2019 GMC Keynote Speaker Joel Zeff

2019 GMC Keynote Speaker Joel Zeff

2019 Keynote Speaker - Joel Zeff

Joel Zeff creates energy. He is a dynamic speaker, improvisational humorist and author. His interactive performances invite members of the audience to participate in hilarious improvisational exercises that illustrate Joel's central message: That organizations and individuals should CELEBRATE everyday successes to increase collaboration, productivity, passion and innovation.

Since 1997, Joel has inspired audiences from Wells Fargo to Samsung to KPMG and even the IRS. Yes, the IRS. Joel is a masterful public speaker and a nationally renowned motivator, lifelong humorist and improvisational actor.

His career is a search for fun and passion. He quickly realized the importance of both at his first jobs delivering the hometown newspaper and cleaning up trash at a suburban movie theater.

2019 Speakers & Presenters

Tim Allison
Southwest Research institute
Manager

Randy Anderson
CECO
Principal Consultant

Manny Angulo
The Williams Companies
Senior Engineer

Mehdi Arjmand
Wood
Senior Engineer

Abdullah Bajwa
Texas A&M University
Manager

Mathieu Barabe
Wood
Anti-Vibration Products R&D Engineer

Jeff Barss
Wood
Field Analyst

Griffin Beck
Southwest Research Institute
Senior Research Engineer

Matt Begler
Caterpillar Oil & Gas

David E. Bell
Hoerbiger Engine Division-Altronic
Senior Vice President - Sales and Service - North America

Greg Beshouri
Advanced Engine Technologies Corporation
Manager

Umeet Bhachu
Pembina Pipeline Corporation
Sr. Rotating Equipment Engineer

Timothy Bootsveld
Wood
Anti-Vibration Products R&D Engineer

John Boser
National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation
Engineer - Compression

Gary Bourn
Anadarko

Ben Boutin
Hoerbiger Corporation
VP Engineering

Andreas Brandl
Hoerbiger Service Inc.
Engineering Manager

Wally Bratek
Wood
Principal Consultant

Eugene Broerman
SwRI
Principal Engineer

Klaus Brun
Elliott Group
Director

Keith Burley
Ariel Corporation
Product & Distribution Support

Ionut Buse
TransCanada Energy

Patrick Campbell
Ariel Corporation
Applications Engineer

Ryan Cater
SwRI
Engineer

Glen Chatfield
Optimum Pumping Technology
President

Gary Choquette
Pipeline Research Council International
Director of Research Execution

Mike Clay
Solar Turbines
Manager, Business Development

Michael Coppinger
Caterpillar Oil & Gas
Product Definition Manager

William Couch
Parker Hannifin PECO
Marketing Analyst

Randy Dal Molin
Hoerbiger Corporation of America
Regional Product Manager

Debarshi Das
Wood
Team Lead

Bhupinder Dayal
BHGE Reciprocating Compression

Kelly Eberle
Wood
Principal Consultant

Francisco Fierro
Southwest Research Institute
Senior Research Engineer

Richard Fink
Enbridge

Georg Flade
STASSKOL GmbH
Rotating Equipmetn Engineer

Ryan Gauthier
Williams Companies

Steven Green
Southwest Research Institute
Institute Engineer

Jordan Grose
Wood
Anti-Vibration Products R&D Engineer

Ken Hall
Caterpillar Oil & Gas
Global Engineering Manager

Justin Hallerman
Anadarko

Glenn Hatch
Dresser-Rand

Charles Hill
EDI, Inc.

Justin Hollingsworth
SwRI
Principal Engineer

Stephen Homan
Siemens Dresser-Rand
Project Development Manager

Kyle Howard
EnSite USA
P.E.

Derek Hughes
Antero Midstream
Maintenance Manager

Timothy Jacobs
Texas A&M University
Professor

Steven Jacquin
Siemens
Business Consultant

Christopher Kipp
Waukesha Gas Engines, an INNIO Company

Nick Klosinski
Waukesha Gas Engines
Product Manager

Ryan Krafcheck
INNIO Waukesha gas engines
VHP Product Manager

David Krenek
Monico, Inc.
Subject Matter Expert - Monitoring & Analytics

Terry Kreuz
National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation
General Manager

Aubrey Kudler
Dearing Compressor & Pump Company
Applications Engineer

Chris Kulhanek
SwRI
Research Engineer

Rainer Kurz
Solar Turbines
Manager of System Analysis

Ken L'Anglois
DCP Midstream

John Ladd
Hoerbiger Service, Inc.
Solutions Engineer, Compressor Analyst

Marc Langela
STASSKOL GmbH
Head of Material and Product Development

Taylor Linker
Texas A&M University
Manager

Tom Lumade
TC Energy
Environmental Advisor

Martin Maculo
Williams
Staff Engineer

Andrea Masi
Baker Hughes
Senior Product Configuration Manager

James McCarthy
Innovative Environmental Solutions
President

Ryan McLaughlin
Siemens
Product Line Manager

Majid Mehrpouya
Wood
Team Lead

John Mentzer
Dearing Compressor & Pump Company
Applications Engineer

Drake Millier
Atmos Energy
Project Engineer

Paul Modorski
Merjent
Senior Analyist

Grant Musgrove
Southwest Research Institute
Manager

Mikael Odfalk
Hoerbiger Corporation of America
Applications Engineer

Daniel Olsen
Colorado State University
Professor

Mark Patterson
Baker Hughes, a GE Company
Consulting Engineer

Jan Pawlewitz
Siemens
VP Sales Oil & Gas North America

Brandon Peterson
EnSite USA
EIT

Anthony Pocengal
Solar Turbines
Principal Environmental Engineer

Greg Polkus
Innio Waukesha Gas Engine
275GL+ Product Manager

Joe Powell
Universal Plant Services - Midstream Services
Technical Manager

Dan Rem
Engineering and Reliability Technical Services

Brandon Ridens
SwRI
Engineer

Angel Rivera
Kinder Morgan
Manager - Engineering Design

Alasdair Robinson
Wood
Client Relations Manager

Dan Rogers
Zahroof Valves, Inc.

