Álvarez de los Corrales Melgar, Diego


ALVAREZ DE LOS CORRALES MELGAR, DIEG Compressors and process consultant Mechanical Engineer from Barcelona University (ETSIIB). During 18 years (1974 -1992) Manager of Mechanical and Transfer Heat Department of INITEC TECNICAS REUNIDAS. Since 1993 working in INITEC process department as consultant to resolve the problems related to the interface between the compressors and the processes (control). Professor at the Technical Engineering School in Madrid (mechanic and material resistance). Professor at ICAI university, as assistant of end course projects. Professor for Enagas courses at the CEU University. Instructor for a master at the Barcelona Engineering School (IPA). Several courses about compressors and pumps. Author of thirty papers (Ingenieria Quimica).

Bagüés, Fernando


Fernando has more than 12 years on International Projects in the Oil&Gas and Power Industries, mainly dedicated as Head of Business Development for Engineered Equipment, as Mechanical Seals, Supply Systems, Lube Oil Systems, and other types of Auxiliary Equipment including activities of designing and procurement. Currently working as BDM & IP Sales Manager, dealing with the major international projects with the Spanish EPCs, covering the activities of customer support sales, and sealing technology consultant, as member of EagleBurgmann EMEA - IP Group, and managing new business strategies for EagleBurgmann Iberica, for Spain and Portugal region. His expertize knowledge are API and ASME standards, and customized project specifications and standards by end-users, commonly required on Interna

Banchi, Nicola


Nicola currently is working as Senior Product Manager for Centrifugal Compressors in GE Oil & Gas (Nuovo Pignone Italy). He started his job in GE in 1989 as Design Engineer for Centrifugal Compressor, after 12 years he moved in the Commercial department as Commercial & Application Engineer for Centrifugal Compressors, in 2006 he moved to Commercial Manager position leading a team for Refinery and Petrochemical markets segment to manage go-to-market strategy for moto and turbo-compressor train. In 2009 he moved in the current role managing new technology development programs portfolio for Centrifugal Compressor product lines to identify new growth areas for expanding Oil & Gas market, sustain product competitiveness and lead commercialization of new products, profitability, technology license and partnerships strategy

Baron, Herve


Herve is currently Tendering Director at Prosernat, a process licensor and supplier of modular gas treatment units. He has worked for 20 years on large EPC Projects and held various positions in Project Management, Project Control, Contract Management and Engineering Management mainly with Saipem and Technip. Hervé specialized in Engineering and is the author of "The Oil & Gas Engineering Guide", Éditions Technip. Hervé regularly conducts training and delivers lectures on Engineering.

Barreda, Almudena


Almudena studied Mechanical Inductrial Engineering. Additionally she has a postgrade in Laboral Risk Prevention. She started working in 2005 in a small engineering company in the building construction business. Currently she is working as lead rotating equipment engineer at Initec, a Tecnicas Reunidas Group Company. She started as a Junior Rotating Engineer in 2007 and passed the last nine years preparing tecnical documentation to inquire, tabulate and purchase rotating equipment, providing technical support to clients and suppliers and solving technical deviations from the purchase order to the equipment delivery. She is very familiar with API and other machinery codes and standards for the O&G sector.

Bellentani, Vittorio


Sales Manager Western Europe Power-Oil&Gas Division – Voith Turbo. Since 20 years in the world of power transmission, mechanical engineer, Vittorio has more than 10 years of experience on international projects involving hydrodynamic speed regulation devices in combination with turbomachinery (compressors, pumps and fans) for applications in the Oil & gas and in the power generation industry. He coordinates an international team daily involved in cooperation with the rotating equipment department and the process department of End-users, Consultants, Engineering &Construction companies, Turbomachinery OEMs. He and his team cooperate with the a.m. contacts through the various project stages, from conceptual and feasibility to basic engineering, pre-FEED, FEED and execution, helping in achieving the best functionality of the drive train with consideration of process related needs as well as potential drive technology issues.

Bittorf, Frank


Frank Bittorf worked as Merchandiser in Hong Kong, before starting his studies of Business and Engineering (Dipl. Wirtschaftsingenieur FH) at the University of Applied Sciences in Bremen and semester at the University of Hong Kong, where he also made an internship at the German Industry and Commerce Ltd. After finishing his Diploma in 2005 he worked in various positions for the MTI Silicone subsidiary Leewood in Bremen. Accompanying restructuring projects, factory layout planning and change, before he took over the position as sales manager for Aviation and Industrial Silicone. He joined LISEGA by end of 2007 and since then he´s the responsible Area Manager for the region of Spain and Portugal, as well as South America. Amongst the responsibility for the strategic development of these regions, he´s assisting the local exclusive representatives with technical requests and conducts also on site product inspections and services.

