Norm Poynter croppedNorm Poynter – NLAS Possibilities (Canada) and Asset Management Advocates (USA)

Connect: LinkedIn Twitter: @normpoynter  Email: norm@normpoynter.com

Norm Poynter has been in management consulting with specialization in SAP plant maintenance and integration for the past fourteen years. He has been involved in a variety of projects including system and continuous improvement implementations, best practices, plant turnarounds, re-engineering, process improvements, and process safety development and implementation.

Norm has held management, technical, and functional roles with companies including Agrium, NOVA Chemicals, DuPont, Canexus, Nexen Inc., Marathon Oil, and Suncor. Today, Norm focuses on integration of systems across landscapes to form knowledge execution management systems, asset information management systems, and sustainable groups of core corporate competencies and subject matter (communities of practice). This approach is used to enable standardization, consistency, and productivity through better use of grass roots technologies like SAP.


Tony Ciliberti – Reliability Dynamics

Connect: LinkedIn Twitter: @RelDynamics Email: tony.ciliberti@rd-eam.com

Tony Ciliberti PE is the Principal Engineer for Reliability Dynamics LLC, an engineering and technology company specializing in application of ISO 14224 methods in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. He is a licensed chemical engineer with 29 years’ experience as a maintenance and reliability engineer in petrochemical, oil and gas, and public utilities sectors. His experience includes four years with SAP Americas’ National Consulting Practice as a Principal Consultant/Solution Architect for large corporate M&R/EAM implementations.

Ciliberti represents the United States as an ANSI-appointed expert member in the International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee 67, Work Group 4 “Reliability Engineering and Technology,” Project Group 1 ISO 14224 “Collection and exchange of reliability and maintenance data for equipment,” and Project Group 2, ISO 20815 “Production Assurance and Reliability Management.” He participates in the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS), Process Equipment Reliability Database (PERD) Project, as the PERD ERP Subcommittee Chair.


Ted Lister - finalTed Lister – STONAVIGATOR

Connect: LinkedIn Twitter: @STONavigator Email: ejlister@stonavigator.ca

Ted Lister began his career in electrical design before trading electrons and protons for ones and zeros. It was 1992; Ted was red-lining drawings—after commissioning a billion-dollar gas plant—using red colored pencils on A1 paper. It wasn’t long before he discovered the value of computer programs to accomplish this task. He was hooked.

As the years followed, Ted pursued a career in large-scale, complex industry projects, which required large amounts of data to plan, schedule and execute. As he worked with engineering firms to develop software solutions, he realized the process methodology—similar to that of hydrocarbon processes—was plagued with leaks (a.k.a. spreadsheets). To make matters worse, users were often not trained in data integrity, resulting in ones and zeros leaking from the data pipeline (a.k.a. business process methodology).

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John Woodhouse - finalJohn Woodhouse – TWPL

Connect: LinkedIn Email: john.woodhouse@twpl.com

John is CEO of the consulting and training organization, TWPL. With a personal senior management background in the oil industry (esp. Shell O&G and refining) and major engineering (Kvaerner), he launched TWPL in 1995 as a consortium of former senior industrial managers to provide pragmatic advice, training and support in physical asset-dependent organizations. John is also Founder, Fellow and Chair of the Panel of Experts for the Institute of Asset Management. He chaired the BSI/IAM development of the PAS 55 standard for optimal management of physical assets, and was UK Expert Representative in the development of the first International Standard for Asset Management (ISO55000). He has also led the development of the first published Asset Management Competences Framework (IAM 2006), and the International MACRO & SALVO collaboration programs in cost/risk optimization of asset management decisions and life cycle management. John is also author of the book ‘Managing Industrial Risk’, Publ. Chapman & Hall, 1993 and ‘Asset Management Decisions: the SALVO Process’, Publ. TWPL 2014, and lecturers widely around the world at conferences, and through university and in-house management training programs.


Tom McDermott – TWPL

Connect: LinkedIn Email: tom.mcdermott@twpl.com

As the director of asset management at the New York State Power Authority (the largest state-owned utility in the US operating 17 large hydro and fossil generating facilities and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of extra high voltage transmission lines), framed the development of their asset management principles on PAS 55, later ISO 55000 The organisation is responsible for 25% of the electric energy consumption in New York State.

During Tom’s 35 year career at the Power Authority he spent first 20 years in the engineering group specializing in high voltage engineering, transmission line design and power plant modifications. The last 15 years were focused on building a performance engineering and asset management group, re-shaping the organization around the principles of asset management.



Kal Jassal – TWPL

Connect: LinkedIn Email: kal.jassal@twpl.com

Kal is a principal consultant at TWPL.  He is a respected leader with more than 25 years’ industry experience and proven success in supervising teams completing complex integrity projects within budget/time constrains and in compliance with regulatory requirements. Talent for developing innovative strategies to meet financial goals while maintaining project integrity. Developed, enhance and implemented a number of integrity management programs for major oil clients.





Marius Basson – Aladon

Connect: LinkedIn Email: marius@aladon.com

Mr. Basson is an experienced engineering professional with more than 20 years experience in leading and implementing business improvement and reliability programs. He specialized in the application of Reliability-centered Maintenance (RCM2) for many years and adopted a methodical way of thinking. He has a strong track record of successful engagements with asset-intensive industries including manufacturing, chemical, oil and gas, mining, electric utilities, water and wastewater utilities, chemical, nuclear waste processing and other process industries. He has extensive experience as a dynamic manager with a proven track record in large capital project management.




Drew Troyer – Sigma Reliability

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Drew D. Troyer has more than 25 years of practical experience as a reliability engineer and asset management thought leader. An advisory to hundreds of blue chip clients in the manufacturing, mining and process industries, Drew brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and creativity to organizations to enable them to increase the productivity, safety and environmental performance of their engineered assets, while simultaneously reducing the cost of ownership. His client list reads like a who’s who of global industry. Drew has authored more than 200 books, chapters, articles and technical papers on various aspects of reliability engineering and management. He’s created numerous training workshops, including Reliability Engineering in Dollars & $ense and Cut the FLAB with Proactive Maintenance, which focuses on fasteners, lubrication, alignment and balance – the foundation of equipment reliability. Drew holds the Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE), Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP), and MBA qualifications. Drew is also passionate about land conservation and preserving our natural resources for future generations. He chairs the board of directors for the Compatible Lands Foundation, a nonprofit land trust.