Ryan Rudnitzki
Waukesha Gas Engines, an INNIO Company

Paul Sandy
Eureka Midstream
Director of Operations

Bart Sauer
Siemens
Manager

Keith Schafer
TransCanada Pipeline
reciprocating Principal

David Schroeder
CPI
Vice President of Technology

Christopher Seeton
Shrieve Chemical Products
Global Director of Technology

Norm Shade
ACI Services
Sr. Consultant & President-Emeritus

Josh Shaver
LJA Engineer
Project Manager, Sr. Professional Engineer

Sarah Simons
SwRI
Research Scientist

Dwight Small
Kinder Morgan
Engineering Technician

Oscar Smith
Equitrans Midstream

Rob Smith
Tallgrass Energy Partners
Compressor Engineer

Thomas Smith
Altite, Inc.
President & CEO

Patrick Taylor
Hoerbiger Corporation
Field Engineering Coordinator

Jon Tice
DCP Midstream
Principal Reliability Engineer

Mohamed Toema
Hoerbiger Service, Inc.
Principal Engineer

Meera Towler
Southwest Research Institute
Research Engineer

Ralph Warner
Caterpillar Oil & GFas
Business Development Manager

Benjamin White
SwRI
Manager

Kevin Whitley
Siemens
Automation Engineer

Tracy Wimberly
UPS Midstream
Technical Service Specialist

Bernhard Winkelmann
Solar Turbines
Director

Tim Allison

Southwest Research institute
Manager

No bio available.

Randy Anderson

CECO
Principal Consultant

Currently serving as a Principal Consultant for Compressor Engineering (CECO). Considered an accomplished industry expert with special expertise in the natural gas industry including, 22+ years on the “operator” side and 23+ years on the “consultant” side. Blends strong technical background (B.S. engineering) and extensive practical experience. • Expert at analyzing and troubleshooting engines and compressors with emphasis on emissions compliance, performance, reliability, and safety. • Leads and motivates diverse groups of entry-level employees, experienced technical personnel, as well as management and engineering professionals. My core areas of expertise include: • Analytical Problem Solving • Technical Training • Procedures and Planning • Emission Compliance • Technical Writing • Efficiency Strategies • Teambuilding • Accident Investigation • ROI & Profit Optimization • Leadership • Consensus Building • Communications

Manny Angulo

The Williams Companies
Senior Engineer

Manny has worked within the petrochemical industry since his 1988 graduation from Michigan Technological University with a BSME. He has worked for pipelines (Panhandle Eastern, El Paso and Williams), analyzer manufacturers (Liberty Technologies and Dynalco), and engineering consultants (BETA Machinery Analysis and CECO). During this time he performed engineering testing, completed contract analysis, supported analysis programs, and trained personnel at all organizational levels. Over the years, he developed an improved single set of equations that model both horsepower and flow through a reciprocating compressor, assisted in the implementation and on-going support of organizational wide analysis programs, standardized engine and compressor analysis procedures throughout the industry, and improved economic calculations utilized in engine and compressor analysis. Manny loves transferring knowledge to personnel throughout the industry on technical topics. His varied experience allows him to instruct a wide range of audiences with simple easy to understand explanations. His specialties: Technical training on pipeline compressor stations operations and maintenance, Engineering testing of engines and compressors, Engine and compressor performance analysis

Mehdi Arjmand

Wood
Senior Engineer

Mehdi Arjmand, MSc, PEng, Team Lead, Wood Mehdi is a team lead in Wood’s vibration, dynamics and noise group. His more than 10 years’ design and field experience includes acoustical (pulsation) and mechanical vibration analysis, field testing and troubleshooting of rotating and reciprocating machinery. Wally has published multiple papers at academic journals and industry conferences.

Abdullah Bajwa

Texas A&M University
Manager

No bio available.

Mathieu Barabe

Wood
Anti-Vibration Products R&D Engineer

Mathieu has 12 years’ experience in acoustical and mechanical vibration analysis of reciprocating compressor packages and field troubleshooting of rotating machinery systems. He has been with Wood since 2007 and now works as a products engineer in Wood’s anti-vibration products group.

Jeff Barss

Wood
Field Analyst

No bio available.

Griffin Beck

Southwest Research Institute
Senior Research Engineer

Griffin Beck is a Senior Research Engineer in the Propulsion and Energy Machinery Section at Southwest Research Institute. He is responsible for design and analysis tasks that support the development of machinery systems as well as the design, analysis, and execution of unique testing programs for a wide variety of machinery. His experimental experience includes work on wet gas centrifugal compressors, tests involving liquefied natural gas, various machinery performance tests, and testing with high pressure natural gas foam for hydraulic fracturing applications. His analytical experience includes thermal/fluid design, analysis, and simulations tasks for several machinery and process related applications. Mr. Beck earned his Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Matt Begler

Caterpillar Oil & Gas

Cat Connect Global Sales Manager 20 years in Oil and Gas ioT digital solutions with background in hardware, software, back office integration, and sales.

David E. Bell

Hoerbiger Engine Division-Altronic
Senior Vice President - Sales and Service - North America

Senior Vice President Global Sales and Service - Applications

Greg Beshouri

Advanced Engine Technologies Corporation
Manager

Mr. Beshouri received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, in 1979 and a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California-Berkeley in 1980. He then worked for Enterprise Engine Company (a manufacturer of large bore high output marine diesel engines) as a Field Service Engineer, Research Engineer, and then manager of the R&D, Service and Controls departments. During his career at Enterprise, Mr. Beshouri worked on a wide variety of State of the Art projects related to engine performance optimization, emissions reduction and design improvement. In 1988, Mr. Beshouri, with other industry experts, founded Advanced Engine Technologies Corporation (AETC) focusing on the application of "State of the Art" technologies to reciprocating engines and other combustion sources. This includes the application of parametric emissions monitoring, combustion performance monitoring, engine control technology and new technology development for large bore engines. In 2011 Mr. Beshouri joined HOERBIGER to support its efforts in establishing a worldwide reputation as a premium supplier of engine technologies and retrofit engine systems. Mr. Beshouri has authored numerous papers on engine modeling, testing and analysis. He is a member of the ASME-Internal Combustion Engine Division and Society of Automotive Engineers.

Umeet Bhachu

Pembina Pipeline Corporation
Sr. Rotating Equipment Engineer

No bio available.

Timothy Bootsveld

Wood
Anti-Vibration Products R&D Engineer

Timothy is a mechanical engineer specializing in vibration and pipe stress design. In his current role as applications and research and development engineer, he is involved in the development of Wood’s anti-vibration products and provides specialist advice on their application, based on his background in pulsation and finite element modeling of piping systems. Timothy has been with Wood for over six years, focusing on pipe stress and vibration analysis projects; balancing both requirements for B31.3, API 618/674 studies. Timothy also delivers detailed training seminars to engineers on the topics of acoustical pulsation and mechanical vibration simulations.

