Keynote Speakers

Mark Gallagher

Founder and CEO of Performance Insights Ltd

Mark Gallagher has held senior management roles within Formula One motor racing over the last 30 years.   Founder and CEO of Performance Insights Ltd, he is also co-commentator and Formula One analyst for broadcasters including the BBC, ESPN and Sky Sports F1.

Mark’s management career in Formula One included more than a decade on the management board of the highly successful Jordan Grand Prix team, running the world famous Cosworth engine business and establishing the commercial arm of Red Bull Racing which went on to become 4-times World Champions. During his career he has worked with many of the sport’s leading drivers, including former World Champions Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher and Jenson Button. He still works closely with a number of the sport’s major stars including David Coulthard, Mika Hakkinen and Jacques Villeneuve.

Mark’s career in Formula One started in 1983, spending seven years working in the media and as a consultant to Philip Morris International before joining Eddie Jordan’s fledgling Grand Prix team in 1990. He was a member of the team’s management board, having full responsibility for the team’s day-to-day marketing and commercial activities. He became part of the newly created Red Bull Racing management team in 2004, and was invited to lead Cosworth’s return to Formula One as an engine and technology supplier in 2010, overseeing its supply to one-third of the teams on the starting grid.

Along the way he founded Status Grand Prix, which won the 2009 Motorsport World Cup of Motorsport and became a race-winning team in junior formulae as well as competing in the Le Mans 24 Hours sport car race. He helped developed the new hybrid petrol-electric engine regulations introduced into Formula One in 2014, and recently published his second book – ’The Business of Winning – Strategic Success from the Formula One track to the Boardroom’. Between 2005 and 2009 Mark was motor sport consultant to Disney Pixar on CARS and CARS II.

Rich Wurzbach

President, MRG Laboratories

Rich started his career in 1989, developing an oil analysis lab and maintenance reliability programs at the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Under his leadership, MRG Labs was founded in 2007, and has become recognized as a global leader in grease analysis technology. Rich holds two US patents and has helped develop several international standards for grease sampling and analysis. Rich holds certifications as CLS, MLA-II, MLT-II, LLA-II and ASNT PdM Level III in Infrared. He has published over 50 technical papers and peer-reviewed scientific journals and serves on the Board of Directors of the International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML).

Leo Enright

Ireland’s top space journalist, radio broadcaster and news reporter

Starting as a schoolboy space commentator in the 1960s, Leo Enright has broadcast live commentaries on every major space event since the first Moon landing and as a foreign correspondent with RTE and the BBC was accredited to the White House under every administration from Gerald Ford to George W. Bush.

His history of the Apollo Programme was published in The Encyclopaedia of Space Travel and Astronomy (co-authored with Prof. Carl Sagan, Sir Bernard Lovell and others), and in 1978 he was elected Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society.

He is a former Chairman of the Irish Government’s science awareness programme, Discover Science and Engineering, and a member of the Board of Governors of the School of Cosmic Physics at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies.

Leo is one of a handful of journalists in the world who has covered the Space Shuttle programme since it began. When the Shuttle project was first announced in 1972, Leo was at Mission Control in Houston. He was also present in Cape Canaveral in 1981 when the first shuttle Columbia launched and was standing in the desert when the shuttle landed back in California. When NASA launched Atlantis, the final shuttle launch, Leo was there for that too. He is a recognised expert on the exploration of the planet Mars.

Leo Enright is a former Head of Radio News with the Irish national broadcaster, RTÉ. He was the network’s Middle East Correspondent, before taking up posts as North America correspondent and later London Correspondent.

Most recently, he has been the BBC’s correspondent in Ireland for more than a decade, before resigning to concentrate on personal projects in the area of public understanding of science. He continues to broadcast regularly on BBC radio and television and on RTÉ, and regularly contributes articles to national newspapers in Britain and Ireland.

He is in a unique position to discuss the importance of Reliability in the space industry and the catastrophic consequences of failure.

