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Smithers Apex is proud to hightlight our Programme Committee and speakers for the 2013 Eurocoke Summit, to be held in Krakow, Poland on 23-25 April 2013. Learn more about these highly qualified industry leaders before heading to Poland:
Neil Bristow, Principal / Managing Consultant
H&W Worldwide Consulting Pty Ltd
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Ingomar Koehler, Senior Development Engineer
Ingomar Koehler is a former Senior Development Engineer with ThyssenKrupp. He is now retired and working in a consulting capacity with procomco. He has over 30 years experience in all areas of cokemaking.
Ingomar Koehler is a former Senior Development Engineer with ThyssenKrupp. He is now retired and working in a consulting capacity with procomco. He has over 30 years experience in all areas of cokemaking including coal and coke analysis, design of charging coal blends, cokemaking technology/process engineering, commissioning of coke oven batteries, and research and development of new technologies for slot type and heat-recovery coke ovens and by-product plants.
He performs plant inspections worldwide and elaborates feasibility studies whose findings and results are implemented in practice jointly with his customers. Ingomar Koehler is a pragmatist who managed to acquire experience and know-how in the fields of research and development and passes his wide-spread know-how of cokemaking in training courses as well as in seminars for plant management, operators, and young design engineers.
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Aleksander Sobolewski, Research & Development Deputy Director
Institute for Chemical Processing of Coal (ICHPW)
Aleksander's main interest of his research works include coke making technology and thermal processing of solid fuels and wastes.
At present he is R&D Director of the Institute of Chemical Processing of Coal in Zabrze.
In 1986 he graduated Faculty of Technology and Chemical Engineering of the Silesian Technical University - Gliwice (Poland) and obtained Ph. D. at the same University in 1993. The main interest of his research works include coke making technology and thermal processing of solid fuels and wastes.
At present he is R&D Director of the Institute of Chemical Processing of Coal in Zabrze. He is a member of Polish Standardisation Commission, expert of Polish Ecological Chamber and member of European Coke Committee. His is an author of more then 100 scientific and technical papers and 10 patents.
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Mike Barkdoll, Vice President
Forest Vue Research, LLC
Mike Barkdoll is the former Manger of Technology Development for SunCoke Energy and is currently the VP of Forest Vue Research,LLC a research company focused on developing non-traditional industrial processes.
Mike Barkdoll is the former Manger of Technology Development for SunCoke Energy. He is a registered professional mechanical engineer with a Masters Degree in environmental engineering. He holds 11 patents and has 2 pending primarily in the areas of combustion, cokemaking and air pollution control.
Mike has been involved with the development of the SunCoke Heat Recovery coke oven technology since 1974.He retired from SunCoke Energy in 2010 and is currently the VP of Forest Vue Research,LLC a research company focused on developing non-traditional industrial processes.
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Viktor Stiskala, Senior Manager for Coal and Coke, Competence Center Metallurgy
ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe
Viktor Stískala is a Dipl. Engineer in cokemaking and ironmaking with 25 years’ experience in coal research and cokemaking process. Before joining ThyssenKrupp in 2012 on position of Senior manager he worked as R&D Coal and Coke Cluster leader and Program coordinator in Arcelor Mittal and was a manager of ArcelorMittal Corporate Coke Lab in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Over his career in the Czech Republic he served in two election periods as President of the Czech Cokemaking Society and was also national representative in European Coke Committee.
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