John Boser

National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation
Engineer - Compression

John Boser, P.E., is currently an Engineer 2 for Compression Engineering at National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation, located in Williamsville, NY. John is responsible for managing capital construction projects, process design, and engineering support activities, including specification writing and compressor and equipment analysis. He graduated from the University at Buffalo with a B.S. in Civil Engineering in 2013 and a Master’s in Business Administration in 2018.

Gary Bourn

Anadarko

No bio available.

Ben Boutin

Hoerbiger Corporation
VP Engineering

Ben graduated from the University of Calgary in 1986 with a B.Sc. in Engineering. He worked in the field of machinery diagnostics for twenty years developing both portable and continuous monitoring systems for engines, compressors and rotating equipment. Ben joined HOERBIGER in 2006 as Manager of OEM Field Support. He has lead product development and Engineering teams for over twenty five years and his expertise includes machinery analysis and compressor valve troubleshooting. He is currently Vice President of Engineering and is responsible for Engineering and Drafting for HOERBIGER’s Compression business in North America.

Andreas Brandl

Hoerbiger Service Inc.
Engineering Manager

: Andreas Brandl is the Engineering Manager at HOERBIGER Service Inc. in Houston, TX. His work focuses on Reciprocating Compressors for the Oil & Gas industry. Before coming to Texas he was working in the corporate R&D department for HOERBIGER in Austria. Andreas earned his Master’s degree in mechanical engineering at the Vienna University of Technology and his MBA at the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University.

Wally Bratek

Wood
Principal Consultant

Principal consultant, field engineering and troubleshooting Wood Wally Bratek is a principal consultant in Wood’s vibration, dynamics and noise group. His more than 20 years’ design and field experience include acoustical (pulsation) and mechanical vibration analysis, machinery dynamics, field testing and troubleshooting, alignment, high-speed balancing, lateral rotordynamics, piping flexibility and flow-induced pulsation. Wally has presented multiple papers at industry conferences and is an active member of the API 618 6th Edition task force for pulsation analysis and the GMRC Gas Machinery Conference committee.

Eugene Broerman

SwRI
Principal Engineer

Eugene L. Broerman, III is a Principal Engineer in the Fluid Machinery Systems Section at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio, TX. He is a 2001 graduate of Texas A&M University-Kingsville with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has over 16 years of experience in the fields of mechanical vibrations, compressor and piping system design, acoustics, finite element analysis, and thermal piping stress.

Klaus Brun

Elliott Group
Director

Dr. Brun is the Director of Research & Development at Elliott Group where he leads a group of over 60 professionals in the development of turbomachinery and related systems for the energy industry. His past experience includes positions in product development, engineering, project management, and executive management at Southwest Research Institute, Solar Turbines, General Electric, and Alstom. He holds nine patents, authored over 350 papers, and published three textbooks on energy systems and turbomachinery. Dr. Brun is a Fellow of the ASME and won an R&D 100 award in 2007 for his Semi-Active Valve invention. He also won the ASME Industrial Gas Turbine Award in 2016 and 11 individuals ASME Turbo Expo Best Paper awards. Dr. Brun is the chair if the 2020 Supercritical CO2 Power Cycles Symposium, past chair of the ASMEIGTI Board of Directors, the ASME Oil & Gas Applications Committee, and ASME sCO2 Power Cycle Committee. He is also a member of the API 616 Task Force, the ASME PTC-10 task force, the Asia Turbomachinery Symposiums Committee, and the Supercritical CO2 Symposium Advisory Committee. Dr. Brun is currently the Executive Correspondent of Turbomachinery International Magazine and Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Gas Turbines for Power.

Keith Burley

Ariel Corporation
Product & Distribution Support

No bio available.

Ionut Buse

TransCanada Energy

No bio available.

Patrick Campbell

Ariel Corporation
Applications Engineer

Patrick Campbell is an Application Engineer for Ariel Corporation in Mount Vernon, Ohio. Patrick’s responsibilities include sizing and selecting Ariel compressors for a variety of applications, technical training, troubleshooting, and retrofitting existing equipment. In his 6 years with Ariel, Patrick has specialized in CO2 and challenging compression systems along with technical training for Ariel’s customers. Patrick received a BSME with a minor in Aeronautics from Trine University in 2013.

Ryan Cater

SwRI
Engineer

Ryan Cater is a Research Engineer at Southwest Research Institute with a background in machinery technology for the oil & gas industry, and he maintains a high level of expertise in gas compression with reciprocating compressors. Ryan has experience measuring performance of reciprocating compressors and components under standard and wet-gas conditions and some of his past projects include packaging reciprocating and centrifugal compressors and development of a zero-leakage rod packing seal from initial conception to fully-functional prototype. He is also an expert in lubrication theory for reciprocating compressors and has developed physics models and software for predicting lubrication rates.

Glen Chatfield

Optimum Pumping Technology
President

No bio available.

Gary Choquette

Pipeline Research Council International
Director of Research Execution

Gary Choquette is the Director of Research Execution for the Pipeline Research Council International. He has than 30 years of operating experience natural gas transportation industry including design and construction, information technology, field operations and gas control. He has been involved in pipeline research since 2012. Mr. Choquette has a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Nebraska and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas.

Mike Clay

Solar Turbines
Manager, Business Development

Mike Clay is the Business Development Manager at Solar Turbines Inc, based in Houston, Texas. He began his 30-year career with Solar Turbines as a Field Service Representative in the Western U.S. installing, commissioning, & troubleshooting gas turbines, centrifugal compressors, and generators. From there he has progressed through varied positions within Solar leading up to his current position. He began his career with Gas Turbines while serving in the U.S. Navy.

Michael Coppinger

Caterpillar Oil & Gas
Product Definition Manager

Michael Coppinger is the Product Definition Manager for the Gas Compression product segment within Caterpillar's Oil and Gas business unit. Since joining Caterpillar in 2007, he has held various positions within both the engineering and marketing organizations, including new product design, product quality and durability, field follow validation, technical product support, and currently product definition and strategy.