Botti, Alberto


Alberto was born in 1961 in Milan. He studied civil engineering at the Polytechnic of Milan where he was graduated in 1986. He started his work as Technical Engineer in steel works fabrication and he has now over than 25 years experience in Oil & Gas and Petrochemical Industries. From 1991 to 2003 he worked as Engineering Manager at Foster Wheeler Italiana in Fired Heaters and Boilers Division and since 2004 is working for Garo S.p.A. specialized in Liquid Ring Compressor Systems and appointed as Area Manager after a few years of experience as Technical Director and Project Manager. His main technical background include steelwork and pressure parts calculation and pipe stress analysis.

Bradshaw, Simon


His responsibilities include the design and development of pump hydraulics, global engineering responsibility for the company test facilities and scoping of new technology for use in future product developments. Prior to joining ITT Goulds, he worked for both Sulzer Pumps and Weir Pumps, where he held various positions of engineering and contractual responsibility. Additionally he has supported the Hydraulic Institute in the development of pump standards and best practice guides. He  has accumulated 29 years in the pump industry.  He attributes this to having never exhausted the fun inherent in moving fluid between two improbable locations. Mr. Bradshaw has a BEng (Hons) degree (Mechanical Engineering) from Heriot Watt University. He is a registered Chartered Engineer in the UK, a member of the Institute of Engineering Designers and a member of TEES Pump Symposium Advisory Committee.

Cameron, Richard


Richard Cameron studied Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. He held a position in a medical research company for a short time after leaving university before joining an oil major as an Operations Process Engineer on an oil refinery in the UK. Approximately 8 years ago he joined Howden Compressors as a Proposals Engineer. He now holds the position of Lead Proposals Engineer in Howden and has the responsibility of providing process design consultation to all departments within Howden Compressors. As the company primarily employs mechanical & electrical engineers, he spends a lot of my time training non-process engineers on the process design of packages, which is a key aspect to consider for rotating equipment

De la Fuente Ortiz, Jesús


Jesús de la Fuente graduated as a mechanical engineer at Carlos III University of Madrid and completed his postgraduate in Materials Engineering and Manufacturing Technology at Chalmers U. of Technology in Sweden. He begun is professional career in IBM, implementing software for industrial customers and eight years ago moved to Siemens, where he occupied several positions, all of them closely related to Oil&Gas and Industrial applications. His first position was as a Business Development Manager for turbo-machinery equipment and later on as Proposal Manager for gas turbine projects worldwide. He has been Director of the Distributed Generation Business Unit in Siemens Spain and currently holds a global position in Siemens as Hub Sales Manager for Distributed Geneneration in Europe & CIS

Fernández, César


Rotating Machinery Manager at Repsol His group is responsible for the specification, selection testing, installation, commissioning and start-up of all the rotating equipment for REPSOL investment projects in refineries, chemical and gas plants, pipelines and upstream production facilities. Other responsibilities include troubleshooting rotating machinery, the promotion of new technologies throughout the company, reliability engineering, and writing company machinery standards. Prior to joining REPSOL in 1998, Mr Fernández worked for 6 years at FLUOR as a rotating machinery engineer in several projects for DuPont, ICI and UCC. Mr. Fernández holds a M.S. degree (Mechanical Engineering) from the University of Oviedo, Spain. He is a member of the API Sub-committee of Mechanical Equipment, and Chairman of the ISO TC118 SC1 (Process compressors); he is past-member of the Advisory Committee for the Pump Symposium organized by the Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA. He is a member of Spanish technical committees for machinery and ATEX (hazardous areas) for non-electrical equipment.

Fischer , Jan


Born in Karlsruhe, Germany 10th May 1965. Finished Diploma (“Diplom Ingenieur”) in Mechanical Engineering at Technical University in Braunschweig, Germany in September 1991 and started as Engineer for Design and Development of magnetically coupled centrifugal pumps. From 1999 to 2002 worked as Product Manager for sealless pumps at Sterling SIHI GmbH in Itzehoe, Germany. Took over the responsibility for SIHI’s technical sales back office for the German market as Manager of the Technical Support Centre in 2002. During a restructuring of the sales organization in 2004 developed to be responsible for strategic Product and Market management for all customers allocated to the branch Basic Chemicals globally. After four years working in this strategic position became responsible for the Business Unit Process Systems in Itzehoe in 2008, offering, engineering, producing and servicing the vacuum-, compressor-, and membrane systems for the global market. Since January 2016 responsible for global business development of Process Systems at FLOWSERVE SIHI Pumps.