Pat Gilroy

Managing Director of Designer Group in Ireland

Pat has worked in the Energy, Waste, Water and Construction sectors for the last 17 years at CEO or COO level. He has worked for Veolia, Dalkia, ESB and was a founder of a facility management company FP2 which was later acquired by Dalkia. Pat is a Board Member of Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). He holds a BA BAI (Mech) Honours Degree from Trinity College, Dublin.

Pat successfully managed the Dublin Senior Gaelic Football Team to All Ireland victory in 2011 as well as winning All Ireland medals as a player with St Vincents and Dublin. Pat was awarded a Chevalier of the Ordre Du Merite in November 2015 in recognition of his work in developing a French business in Ireland and also his contribution to Gaelic games.

Pat is an active contributor to the community on a number of levels and has a keen interest in ideas that work to enhance performance culture in both the workplace and in the sporting arena.

With his business and sporting experiences He is ideally placed to present his ideas on “Optimum performance and Reliability of the most complex machines…..People”

Leslie Fish

Executive Director of Professional Development and Operations, The International Council for Machinery Lubrication

Leslie Fish is the Executive Director of Professional Development and Operations for the International Council for Machinery Lubrication (IMCL) and has extensive experience in testing and certification.  She is a member of and ICML’s representative to SMRP and MACRON. Leslie was a former Senior Executive in the trades education industry to include HVAC, Automotive, Welding and Medical.  She has presented and provided training to large groups within this industry.

Martin Williamson

B.Sc.(Mech.)Eng. CMRP MLA MLT

Martin Williamson is a graduate Mechanical Engineer from the University of Cape Town and began his maintenance career working in the mining industry. This experience included condition monitoring with a focus on oil analysis and Tribology. In 1994, Martin joined Pall Filtration and provided technical support on their contamination monitoring instruments to clients in a variety of industries. He later joined Entek IRD to work in product management of their oil analysis tools, as well as providing a technical support role including training on oil analysis to international clients. For the last 15 years, he has been presenting training classes and undertaking consulting projects on an international level on behalf of Noria Corp and other key clients such as BP, Dow Corning, Marathon Oil and Cargill.  He attained his CMRP (Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional) status with SMRP (Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals) and has been involved with ICML (International Council for Machinery Lubrication), as well as working on various related ISO working groups.  Martin is currently managing director of KEW Engineering Ltd, a business he set up in 2005.


Karl Dalton



Karl Dalton began his engineering career with Manchester based OEM, Mather & Platt. Through continued studies and diversification within engineering / manufacturing he fell into the world of diagnostic and reliability engineering. Through his career development Karl has gained additional knowledge & experience through roles such as Product management, Segment management within Marine, Pulp & Pawer & Water Utilities at Regional / European & Group levels.

An experienced individual who has focused his career in solution engineering with technical project sales with a passion for improving rotating equipment performance best maintenance and engineering practises’. Karl is a Member of the UK Engineering Council & Institute of Mechanical Engineers where he attained Incorporated Engineer status.

With one grown up daughter who is a professional dancer, Karl now has the time to follow some of his new-found passions in kayaking and cycling.

Gary Tyne

Engineering Manager Europe
ARMS Reliability

Gary has been in the field of maintenance and reliability for the past 31 years. As Engineering Manager he oversees all of ARMS Reliability’s improvement projects across Europe, Middle East, and Africa. He is experienced working with clients in a wide-range of industries on sizable and complex reliability projects.  Some of his areas of expertise include: maintenance strategy development, reliability centered maintenance, system availability, reliability implementation programs, and root cause analysis facilitation and investigation.

Bernie Hall

Owner, Checkfluid

As the owner of Checkfluid, Bernie Hall has spent the last 16 years helping companies maintain and monitor their critical equipment. Bernie designed and patented several sampling related products including the popular KP Pushbutton valve which has sold over 1 million units since its introduction in 2003. He has over 40 years experience in the valve, coupling, and automation industry.

He attended the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada as well as the University of Toronto, and Bowling Green State in Ohio.