William Couch

Parker Hannifin PECO
Marketing Analyst

For over twenty years Bill has been involved in many activities associated with the Gas Machinery Research Council as a member of GMC Project Supervisory Committee and the GMC Planning Committee. Bill was Chairman of the 2012 GMRC Gas Machinery Conference in Austin, Texas and received the GMRC’s Edward N. Henderson Distinguished Service Award in 2014. He has written and presented numerous technical papers and short courses on natural gas related topics as well as non-tradition subjects of relevance to Engineers, Managers and Professional Engineers within our industry. From 2005 to 2012 Bill Chaired the Compressor and Pump Station Technical Committee for the Pipeline Research Council International, Inc. (PRCI). During Bill’s tenure with the committee he oversaw the challenging transition from ‘entitled’ research funding to the more competitive ‘vote your dollars’ research funding by the PRCI member companies. For many years Bill was actively involved in natural gas industry research and Engineering education performed at Colorado State University’s Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory. He also worked with the Kansas State University’s National Gas Machinery Laboratory, advancing their educational and natural gas research activities. The majority of Bill’s professional career was spent with El Paso Natural Gas and Tennessee Natural Gas where he held various positions in Design Engineering, Project Management and Management. He is presently employed by Parker Hannifin, providing marketing research and filtration training for employees, distributors and customers worldwide. Bill holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State University Long Beach and Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from New Mexico State University. Bill is a registered Professional Engineer in New Mexico and Texas.

Randy Dal Molin

Hoerbiger Corporation of America
Regional Product Manager

Randy graduated from the University of Calgary in 1990 with a B.Sc. in Computer Science. From 1991 to 2006 he worked in the field of engine and compressor diagnostics developing both portable and continuous monitoring systems. Randy joined HOERBIGER Corporation of America in 2006 providing Project Management for new product introductions. His experience includes Product and Project Management, Manufacturing Engineering, Field Testing, and Product Market introduction. Currently Randy is the North American Valve Product Manager.

Debarshi Das

Wood
Team Lead

No bio available.

Bhupinder Dayal

BHGE Reciprocating Compression

No bio available.

Kelly Eberle

Wood
Principal Consultant

Kelly Eberle, BSc, PEng Principal consultant, vibration, dynamics and noise Wood Kelly is a principal consultant and technical authority for machinery vibration and dynamic analysis at Wood. With more than 30 years’ industry experience, Kelly has accumulated a wide range of design and field expertise, particularly in the area of pressure pulsation analysis and mechanical analysis of reciprocating compressor and pump installations. Kelly has authored and presented numerous technical papers involving acoustical simulations, thermal flexibility, dynamic finite element analysis, machinery, structural and foundation analysis.

Francisco Fierro

Southwest Research Institute
Senior Research Engineer

Francisco Fierro, is currently a Senior Research Engineer for the Fluid Machinery Systems Section at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio, TX. He is a 2004 graduate of New Mexico State University with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and a 2007 graduate with a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He has over 12 years of experience in the fields of mechanical vibrations, compressor and piping system design, finite element analysis, thermal piping stress and acoustics.

Richard Fink

Enbridge

No bio available.

Georg Flade

STASSKOL GmbH
Rotating Equipmetn Engineer

1991 – 1998: Study of Chemistry 1998 – 2001: PhD in Chemistry at the Max-Planck-University 2001 – 2007:R&D in different fields of Polymer applications (Bavaria) 2009 – 2011:International MBA in Germany, France, USA & China 2007 – Today: Head of Material and Product Development at STASSKOL

Ryan Gauthier

Williams Companies

No bio available.

Steven Green

Southwest Research Institute
Institute Engineer

Steve Green is an Institute Engineer in the Mechanical Engineering Division at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI). He is the Project Manager for the Separation Technology and Research (STAR) Program, a joint industry program focused on research and testing of separation equipment for the oil and gas and chemical processing industries. Mr. Green has spent almost 39 years at SwRI and has worked for a broad array of industry and government customers mainly in the areas of thermo-fluid dynamics, multiphase flow, and low-gravity fluid mechanics. Mr. Green earned his B. S. and M. S. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Jordan Grose

Wood
Anti-Vibration Products R&D Engineer

No bio available.

Ken Hall

Caterpillar Oil & Gas
Global Engineering Manager

No bio available.

Justin Hallerman

Anadarko

No bio available.

Glenn Hatch

Dresser-Rand

No bio available.

Charles Hill

EDI, Inc.

No bio available.

Justin Hollingsworth

SwRI
Principal Engineer

Justin R. Hollingsworth is a Principal Engineer in the Machinery Department of Southwest Research Institute’s (SwRI) Mechanical Engineering Division, a team dedicated to the analysis, testing, and implementation of advanced turbomachinery and related equipment. His rotordynamic experience spans more than 26 years, with an emphasis on lateral, steady state and forced response torsional, transient torsional, stability, and bearing/seal studies. He has conducted field measurements and associated analyses for a wide variety of machinery, including centrifugal and reciprocating compressors, gearboxes, turbines, pumps, generators, engines, industrial cooling fans, and electric motors. He has been involved in producing (as author or co-author) 16 publications related to machinery dynamics, has contributed to related industry standards and guidelines, and is a member of ASME.

Stephen Homan

Siemens Dresser-Rand
Project Development Manager

Steve Homan has been with the Siemens/Dresser-Rand business for near 11 years. Originally he joined the Enginuity, LLC team in 2007 in the Sales and Marketing Director role. Upon the acquisition by Dresser-Rand in 2009, Steve assumed the role of managing project execution for business, overseeing all aspects of work and scope required to successfully complete all work booked for the business unit. He now works in a business development like role out of the Siemens Reciprocating Compressors and Engines segment, focusing on helping the North America client facing teams secure new project business for improved reliability, operability and emissions reduction primarily on integral engine/compressors, but also for high speed separables. While in the industry, he has served on the advisory board for the National Gas Machinery Laboratory at Kansas State University, served as a liaison to the PRCI for Dresser-Rand, and presented multiple times at the EGCR and GMC. Steve holds a BS in Engineering Science and an MBA from Colorado State University. He resides in Fort Collins, CO with his wife of 30 years. Cycling? Golf? Shooting Sports? Yeah, let's go!

Kyle Howard

EnSite USA
P.E.

