IMVAC Australia 2017 - International Machine Vibration Analysis Conference
Wayne Buckland
CTG Lubrication Services
Wayne is based in Melbourne. He has direct involvement with 50+ varnish mitigation cases in Australia across many of nation’s largest companies – BHP, Woodside, Energy Australia, Origin Energy, Esso and more.
Mark Ciechanowicz
Industrial Services Manager
Schaeffler Australia Pty Ltd
Mark has an Electrical Engineering background, with 20+ years in the field of reliability covering disciplines ranging from vibration analysis, infra-red thermography, electric motor testing through to tribology. He has worked in various industrial sectors including aluminium, chemical, paper, steel, sugar, waste water and treatment plants, renewable energy and mining.
Currently he is working for Schaeffler Australia as the Industrial Services Manager looking after offline and online condition-monitoring systems and maintenance products.
Paulo Cipriano
Global CBM Services CoE Cluster Manager
SKF Australia Pty Ltd
Paulo has over 20 years of experience in condition-based maintenance services including vibration analysis, infrared thermography, lubricant analysis, electrical motor testing and non-destructive testing.
He is currently responsible for SKF's Global Condition-Based Maintenance Service Standards. These standards outline the know-how for local capability set-up and delivery of CBM Services. The standardization helps SKF to maximize efficiency, safety, repeatability and quality while enabling SKF Smart Analytics Digitalization.
David Dick
Condition Monitoring Technician
Rio Tinto
David served 10 years as a Fitter Machinist in the Australian Defence Force and has a further 20 years’ experience in condition monitoring and NDT. 
He is currently responsible for the coordination of vibration analysis and NDT at Rio Tinto’s Hail Creek coal mine. This includes variable speed; variable direction equipment being monitored remotely by on-line technology.  
Scott Dow
Senior Instructor
Mobius Institute
A mechanical engineer by trade, Scott Dow has been working in the vibration world for over 25 years. During that time, he has worked extensively as a field analyst and as a trainer, teaching formal classes and also mentoring clients individually and in small groups. During the mid-90s, Scott developed an innovative training method based on recreating interesting and educational case studies he had encountered. Students would receive the actual data to analyze and were free to request any field tests they thought would help them diagnose the problem. Originally called InterActive Training when it was introduced, the cases have recently been updated and the classes are now being offered by Mobius as Analyst Flight School. Scott currently owns his own business, CBM Consultants, with one of his primary duties being a Senior Instructor for the Mobius Institute N.A. When he is not conducting Mobius classes, he continues to mentor both individuals and small groups with either on-site or remote support for database setup, building analysis A mechanical engineer by trade, Scott Dow has been working in the vibration world for over 25 years. During that time, he has worked extensively as a field analyst and as a trainer, teaching formal classes and also mentoring clients individually and in small groups. During the mid-90s, Scott developed an innovative training technique based on recreating interesting and educational case studies he had encountered. Students would receive the actual data to analyze and were free to request any field tests they thought would help them diagnose the problem, which eventually they would have to do in the form of a submitted report that was assessed in light of the actual (known) case fault(s). In practice, this method has proven to be highly successful, allowing students to bridge the divide between theory and successful application of that theory in identifying machinery faults. You can find this case study technique being used as an important part of Mobius’ new class on Time Waveform Analysis (TWA). Scott currently owns his own business, CBM Consultants, with one of his primary duties being the Principle Instructor for Mobius Institute North America. When he is not conducting Mobius classes, he continues to mentor both individuals and small groups with either on-site or remote support for database setup, building analysis skills, field testing and more. 
Matthew Fallow
Asset Quality
Matthews’s first engineering position was 'Anticipative Maintenance Systems Engineer' for a large chemical company when the hard drive capacity of PC’s was just 10 megabytes! Since then he has trained many students and companies in the Asia Pacific Rim to be successful reliability focused CM Analysts themselves. Extensive experience with Infra-red Thermography, Oil Analysis, Machine Alignment, Precision Maintenance Philosophy, Failure Analysis and a good knowledge of large electro-mechanical rotating machinery have enabled Matthew to provide a valuable machine problem solving service to all types of industry for many years in the Asia Pacific Rim. Matthew founded two of industries most respected Condition Monitoring companies Asset Reliability Services and Asset Quality.
Sven Fleischer
Area Sales Manager
Sven works more than 20 years in Machinery-Reliability Business. Starting with PRUFTECHNIK Group in Germany as engineer, he builds his experience with field services and vibration troubleshooting analysis. The recent years he consults customer and supports sales channel in Asia-Pacific region through Singapore. As one of the technology leader for intelligent measurement systems, PRUFTECHNIK help to optimize production and increase machine availability. Sven is authorized Instructor for ISO Vibration Analysis courses in Singapore.
Graham Forrester
Managing Director
NVMS Solutions
Managing Director and Solution Specialist with NVMS for the past 24 years and in parallel more than 25 years with SVT Engineering Consultants. Experience includes: • Business Leader for Rotating Equipment and Reliability Services • Turnkey implementation of Condition Based Monitoring and Maintenance Programs • Training in Reliability and Predictive Monitoring Techniques • Integration Leader in NVMS for the GE Asset Performance Management (APM) programs supporting Maintenance Optimisation
Andrew Gale
Technical Director
Optical Motion Technologies
Andrew is a professional consultant and manager with over 30 years’ experience in the provision of Predictive Maintenance (PdM) Technologies and Services to the Industrial Maintenance sector. Industry exposure includes: Mining, Food & Beverage, Steel & Aluminium, Petrochemical, Oil & Gas, Power Generation, Pulp & Paper, Automotive, Transportation, Cementation, Building Service and General Manufacturing.
Andrew’s qualifications and vocational experience include; Certificate of Technology (Mechanical), Diploma of Business, and Vibration Analyst VCATIII.
Simon Hurricks
Predictive Maintenance Engineer
Genesis Energy Ltd
Simon Hurricks was born in the UK and Immigrated to New Zealand in 1957. Simon gained a NZ Certificate in mechanical engineering in 1974 and has been employed by Genesis Energy Ltd and its predecessors for 46 years and has been stationed at Huntly power station for 37 years as Predictive Maintenance engineer. Simon has specialised in vibration analysis and balancing for 40 years and has extensive experience in solving resonance issues and modal balancing of flexible shafts. Simon was treasurer and past president of the Vibrations Association of NZ and has presented papers at all of their 28 annual conferences. Simon has had articles published by both Bently Nevada and BK Vibro.
David Kauppila
Regional Reliability Manager
Wilmar Sugar, Herbert River Mills
David is currently the Reliability Manager for Wilmar Sugar, Herbert River Mills located near the town of Ingham in North Queensland. He leads a team of Reliability Engineers and Technicians whose roles primarily involve the development of maintenance expenditure and capital re-investment programs, the development and implementation of reliability improvement programs including hydrocarbon management, maintenance strategy development and machine condition management. David is also involved in a number of business improvement initiatives across the broader Wilmar Sugar business.