Founded in 2001, Checkfluid designs and manufactures oil sampling valves for most lubricated systems

Angus MacDonald

Sales Director for Lubrication Engineers

  • 13 years with LE in various marketing & sales roles based in UK
  • Responsible for several of LE International’s distributors including: Australia, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine
  • Responsible for OEM liaison with gearbox & open gear manufacturers including David Brown Santasalo, FLSmidth, Hansen, MAAG, Moventas.
  • Lubricant Industry Qualifications:
    • ICML Machinery Lubrication Technician I & II
    • ICML Machinery Lubrication Analyst I
    • STLE Certified Lubrication Specialist (CLS)

Gwyn Simmonds

Gwyn Simmonds is the Global Business Development lead for POLARIS Laboratories®, with over 17 years of fluid analysis experience. Before joining POLARIS Laboratories® in 2013, Gwyn served the oil and fuel segments of the European Market at ALcontrol UK Ltd. Working as lab supervisor, key account manager and diagnostician. Gwyn is a frequent speaker on the Maintenance & Reliability circuit and specializes in helping end users maximize Oil Analysis results for improvements in operations.

Michael Holloway

Manager Strategic Accounts & External Training for ALS

Michael Holloway is Manager Strategic Accounts & External Training for ALS. Michael has worked in industry for 30 years in research and development, technical marketing, equipment reliability and sales. He has written books on spend analysis, specification development, failure interpretation as well as process plant equipment operations, control, and reliability, the Dictionary of Industrial Terms and recently a bestseller on Hydraulic Fracturing. He holds a BS in chemistry, a BA in philosophy and a MS in engineering. Holloway is a Certified Lubrication Specialist (CLS), Oil Monitoring Analyst (OMA I) through STLE, a Level I Machinery Lubrication Technician (MLT I) and a Machinery Lubrication Analyst (MLA I) through ICML as well as an elected member of the Russian Academy of Natural Science.

Steffen Bots

Director of Service and Sales, OELCHECK GmbH

Steffen finished his studies as industrial engineer (Dipl. WI Ing.) in 2003 at the advanced technical college in Rosenheim. The topic of his diploma thesis was already related to lubricants and dealt with the comparability of lubricant performance based on available product information. After that, he started to work in the technical department of OELCHECK as diagnose engineer. He has more than a decade experience in the field of oil/grease analysis and lubricant related costumer support. During this time he achieved additionally a Master degree in Business Administration and Engineering (MBA &
Engineering) from the University of applied science in Munich. He is Certified Lubrication Specialist (CLS) and Oil Monitoring Analyst (OMA) from the Society of Lubrication Engineers (STLE). He has published numerous technical articles and papers. Steffen is also an active member of DIN (German Industry Standard), the tribological committee of the German Research Association for Drive Trains (FVA), the OMA and CLS commitees from STLE (Society of Tribology and Lubrication Engineers) and VG powertech
Steffen’s current position at OELCHECK is Director Service and Sales.

His responsibilities include the technical service from the engineering team, the costumer support and all sales activities.

Greg C. Miiller

Executive Vice President of Operations for the Savant Group of Michigan

Greg Miiller is a Michigan native and a family man with a passion for the outdoors.  He has performed on an international level in the petrochemical industry for the past 26 years.  His professional degrees in electronics and business along with a Master’s in business/operational leadership have bolstered his career as a Design Engineer, Director of Technology and Executive Vice President of Operations for the Savant Group of Michigan (which is a combination of four technical companies).  Over the years he has been awarded fourteen patents for designs on testing equipment and also authored many technical papers.

Greg has been with ASTM for 25 years serving as an officer with nine groups between Subcommittee’s 7, 9 and CS96.  On the international front he has served as an officer with multiple associations including the Coordinating European Counsel (CEC), Energy Institute (EI) of England and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).   Awards he has received from these groups include the awards of appreciation (twice), excellence (twice) and oratory merit (twice).

Having experience in manufacturing processes, design implementation, quality assurance development and lean engineering, he has been able to help drive the various companies to reduce the cost of goods sold and improved profitability.  He enjoys helping people discover their strengths and developing them for matching job roles.

