Mike is a mechanical engineer and project manager with over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas, food/chemical processing, and steel industries. He specializes in pipeline and facility integrity and risk management including corrosion prevention, construction management, and mechanical design, and he’s also an NACE CP Specialist certification holder—one out of 30 for all of Canada.
Recently, Mike and his team worked with a major pipeline company on a multi-year response to a significant geo-hazard issue. He says that it’s been a terrific learning experience, and the best part of it was getting to work with a wide cross-section of people.
With his connection to industry associations such as the International Pipeline Conference (IPC), American Gas Association (AGA), and NACE, Mike makes ongoing contributions to pipeline safety. Last year, at the 2016 NACE Corrosion Conference in Vancouver, Mike presented his paper “Case study on corrosion under coating sleeves after strain gauges installed on pipeline in Alberta.”
When he’s not at work, Mike indulges a passion for Canadian aviation history. Whenever he can, he gets his adrenaline flowing by taking flight in an antique, fabric covered, tail wheel aircraft.