Prior to his current role, David has spent the past 15 years working as a reliability engineering and asset management professional for a number of leading Australian and international mining and manufacturing businesses.

His specialties lie in asset management, reliability engineering, project engineering, and business process design & implementation.
Darren Kenworthy
Engineering Manager
SKF Australia Pty Ltd
Darren has in-depth knowledge of rolling bearing technology, selection & application design. He has 29 years' experience with industrial rotating equipment applications; performance and reliability issues related to rolling bearing arrangements. 
• 1988 – 1997 Application Engineer, SKF NZ & SKF Australia 
• 1998 – 2000 Application Development Engineer, CARB™ roller bearings, SKF Sweden 
• 2001 – 2007 Business Development Manager - Continuous Casting, Asia-Pacific region, SKF Metals Industry Team  
• 2004 – 2007 Application Engineering Manager, SKF Australia 
• 2007 – 2008 Services Delivery Manager, SKF Australia 
• 2009 to date Engineering Manager, SKF Australia
Wendy Kera
Principal Defect Elimination - Condition Monitoring
BHP Billiton
Wendy believes she had been very lucky to have worked in culturally diverse companies in different countries, where differences are valued and respected.
Her experience includes residential mining roles, fly in fly out, and global corporate roles. Wendy brings extensive mining experience and working knowledge of rotating equipment, pumps, gearboxes, motors, ball mills, crusher, feeders and conveyor systems. Using ConMon best practice when developing holistic maintenance strategies has produced incredible results in all organizations. 
In her current role, she is accountable for the development, implementation and optimization of a sustainable ConMon improvement programs that positions BHP as a best practice globally competitive business. Education: BEng, Certified vibration level III analyst, Certified level 1 UT technician, Level 1&2 trained Noria oil lubrication certification
William Kruger
Technical & Training Manager
William Kruger joined ALL-TEST Pro, LLC as the Technical Manager in 2005. Since joining ATP, Bill has traveled the world teaching the Theory and Application of Motor Diagnostics, helping Fortune 500 Companies implement Predictive Maintenance Programs. In 2010 Bill’s proven instructional techniques earned him the new title of Training Technical Manager. Before joining ALL-TEST Pro, LLC Bill Kruger worked in many different aspects of the Engineering and Maintenance Fields. Bill worked as an Electrician in the US Navy Nuclear Submarine Program. He has completed the Journeyman Electrician Program and started one of the first Predictive Maintenance Programs in the Utility Industry. Bill Kruger holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from San Diego University. With his combined work in the field as well as with ALL-TEST Pro, Bill has over 40 years of proven experience in the practical engineering and predictive maintenance field.
John Morey
Tensor Systems Pty Ltd
John is the owner of Tensor Systems which designs, manufactures, installs and offers Total Customer Support for its Online Permanent Monitoring Systems incorporating Vibration, Electrical and Oil analysis. He is a Mechanical Engineer and widely respected for his focus on the technical excellence of his systems and the service he provides. John has been involved with R&D on bearing, motor and gearbox analysis systems since 1987 and has developed an automated process for separating gear and bearing faults and trending them under different alarm limits. Automation is essential to check the vast amounts of data an Online Condition Monitoring Systems produces. He holds some important patents around these technologies.
Tarun Motwani
Sr. Engineer- CM & Lubrication
Visy Paper
Tarun Motwani holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, MBA-Finance, VA Cat IV certificate, with 26 years of industrial experience. He is working as Senior Engineer- condition Monitoring in Visy paper, and has worked in in various type of industries, including petrochemicals, mining, steelmaking, pulp & Paper, food processing building products etc. His skill set includes vibration analysis, IR Thermography, Oil Analysis, Airborne Ultrasonics, Motor testing and Root Cause Failure Analysis, and technical delivery in these technologies. His past certifications include ASNT Level III in IR, Level II certification in oil analysis, Level I certification in UT. He is currently involved in automated integration of different condition monitoring technologies, to optimize their usage in ever expanding online systems and by even moderately skilled personnel in all these technologies.
Tom Murphy
Corporate Training Manager
SDT Ultrasound Solutions

Degree in Acoustics Chartered Engineer Certified Reliability Leader 33 years in vibration measurement, 22 years using IR and 16 years using ultrasound. Tom Murphy has worked in the field of vibration measurement and specifically condition monitoring for most of his professional life. He now assists Companies to develop or re-vitalise their programs with a clear focus on the overlap between the various technologies.

