Fall 2013 Member Meetings – Guest Speakers & Tours announced – Sept 24 tour, Oct 29 speaker, Nov 26 tour

The ISA Hamilton Section is pleased to announce our 2013 fall member events:These events are no cost and include dinner, compliments of ISA Hamilton.  You are, however, required to RSVP to reserve your spot. Contact program@isahamilton.com to reserve your spot.


Member Meeting 1 – Tour

Tour of Emerson Instrument & Valve Service Center

When:    Sept. 24, 2013 @ 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Where:   Emerson Instrument & Valve Service Center, 109 Dartnall Rd., Hamilton, ON

What:     Our first member meeting of the new session will be held at Emerson’s Instrument and Valve Service (I&VS) Center in Hamilton.  Paul Rickert, the operations manager for this facility will be hosting us.  Matt Bell (I&VS Service Technician) and Tim Jentz (Lakeside Process Controls Valve Specialist) will give an overview on the valve parts and the repair process.  This presentation will be followed by a tour of their new repair facility where the machines and testing equipment will be shown and discussed.  During the tour, there will be a demonstration of a valve being torn down and inspected.


Member Meeting 2 – Guest Speaker

Getting Your Projects Approved and Moving Forward

When:    Oct. 29, 2013 @ 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Where:   ABB – Burlington Office, 3450 Harvester Rd., Burlington, ON

What: Our second meeting will be in a familiar location.  ABB’s Burlington office will play host to Irene Deketele of Arcelor Mittal Dofasco (Manager, Project & Construction Management – Finishing) who will be giving us a presentation about “Getting Your Projects Approved and Moving Forward”.  Successful, capital-intensive corporations use standardized, robust project delivery processes.  Why?  To ensure that they are implementing the right projects, the right way, with the right people.  Irene will deliver an overview of the methodology used at ArcelorMittal, the largest global steel company.  The presentation will walk through the steps, starting from idea stage to development of the full project scope (why, what, who, how and when) with real-life examples.  Irene is a professional engineer with 24 years of experience in project management and systems design.


Member Meeting 3 – Tour

Tour of Sleeman Breweries in Guelph

When:    Nov. 26, 2013 @ 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Where:   Sleeman Brewery, 551 Clair Rd W (Just off Hwy 6), Guelph, ON

What: Our third member meeting will be held at the Sleeman Brewery in Guelph, Ontario.  We will be going on a tour through their facility while learning about the processes involved in making beer.  Samples will also be included as a part of the tour and a light meal. Space is limited for this event, so please register early.  More details to follow…

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