Kyle Howard, PE – Vice President – Kyle’s experience in the energy industry encompasses both domestic and international projects. He is a licensed professional engineer in multiple states with his primary expertise in executing EPCM projects pertaining to onshore facilities, compressor stations, and pipeline projects. His principle expertise covers conceptual to detailed facility design, major equipment specification development & coordination, and all phases of project management. He has been actively involved in multiple industry associations, including technical paper authorship and serving as an instructor for facility related design classes

Derek Hughes

Antero Midstream
Maintenance Manager

Joining Antero in 2014, Derek is currently the Manager of Maintenance for Antero Midstream, where his responsibilities include all maintenance activities for 186 compressor packages, managing the standards and processes for Midstream warehousing, asset management, and water maintenance. He also assists with providing support for 20 compressor stations on all daily activities. His area of responsibilities covers Antero’s footprint located in West Virginia and Southeast Ohio. Derek spent the early part of his operational career in West Virginia when he started with Dominion Transmission as a field man in the WV storage field. He began with Dominion in 2002 and transitioned his focus to Pennsylvania and Ohio. While working in Ohio, Derek implemented the roaming heavy maintenance repair team that focused on the overhaul maintenance of eight compressor stations covering two states. Prior to joining Antero, Derek was the Operations Manager at Dominion Transmission where he was responsible for eight compressor stations, 325 miles of DOT pipelines, and 148 storage wells. Overall, his area of responsibilities spanned the company’s portfolio with focus in the Northeast portion of West Virginia. He held various operational positions during his 12 year tenure at Dominion; Supervisor of Operations, Lead Mechanic, Sr. Mechanic, Operator, and Field Man. These various positions were focused on the transportation of dry commercial quality gas in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Derek is originally from Woodsfield, Ohio. He attended Walsh University on a basketball scholarship and majored in Physical Therapy with a minor in Computer Science. He serves on the board of directors for Genesis Youth Crisis Center and is an active member of Horizons Church. He and his wife, Amber, currently reside in Bridgeport, WV with their four children, Ashton, Treyton, Brooke and Brinley. Derek and his family enjoy farming, outdoor activities, sporting events and classic cars.

Timothy Jacobs

Texas A&M University
Professor

No bio available.

Steven Jacquin

Siemens
Business Consultant

PreSales & Solution Architect at Siemens 4+ years with Siemens Industry Software in Canada. 20+ years in controls and industrial IT products and services with technical, team building and leadership, and business planning and execution roles and responsibilities.

Christopher Kipp

Waukesha Gas Engines, an INNIO Company

No bio available.

Nick Klosinski

Waukesha Gas Engines
Product Manager

No bio available.

Ryan Krafcheck

INNIO Waukesha gas engines
VHP Product Manager

Ryan Krafcheck is the Sr Product Manager for Waukesha gas engines. As product manager, Ryan works closely with internal and external groups to ensure products meet customers’ needs. He is responsible for the entire life of the VHP, beginning with new product development efforts and voice-of-customer studies, through commercialization, and ending in product line rationalization. In addition to new product introductions, he is also responsible for sales revenue, product cost, and the multigenerational product plan for VHP engines. Previous to his role as VHP Product Manager, Ryan led the Gas Compression Product line and has had roles as Marketing Manager and Sr. Application Engineer. Ryan has been with Waukesha for 14 years. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a certificate in technical communication from the University of Wisconsin—Madison. He also holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin—Whitewater.

David Krenek

Monico, Inc.
Subject Matter Expert - Monitoring & Analytics

: David Krenek has been in the oil and gas industry for 43 years, primarily in technical support roles for sales and service of natural gas compression equipment. He has been with Monico since May 2018 as Subject Matter Expert for Monitoring & Analytics. Prior to that, David was with Caterpillar for 20 years managing application support, technical service support and product definition for Caterpillar’s Oil & Gas marketing unit. During his last 10 years with Caterpillar, he was responsible for developing, marketing, and operating Condition Monitoring solutions for Caterpillar natural gas engines in gas compression applications. Prior to working with Caterpillar, David was with Halliburton Company’s gas compression rental business unit with the last 4 years as Manager of Compression Engineering. David has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A & M University. He is currently a member of the Gas Machinery Research Council’s (GMRC) Project Supervisory Committee and active in the GMRC’s Gas Machinery Conferences. His hobbies include photography and performing masterpiece choral music.

Terry Kreuz

National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation
General Manager

Responsible for managing and controlling the engineering design, construction and operations/reliability support function for natural gas compression, electrical, automation, and gas processing, for NFG’s Transmission, Midstream and gathering areas. Terry graduated in 1984 with a B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo, and he is a participating and contributing member of multiple industry standards and committees, including PRCI, GMRC, EGCR and API.

Aubrey Kudler

Dearing Compressor & Pump Company
Applications Engineer

Aubrey Kudler, E.I.T. is an Applications Engineer at Dearing Compressor & Pump Company in Youngstown, Ohio. She is responsible for providing technical customer support, reviewing customer specifications and sales information to develop detailed proposals based on a preliminary compressor package design. In 2004 Ms. Kudler graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in Business and Political Science and went on to earn a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering in 2013 from Youngstown State University. Utilizing her business background and experiences in Project Design and Management, she analyzes and interprets complex documents and specifications.

Chris Kulhanek

SwRI
Research Engineer

Chris D. Kulhanek is a Research Engineer in the Machinery Department at Southwest Research Institute. He is responsible for investigating problems with fluid-process machinery and associated plant systems. His interests include lateral and torsional rotordynamics, bearings and seals, finite element analysis, and mechanical design. Mr. Kulhanek performs third-party design audits, troubleshooting, and root cause failure analysis of turbomachinery and fluid systems. He has authored technical papers in the area of fluid film bearings and torsional vibration. Mr. Kulhanek received his B.S. and M.S. degrees (Mechanical Engineering) from Texas A&M University.

Rainer Kurz

Solar Turbines
Manager of System Analysis

Rainer Kurz is the Manager, Systems Analysis at Solar Turbines Incorporated, in San Diego, California. His organization is responsible for predicting compressor and gas turbine performance, for conducting application studies, and for field performance testing. Dr. Kurz attended the Universitaet der Bundeswehr in Hamburg Germany, where he received the degree of a Dr.-Ing. in 1991. He joined Solar Turbines in 1993, and holds his current position since 1995

Ken L'Anglois

DCP Midstream

No bio available.

John Ladd

Hoerbiger Service, Inc.
Solutions Engineer, Compressor Analyst

No bio available.

Marc Langela

STASSKOL GmbH
Head of Material and Product Development

1991 – 1998: Study of Chemistry 1998 – 2001: PhD in Chemistry at the Max-Planck-University 2001 – 2007:R&D in different fields of Polymer applications (Bavaria) 2009 – 2011:International MBA in Germany, France, USA & China 2007 – Today: Head of Material and Product Development at STASSKOL

Taylor Linker

Texas A&M University
Manager

Taylor Linker is a second-year Master's student studying mechanical engineering at Texas A&M University. He currently works in the Advanced Engine Research Laboratory (AERL) under the advisement of Professor Timothy Jacobs. His research is funded by Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI) and focuses on improving the control of two-stroke, natural gas pipeline engines. Taylor received his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the University of New Mexico in 2017. There he also performed energy-based research to improve electric utility demand response programs. His interests include thermodynamics, internal combustion engines, and energy conversion engineering in general.

Tom Lumade

TC Energy
Environmental Advisor

No bio available.