Geoffrey Eastaway

Geoffrey Eastaway is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with extensive experience of maintaining and operating process plants. As a service engineer with Mather and Platt he gained broad practical experience repairing process pumps,  motors and turbines. He joined Esso refining as a specialist machines engineer and subsequently moved into maintenance planning and management,  before joining IFI in Cobh (as Urea and Offsites plant manager), where Reliability was fundamental to the operation of this large COMAH site.  Since 2003 he has held a number of principal engineer and engineering management roles with MoD and Syngenta.

Most recently he was Specialist Principal Engineer with BOC,  with responsibility for pressure systems,  asset integrity and reliability of fixed assets in UK and Ireland, though he has never lost his interest in machinery. He retired back to Midleton in June.

Christopher Hallum

Christopher Hallum, a Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional with over 15 years’ experience as an Electrical Engineer in the Aviation and Railway Industry. Qualified Trainer with many years’ experience training the young engineers of the future. Now Regional Manager to the UK & Ireland for UE Systems Europe helping industry with the implementation of Ultrasound programs to help improve Predictive Maintenance, and supplying solutions to problems faced on a regular basis.

Bob Berry

Chartered Engineer

Bob Berry is a Chartered Engineer and has been working with thermography since 1998. He was one of the first people in the world to pass BINDT’s prestigious Level 3 exams in thermography and has worked as an instructor with ITC since 2004. Bob teaches thermography all over the world and is one of the only people in the world that teaches thermography to science and academia on behalf of flir systems.

Bob provides inspection and consultancy using the most sophisticated, most accurate and highest resolution equipment on the market today. His work is unrivalled in the industry and he is recognised internationally as an industry leader.

Elaine Berkery

Director, Eastway Technical Consultants

Elaine Berkery has been working in the Reliability sector as a director with Eastway Technical Consultants since 2004. Eastway provide industrial condition monitoring and predictive maintenance services for the manufacturing and engineering sectors.

Eastway has recently expanded from their base in Ireland to service their clients’ global locations.
A mechanical engineer (B. Eng Hons) with an executive MBA from UCD, Smurfit Business School, Elaine’s current role involves management of condition monitoring programmes, maintenance strategy consultancy and business development.

Elaine is BINDT VA Level II certified and has completed further study in the areas of industrial energy auditing and training. She is also a general committee member of MEETA, the Irish Maintenance & Asset Management Society.

Mark Fleury

Fleury Engineering Services Ltd

A mechanical engineer with over 20 year’s experience , Mark is the owner of Fleury Engineering Services Ltd. After gaining construction and maintenance experience in different industries from Power Generation, Oil and Gas and Pharmaceutical Mark formed Fleury Engineering. The purpose of the company is to  help clients achieve reliability through clean oil and fuel systems. This is achieved through services and manufacturing divisions. As an advocate of continuous improvement the company helps clients to overcome reactive maintenance issues by delivering solutions to treat root causes.

Since foundation in 2000 , the company now has offices in Dublin, Cork and Kerry and serves European, American and Middle and Eastern markets. With a current workforce of 15 , Mark is responsible for business development and technical innovation.

As a previous contributor to Reliability Ireland and holder of ICML MLA II qualification Mark is passionate about the role education and furthering awareness to benefit both clients and society.

Breda Moore

Technical Director, T.E. Laboratories Ltd.

Breda Moore is a chemist with over 20 years’ experience in Analytical Chemistry.  Breda joined T.E. Laboratories in 1999 and has been the Technical Director since 2003.   Since this time, she has been responsible for the general running of the laboratories, expanding the range of testing carried out in the laboratories and introducing formal Quality Systems such as ISO 17025 Accreditation and ISO 9001 certification. Over the years, the company has expanded through diversification, innovation and acquisi­tion. Current operating divisions include: Lubricating Oil “Machine Care” laboratory, Transformer oil “Transcheck” laboratory, both of these labs generate data using chemical analysis which helps engineers and maintenance technicians to identify problems that will impact on the reliability of assets.  In addition to these 2 labs, Breda is also responsible for the Environmental Analysis Laboratory, Chemical Manufacturing laboratory and an R&D centre The TReND Institute.