Puji Nugroho
Mechanical Engineer
VICO Indonesia
Puji Setyo Nugroho was born in Solo, Indonesia in 1984. He received the Bachelor of Engineering degree in Aeronautics Engineering from Institute of Technology Bandung in 2007. He joined Nusantara Turbine & Propulsion, a maintenance repair and overhaul company in Bandung, and started his career as a junior rotating engineer for industrial gas turbine engine in 2007. After 3.5 years experiences in Nusantara Turbine & Propulsion, he joined VICO Indonesia, an oil and gas company in East Kalimantan, in 2011 as mechanical rotating engineer and works there until now. He also became supervisor of Reliability Based Maintenance team that is responsible for condition monitoring activities of rotating equipment in VICO Indonesia. He has certified as ISO 18436-2 Category II Vibration Analyst in 2015. During 6 years of his career in VICO Indonesia, he has given contributions for the operation and maintenance of rotating equipment in VICO Indonesia. He developed the condition monitoring program of oil injected-screw compressor for well head compressor application. When the hard time of oil and gas industry started in 2015, he helped the VICO Indonesia’s management to develop maintenance efficiency strategy and conducted plant optimization program. Working in VICO Indonesia has developed his skill and knowledge to be a professional mechanical rotating engineer.
Malcolm Osenton
Director - Reliability
The Mosaic Company
Malcolm Osenton has more than 30 years of experience in maintenance, reliability & engineering management. He is currently the Director of Reliability for Mosaic’s phosphate business unit, responsible for asset reliability improvements across 10 facilities. In his career, he has held leadership positions while working in the pulp & paper industry for 15 years, consulting engineering for 3 years and the last 14 years in the fertilizer Industry. Malcolm is a graduate of the University of South Alabama with a degree in Civil Engineering. He is a Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional and a Certified Reliability Leader.
David Parkin
Champion AFL Coach and Business Leader
David’s accomplishments as a football player and coach are outstanding. They include captaining the Hawthorn Football Club to their second premiership in 1971, and then coaching them to a flag in 1978. He later coached Carlton Football Club to successive Premierships in 1981-82, as well as taking them to a record breaking number of victories in 1995, which culminated with them becoming Premiers.
David’s professional experience includes President of the Australian Football Coaches Association (1994-2002); Executive Officer Australian Football Coaches Association (1989-90); Director of Football, Hawthorn Football Club (2001-2002) and President, Australian Football Coaches Association (Victorian Branch). He spent twenty-four years as Senior Coach, Victorian Football League/WAFL/AFL and nine years as Physical Education Adviser to Hawthorn Football Club. He was State Director of Coaching for the Victorian Football Development Foundation from 1989 to 1990 and was State Coach in 1979, 1982-83 and 1989-1990.
As a player, David Parkin played 220 Senior Games for Hawthorn (212) and Subiaco (8) from 1961 to 1974 and was captain for 6 years of Hawthorn Football Club from 1968 to 1973. He was also State Representative in 1965 and 1968.
David has been an AFL commentator on ABC Radio, Radio 774 and Fox Sports. He was AFL All Australian Coach in 1995 and is a Member of the Australian Football Hall of Fame (2002) and the Inaugural Member of the Hawthorn Football Club Hall of Fame (2003).
David Parkin’s academic achievements include developing and lecturing in the Sports Coaching Degree course at Deakin University. He has also lectured at Victoria College Burwood Campus, State College of Victoria Burwood Campus and Burwood Teachers College.
