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Get to know our JANA People

JANA’s team of engineers and scientists offers a depth of experience and knowledge that we apply to the benefit of our clients. Our professionals encompass a comprehensive understanding of piping and risk assessment, implemented within JANA’s principles of integrity, innovation, and quality. Beyond our engineers and project managers, we also have a strong infrastructure in our sales, marketing, and financial management and planning personnel.

 

Patrick Vibien, Principal Consultant - Pipelines at JANA.Patrick Vibien
Principal Consultant – Pipelines

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With more than 20 years of experience in the piping industry – a large part of that focused on material formulation and performance characterization – Patrick’s passion lies in the underlying driver of pipeline performance: pipeline quality and process improvement.  As Principal Consultant, it is Patrick’s responsibility to understand the entire lifecycle of an asset through the procedures and processes that control and impact the lifecycle.  By identifying failure modes, recognizing what can cause these failures and ensuring effective barriers are put in place to adequately reduce the likelihood of failure, Patrick supports our clients in the development of Integrity Management Plans that maximize the lifetime of their pipeline assets.

Aleesha Valentine, the Chief of Staff at JANA.Aleesha Valentine
Chief of Staff

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People are Aleesha’s passion: JANA’s clients, JANA’s partners, JANA’s employees. With a background in Business Management, Aleesha’s focus is on building client and partner relationships so that JANA can develop and implement the best asset management solutions in the world.  Internally, she leads JANA’s Expert Team of Project Managers and Technical Leads in delivering these solutions for gas distribution and transmission companies across North America. Whether collaborating on a new software solution, coordinating training on our risk models, planning industry events or just generally making JANA shine through our marketing activities, Aleesha ensures JANA stays at the forefront of our industry and exceeds our clients’ expectations. 

Industry Participation: American Gas Association Piping Materials Committee , American Gas Association DIMP Committee, American Gas Association Operations Equipment & Services Associate Managing Committee (OESA MC), ASTM F17, Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI), Canadian Gas Association (CGA), American Water Works Association (AWWA), International Code Council (ICC)

William Luff, Senior Technical Lead - Pipeline Reliability at JANA.William Luff
Senior Technical Lead – Pipeline Reliability

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With a Masters Degree in Industrial Engineering, focused on Reliability Models for Linear Assets, Will’s expertise is in the development and application of mechanistic-probabilistic risk models for gas distribution and transmission pipelines. With nearly 10 years of practical experience in Reliability Engineering, his specific interest is in bringing reliability engineering methods to bear on all stages of an asset’s lifecycle. As Senior Technical Lead, Will is responsible for leveraging this experience in the development of risk models to support our clients’ Integrity Management initiatives.

Courtinee Bintz, a Project Manager at JANA.Courtinee Bintz
Project Manager

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As a Chemical Engineering undergrad, Courtinee worked with teams in the laboratory and in the field, gathering data, analyzing results and delivering on project objectives.  Applying the learnings from those experiences to her professional career, Courtinee knows that an energetic and positive attitude helps inspire, motivate, and direct others to achieve project goals. She also understands the importance of effective interactions and knows it is her responsibility to ensure that her energy and work ethic are passed to the entire project team.  As a Project Manager, Courtinee is delighted to facilitate collaboration within teams of engineers to improve the integrity of North American pipelines.

 

James DuQuesnay, Technical Lead - Integrity Management at JANA.James DuQuesnay
Technical Lead – Integrity Management

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A Software Guru by trade but a Chemical Engineer by heart, James leverages the programming and scripting from his grad school research days to help JANA’s clients implement world-leading Integrity Management Software. With a fundamental understanding of probability, consequence and the threats facing pipeline assets, James develops mechanistic-probabilistic risk models and effects those risk models via JANA’s Integrity Management software solutions (PiMSlider® and C-IM). As Project Technical Lead, it’s his responsibility to ensure our clients use the most robust risk models in support of their Integrity Management initiatives. In so doing, James prides himself on his ability to understand our clients’ needs and to resolve problems quickly and effectively.

 

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Mechanistic Probabilistic Modeling

You can call it MP Modeling. We call it the better approach to modeling risk for your pipeline integrity.

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Gas Transmission

  • Intelligent and scalable risk management
  • Exceed regulations with best-in-class compliance
  • Prioritize tasks in your asset management
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Gas Distribution

  • Ensure continuity of service through prevention
  • Achieve optimal compliance more efficiently
  • Resolve issues and meet strategic goals
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