Steering Committee

Chairman

Mark Ruffin

Mark Ruffin

Position: Vice President of Sales - TEADIT
Categories: Steering Committee 2024

A Message From the Chairman

I am looking forward to being the Chairman of the Heat Exchanger World Americas Conference & Expo 2024. This wonderful event provides endless opportunities to allow the heat transfer community to come together. Attendees will have the chance to partake in new ways of thinking by accomplishing upcoming goals through extensive knowledge transfer, learning of the latest innovations in heat transfer equipment, cost-saving initiatives, practical solutions, and technical demonstrations. This event will serve as a stage for networking opportunities with some of the most talented individuals in this diverse industry.

Throughout my career, I have gained a wealth of knowledge and expertise in sealing, bolting, training, and technical support.  My position at Teadit North America in Pasadena, TX has allowed me to oversee its team of Outside Sales Managers, Application Engineers and Field Service Technicians. As an SME in Bolted Flange Joints subject matter, I have authored and maintained standards for the assembly of bolted-flanged connections and valve packing installations. During my career, I have had the opportunity to assist end users and OEMs in providing the necessary training to understand bolted flange joints, sealings and gaskets, which is necessary for understanding their connection to heat transfer equipment. Having the opportunity to educate and train is vital to ensuring your heat transfer equipment meets maximum performance; this way, users extend the life expectancy of their assets, improving processes and mitigating common challenges.

As we anticipate meeting one another this October, we invite you to join us at the NRG Center, with your ideas and topics focused on heat exchanger costs, design, performance, maintenance and efficiency in the oil and gas industry. I am confident that there is something for every professional from all levels of expertise at the Heat Exchanger World Americas Conference and Expo 2024. I am looking forward to seeing you all there!

 

Mark Ruffin

Vice President of Sales - TEADIT

A Message From the Chairman I am looking forward to...

Vice Chairman

Bill Ashenhart

Position: Principle Engineer – Heat Transfer – S&B Engineers & Constructors
Categories: Steering Committee 2024

A MESSAGE FROM THE VICE-CHAIR

I am honored and excited to be the Vice-Chair for the Heat Exchanger World Conference & Expo Americas 2024.

This conference is unusual in the Heat Exchanger arena because the attendance is from all aspects of the field of heat exchange equipment. Attendees, sponsors, sub-sponsors, and presenters represent the gamut from the raw material and fabrication equipment suppliers, EPC organizations, heat exchanger fabricators, end users, and even further to those responsible for maintaining the equipment over its lifespan.

The Texas & Louisiana Gulf Coast has long been recognized as the Energy Capital of the world with Houston being at the center. The location of this Expo at the NRG Convention Center is a recognition of the growth of the Conference and its importance to the Gulf Coast.

On a personal basis, one of my primary reasons for coming to an event of this type is that I always discover or learn something new. I use the word “discover” because that is how I view learning new things. I am using my curiosity to discover and learn.

At the Heat Exchanger World Americas Conference and Expo 2024, people from across the spectrum of heat exchanger equipment can attend unique and relevant technical presentations, network with industry peers alongside discovering new equipment and techniques to make their jobs easier. This conference offers something for everyone, no matter what industry they work in. I believe that every attendee will “discover” something new and applicable to their daily job from their participation.

In keeping with my viewpoint of the “discovery / learning” aspect of this conference, I have a request to all who read this message. Do you have a topic that you would be willing to present at the Conference? If so, then please submit a short abstract of your proposed presentation to our Steering Committee for review. Or, if you have an idea for a topic you would like to see discussed, then send us a few descriptive sentences about it. We can then look for an industry expert willing to present on the topic of interest. Based on my experience, giving a presentation is not only personally rewarding but also a great way to encourage discussion, share non-proprietary information, and help propel our industries forward.

I am looking forward to meeting all of you at the 2024 Heat Exchanger World Conference & Expo Americas at Houston’s NRG Center on October 16th & 17th!

Bill Ashenhart PE

Heat Transfer SME

S&B Engineers and Constructors

Bill Ashenhart, P.E.
Heat Trasnfer Engineer
S&B Engineers & Constructors

Bill Ashenhart

Principle Engineer – Heat Transfer – S&B Engineers & Constructors

A MESSAGE FROM THE VICE-CHAIR I am honored and excited...

Below you will find the Steering Committee of the Heat Exchanger World Americas Conference 2024

Bal Sareen

Position: President – Brask, Inc.
Categories: Steering Committee 2024

Bal Sareen

President – Brask, Inc.

Bill Ashenhart

Position: Principle Engineer – Heat Transfer – S&B Engineers & Constructors
Categories: Steering Committee 2024

A MESSAGE FROM THE VICE-CHAIR

I am honored and excited to be the Vice-Chair for the Heat Exchanger World Conference & Expo Americas 2024.

This conference is unusual in the Heat Exchanger arena because the attendance is from all aspects of the field of heat exchange equipment. Attendees, sponsors, sub-sponsors, and presenters represent the gamut from the raw material and fabrication equipment suppliers, EPC organizations, heat exchanger fabricators, end users, and even further to those responsible for maintaining the equipment over its lifespan.

