Swagelok Manchester's In House Training Team
Andy Marsh - Swagelok Accredited Trainer
Andy has over 36 years of instrumentation and process experience primarily within the Oil & Gas industry. Andy held senior engineering roles within the Oil & Gas industry before joining Swagelok Manchester in 1993. In his role at Swagelok Manchester Andy has supported customers across many sectors of industry including Oil and Gas, Power Petrochemical and General Process. Andy now focuses on leading the delivery of training and education to Swagelok Manchester customers. Andy is accredited by Swagelok to the highest level of Swagelok training. Andy conducts our ECITB small bore training, Swagelok Installation and Inspection Training as well as our Lunch and Learn Programme.
Paul Stevens B.Eng - Swagelok Accredited Trainer
Paul has over 26 years in industry working with technical and commercial system design as well as project engineering experience across all industries including Chemical, Environmental , Mineral , Pharmaceutical, Oil and Gas and R&D. Paul has worked as an applications engineer for Swagelok Manchester for 10 years and now divides his time between supporting customers in the field and delivering Swagelok Manchester's range of training courses. Paul is a graduate of Biochemical Engineering from Swansea University. Paul is one of our trainers for ECITB small bore training, Swagelok Installation and Inspection Training.
Trevor Griffiths - Swagelok Accredited Trainer
Trevor is a Mechanical Engineer with nearly 30 years experience in the vacuum and compression pump manufacturing sector. Trevor has held a number of engineering roles, including Assembly Technician, Production Engineer, CAD System Design Engineer and Project Management. Trevor joined the Swagelok Manchester team in 2004 and is responsible for managing our Equipment Service Centre. Trevor is accredited to deliver our globally recognised Tube Fitting Installation and Inspection Courses as well as our ECITB Small Bore Tubing Course. Aside from our in-house courses, Trevor is one of four global trainers certified to conduct Swagelok's Orbital Welding Course.
Rachael Keighley – Training Co-ordinator
Tony Waters brings over 45 years of experience with process analysers and sampling systems to his numerous training programs, which have been presented in many countries. Mr. Waters has also founded three companies, and has worked in engineering and marketing roles for an analyser manufacturer, end-user, and a systems integrator. Mr. Waters holds a Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering from The Open University, Milton Keynes, and has authored a technical reference book, Industrial Sampling Systems, which attendees receive with the course. The book is an indispensable resource for designing and maintaining sampling systems.
Dr. Stephen Jacobs, with over 25 years in the sampling systems industry, has designed, installed and maintained hundreds of analyser and sampling systems for applications ranging from safety monitoring to closed-loop process control. Dr. Jacobs contributes the application of complex design principles and the configuration and adaptation of many sampling system components to solve difficult problems. Dr. Jacobs received his PhD in Physical Chemistry from Wesleyan University.
In over 30 years of experience in industry and academia, Phil Harris has provided expert insight and analysis for a variety of applications. Mr. Harris is the author of many papers on analyser systems and routinely presents at industry conferences and technical seminars. With extensive experience in research, development and project management, Mr. Harris has supported many industries, including nuclear energy, oil refining, and alternative fuels. Mr. Harris earned both his Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Manitoba.
Manny Alvarez is an award-winning industry specialist who holds several patents in the analytical industry. Currently Education Chair of the ISA Analytical Division, Mr. Alvarez worked in engineering for The Exxon Corporation for nearly four decades prior to his retirement. Mr. Alvarez holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and Mathematics from Rutgers University and a Master’s degree in Chemistry from Princeton University.