García, Gustau


Gustau Garcia has a Bsc in mechanical engineering and a Msc of piping and plant design. Since he started to work in 1998, he has collaborated in many projects and he achieved experience in many fields related to the plant design such as a water hammer analysis, stress analysis, pressure vessel and heat exchangers design. He has a patent of a bench machine for casing collapse tests (1700bar). Nowadays, he is working as a technical director in an engineering company. Now he is introducing the 3D laser scan as a new tool for as-built or for revamping plants.

García-Lozano, Javier


Working as project engineering manager, corporate pipe stress&supports manager, lead piping engineer, stress analyst and supports specialist during the last 13 years for EPC projects including upstream, LNG, refinery and combined cycle plants. Engineering degree with a MSc in Engineering at Polytechnic University of Madrid. Additionally, he has experience on site and has been involved as lead pipe stress engineer during the cool down for different LNG Terminals, with expert knowledge in cryogenic piping systems and seismic analysis. After 5 years as corporate stress and supports manager in TECNICAS REUNIDAS (Upstream and Natural Gas Division), he is currently focused on project engineering management. Previously he has worked in other international companies as Foster Wheeler or SENER.

Gilarranz, José


José Gilarranz joined Dresser-Rand in 2002 and is currently the Manager for Technology Development & Commercialization of the DATUM ICS & Subsea Compression Product lines where serves as the main technical/commercial contact between Dresser-Rand and its clients in the area of compact compression systems. Previously, Dr. Gilarranz was a Senior Aero/Thermo Engineer at D-R. Prior to joining Dresser-Rand, he worked as a Rotating Equipment Engineer for Lagoven S. A. in Maracaibo. Dr. Gilarranz received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (1993) from the Universidad Simón Bolívar and a M.S. (1998) and Ph.D. (2001) in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University. He is a member of ASME, AIAA & Phi Kappa Phi. He has authored or co-authored twenty four technical papers & holds nine US Patents.

González Andrino, Ramón


Ramón is a mechanical engineer with Master in Piping Enginnering; Project Managment and now he is studying a Master in business administration. Currently, he is the leader of the proposal team at his department. He started his work as a junior piping material engineer in 2010. He has been working in more than 60 proposals. He is fluent or fully familiar with piping codes, standards of many gas and petroleum companies all over the world

Graziano, Vimercati


Vimercati Graziano  is graduated in Engineering Aeronautic, on board in Industrie CBI since 1994, as technical engineer first, then from 2000 till 2015 ad R&D Manager, and nowadays as Technical Director.

Holder, Norbert C.


Norbert C. Holder is International Projects Sales Manager for compressor seals at EagleBurgmann Germany GmbH & Co. KG, located in Wolfratshausen / Germany. He has more than 20 years’ professional experience in all aspects of gas seals and seal support systems for compressors in sales, application engineering, on-site support and troubleshooting with total of 30 EagleBurgmann years’ experience. Norbert C. Holder obtained his B.S. Degree (Mechanical Engineering, 1982) from Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Legname Maniez, Eduardo


Eduardo coursed industrial technician 1986, mechanical design 1990, metallurgy 1992, Mechanical BEng. 1993, CAD Automation 1999, Networks 2000 and Plant design systems with Intergraph 2005. He began at Shell and moved to Total and later Aramco in Saudi. Started downstream design with Lummus in 1997 (refining & petrochemicals). In 2001 moved to Ecuador with Techint and in 2003 to Cadiz for DOSSA to supervise off-shore piping for Norway and to Sener for Power projects in 2005. Joined Fluor for Repsol in Cartagena and Técnicas-Reunidas in 2008 for downstream refining in Greece, Hungary and UAE as well as TAN in Peru and Australia. In 2010 moved to off-shore UK with WorleyParsons for the north-sea and Kazakhstan and joined Amec Foster Wheeler in 2014 as Principal piping Eng. in London/

Maceyka, Tom


Thomas Maceyka has over thirty five years of rotating equipment experience focused on centrifugal pumps and compressors. He has participated on API 617 (Centrifugal Compressors) and API 682 (Seals) Task Forces, and is a current member of the API 610 (Centrifugal Pumps) 12 th Edition Task Force. During his career, he has held positions Engineering, Product Management, and Product Development with increasing levels of responsibility. Currently, Mr. Maceyka is a Senior Technical Specialist with Weir Specialty Pumps, and working with end users to improve plant reliability by replacing unreliable high-speed pumps with Pitot Tube pump technology for low-flow high-head services.

