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Maintenance conference returns to Fort McMurray in September

Toronto, ON -- MainTrain, an asset management industry event organized by the Plant Engineering and Maintenanc...

Toronto, ON — MainTrain, an asset management industry event organized by the Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC), takes place in three locations in Canda throughout the year. This year’s event in Fort McMurray, AB, is about proving the return on investment (ROI) for maintenance. At the event, which takes place Sept. 15-17, 2010, experts will address key drivers of maintenance performance.

This year’s line-up will include more industry participation and more peer-to-peer sharing from practitioners, according to PEMAC executive director Norm Clegg. “As Canada’s largest physical asset and maintenance management industry association, the PEMAC is ideally positioned to help craft the content that industry practitioners most need to learn about,” he said.

Featured speakers include Joel Levitt, Terry Wireman and Ray Floyd.

Ray Floyd, senior vice-president of Suncor Energy Inc., will deliver the keynote on MainTrain Fort McMurray’s second day of events. Floyd joined Suncor Energy in June 2008 as senior vice president — maintenance and projects.


Joel Levitt is president of Springfield Resources and a trainer of maintenance professionals. He has trained more than 7,000 maintenance leaders from 3,000 organizations from 20 countries in more than 425 sessions. Levitt has also written numerous maintenance textbooks, such as The Handbook of Maintenance Management.

Terry Wireman is the senior vice-president of strategic development with Vesta Partners, an author and a writer. He leads Vesta’s maintenance and reliability seminars and training and provides strategic guidance to help the firm shape its market strategy and long-term direction.

For further information, call Norm Clegg at PEMAC in Toronto at 905-823-7255, or Amin Elsherif, president of the PEMAC Fort McMurray chapter, at 780-715-8737. Or visit