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Speakers SAAMA 2019

Oluwankemi Agunbiade
Data integration – Unlocking potential insights to improve equipment reliability

Oluwakemi started her 10 year reliability career in the open cast mining industry before transitioning to the petrochemical industry. She is currently a senior reliability engineer supporting the gas production business of Sasol Synfuels.

She has extensive experience with plant data analysis across a fleet of equipment which is used to highlight potential areas for improvement and optimisation. She is also experienced in conducting root cause analyses, developing maintenance strategies, conducting risk based inspections for pressure equipment, and compiling detailed equipment integrity studies.

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Nezar Al Shammasi
Maintenance, Reliability & Asset Management Excellence Journey

Nezar is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering from San Jose State University (USA). He has been working in the field of maintenance, reliability and asset management for 38 years, the majority of which (32 years) was in Saudi Aramco, the National Oil & Gas Company of Saudi Arabia. During the past 10 years in Saudi Aramco, Nezar was the Corporate Maintenance Services Director and Exec Secretary of Saudi Aramco Maintenance Council. The main task of that organization is to develop and implement uniform corporate enhancement programs to become Best-in-Class in maintenance and reliability.

Nezar is one of the founders and Chairman of Gulf Society for Maintenance and Reliability (GSMR) based in the Arabian Gulf Region. He was also the past Chair of the Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management (GFMAM).

Nezar was also awarded as CMRP by SMRP (USA) as the Veteran Professional of the year 2015.  Nezar represents the Gulf Society for Maintenance & Reliability.

Vlad Bacalu
Artificial Intelligence Increasing Reliability of Assets

Vlad Bacalu leads the technology strategy for AECOM’s Commercial Facilities Operations & Maintenance business.

Vlad has extensive hands-on experience in creating and implementing asset management strategies to support operation’s needs and improve corporate bottom line performance through driving reliability improvements. He has over 30 years of maintenance and reliability experience in manufacturing and process industry. Vlad is the Chair of the SMRP and he holds the CMRP, CRL, and CAMA certifications. He is also the Chair of GFMAM. Vlad has a MS in Electrical Engineering.

Dean Fitt
Why You Need an Intelligence Network for Your Manufacturing and Industrial Assets

Dean Fitt is a member of SAP’s global Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) solutions team. Dean is based at SAP Global Headquarters in Walldorf, Germany. Dean joined SAP in 1998 as a Plant Maintenance (PM) Consultant with SAP Africa, before moving to Germany in 2001. Dean joined SAP from a competitor ERP vendor where he worked as a Maintenance Consultant implementing their maintenance management system. Dean started his career as Mechanical Engineer in the power generation industry.  Dean represents SAP.

Craig Henry
Asset management experiences from a 12-day, 7 200 km journey circum-navigating South Africa

Craig has a Masters Degree in Engineering (Engineering Management) and has over 30 years’ experience in infrastructure and built-environment asset  management  practise which spans over the public and  private sector.

Craig is currently a Committee Member of SABS Technical Committee 251-Asset Management and serves as a judging panel  member for  the South African  Facilities  Management industry awards and was awarded Certificate of Appreciation by the South African Facilities Management Association and Professional Body for distinguished contribution to the South African Facilities Management industry (2015).  Craig represents (CER AM Consultancy (Pty) Ltd).

Zensuke Matsuda
TPM with Digital Transformation

Mr. Zensuke Matsuda is the Senior Researcher of JIPM (Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance). He has B.E.and M.E. University degrees in electric engineering, in 1971 and 1973, respectively.

He has more than three decades of experience of semiconductor Industry. In 1978 he joined to NEC Corporation (NEC). In 2007, he became the Executive Vice President and Member of the Board of NEC Electronics. His Expertise is Production Engineering and Maintenance, Product Design and Development, Global Business deployment, Administration of Business Units.

In 2010, he became Advisor to NEC. In 2011 He joined Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance. In 2014, he became TPM Awards Assessor.

He is the Council member of GFMAM (Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management) and IRCA Japan (International Register of Certificated Auditors Japan) registered certification holder of the completion of Asset Management Auditor/Lead Auditor Training Course (certification number: 55001006).  Zensuke represents the Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance.

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Stephen Minné
Tools and methods to ensure optimum return from REIPPP

Stephen Minné studied Industrial Engineering and completed a Post Grad in Business at the NMMU Business school in Port Elizabeth. He worked extensively in an asset management consultancy capacity for 3,5 years in Port Elizabeth, before moving to Cape Town as a Project Engineer, servicing international clients.