Méndez Vilariño, Daniel


Rotating Equipment Head for INITEC TECNICAS REUNIDAS. MBA (Escuela Europea de Negocios, Madrid 2007, Master Degree I in Project Management (UCAB Caracas,1998). More than 18 years of experience in Turbomachinery world as specialist. He has started his career at PDVSA and Exxon Mobil as Machinery Engineer at field for specification,troubleshhoting and reliability subjects on rotating equipment. Since 2005 has been working in INITEC TECNICAS REUNIDAS Group as Turbomachinery Specialist. He has participated in several project for Upstream business where several Turbomachinery has been applied for different process. In 2012 has been named as Head of Rotating Equipment Section, taken functions of advisor and coordination inside the group.

Metz, Kolja


Kolja Metz was born in 1981 in Germany. He studied process engineering at the University of Applied Sciences (FHTW) of Berlin. Since 2007 he is working for MAN Diesel & Turbo SE in the field of thermodynamics and R&D. His main activities include design, development and testing for integrally geared compressors.

Oliver Piay, Karen


Mechanical engineer with a MSc in Mechanical Engineering. He has been working as piping stress analyst and pipe support design for the last six years. Currently work as piping leader for EPC projects in one of the most important engineering companies in Spain, Tecnicas Reunidas. Additionally she has carried out projects in areas such as, noise and vibration control, occupational noise, development of noise maps and dynamic analysis of piping system. She was a research assistant at Simon Bolivar University (USB) in Venezuela, conducting activities in the areas of noise and vibration control and study of nonlinearities produced by the friction on piping system. She has various scientific publications in international congress and papers, such as, ASME.

Post, Mark


Mark Post began his career in the early 1980s developing and supporting shipboard machinery for the US Navy at the Naval Sea Systems Command. He developed a passion for pump design at NAVSEA, which he ultimately put to good use as the head of the Command’s pump branch. Mark came to Carver Pump in 1992 and became the Chief Operations Officer in 1999. Building on a tradition of practical pump engineering at Carver Pump, Mark established a program of continuous product development using a comprehensive test facility and the most advanced Solid Modeling, FEA and CFD tools available. This program has resulted in a broad range of world class centrifugal pumps for Marine, Oil & Gas, Power Generation and Industrial applications. Mark earned an MBA from the University of Iowa and a BS in engineering from Michigan State University. He also enjoyed extensive engineering graduate studies at George Washington University and the University of Maryland. Mark married Chris, his high school sweetheart, shortly after joining NAVSEA. They currently live in Muscatine, IA where they raised their two children, Katie and Stephen.

Ramírez, Rubén


Head of Commercial Operations & Sales Department at TSI. Graduated by Castilla La Mancha University (Spain) as Engineer Specialist in Mechanical. More than 13 years of experience in maintenance based in condition and vibration analysis. Since 2003 has been working in TSI in several departments. He is currently in charge of the Commercial & Sales Department. His fields of expertise include vibration & acoustic analysis; ultrasounds detection; maintenance based in condition; diagnostic of machinery; sea trials for acceptance of main machinery on board ships; dynamic balancing of rotating machinery; condition monitoring systems and instrumentation. By last, he has participated in several conferences and papers about Reliability and Maintenance.

Remiro Hernández, Jesús Ángel


PH. D. in Mechanical Engineering (University of Zaragoza,2006), specialized in Energy Optimization. He joins Tecnicas Reunidas in 1999 as Planning Engineer during the construction phase of REPSOL PETROLEO Projects. He moves to Process Department of TR in 2006 assuming roles of Process and PEM Engineer. During this time he has been involved in Oil & Gas projects for clients like PDO, LUKOIL, ADCO, GASCO, SONATRACH preparing control narratives, operating manuals, PIDs, cause & effect matrix, relief valves and flare calculations, equipment datasheets and giving support on site during commissioning activities. A remarkable experience and knowledge in hydrocracker, hydrogen, amine regeneration, sulfur recovery, upstream like boosting compressors, acid gas removal, dehydration and LNG plants.