Prior to working in T.E. Laboratories, Breda worked in the mining industry & contract analytical laboratories

John Mason

Emerson Automation Solutions

Mr John Mason works at Emerson Automation Solutions as a Business Development Manager for Reliability Solutions.

An experienced and highly qualified Mechanical and Reliability Engineer with a career spanning over 20 years.  Equipped with a documented and verifiable track record of sales success and growth working for leading multinational organisation’s across the Engineering and Manufacturing sectors including British Steel.

Ronan Carey

The Irish Naval Service

Lt Cdr Ronan Carey is a chartered engineer and has been serving with the Irish Naval Service for twenty years. The Irish Naval Service (INS) is the State’s principle sea going agency with a general responsibility to meet contingent and actual maritime defence requirements.  These responsibilities and roles present a broad range of missions that the INS must undertake; defence of territorial seas, deterrence of intrusive or aggressive acts, conducting maritime surveillance, maintaining an armed naval presence, ensuring rite of passage, and protecting marine assets.  These missions are conducted on a 24/7/365 basis in the largest maritime domain to land ratio of any NW EU state encompassing almost one million square kilometres. These missions are also conducted globally where the government recognises the unique capability of the navy for furthering policy objectives in the international maritime domain.  In this context, reliability of platform assets and whole fleet reliability are of critical importance.

Ronan has served in appointments both ashore and at sea. All of these roles have involved leading engineering teams to ensure the availability and reliability of naval assets to meet operational requirements. Ronan is currently in charge of Planning & Inspectorate Unit which is responsible for ensuring the efficient, reliable and cost effective performance of naval vessels. The unit review asset condition and schedule all major refits and dry docks for the fleet. Planning and Inspectorate are the first line of technical support to naval ships that may experience technical difficulties while on operations.

Ronan holds an MLA II and has been proactive in directing the INS approach to greater awareness and quality management of lubricants throughout the naval fleet. This approach has proven valuable in the preparation of naval ships in their deployment to the Mediterranean Sea as part of a bi-lateral agreement and a European response to the migrant crisis.  Ronan’s presentation will outline how Naval Engineers have achieved increased levels of machinery availability and reliability by considering the lubricant as an asset rather than a consumable.

Annaik Genson

Business Development Manager, the Centre for Research in Engineering Surface Technology

Dr Annaik Genson is the business development manager at the Centre for Research in Engineering Surface Technology, Dublin Institute of Technology (CREST DIT) in Ireland as part of the Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateway Network since 2014. CREST DIT provides a range of professional technical services and expertise in corrosion control, materials surface characterisation and development of novel surface coating solutions for a range of industries from Irish SMEs to multinationals. CREST is an ISO 9001:2008 accredited national approval laboratory for many Irish government bodies including the Irish Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Office of Public Works, National Road Authority and the National Standards Authority of Ireland.

Following the completion of two master’s degrees of Materials Science and Solid State and Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Rennes 1, France in 2001, Annaik completed a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering with a specialisation in Electrochemistry from the Grenoble Institute of Technology, France in partnership with Pechiney Centre of Research of Voreppe. She then moved in Ireland into the Materials Surface Science Institute at the University of Limerick as a research officer. In 2008, Annaik joined the Embassy of France in Ireland, where she was in charge of the enhancement of the scientific cooperation between France and Ireland.