He then took up the role of Systems Engineer for Globeleq at the beginning of 2017 and has been a key driver in the main organisational project, the implementation of ISO 55000 across their 3 renewable power plants. In his spare time, you will find Stephen trail running on Table Mountain, fishing or watching sport.

Dr Calie Pistorius
Assessing the strategic impact, risks and opportunities
presented by emerging technologies – applications in asset management

Dr Calie Pistorius is the Director of DeltaHedron Ltd, a UK-based consultancy specialising in technology intelligence and decision support to assess the strategic business impact, opportunities and risks presented by emerging technologies.

He is a Chartered Engineer and an alumnus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard Business School, Ohio State University and the University of Pretoria; an extraordinary professor of Industrial Engineering at the University of Stellenbosch and a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hull in the UK and the University of Pretoria in South Africa, where he was the Director of the Institute for Technological Innovation and Chairman of the National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI). He has published widely on the management of technology and innovation, and delivered keynote addresses across the globe.

His consulting clients include companies in the telecommunications, construction, information technology, steel, energy, mining, chemical, electronics, food and beverage, paper and pulp, health and aerospace sectors. Calie represents DeltaHedron Limited.


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Jan Willem Rustenburg
MRO/Spares optimization in the packaging industry – a case study presented by Gordian Logistic Experts

Jan Willem Rustenburg (1970) started his career at the Dutch navy. After finalizing the academy in 1994, he became a Main Engineering Officer and served in various operational deployments. During that period he found his passion for spare parts logistics. Not surprisingly, after that period, he became responsible for the logistics integration of all naval maintenance organizations. He combined these activities with a Ph.D. research on spare parts management. The specific challenge of this research was to develop direct relations between logistic costs and maintenance delay times.

In December 2005 Jan Willem started his own company, called Gordian Logistic Experts B.V. Gordian is an international consultancy firm with a focus on spare parts (MRO) management. The clients are typically capital extensive industries such as Defense, Rail, Aerospace, Multi-Utility and High-Tech. In 2015 he set up the operation in South Africa, together with Pragma as key-partner. The marriage between asset management and MRO management appears to be a very happy one.

Anne Terlouw
MRO/Spares optimization in the packaging industry – a case study presented by Gordian Logistic Experts

Anne Terlouw (1990) graduated in 2014 for his Masters degree in Industrial Engineering at the Technical University of Eindhoven. During his study he performed his thesis at a third party logistics provider (Van Uden b.v.). He performed a research on the best setup for a big warehouse to reduce picking time. After graduating he started working for Gordian Logistics Experts B.V.

At Gordian, he became a logistics expert in the field of MRO supply chain management. During his career Anne contributed to various projects with topics like supply chain management, spare parts management, warehouse management and project management. Furthermore, he had assisted in product development e.g. features of the SPM studio and parts optimization services. Apart from developing he also applied these products in numerous project relating to spare parts management. In his projects he gained experience in various industries: manufacturing, rail, naval, military and gas transportation.

Wout Theuws
From reactive to proactive safety culture

Wout Theuws is known for his vast experience within maintenance, manufacturing, Physical Asset Management and HSE.

He has been involved within the automotive industry and over 20 plants for 35 years and has palmed in awards such at Maintenance manager of the year Belgium 2000, Duty of care award 2016 & 2018 and most recently Best presentation at Euromaintenance 4.0 Antwerp.

Wout is involved in numerous organisations improving, & growing and leading Assets Management and is currently the Chairman of the European Asset Management Committee.
He is also a member of jury for the Maintenance manager of the year award in Belgium.
Wout will be presenting at SAAMA2019 – “From reactive to proactive safety culture”

In this presentation Wout demonstrate the process of how to change a reactive culture regarding to HSE into a proactive one.  Wout will be representing the following 2 companies: EFNMS and BEMAS.

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Ark Wingrove
Irish Water – Building a New National Asset Management System & Capability

Ark is an experienced Asset Management Change Leader, ISO 55001 & 39 Subject Assessor and Trainer. He has worked in sectors including power generation, transmission & distribution, nuclear decommissioning, water & wastewater, aquaculture, gas transmission & distribution and rail across Europe, the Americas, Australia and Asia. Ark was a member of the Institute of Asset Management (IAM) Examinations Committee, establishing and improving the IAM Certificate and Diploma question banks and has personally trained over 2000 individuals.

Ark has just completed a two year assignment as Asset Management Strategy Manager at Ervia, the Irish semi-state owner for Water, Wastewater, Gas and Dark Fibre Assets based in Dublin. He is an active founding member of the newly formed Irish Chapter of the Institute.