David Grubor

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Title: Director of Operations

Company: ApolloCorp Inc.

Location: Toronto, ON

As the director of operations at ApolloCorp Inc., David Grubor specializes in numerous areas related to construction, including manufacturing, logistics, procurement, engineering, maintenance, product development and business development. He has also gained considerable experience managing greenfield construction projects for facilities up to 500,000 square feet in size. Additionally, he has led initiatives to relocate, consolidate and decommission facilities.

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Ashley E. Williams

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Title: Director

Company: Ashlen Maintenance Planning & Training Services

Location: Pinjarra, WA  Australia

Ashley Williams has more than 25 years of experience in the mining industry, with the last five spent at the helm of his own training and maintenance company. In this role, he provides clients with in-depth, one-on-one training, taking into account their unique strengths and skill sets for use in association with Microsoft and SAP software. He is also responsible for maintaining a vast amount of data for major companies, combining his managerial and technical expertise.

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Dean Ellis

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Title: Owner

Company: Daatek

Location: Australia

Dean Ellis started his career in the Australian Defence Force, which is a military organization that consists of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Australian Army, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and a number of ‘tri-service’ units. The experience he gained during his 30 years of service inspired him to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors in engineering. Mr. Ellis established his company, Daatek, five years ago. The startup engineering company provides data illustration for the engineering industry. An expert in technical investigations, maintenance and management, he is responsible for providing leadership in the civilian industry through a professional attitude, and offering data illustration services for the engineering industry. Mr. Ellis is very proud of his career and takes great pride in his ability to provide a capability to and activity for the user. Working under a deadline with a dedicated team is among his fondest memories. He attributes his success to his determination and hard work. In the coming years, Mr. Ellis intends to continue seeking professional growth within his industry. Read the rest of this entry »

Peter G. King

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Title: Chief Executive Officer

Company: PGK Management LTD.

Location: British Columbia, Canada

Peter G. King is a highly regarded project management specialist with 20 years of professional experience to his name. He currently operates his own management consultancy that provides project supervision, procurement for construction and maintenance services, and it services clients in the energy, chemicals, petrochemicals, power, mining and forestry industries in Canada.¬† Read the rest of this entry »

Leon J. van Vuuren

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Leon van VuurenTitle: Chief Executive Officer

Company: Power Delivery Industry Maintenance Consultants

Location: South Africa

Leon J. van Vuuren began his career at ESKOM Transmission, which lead to eight years in live work maintenance, two years in training and development, 13 years in training and development for distribution, and 14 years in training and maintenance contracting. Today, he utilizes the skills he learned from his previous work to serve as a live-work consultant, adviser, and maintenance contractor for a company that supports the implementation of on-the-job education and training for transmission, reticulation and distribution, to maintain medium voltages, high voltages, and extra-high voltages under live conditions. In his role, Mr. van Vuuren is responsible for ensuring the live work (C3M) duties are carried to compliance of the BSI PAS 99 certification to the common (integrated management system) specification requirements of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 standards and other ISO and IEC standards. He thoroughly enjoys his work and believes the most gratifying aspect of his career was working in lead safety, health, environment, construction, and quality risk with the workforce using (C3M) live work in conjunction with integrated management system of BS PAS 99 (common management system of ISO standards). Mr. van Vuuren has 37 years of experience and attributes his passion and success to SMART-Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Targets to (SHECQR) for the power industry to ensure customer satisfaction of power lines and substations up time during live work maintenance to “keep the light on.” Read the rest of this entry »