Juan Sanmartín, Msc.
2018-2020 SPED Spain Chapter Treasurer
He has over 20 years’ education experience
He is Vice-Dean and Responsible for Education at Official College of Chemistry in Galicia and Flipped Classroom Specialist.
He holds a Master of Science in Chemistry and a Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Risk Prevention
Sergio Matas, Msc.
2018-2020 SPED Spain Chapter Secretary
He has over 10 years’ experience in Oil & Gas Sector.
Currently, he works as Senior Pipe Stress Engineer at Wood plc, previously at Técnicas Reunidas and Gas Natural Fenosa.
He holds a Master of Science in Materials Engineering
Javier Rubio, MSc.
2018-2020 SPED Spain Chapter Vice-President
He has 16 years’ experience in Engineering and Construction
He is CEO of the Atlantic Water Authority and Vice President at Institution of Mechanical Engineers - Iberia Group
He holds a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering
Miguel Sanmartín, Msc, MEng
2018-2020 SPED Spain Chapter President
He has 14 years’ experience in Engineering and Construction (Power, Pharmaceutical, Mining, Oil & Gas Sectors)
Currently, he works as Senior Pipe Stress Engineer at Wood plc.
He has been Honorary Treasurer, Academic & Industrial Liaison at Institution of Mechanical Engineers - Iberia Group
He holds a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, a Master´s Degree in Piping Engineering and Postgraduate Diploma in Geotechnical & Foundations.
Aurelio Azaña, MSc.
2018-2020 SPED Spain Chapter Industrial Chairman
He has over 38 years’ experience within Chemical, Process and other industrial sectors.
He is Dean of the Professional Association of Industrial Engineers (West Andalucía) since 2005, Vice-president of Asian (Higher Association of the Andalusian Engineering), Vice-president of the Andalusian Council of Industrial Engineers.
He is also Founder and current CEO & Founder of the AZCATEC TECNOLOGIA E INGENIERÍA, S.L. (company focus on Chemical, Process, Power and Mining).
Furthermore, he works as Professor of the School of Engineers at University of Sevilla since 1996 and General Manager and Coordinator of the Master in Industrial Engineering at Loyola University since 2016.
He holds a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering
Ignacio M. Gargallo Sanz de Vicuña, MSc, MBA
2018-2020 SPED Spain Chapter Civil Chairman
He has 15 years of experience in Power & Construction Sectors.
He is Technical Manager at Técnicas Gades - Engineering Consultant Company.
He holds a Master of Science in Civil Engineering and Master of Business Administration
2018-2020 SPED Louisville Chapter Treasurer
DONALD R. MILLION, PPD IV
Don has over 34 years’ experience with refinery, petrochemical, special chemical, manufacturing and primary metals industries as Piping Department Manager, Senior & Principal Piping Designer and Discipline Client Lead.
He holds an Associate Degree in Engineering Science.
2018-2020 SPED Louisville Chapter Secretary
KEITH HOLTON, PPD IV
Keith has over 38 years’ experience with refinery, chemical, power and steel industries as a Senior Piping Design Lead, 3D Modeling Coordinator.
2018-2020 SPED Louisville Chapter Vice President
NATHAN P. MAYBERRY, P.E.
Nathan has over 11 years’ experience within Refinery and Chemical industries as Project Engineer, Mechanical Lead Engineer, Pressure Vessel Engineer & Quality Coordinator.
He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Kentucky and earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University.
2018-2020 SPED Louisville Chapter President
CASEY BURNS, PPD IV
Casey has over 21 years’ experience with semiconductor, fiber, refinery, petrochemical, specialty chemical, food product and pharmaceutical industries as Senior Piping Design Lead, Mechanical Project Coordinator, Estimator, Validator and software solutions provider.
He holds FAA licenses for fixed wing and UAV aircraft.
By Timothy M. Ivory, PPD I
Six Ways Brownfield Piping Design is Key to Your Plant Upgrade’s Success
“Brownfield” work refers to work performed within or in addition to an existing facility. This type of work can be challenging, as the designers must contend with, work around and connect to existing equipment and piping systems. Some of the equipment and piping systems may not have been built and installed according to the original engineering documentation and as-built drawings may not have been made due to budget or time constraints.
By Sean Moran, C.Eng, P.Eng, Expertise Limited
Recently the issue of who or what an engineer is has come up in discussions I have been having within the IChemE, the University, and in a legal case where I am an expert witness.
The discussion within the IChemE is to do with legally reserving the title "Engineer" for Chartered Engineers, as is done in other countries. If you hear me describe someone as an engineer, that it what I personally mean by the term. A fellow professional engineer, with a UK-accredited degree in Engineering, at least four years of experience working as an engineer in the design or technical supervision of full scale-engineering projects, and the letters CEng after their name.
What’s in an EPC piper credentialing program? Most owner/operators employing engineering/procurement/construction (EPC) firms for design ask for documentation on key personnel put forth for their jobs. The standard practice is to supply résumés of key personnel to comply. Better EPCs have credentialing programs that track the type of experience, knowledge and competence of their staff.