BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Coming together from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, these professionals form the backbone of Calgary Pump Symposium. Their work shapes the direction and mission of our organization as it continues to develop, and their tireless efforts ensure that each and every symposium delivers the quality expected by each and every patron. Read on to learn more about some of our incredible team members.

Advisory Committee

Sterling Street (Full Spectrum Projects ltd.) 

Hemanth Satish (TransCanada)

Dan Wolfe (Syncrude)

Ed Rush (Consultant)

John Henderson (Consultant)

Ovidiu Fanea (ITT Goulds)

Chris Kalin (John Crane)

Sergio Fraino (CNRL)

Troy Pagenkopf (EnCana)

Warren Janzen (Independant)

Derek Hirtle (John Crane)

Kelly Eberle (Wood)

Mubashshir Mirza (Husky Energy)

Robert Zhou (WorleyParsons)

Robert Villanueva (Suncor)

Ash Mohammadi (ClydeUnion Pumps)

Christian Jurgenliemk (CNRL)

RUSSELL MACKIE

President

Russell graduated from the University of Calgary with a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering. In 1989 he started his career in rotating equipment as an application engineer with Dresser Pumps (now Flowserve).  He then joined Weir Canada in 1995 as Area Manager and progressed through various senior roles to become General Manager of Western Canada in 2010.  After 20+ years with Weir he left to become an independent consultant. Russell has been on the CPS Advisory Committee since its formation in 2003.

CHRIS GILMOUR

Past President

Chris Gilmour is a consulting Machinery Engineer based in Calgary, Alberta. He has over 30 years of experience, most recently 7+ years as the Chief Machinery Engineer at Northwest Redwater Partnership on Phase 1 of the Sturgeon Refinery project which started operation in November 2017. Chris has also worked for Shell Canada, Fluor Canada, and NOVA Gas Transmission. Chris graduated in 1985 with a B.Sc. (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering from Queen's University.

ARLEN GRAHAM

Secretary

Arlen has over 12 years of industry experience in pump applications and related business development. He previously worked at Westpower, Weir, ClydeUnion, and Three Streams Engineering and is currently working in the pipeline department for Tridyne Projects Corporation as Project Manager and Design Lead. Arlen holds a Mechanical Engineering Technology diploma from SAIT along with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA degree from Lakehead University.

ROB WALLACE

Vice President

Rob has over 30 years of experience with Rotating Equipment and is presently the Regional Sales Manager - Canada, for Elliott Group. Prior to joining Elliott, Rob was the Canadian Sales Director for ClydeUnion Pumps / SPXFLOW. Rob has also worked for Flowserve - Pumps and John Crane Canada.

PEDRO OCANA

Treasurer

Pedro has a Mechanical Engineering degree and M.Sc. in rotating equipment. Currently working for CNRL he is applying his experience in construction; commissioning and start-up; maintenance; and operations to upstream projects supporting the expansion plans of CNRL's Horizon Oil Sands. Prior to joining CNRL, Pedro worked for various end users including ENI, Conoco, and PDVSA in Venezuela.

DENZIL PRABHU

Director

Denzil has a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India. He is the Regional Sales Manager - Canada responsible for the sale of engineered pumps for Sulzer's Oil & Gas Business Unit. Denzil has been with Sulzer Pumps for 33 years.

MYRON HILDEBRAND

Director

Myron graduated from the University of Manitoba with a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering in 1994. He started his career with Chevron, then spent ten years in applications and sales for Ingersoll-Dresser Pumps and Flowserve in Calgary, Houston, and Denver. After a year with the rotating equipment group at Colt Engineering, he went back into sales and sales management for Westpower.

CAM DONALDSON

Director

Cam has been in the rotating machinery aftermarket services and sales arena for over 20 years and is presently the Aftermarket Sales Manager for Westpower. He has held a variety of roles including: project management, applications engineering, sales, and sales management. Cam is a Certified Engineering Technologist and Journeyman Millwright.

ANDREW MATHIAS

Director

Andrew Mathias began his career with Flowserve in 1980 and has worked in the UK, Saudi Arabia, and Canada. Andrew has held positions in technical sales; field service; operations; and is presently District Manager for Project Sales in Canada supporting OEMs and engineering companies.

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