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PEMAC has been holding MainTrain, a member-developed conference since 2004. More information about the conference is available on the conference page at



The MainTrain 2020 Team


Mike Crowell

Director of Maintenance
Irving Paper Limited


Technical Lead and Past Chair

Justyna Krzysiak

Plant Manager, Leduc Plant



Michael Bonga

VP Product Development
Smart Skin Technologies


Dennis Heinzlmeir

President Alberta Chapter - PEMAC
Akron Engineering


Edith Mackenzie

Senior Liaison
Northern Lakes College


Chris MacLellan

Heat Exchanger and Pressure Vessel Program Specialist
NB Power


Ghaz Marinho

Events Coordinator
PEMAC - Head Office


Martha Myers

Owner / Operator
Martha Myers Consulting Services


James Reyes-Picknell

Managing Consultant
Conscious Group Inc.


Cindy Snedden

Executive Director
PEMAC - Head Office


Abstract Reviewer

Gregg Bentley

Plant Engineer


Nigel D'Souza

Manager of Facilities Services
Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board


Erika Mazza

CMMS - Asset Data Management
Regional Municipality of Durham


Chris Murphy

Senior Consultant
Encompass Value


Warren Rodgers

Senior Engineer, Asset Management Office
Nova Scotia Power


Jesus Sifonte

PdMtech Canada Inc.


Jason Spears

Fiber Line Manager
Port Hawkesbury Paper LP


Valerie Williams

Manager, Asset Management
Halifax Regional Water Commission


For more about our upcoming MainTrain conference head over to the MainTrain pages.

MainTrain News

PEMAC Annual Conference – PEMAC’s 16th Consecutive MainTrain Conference was hosted in the City of Edmonton


 MISSISSAUGA, (October 8, 2019) – Recently, PEMAC hosted MainTrain 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel located in Edmonton, Alberta. 

MainTrain 2018 MRO Roundtable Insights

The December 2018 issue of Machinery & Equipment Magazine includes an article about the MRO Round Table event at MainTrain 2018.

At the recent PEMAC MainTrain Conference held in Ottawa, MRO Magazine engaged a cross section of maintenance, reliability and asset management professionals in a round-table discussion. 

MainTrain Sponsorship Opportunities announced

We are very excited to announce that the sponsorship package for MainTrain 2019 has been published. 

Why Sponsor at MainTrain 2019?

PEMAC Awards

"Sergio Guy Memorial“ Award Announced

The Board of Directors of the Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC) is pleased to announce that Dick Olver has been named the 2018 winner of the Sergio Guy Memorial award. This prestigious award recognizes the efforts of an individual who has made significant contributions to both our profession and our association.