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PEMAC Names Award Winners at MainTrain Conference

October 22, 2018 | By Mario Cywinski

As part of the MainTrain conference, Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC) held an awards dinner at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, Ontario. The first-ever PEMAC Maintenance Team of the Year – Large Organization award was presented to Cameco Port Hope Conversion Facility. The Sergio Guy Memorial award was presented to Dick Olver

Also presented were the 2018 Capstone Awards. John Colwell, Maintenance Supervisor, Molson Coors won the Best Maintenance Management Professional (MMP) Capstone Project: Technical focus award,

“This capstone project was comprehensive and well prepared. John’s commitment and attention to the course content and subsequent application of the material was impressive,” said Brian Malloch, MMP instructor and nominator of this capstone project.

The 2018 Best MMP Capstone Project: Business Technical Focus was awarded to Sameh Abadir, Maintenance and Reliability Engineer, Skjodt Barrett Foods.


“In my current position, I have been able to apply learnings from the MMP program including RCM, RCA, work management, and financial analysis, in order to improve asset reliability and performance within my organization.

The skills and relationships I have built because of the program have enabled me to not only advance in my career, but also directly apply the learnings within my organization. I am honoured to receive this award and look forward to upholding the excellent perception and reputation of the profession,” said Abadir.

The 2018 Best Asset Management Professional (AMP) Capstone Project was won by Tonnie Trim, Asset Data Supervisor for Maintenance Management and Systems Group at Enbridge.

“This capstone demonstrated a complete and comprehensive Holistic Asset Management approach to delivering value to the organization. Tonnie’s Capstone project related to an Amine Filtration System and described how it was a clearly in support of, and critical to, more than one Strategic Objectives” said Cliff Williams, Maintenance Manager at ERCO Worldwide and AMP instructor.



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