Instructor's Summary

Mr. Theo Van Besouw


Mr. Theo Van Besouw, PE, MBA, BSc, is a Senior Pipeline & Piping Engineer with over 30 years of industrial experience all throughout Canada, the US, and the Middle East.  His expertise includes piping and pipeline design, inspection, maintenance, repair, integrity assessment, FFS, RBI, and rehabilitation. He is a subject-matter expert in ASME and API codes and standards.  He is currently the Project Manager of Integrated Pipeline Incorporation where he is in charge of various pipeline projects in the USA, Canada and Middle East.

Theo has worked with various international companies among which are TransCanada, Senex Oil, Canadian Energy, Tuscarora Gas Transmission, Alberta Natural Gas, Gulf Canada, and Nova.  Fulfilling diverse but equally challenging roles such as being the Director for Engineering & Operations, Operations & Engineering Manager, Pipeline Operations Engineer, Pipeline Facilities Supervisor and as Senior Engineer, Theo has come to be recognized as an expert in piping systems and pipeline integrity. 

Theo is a Registered Professional Engineer and has a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calgary and Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Phoenix.  He is the treasurer of the executive committees for ASM International and he is a well-regarded member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists & Geophysicists and a Task Force Member of the Canadian Standard Association (CSA).