Martin Maculo

Williams
Staff Engineer

No bio available.

Andrea Masi

Baker Hughes
Senior Product Configuration Manager

No bio available.

James McCarthy

Innovative Environmental Solutions
President

Jim McCarthy is the President of Innovative Environmental Solutions, Incorporated (IES) and has over 30 years of experience in the air quality and energy field. IES supports natural gas industry efforts to strategically resolve air quality and greenhouse gas emission issues.Jim’s specialties include the characterization and control of NOx, air toxic, and GHG emissions from combustion and process equipment in the energy industry, and facilitation of natural gas industry efforts to integrate best science principles into federal and state regulations. Prior to IES, Jim led the Gas Research Institute air quality R&D program.Jim has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego.

Ryan McLaughlin

Siemens
Product Line Manager

:Ryan McLaughlin is a product line manager for Siemens Gas and Power with a focus on reciprocating compressors. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University at Buffalo and joined Siemens in 2012. Currently, he uses his experience in the oil and gas industry, coupled with Siemens' 11+ years of experience in additive manufacturing, to push the limits and provide innovative solutions that align with our client’s needs.

Majid Mehrpouya

Wood
Team Lead

Majid Mehrpouya, PhD, PEng Team Lead, Machinery Analysis Wood Majid is an expert in finite element modeling, pulsation and dynamic analyses of compressor and piping systems. He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering with focus on finite element analysis, mathematical modeling, optimization, signal processing and data analysis. He is also proficient in the field troubleshooting of rotating equipment. Majid has worked with Wood since 2014 in both design and field troubleshooting roles.

John Mentzer

Dearing Compressor & Pump Company
Applications Engineer

John Mentzer is the Applications Coordinator at Dearing Compressor and Pump Company, located in Youngstown, Ohio. John is a member of the Dearing Leadership Team that sets strategic direction for the company. John began his career at Dearing in 2003 in Shipping and Receiving and, while working, went on to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree from Youngstown State University in Electrical Engineering Technology in 2006. Today, he is responsible for managing Dearing’s Applications Department, where he utilizes his broad experience in project and controls design to supervise the Applications Team, and he oversees all aspects of application engineering work to support the submittal of client proposals for natural gas compressor packages and related components for the Oil and Gas Industry. John was awarded his Eagle Scout in 1998 and volunteers as a Scouts BSA Cub Scout den leader in his local community.

Drake Millier

Atmos Energy
Project Engineer

Drake Millier Engineer 3 Atmos Energy Drake Millier is an engineer with Atmos Energy with over 10 years’ experience in design, construction, and operation in all sectors of the oil and gas industry: upstream, midstream, and downstream. He received his degree in chemical engineering from Texas A&M and degree in chemistry from Austin College. Most recently his wife, daughter, and goldendoodle endured him completing the specification, evaluation, and installation/commissioning of an injection compressor rated for 3200 PSIG. He has a passion for performance evaluation and analysis that often traverses its way to the bidding/purchasing efforts for projects.

Paul Modorski

Merjent
Senior Analyist

No bio available.

Grant Musgrove

Southwest Research Institute
Manager

Grant Musgrove is Manager of the Propulsion and Energy Machinery Section at Southwest Research Institute. He currently conducts applied research for turbomachinery applications in oil and gas, power generation, and propulsion applications. Mr. Musgrove has experience with the aerodynamic design of radial machinery for both large-scale power generation and small-scale propulsion. His research work in the area of multiphase flows in machinery has included both experimental and computational methods of solid-gas and liquid-gas (wet gas) flows. His active research areas are turbomachinery design, wet gas compression, and supercritical CO2. Mr. Musgrove earned his B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University and from The Pennsylvania State University.

Mikael Odfalk

Hoerbiger Corporation of America
Applications Engineer

Mikael Odfalk is an Applications Engineer at HOERBIGER Corporation of America in Houston, TX. His primary role is in supporting the engine piston ring business with technical expertise. Prior to his position at HOERBIGER he worked as a drive train and tribology expert in the automotive industry for about 20 years. He has a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Linköping, Sweden and a Licentiate degree in Materials Science from the University of Uppsala, Sweden.

Daniel Olsen

Colorado State University
Professor

No bio available.

Mark Patterson

Baker Hughes, a GE Company
Consulting Engineer

No bio available.

Jan Pawlewitz

Siemens
VP Sales Oil & Gas North America

No bio available.

Brandon Peterson

EnSite USA
EIT

Brandon Peterson, PE – Mechanical Engineer – Brandon is a professional engineer whose primary expertise is compressor stations, pipeline modernization, and gas processing facilities. His experience includes engineering and project management of detailed compression facility design, pipeline design and major equipment specification development & coordination.

Anthony Pocengal

Solar Turbines
Principal Environmental Engineer

Anthony Pocengal is a Principal Environmental Engineer with Solar Turbines. As an expert in air pollution and air quality issues, Anthony provides project regulatory assessments and is responsible for the interpretation of air emissions regulations around the world and their effect on Solar’s markets and products. Anthony holds a professional engineering license and has experience in air quality consulting and source monitoring. He has 20 years of experience in the field and has been with Solar Turbines for 13 years. Anthony earned a bachelor’s degree in Physics from Ithaca College (NY) and a master’s in Environmental Engineering Sciences from the University of Florida.

Greg Polkus

Innio Waukesha Gas Engine
275GL+ Product Manager

Greg Polkus is the Product Manager for the 275GL+ product line at INNIO Waukesha Gas Engine. As a leading provider of power equipment, Waukesha Engine is focused on power generation and gas compression for oil and gas applications. Waukesha Engine's product portfolio includes highly reliable, robust reciprocating engines that generate 240 to 5000 horsepower for numerous industries globally.

Joe Powell

Universal Plant Services - Midstream Services
Technical Manager

Joe Powell has been in the natural gas industry for the past 23 years. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from LSU, he went to work for a major natural gas pipeline transmission company where he worked for just over 17 years. While there, he worked in various roles ranging from measurement technician to engineering to front line supervision. A majority of that time was spent working as a Reliability Engineer supporting all equipment in various compressor stations across South Louisiana. From there, he spent 4 years working for an OEM as the Director of Sales for the Eastern US. After leaving his sales role, he headed to Universal Plant Services where he currently works in their Midstream Division as the Technical Manager. Joe’s passions include project scoping and management, root cause failure analysis, and providing technical support for reciprocating equipment. His current role at Universal Plant Services allows Joe the opportunity to continue to work in these areas with customers to help bring about the best outcome for the equipment that he is asked to support.

