2018 Winners

Veteran Professional Award

Nader A. Milibari, VE, CMRP, CAMA

Nader A. Milibari is currently Acting Maintenance Superintendent in Ras Tanura Refinery, one of the largest refineries in Saudi Arabia. He is also the Chairperson of Gulf Downstream Association (GDA) Reliability & Integrity Committee. Prior to this assignment, he was involved in the developments of the reliability & maintenance strategies and plans for one of the largest downstream mega projects in Saudi Aramco for a new Refinery and Integrated Gasification Plants with over $20 Billion. Nader has been with Saudi Aramco for over 15 years leading several comprehensive reliability & maintenance studies and initiatives and contributing significantly in the promotion of asset performance and reliability culture within his corporation and the gulf region. He also coordinated several maintenance & reliability workshops and training sessions and actively participated in related conferences and events including the Kingdom Plant & Integrity Conference. Nader is a graduate of University of Alabama with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration with Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).

Finalists for the Veteran Professional Award: K Ramesh​, Santiago Sotuyo​

Rising Leader Award

Sada Haque, MBA. P.ENG, PMP, CMRP

Sada is the Director of Sustainability, Innovation and Digitalization at Wajax where he manages the physical asset management and digital strategy portfolio and is also responsible commercially for Center of Excellences, engineering and specialized field and reliability services across Canada. In his previous role as Director for Services and Solutions at SKF, Sada lead a team of engineers and subject matter specialists to perform maintenance audits, develop asset care programs, maintenance strategies, reliability improvement initiatives, spares inventory management and condition monitoring programs for global giants in the oil and gas, mining, refining, F&B and pulp and paper industries. With over 8 years of experience in physical asset management, Sada has traveled extensively around the globe working with many international clients in the field of reliability and process optimization. In addition, Sada has spearheaded the development of several Reliability tools and applications, CMMS implementations and connected equipment (IoT) strategies and innovating business models with performance and total cost of ownership. Sada is a Professional Engineer (P.ENG) and holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Calgary as well as a Global Executive MBA from Rotman school of Management at the University of Toronto. In addition, Sada is also a certified Project Management Professional.

Finalists for the Rising Leader Award: Seth Wallander​, Jeff Choate​

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