The Texas & Louisiana Gulf Coast has long been recognized as the Energy Capital of the world with Houston being at the center. The location of this Expo at the NRG Convention Center is a recognition of the growth of the Conference and its importance to the Gulf Coast.

On a personal basis, one of my primary reasons for coming to an event of this type is that I always discover or learn something new. I use the word “discover” because that is how I view learning new things. I am using my curiosity to discover and learn.

At the Heat Exchanger World Americas Conference and Expo 2024, people from across the spectrum of heat exchanger equipment can attend unique and relevant technical presentations, network with industry peers alongside discovering new equipment and techniques to make their jobs easier. This conference offers something for everyone, no matter what industry they work in. I believe that every attendee will “discover” something new and applicable to their daily job from their participation.

In keeping with my viewpoint of the “discovery / learning” aspect of this conference, I have a request to all who read this message. Do you have a topic that you would be willing to present at the Conference? If so, then please submit a short abstract of your proposed presentation to our Steering Committee for review. Or, if you have an idea for a topic you would like to see discussed, then send us a few descriptive sentences about it. We can then look for an industry expert willing to present on the topic of interest. Based on my experience, giving a presentation is not only personally rewarding but also a great way to encourage discussion, share non-proprietary information, and help propel our industries forward.

I am looking forward to meeting all of you at the 2024 Heat Exchanger World Conference & Expo Americas at Houston’s NRG Center on October 16th & 17th!

Bill Ashenhart PE

Heat Transfer SME

S&B Engineers and Constructors

Bill Ashenhart, P.E.
Heat Trasnfer Engineer
S&B Engineers & Constructors

Bill Ashenhart

Principle Engineer – Heat Transfer – S&B Engineers & Constructors

A MESSAGE FROM THE VICE-CHAIR I am honored and excited...

Biren Patel

Position: Process & Equipment Engineering – Covestro
Categories: Steering Committee 2024

Biren Patel

Process & Equipment Engineering – Covestro

Buddy Tucker

Position: Vice President of Sales & Marketing – Ohmstede Industrial Services
Categories: Steering Committee 2024

Buddy Tucker

Vice President of Sales & Marketing – Ohmstede Industrial Services

Chris Grice

Position: VP of Field Services, Ward Field Service Group – Ward Vessel & Exchanger
Categories: Steering Committee 2024

Chris Grice

VP of Field Services, Ward Field Service Group – Ward Vessel & Exchanger

Chris Jungers

Position: Vice President – Process Equipment – Cust-O-Fab
Categories: Steering Committee 2024

Chris Jungers

Vice President – Process Equipment – Cust-O-Fab

Craig Sullivan

Position: President – Heat Transfer Tubular Products LLC
Categories: Steering Committee 2024

Craig Sullivan

President – Heat Transfer Tubular Products LLC

Cuong Nguyen

Position: Heat Transfer Technical Director - Fluor
Categories: Steering Committee 2024

Cuong Nguyen

Heat Transfer Technical Director - Fluor

Dan DeVine

Position: Piping, Valve, and Pressure Vessel Engineer – Corteva AgriScience through Midland Engineering, Ltd.
Categories: Steering Committee 2024

Dan DeVine

Piping, Valve, and Pressure Vessel Engineer – Corteva AgriScience through Midland Engineering, Ltd.

Dinesh Bakshi

Position: Corporate Business Development Manager – Brask, Inc.
Categories: Steering Committee 2024

Dinesh Bakshi

Corporate Business Development Manager – Brask, Inc.

Doug Sinitiere

Position: Global Market Manager – Oil & Gas – Carboline Company
Categories: Steering Committee 2024

Doug Sinitiere

Global Market Manager – Oil & Gas – Carboline Company

Fred Schweighardt

Position: National Projects Leader – Airgas, an Air Liquide company
Categories: Steering Committee 2024

Fred Schweighardt

National Projects Leader – Airgas, an Air Liquide company

Gilbert Alonzo

Position: Consultant
Categories: Steering Committee 2024

Gilbert Alonzo

Consultant

Glen Elps

Position: Sales Manager – Superior Plant Rentals
Categories: Steering Committee 2024

Glen Elps

Sales Manager – Superior Plant Rentals

Heather Mroz

Position: Technical Development Manager Heat Transfer – NobelClad
Categories: Steering Committee 2024

Heather Mroz

Technical Development Manager Heat Transfer – NobelClad

Himanshu Patel

Position: Senior Process Engineer – Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemical
Categories: Steering Committee 2024

Himanshu Patel

Senior Process Engineer – Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemical

Jack Piparia

Position: Sr. Supervising Engineer / Lead Mechanical (LNG) – Technip Energies
Categories: Steering Committee 2024

Jack Piparia

Sr. Supervising Engineer / Lead Mechanical (LNG) – Technip Energies

Jan Contreras

Position: Manager of Sales – Logan Industries
Categories: Steering Committee 2024

Jan Contreras

Manager of Sales – Logan Industries

Jonathan Pascoe

Position: President – Americas – Vahterus
Categories: Steering Committee 2024

Jonathan Pascoe

President – Americas – Vahterus

Keith Frye

Position: Director of Business Development – Cust-O-Fab
Categories: Steering Committee 2024