Dan Rem

Engineering and Reliability Technical Services

No bio available.

Brandon Ridens

SwRI
Engineer

Brandon Ridens is a research engineer with the Machinery Department at the Southwest Research Institute. He currently oversees the high-pressure gas property testing laboratory at SwRI; providing thermophysical gas properties, including speed of sound, density, specific heat, and enthalpy change measurements for various gases in the high-pressure, supercritical regime. Mr. Ridens has also managed and participated in multiple industry-funded consortia focusing on the thermophysical properties of gases relevant to the compression and pipeline industry and their relation to commonly used equation-of-state (EOS) models. Mr. Ridens has conducted thermodynamic evaluations and reviews of two-phase flow for wet-gas compression and absorption characteristics of CO2, performing thermophysical measurements of supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) for compression applications.

Angel Rivera

Kinder Morgan
Manager - Engineering Design

Angel Rivera is currently the Manager of the Engineering Design group at Kinder Morgan in Houston, TX. He is a 1996 graduate of The University of Texas at San Antonio with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering. His area of expertise includes the fields of mechanical design, mechanical vibrations, conducting field studies on various natural gas systems (including dynamic pulsation and strain data), compressor and piping system design and analysis, finite element analysis, compressor station layout design and pipeline design.

Alasdair Robinson

Wood
Client Relations Manager

Alasdair Robinson, BSc, PEng Service Line Manager, Machinery Analysis Wood Alasdair is a professional engineer with 25 years' experience with rotating and reciprocating machinery in the oil and gas industry. He has spent most of his career working on the design, operation, and maintenance of gas compressors with a focus on vibration-related problems. Alasdair currently manages the machinery analysis service line in Wood’s vibration, dynamics and noise group.

Dan Rogers

Zahroof Valves, Inc.

No bio available.

Ryan Rudnitzki

Waukesha Gas Engines, an INNIO Company

No bio available.

Paul Sandy

Eureka Midstream
Director of Operations

No bio available.

Bart Sauer

Siemens
Manager

No bio available.

Keith Schafer

TransCanada Pipeline
reciprocating Principal

Keith W. Schafer - TC Energy Started his career with Columbia Gas Transmission at Kenova Compressor Station. Working 10 years there in operations, maintenance and engine analysis. 1987 Columbia started their Equipment Analyst Team that Keith was a part of for the next 24 years, before becoming the Team Leader of the group. In 2010 he was named Manager of System Reliability with 28 technicians and engineers overseeing Reliability of 103 compressor stations. Transcanada purchased CPG in 2016 and Keith was named the Reciprocating Principal for the 530 reciprocating engines and compressors in US Gas Operations. With oversight of all Reliability issues including, maintenance inspections, overhauls, parts, vendor management and engine analysis. Keith has been on the GMC planning committee for 12 years. This year was Chairman of the Eastern Gas Compression Roundtable, servers on the KSU, NGML Advisory Board and on the PRCI Compressor and Pump Committee. After 42 years Keith has been involved with almost all aspects f Natural Gas Compressor Stations

David Schroeder

CPI
Vice President of Technology

David Schroeder is Vice President of Technology of Compressor Products International (CPI). Prior to assuming his current responsibilities, he served in a variety of roles in engineering management, application engineering, and field service. He originally joined the company, then known as France Compressor Products, in 1996 as a Valve Product Engineer. David graduated from Penn State with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1990. After graduation he studied for two years in the Penn State Propulsion Laboratory under an Air Force research program. He then went to work for Cooper Industries (part of which later became Cameron) in their Engineering Management Training Program. He started at their Turbocompressor division in Buffalo, NY in the production test laboratory in 1992. Next he went to their reciprocating compressor and engine division, Cooper Bessemer, in Grove City, PA. He worked there as a Project Engineer in the new unit and re-application department until he joined France Compressor Products.

Christopher Seeton

Shrieve Chemical Products
Global Director of Technology

Dr. Seeton is the Global Director of Technology for Shrieve Chemical. He has is PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Bachelor's and Master's degrees in ME from Georgia Tech. Dr. Seeton has worked on lubricant-gas interactions in compressors, heat exchangers, and system operation for the past 24 years. He is an expert at measuring the thermophysical properties of gases and lubricants and has designed and built test instruments to cover the range of operating conditions in the field. Unrelated to the gas industry, Dr. Seeton worked at Honeywell prior to joining Shrieve as the Global Technology Leader for HFO-1234yf, and is responsible for the adoption of the new refrigerant in vehicles world wide - a billion dollar business in itself and the basis of change in stationary AC systems now underway. He is the current chairman for the SAE Interior Climate Control Fluids Committee, various ASHRAE committees, and is very active in traveling to the gas patch to teach field technicians the basis of operation of their compression systems.

Norm Shade

ACI Services
Sr. Consultant & President-Emeritus

W. Norm Shade is Sr. Consultant and President-Emeritus of ACI Services Inc., headquartered in Cambridge, OH. He received BME and MSME degrees from The Ohio State University, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 1970, and he is a registered professional engineer in the States of Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas. Before leading ACI from 2004 through March of 2013, he spent 32 years in various engineering, management and executive positions with Cooper Cameron Corporation including Director of Engineering, General Manager, and VP - Product Development. In 2003 he started his own Houston, TX based consulting company that continues to provide market research and technical services to companies in the oil and gas industry and related fields. He has authored more than 450 published articles and technical papers, serving as a regular columnist and Contributing Editor for COMPRESSORTechTwo magazine. His new book, Gas Compression: A Primer on Compression Equipment and Technology, is being published one chapter at a time in the monthly issues of Gas Compressor Magazine, and he is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and training events. His recent responsibilities with ACI included leading an industry-wide Gas Machinery Research Council program to develop a new design and application guideline for high-speed compressor packages in field gas services, serving as vice-chair of the API 11P 3rd Edition Task Group and working with a multi-discipline team to develop a new linear motor reciprocating compressor for hydrogen vehicle refueling. Shade is Past-Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Gas Compressor Association (GCA) and is active in the Gas Machinery Research Council (GMRC), Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Gas Electric Partnership, and API 11P Task Force, having held many positions and committee chairmanships. He is an ASME Fellow and has received a number of other awards including the GCA Distinguished Service Award, the GMRC Edwin N. Henderson Award for service to the gas compression industry, the ASME Distinguished Service Award, the Ohio State University Ohio State University Stillman Robinson Award (for lifetime achievement in chosen profession) and E.G. Bailey Entrepreneurship Award, nominee for the Association of Ohio Community Colleges Friend of Community Colleges Award and Honorary Associate in Public Service Degree from Zane State College. He currently serves on advisory committees for the Ohio State University Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Zane State College Energy Technology and Gas Compression Programs.