A prolific writer, David has written and published more than a dozen books and numerous articles including: His book Winning with Pumped Up People (2001) co-authored with Paul Bourke, focuses on helping employers and employees achieve business success in a changing marketplace. David and Paul also wrote What Makes Teams Work (2004), having interviewed dozens of CEO’s and taken a detail look at successful Australian companies like Flight Centres, Ford Australia (Ford’s only profitable worldwide subsidiary) and Dun & Brad Street, as well as top Australian coaches such as Leigh Matthews, Brian Goorjian and Ric Charlesworth. The book has been described as “The In-Search of Excellence” for Australia – it explores the reasons for and lesson from the highly successful businesses and sporting teams.
Andreas Pieper
Engineering & Quality Manager
Schaeffler Australia
In 1984 Andreas started his career with Schaeffler Group as international application engineer, with home base in the German head office. Assignments in Europe, Australia and Asia exposed him to a large variety of bearing applications and their particularities, industrial and automotive. Bearing failure analysis and quality related processes have been continual tasks of Andreas throughout his career with Schaeffler. In 2006, he relocated to Sydney to assume his present position as Engineering & Sales Manager. Application Engineering, bearing calculation and bearing failure analysis continue to be integral elements of his daily business.
Tim Sundstrom
Manager of Strategic Sales & Application
SPM Instrument AB

Tim Sundström, born 1964 in Sweden, has a M.Sc. degree in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering from Linköping University, Sweden. For over twenty years, he has been specializing in electronics development and has held managerial positions in the field since 1992. In 2001, he joined SPM Instrument as head of Research and Development, where he has been deeply involved in SPM HD development and field evaluations.

Peter Todd
Reliability Engineer
Peter is a Mechanical Engineer with an extensive background Asset Management and Reliability Engineering. He worked for the Steelworks in Wollongong for over 27 years, for Shell Services for 3 year, for SIRF Roundtables for 12 years as the NSW Industrial Maintenance Roundtable Facilitator and now works freelance. His experience includes maintenance management, reliability engineering, maintenance strategy, machine condition monitoring and RCA failure investigations. He has experience in a wide range of equipment and processes from raw materials handling to turbo machinery, with bearings as a specialty. Peter’s specialist areas are in Condition Monitoring, Failure Analysis and Reliability Engineering.
Jason Tranter
Managing Director
Mobius Institute

Jason Tranter (BE Hons) has been involved with condition monitoring and vibration analysis since 1984. In 1986 Jason formed his Australian company, ARGO, which was heavily involved in vibration monitoring and systems development. In 1990 he sold that company and the “ALERT” product line to DLI Engineering in Seattle (now AzimaDLI). Jason was in charge of product development, and later in charge of vibration products. In 1996 Jason returned to Australia and for the next three years he developed the ExpertALERT (EAV), DCX data collector, and DCX Online products for DLI Engineering. In 1999 Jason formed Mobius and began the development of the iLearnInteractive series of computer-based products for vibration and alignment training and analysis, including iLearnVibration, iLearnAlignment and Interpreter. These products have been used by thousands of people in over 90 countries to learn and become certified. Mobius was awarded the Victorian Regional Exporter of the year and was a finalist in the Australian Export Awards for 2007 and 2008. In 2005 Jason formed the “Mobius Institute” for expanded distance learning and public courses, and courses that comply with ISO and ASNT standards for certification. Mobius has offices in Australia, the United States and Costa Rica, and training centers in over 40 countries. In 2010 Jason formed the Mobius Institute Board of Certification, a not-for-profit organization to make it possible for vibration analysts anywhere in the world to achieve certification per ISO 18436-1. Jason has delivered technical papers around the world, and has had articles published in numerous international magazines and journals.