Daniel P. Walsh

Director of Technical Sales Support and Product Line Management, Spectro Scientific Inc

Daniel P. Walsh is the Director of Technical Sales Support and Product Line Management for Spectro Scientific Inc. the leader in oil analysis solutions for confition monitoring.  Daniel has over 20 years experience with oil and wear debris analysis, industrial lubrication and problem solving, with prior General Management positions in BTS,  a division of Bently Nevada, and prior co-owner of National Tribology Services, an oil and fuel laboratory services firm.  He began his career as a Metallurgical Test Engineer at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, Hartford CT USA.  He has authored many articles and technical papers, and presented at many leading industry conferences, including Lubmat, EPRI, Noria, STLE , Pittcon and Reliability World.  He is a memeber of ASTM and actively supports development of  standards for condition monitoring.   He is a STLE Certified Lubrication Specialist and is Vice Chair of the STLE Condition Monitoring Committee. He has a BS in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Limerick, and an MSc in Engineering Management from Tufts University.

Damien McDonnell

Managing Director of Polar IceTech

A multi award winning company Polar IceTech are Dry Ice Blasting Specialists providing Eco-Friendly Cryogenic Cleaning Solutions to Industry.

Polar IceTech partner with Irish industry to create & develop cleaning processes that are lean, efficient and cost effective. They work with key decision makers to help large organisations reduce downtime and increase efficiency and reliability of process and production equipment by introducing eco-friendly cryogenic (CO2) cleaning solutions.

“We analyse data relating to our customers current cleaning methods and analyse them against the data we capture after we introduce dry ice blasting as the cleaning process. It’s vital for us to use this to identify and continuously improve on the efficiencies offered by Dry Ice as a cleaning media,” accordingly to Mr McDonnell.

“We use specialised equipment and processes to clean high value, moisture-sensitive and abrasive-sensitive critical assets, including process and production equipment with Dry Ice (i.e. Solid Carbon Dioxide).”

Established in 2005, Polar IceTech are the only Irish company providing this level of Dry Ice Blasting expertise and the only company working with customers driving these results. Over the past 12 years they have learned, and continue to learn, and develop their knowledge about this unique process. They have engineered equipment and processes to deliver even greater results for customers and have trained operators to the highest possible standard. Furthermore they continue to engage with specialists to ensure that the solutions offered are delivering the lean measures promised.

Jan Foged

Technical Adviser, C.C.JENSEN A/S Ireland

I have worked with tribology and oil contamination for 17 years.

I guess I am bit of an expert in oil maintenance and preventive maintenance on oil systems. First in Denmark with general industry, then 2 years in the Netherlands. Then 2 years working with Power Generation in Denmark and since 2004 working with all industries in Ireland, ROI and Northern Ireland. I advise, consult and find solutions for customer in relation to oil maintenance.

John W. Evans

C.Eng.M.I.Mech. E.

John is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer, with a BSc. In Mechanical & Production Engineering, beginning his carrier with the British Steel Corporation as a Divisional Fluid Power Engineer.

Over the past 30 years John has specialized in providing solutions in the field of hydraulic and lubrication fluid contamination. During this period he has been involved with all the major European manufactures of filtration products.

Since 2005 he has represented Hy-Pro Filtration Inc. through his company Hy-Pro Filtration (Europe) Ltd. in establishing distribution of their products in Western, Eastern Europe and Scandinavia.

The role of the company is to provide training, consultancy with applications and solutions to contamination control issues, in various industries such as Primary Metals, Power Generation, Pulp & Paper, Marine and Mining .

John is a member of the following bodies:

  • British Fluid Power Association, Contamination Control Committee
  • Advisory member of the National Fluid Power Centre (UK)

Ray O’ Neill


Ray O’ Neill has a Master Degree (Distinction) in Maintenance and Asset Management from the University of Manchester.

Winner of the Farnell Prize for best Masters Degree, winner of the MEETA National Maintenance Manager of the Year awards (SME section), former Chairman of MEETA, the Irish Maintenance society, Ray has over 20 years of Asset Management experience.

Ray was the Irish delegate to the European Federation of National Maintenance Societies and has presented papers at the National Maintenance Conference here in Ireland and abroad in South Africa.

Ray has previously delivered maintenance training courses for both Engineer’s Ireland & the National Maintenance Centre, in addition to presenting ESS ltd. courses both in Ireland and the Far East.

