and reputation management. Larson also directs the company’s U.S. pipeline public awareness program and, having recently led development of an Enterprise Public Awareness Program, has accountability for public • Read More »

Luke Litteken

Luke Litteken

Vice President, Gas Operations • Xcel Energy

Luke Litteken

Luke Litteken

Vice President, Gas Operations • Xcel Energy

Luke Litteken, governing operations and maintenance of regional gas distribution and high pressure systems. He is responsible for system reliability, emergency response, damage prevention, public safety, compliance, and customer satisfaction over geographically dispersed territories in seven states, encompassing more than 1.9 million natural gas customers.

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Dan Lorenz

Dan Lorenz

President - Joe Knows Energy

Dan Lorenz

Dan Lorenz

President - Joe Knows Energy

Dan Lorenz is the President of Joe Knows Energy and Joe Knows Tradesmen. He is an entrepreneurial civil engineer who has spent 35 years growing companies that include a construction company, a training company and now a staffing/consulting/training/software company. Lorenz is passionate about leadership, learning and infrastructure.

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Andrew Lu

Andrew Lu

Managing Director, Operations and Engineering Services - American Gas Association

Andrew Lu

Andrew Lu

Managing Director, Operations and Engineering Services - American Gas Association

Andrew Lu has worked at AGA for 15 years, handling a variety of assignments. He provides leadership in pipeline safety advocacy issues, particularly those tied to U.S. Department of Transportation proposed rulemakings. He also oversees most of the events and programs within AGA’s Operating Section, such as the Operations Conference, the Safety Leadership Summit and the Peer Review program. Prior to AGA, Lu worked at Consumers Energy in Michigan for • Read More »

Tim McGuire

Tim McGuire

Vice President of Directional Crossings • Michels Corporation

Tim McGuire

Tim McGuire

Vice President of Directional Crossings • Michels Corporation

Tim McGuire is Vice President of Michels Directional Crossings, an industry leader in Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) and Direct Pipe (DP) construction and recipient of numerous trenchless industry milestone achievement awards.  Mr. McGuire has over 30 years of professional experience, 26 of which have been in underground mining, drilling, and utility construction, most recently with over 24 years of direct experience in Trenchless construction methods for every type of utility, • Read More »

Jonny Minder

Jonny Minder

Integrity Solutions Engineer • Diakont

Jonny Minder

Jonny Minder

Integrity Solutions Engineer • Diakont

Jonathan Minder has over 5 years of experience working in the oil and gas industry.  He started at Diakont in the field as an NDE Level I Inspector.  Before coming to Diakont he held positions at both Schlumberger and NASA.  He holds degrees in engineering and mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis, and from Hawaii Pacific University.

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Robert Osborn

Robert Osborn

Senior Vice President of Pipeline Operations • Michels Corporation

Robert Osborn

Robert Osborn

Senior Vice President of Pipeline Operations • Michels Corporation

As Senior Vice President of Michels Pipeline Construction, Bob has responsibility for all aspects of pipeline construction operations across the United States, including construction of mainline & distribution pipelines, gathering field systems, facility construction, station fabrication, maintenance & repair. Bob has been in the pipeline industry over 35 years, working his way through the business as a laborer, teamster operator, and then into management. He has helped to grow • Read More »

Bill Solomon

Bill Solomon

President and CEO • Vacuworx, LLC

Bill Solomon

Bill Solomon

President and CEO • Vacuworx, LLC

Bill Solomon is President and CEO of Vacuworx LLC in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Founder and Chairman of The Pipeline and Energy Expo. Previously, he spent 15 years at Johnson and Johnson in sales and marketing with international and division responsibilities.

In 1999, Solomon started Vacuworx, the world leader in manufacturing self-contained vacuum lifting equipment for heavy-duty material handling industries. He founded The Pipeline and Energy Expo in 2009, which is focused • Read More »

Ryan Tetrault

Ryan Tetrault

Manager, Quality Assurance - TransCanada

Ryan Tetrault

Ryan Tetrault

Manager, Quality Assurance - TransCanada

Ryan Tetrault leads a diverse group of quality professionals comprised of Quality Engineers, Certified Quality Auditors, SAP Quality Management Module software, Root Cause Analysis, and Supplier Pre-qualification specialists.

Ryan and his team are responsible for the program, project, and supplier audits, Root Cause Analysis, Management of Change, and quality governance within TransCanada. With nearly 20 years of practice and leveraging his extensive project management experience, Ryan has brought his passion for • Read More »

Russel Treat

Russel Treat

President • EnerSys Corp.

Russel Treat

Russel Treat

President • EnerSys Corp.

Russel Treat is the President and CEO of the EnerACT Companies, and President of its subsidiaries EnerSys Corp. and Gas Certification Institute LLC. He is responsible for EnerSys Corp.'s operations as a provider of software and services to enable pipeline operators to comply with control room management regulations while at the same time implementing operations best practice.

Treat is also responsible for Gas Certification Institute’s operations in custody transfer hydrocarbon measurement training • Read More »

Steve Weiler
Steve Weiler

Steven A. Weiler

Partner

Steve Weiler represents energy companies in regulatory, litigation and transactional matters in Washington, D.C., and throughout the United States. Steve has more than 25 years of experience, principally involving the electric and oil & natural gas industries. With an emphasis on electric transmission and oil & gas transportation, Steve has represented electric utilities, merchant transmission developers, natural gas and oil pipelines, local
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Chris Yoxall

Chris Yoxall

Senior Executive Vice President • ROSEN Group

Chris Yoxall

Chris Yoxall

Senior Executive Vice President • ROSEN Group

Chris Yoxall is is Senior Executive Vice President of the ROSEN Group and is presently based in Houston, Texas. He has more than 20 years of experience in asset integrity management including legal, technical and contractual management; primarily in the oil and gas industry. Over this period, he has worked throughout Africa, Australasia, Asia, China and North America. He remains involved globally, actively participating in various standards and committees, including • Read More »

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