Keith Frye

Director of Business Development – Cust-O-Fab

Kimberly Derry

Position: Marketing and Business Development – Superior Plant Rentals
Categories: Steering Committee 2024

Kimberly Derry

Marketing and Business Development – Superior Plant Rentals

Kyle Dunn

Position: Business Owner and Compliance Manager – Dunn Heat Exchangers
Categories: Steering Committee 2024

Kyle Dunn

Business Owner and Compliance Manager – Dunn Heat Exchangers

Lauren Moran

Position: Manager Technical Support – HTRI
Categories: Steering Committee 2024

Lauren Moran

Manager Technical Support – HTRI

Louis Gonzalez

Position: Marketing and Communications Manager – Flexitallic Group
Categories: Steering Committee 2024

Louis Gonzalez

Marketing and Communications Manager – Flexitallic Group

Mark Ruffin

Mark Ruffin

Position: Vice President of Sales - TEADIT
Categories: Steering Committee 2024

A Message From the Chairman

I am looking forward to being the Chairman of the Heat Exchanger World Americas Conference & Expo 2024. This wonderful event provides endless opportunities to allow the heat transfer community to come together. Attendees will have the chance to partake in new ways of thinking by accomplishing upcoming goals through extensive knowledge transfer, learning of the latest innovations in heat transfer equipment, cost-saving initiatives, practical solutions, and technical demonstrations. This event will serve as a stage for networking opportunities with some of the most talented individuals in this diverse industry.

Throughout my career, I have gained a wealth of knowledge and expertise in sealing, bolting, training, and technical support.  My position at Teadit North America in Pasadena, TX has allowed me to oversee its team of Outside Sales Managers, Application Engineers and Field Service Technicians. As an SME in Bolted Flange Joints subject matter, I have authored and maintained standards for the assembly of bolted-flanged connections and valve packing installations. During my career, I have had the opportunity to assist end users and OEMs in providing the necessary training to understand bolted flange joints, sealings and gaskets, which is necessary for understanding their connection to heat transfer equipment. Having the opportunity to educate and train is vital to ensuring your heat transfer equipment meets maximum performance; this way, users extend the life expectancy of their assets, improving processes and mitigating common challenges.

As we anticipate meeting one another this October, we invite you to join us at the NRG Center, with your ideas and topics focused on heat exchanger costs, design, performance, maintenance and efficiency in the oil and gas industry. I am confident that there is something for every professional from all levels of expertise at the Heat Exchanger World Americas Conference and Expo 2024. I am looking forward to seeing you all there!

 

Mark Ruffin

Vice President of Sales - TEADIT

A Message From the Chairman I am looking forward to...

Mike Nemeth

Position: Chief Development Officer/Principal – Elliott Tool Technologies Ltd.
Categories: Steering Committee 2024

Mike Nemeth

Chief Development Officer/Principal – Elliott Tool Technologies Ltd.

Mike Prevost

Position: Vice President – Specialty Services – Ohmstede Industrial Services
Categories: Steering Committee 2024

Mike Prevost

Vice President – Specialty Services – Ohmstede Industrial Services

Naomi Jabbari

Position: Heat Transfer Engineer – S&B Engineers & Constructors
Categories: Steering Committee 2024

Naomi Jabbari

Heat Transfer Engineer – S&B Engineers & Constructors

Naresh Shah

Position: Technical Director – Worley
Categories: Steering Committee 2024

Naresh Shah

Technical Director – Worley

Noel Thomas

Position: Heat Transfer Engineer – Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemical
Categories: Steering Committee 2024

Noel Thomas

Heat Transfer Engineer – Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemical

Paul Miller

Position: Lead Heat Transfer Engineer – Dimensional Energy
Categories: Steering Committee 2024

Paul Miller

Lead Heat Transfer Engineer – Dimensional Energy

Rachel Lanczynski

Position: Vessel Engineering Global Competency Leader – Corteva
Categories: Steering Committee 2024

Rachel Lanczynski

Vessel Engineering Global Competency Leader – Corteva

Robbie Riggs

Position: Director – Engineering and Technical Services – Teadit North America
Categories: Steering Committee 2024

Robbie Riggs

Director – Engineering and Technical Services – Teadit North America

Robert Trouts

Position: Corporate Account Manager – HYTORC
Categories: Steering Committee 2024

Robert Trouts

Corporate Account Manager – HYTORC

Scott Hamilton

Scott Hamilton

Position: CEO & Founder – Hex Technologies
Categories: Steering Committee 2024

Scott Hamilton

CEO & Founder – Hex Technologies

Srivatsa Jois

Position: Maintenance Engineer – Covestro
Categories: Steering Committee 2024

Srivatsa Jois

Maintenance Engineer – Covestro

Sumeet Agarwal

Position: Project Engineer – Zeppelin Systems USA, Inc.
Categories: Steering Committee 2024

Sumeet Agarwal

Project Engineer – Zeppelin Systems USA, Inc.

*Steering Committee subject to change.