Rodríguez Fernández, Ángel


Angel Rodríguez is Mechanical Industrial Engineer, and Material Engineer. Currently, he is working as lead piping engineer at an integrated solar combined cycle power plant in Kingdom Saudi Arabia. He started his work as N.D.T. inspector in nuclear power plants in 2000, and in 2004 he started working as junior pipe support and stress analysis engineer. By the past 12 years, he has developed his experiences and knowledge in all piping jobs, mainly as pipe support engineer, and providing technical support to power plants. He is familiar with piping codes, standards and software. Angel knows about all type of power plants and the most common problems that can happen in their pipe line systems.

Rubio Martínez, Ana


Ana has a MSc in Chemical Engineering and is a specialist in Hazardous Atmospheres IEC60079 (certified by Bureau Veritas). She started her job as a junior design engineer in 2008 and since 2010 she is working as a safety design engineer for power plants. In addition to that, she has worked as a design engineering leader for several bids for the past five years, preparing technichal documentación such layouts, plot plants or plant description. Since 2011, she has contributed to develop and improve engineering work procedures in a 3D environment in the company where she works.

Sihra, Inderpal


Inderpal graduated from Imperial College London in 2009 having completed a Masters in Mechanical Engineering. After graduating, he joined Keeler and started working as a mechanical design engineer within the medical and ophthalmic instrument industry. Shortly after, he joined John Crane as a product development engineer and begun working on Gas Seal technology. He was involved in the development of new Aura range of John Crane Gas Seals. In 2014, he became team leader of Gas Seal Product Standards and has been leading a team to develop a narrower cross section of Gas Seal for the retrofit market.

Schreier, Gerd


Gerd holds a mechanical engineer degree from the University of Applied Science Giessen-Friedberg (Germany), a MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management (Netherlands) and a Master in International Trade from the EOI in Madrid (Spain). He has held various positions in the area of sales, after-sales, marketing, business development and product development at Deere & Co. at different locations in North- & Latin-America and Germany. The following 10 years he led the sales efforts of Liebherr / construction machinery as Country Head for Spain and Portugal. He joined VICODA back in 2014 as Director Sales & Marketing and is responsible of the strategic layout and implementation of the growth plans in order to ensure a global footprint. VICODA does not only design, produce and install components for vibration control such as spring isolation devices, viscoelastic dampers or tuned mass dampers; Moreover VICODA is an engineering consultancy company that can help design engineers in the plant design process eliminate potential vibration problems while lowering plant build up expenses.

Teijeiro, Beatriz


Beatriz Teijeiro is Lead Rotating Engineer currently working as part of a Spanish EPC contractor in a gas project for a Saudi Company. She graduated from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), where she received her MEng in Chemical Engineering in 2006. Beatriz holds 10 years of experience as Rotating Engineer in Spanish EPC contractor. Her expertise is on rotating equipment such as pumps, compressor and gas turbines mainly. Throughout her career she has been involved in bidding and management of various projects with different oil and gas international companies both for onshore and offshore sites. She has also been part of the commissioning team for the Cartagena Refinery Expansion C10 which provided her a breath of experience.

Tirenti, Javier


Senior Mechanical Engineer and Master in Business Administration (MBA). More than 17 years of experience in design, calculation and fabrication of pressure vessels, heat exchangers, storage tanks, piping systems and structures in general. Duties of the above mentioned positions cover the entire cycle of an equipment, from the very conception, drawings, design and calculation, technical specifications, technical requisitions, vendor drawings, to the manufacturing phase and installation assistance. Vast experience providing specific training sessions in both classroom and online approaches. More than 75 training courses carried out in different institutions and in-company, courses oriented to graduates, designers, engineers and experienced professionals.

Vázquez, José Antonio


Jose Vazquez is a Machinery Consultant at BRG Machinery Consulting, LLC. Prior to joining BRG, he worked for 10 years at DuPont as a Mechanical Consultant, primarily solving machinery problems and developing advanced measurement techniques. Dr. Vazquez received his B.S. (Mechanical Engineering, 1990) and MS (Specialization in Rotating Equipment, 1993) from the Universidad Simon Bolivar in Venezuela. He received his Ph.D. (Mechanical and Aerospace Eng., 1999) from the University of Virginia. He is a member of ASME.

Zabala, Lorenzo


Lorenzo Zabala is a Project Development Manager at EagleBurgmann. He has over 16 years working with mechanical seals and systems design, applications and Project Sales. Lorenzo has worked for EagleBurgmann in Venezuela, Middle East, and currently is working for the International Project team located in Wolfratshausen Germany.  Lorenzo Zabala graduated as Mechanical Engineer from the Universidad Central de Venezuela in 1999.

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