Sandro Berchiolli

Founder and director of ISE

Mr. Sandro Berchiolli founder and director of ISE has been working in the Reliability and Predictive Maintenance field for multinational companies and organizations worldwide for over 20 Years.

ISE is involved in Reliability, Maintenance Consulting, Predictive Maintenance and Condition Monitoring in national and international companies in Pharmaceutical, Wind Power Industry, Power Generation, Oil & Gas and other industries.

ISE’s Predictive maintenance implementation plans are developed with a multi-disciplinary approach, which embraces the entire range of the best available technologies: vibration measurements, thermography, ultrasounds, electrical measures and other. Predictive methodologies allow the upgrading of the maintenance management of a plant to reach better reliability and ensure better economic performances. A thorough approach to the machine’s life cycle pays off.

The fundamental idea is to implement and choose maintenance strategies and maintenance plans designed to reach a strong reliability with defined costs to improve productive performances. Optimization of the efficiency of the machines helps to minimize the risk of unexpected failures and extend the machinery’s life.

David Doyle

Butler Technologies


David Doyle has worked with Butler Technologies for 12 years and has sold and supported Flir thermal imaging cameras along with UE Systems ultrasonic test equipment. David qualified as a Level 1 thermographer in 2007 and a level 2 thermographer in 2016, he also provides itc training to users of thermal cameras. He has used thermal cameras in fields as diverse as agriculture and semiconductor manufacturing. David also qualified as a level 1 ultrasound tester in 2015 as Butler Technologies believes in partnership with both the equipment manufacturers and the customers who use the equipment. He provides regular training courses both at Butler Technologies and on customer sites, these courses can be general or focused on a particular topic. David’s original qualification is industrial electronics but from working with a wide range of test equipment he has expanded this to mechanical, chemical, pharmaceutical, and many other fields.

Robert Goode

MD of RGC Technologies

Robert Goode is the MD of RGC Technologies.  With over 25 years experience implementing business and technology solutions, he has worked with companies including Hilton Foods, Kepak, Dawn Meats, Mainstream Renewable Power, Coillte and Coca Cola.  Robert is a strong believer that a successful project is a combination of people, process and technology.

Craig McFadyen

Product Director for PEMAC

Craig McFadyen is the Product Director for PEMAC.

Craig has led the complete redevelopment of the PEMAC product portfolio using agile techniques and open source technologies.

PEMAC are the leading suppliers of Maintenance Software in Ireland with over 25 years industry knowledge. The PEMAC product range includes: PEMAC Assets: Maintenance Management System, PEMAC Care: Health and Safety and PEMAC Forms: Paperless Workflow Solution.

PEMAC products are developed with continuous customer feedback to ensure market trends and the usability of the products in real world scenarios strongly influence the product roadmap.

Craig completed a M.Sc. In Product Management in 2014. Prior to joining PEMAC Craig was involved with the development of enterprise software solutions for large companies and government agencies for over 10 years.

 John Sykes

 Technical Authority & Technical Manager (Training) at AVT Reliability®

As an experienced engineer John Sykes has worked in a variety of industrial sectors at both technician and supervisory levels having specialized in reliability engineering and condition monitoring for the last eleven years. He completed a marine engineering apprenticeship in the Royal Navy before achieving a BEng (Hons) degree.

John is a Mobius Certified Cat IV Vibration Analyst (certification number M-126064-01) and he is part of the BINDT VA working group. John has also completed GE Machinery Diagnostics Training as well as being an ICML level 1 Lubrication Analyst. John‘s experience includes:

  • Providing onshore and offshore technical support to over 14 Offshore Assets.
  • Implementing Condition Monitoring Programs from the plant audit to measuring its effectiveness
  • Commissioning start-ups and troubleshooting vibration problems on Gas Turbines, Power
  • Generators, Steam Turbines, Large Centrifugal Pumps and Gas Compressors using both Bently
  • Nevada ADRE software and Zonicbook with eZ-Tomas software.
  • Reliability Based Maintenance training seminars and the development of a condition monitoring training centre in Aberdeen and courses in Ireland.