Josh Shaver

LJA Engineer
Project Manager, Sr. Professional Engineer

Josh Shaver Sr. Project Manager LJA Engineering Josh Shaver is a Senior Project Manager with LJA Engineering, with over (17) years’ experience of design, construction, and operation in all sectors of the oil and gas industry: upstream, midstream, and downstream. He received his degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Texas in Arlington 2007. Mr. Shaver’s work experience encompasses over (8) years’ experience with Atmos Energy, (2) years’ experience working for OEMS, in addition to his (4) years as secretary and (2) years as Vice Chairman and Secretary of the GRMC PSC committee. Mr. Shaver has co-authored (5) GMRC papers as well as participating in many more, and is currently assisting efforts to update API 11P.

Sarah Simons

SwRI
Research Scientist

Sarah Simons is a Research Scientist in the Fluid Machinery Systems Section at Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI). She has developed new state-of-the-art analyses and test devices from research performed in the fields of acoustics, vibrations, and compressor operation. She has over 8 years of experience performing acoustic, thermal, and modal analyses of complex existing and new machinery piping systems with the aid of commercial and in-house digital design tools. Ms. Simons has written and co-authored numerous papers, magazine articles, and a book on the subject of acoustics, pulsations, gas properties, noise and vibration in compressors and pumps

Dwight Small

Kinder Morgan
Engineering Technician

Dwight Small began working on the natural gas pipeline with Woodward Governor as an applications engineer. Went on to work with Enginuity analyzing engines and commissioning new HPFi system installations. Proceeded to work for El Paso in WY as an engine analyst. Now currently employed by Kinder Morgan as an Engineering Technician analyzing engines and compressors and testing emissions.

Oscar Smith

Equitrans Midstream

No bio available.

Rob Smith

Tallgrass Energy Partners
Compressor Engineer

No bio available.

Thomas Smith

Altite, Inc.
President & CEO

Tom Smith is President and CEO of Alltite, Inc. of Wichita, KS. Tom has been in calibration, tools and equipment since graduating from The University of Kansas in 1995. Upon Graduation, Tom started out as an Area Manager for Hytorc, covering Kansas and Northern Oklahoma. In 1999, Tom moved to Ann Arbor, MI to become a Territory Manager for Hytorc and remained there until 2003. In 2003, Tom founded Alltite, Inc. in Wichita, KS. Alltite sells, rents, services and repairs industrial tooling with an emphasis in bolt torque and tensioning. Alltite specializes in tool kits and custom Quality Programs for Bolting in the Wind, Oil and Natural Gas Compression, Power Gen, and Refining Industries. Tom has been published twice in Compressor Tech Two and has given Bolting Seminars to 6 different Nuclear Power Plants. Most recently, Tom co-authored a White Paper titled "Field Calibration and Accuracy of Torque Wrenches" presented at the 2011 ASME PVP Conference.

Patrick Taylor

Hoerbiger Corporation
Field Engineering Coordinator

Patrick is the Manager Product Support for HOERBIGER Corporation of America. He started at HOERBIGER in 2005 as a compressor controls engineer working with the HydroCOM and eVCP product lines. Prior to HOERBIGER, Patrick worked in the maritime industry as a marine engineer and holds a First Assistant Engineer’s license. During his maritime career he worked on various break bulk freighters, oil tankers, and offshore drilling platforms. Patrick also served in the Persian Gulf as a civilian mariner during the Second Gulf War. Patrick is a 1997 graduate of the US Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY and served in the US Naval Reserve from 1997 to 2005.

Jon Tice

DCP Midstream
Principal Reliability Engineer

Jon K. Tice - Jon began work in the gas transmission industry following graduation with his MSM&AE from Cornell University. He began his career as a Compressor Design Engineer at Ingersoll-Rand Company in Painted Post, NY. Later, he began work on the low emission integral engines produced at I-R. He held several different jobs in the emissions end of the industry, notably a co-founder of Enginuity in 1995.Jon worked for El Paso Pipeline Group from 2001 - 2006 before returning to Enginuity in 2006, where he worked for the next 8 years. In 2014, Jon decided to take a position with DCP Midstream where he worked until June, 2019.

Mohamed Toema

Hoerbiger Service, Inc.
Principal Engineer

Mohamed Toema is a principal engineer working with HOERBIGER Engine division. For more than 8 years in HOERBIGER he is responsible for engine emission upgrade projects. Mainly for large bore legacy gas engine serving the natural gas pipeline industry. Toema received his PhD from Kansas State University (National Gas Machinery Laboratory). He joined Hoerbiger team in June 2011 and he became a registered PE engineer in the state of Texas since 2012.

Meera Towler

Southwest Research Institute
Research Engineer

Meera Day Towler, P.E.is a Research Engineer in the Rotating Machinery Dynamics Section at Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, TX. While at SwRI, her research has included instrumentation, performance testing, control systems, and rotordynamicsanalysis intended for applications such as turboexpanders, centrifugal compressors, and utility-scale cycles. She has Bachelor of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics from Southern Methodist University. She recently completed her Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, with a specialization in controls and dynamic systems.

Ralph Warner

Caterpillar Oil & GFas
Business Development Manager

No bio available.

Benjamin White

SwRI
Manager

Benjamin A. White, P.E., is the Manager of the Fluid Machinery Systems Section at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio, TX. He is a 1995 graduate of Texas A&M University with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has over 20 years of experience in the fields of mechanical vibrations, compressor and piping system design, finite element analysis, thermal piping stress and acoustics.

Kevin Whitley

Siemens
Automation Engineer

No bio available.

Tracy Wimberly

UPS Midstream
Technical Service Specialist

Tracy Wimberly is an Equipment Analyst with over two decades of hands on experience. Tracy specializes in Reciprocating Equipment Analysis but also is a Reciprocating Equipment Analysis Trainer and a Rotating Equipment Analyst. He is employed by Universal Plant Services Midstream as a Technical Specialist who is heading up the Equipment Analysis Deportment and had worked for Windrock as a Equipment Analyst and Instructor for the past 11 years. A background as a Mechanic, Instrument Technician and Electrician along with the endless resources from U.P.S. Midstream and the mentorship from legends in this industry have shaped Tracy into a complete Equipment Analyst. Tracy Wimberly currently resides in New Orleans, LA with his wife and son but was born and raised in Lake Charles, LA.

Bernhard Winkelmann

Solar Turbines
Director

No bio available.