Brenden Tymensen
Sr. Sales Advisor
Brenden is an Industrial Chemist and has more than 20 years of experience with Mobil. Currently he is Senior Industrial Sales Advisor supporting the Mobil Lubricants Distributor Served Business across Australia, NZ and the Pacific Islands.
Prior to that Brenden worked in Sales and Technical roles for over 7 years supporting a number of industrial customers, from power stations, paper mills, mines, cement plants and OEM’s in Victoria and South Australia. Prior to this Brenden was seconded to PT Freeport Indonesia, a large Mobil customer, to supervise the Used Oil Laboratory on site that supported the Mining Operations of one of the World’s largest Gold Mines.
Brenden started his career at Mobil in the Yarraville Technical Services Laboratory carrying out both Used Oil and Investigative Analysis roles.
John van Bynen
Commotion Systems Pty Ltd
John has over 25 years’ experience in vibration consulting and specialises in accurate diagnoses of variable speed, complex and critical machines as well as “walk in the park” fixed speed plant. Much of his experience is in the pulp and paper industry, where there are always plenty of challenges.

Having worked for prominent companies in the vibration industry John established his own consultancy in 2008. The aim was to bring back care and attention to the work, which is so often lacking as larger condition monitoring service providers tend to focus on profit.

All too often, the fruits of our vibration condition monitoring efforts are discarded and along with them the evidence of correct diagnosis and justification for the condition monitoring service. The components and damage found usually speak for themselves. They offer a unique opportunity to instill confidence in the accuracy of the analyst and provide insight into the possible causes. We will look at several examples that use actual vibration data leading to correction and findings afterwards, as well as a unique concept for understanding bearing fault frequencies. There are several valuable lessons to be learnt.
Pierre Vanderkelen
VP Intl Sales
Pierre is based in Singapore. He held various roles with Engie (ex. GDF-SUEZ) in the utility sector before joining Fluitec and starting up the APAC business unit.
Clyde Volpe
Vibration Institute of Australia

Clyde started his career in a paper mill and qualified as an electrical technician. He soon realised his passion was teaching though so in 1990 Clyde started the Vibration Institute of South Africa, this Institute soon became a leading training company there. In 2000 he moved to Australia and in 2003 started The Vibration Institute of Australia, he now runs courses throughout the world and is the Mobius agent for Australia and New Zealand. Further he has also done work in many industries helping set up their databases. Clyde has trained over 10000 people during his life, his focus is to change the ways companies think about Condition Monitoring, guiding them towards a more holistic idea of Reliability Maintenance. He has also given talks around the world.

Ian Ware
Managing Director

Ian’s primary areas of expertise are in the key facets of asset management, reliability and maintenance Engineering. Special interests are the development of condition based maintenance strategies with a passion for Ultrasonics. With over 25 years’ experience across mining, oil & gas, petrochemical, power generation, food and beverage, metals processing, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and defence industry verticals, he brings a diverse and practical approach to his clients. He secured the world leading UE Systems product line under his own company, Ultra-Tek, in 2010 as their master distributer and offers sales, service, calibration and technical support for UE Systems customers with a heavy emphasis on training.

With an enthusiastic presentation style, he creates a great learning environment and now has a loyal client base of some 200 customers.

Ian has a Bachelor of Engineering in Production Engineering, is a certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional, a certified Change Management facilitator and a Level II Certified Ultrasound Instructor. Ian is also active with Standards Australia on ME087 as an industry expert on the adoption and implementation of ISO 18436 (Parts 6 & 8) Ultrasound Standards. His professional experience spans 27 years. During this period, he has worked for IRD Mechanalysis, Entek, Shell, PALL Corporation and GPAllied before starting Ultra-Tek in early 2010. Ian is based out of the Gold Coast of Australia.

Glenn Withington
Condition Monitoring Technician
Rio Tinto
Glenn started mining with BHP in 1989 as a fitter in the Ore Car repair workshop for 6 months. He has covered many roles in his journey which include plant fitting, workshop fitting and machining, rigging, supervising and of course condition monitoring.
Glenn is currently working at the RioTinto iron ore minesite, Yandicoogina.