Instructor's Summary

Mr. Jack Heyden


Mr. Jack Heyden is a Senior Mechanical Maintenance Engineer with over 40 years of industrial experience within Oil, Gas and Petrochemical industries. His wide expertise covers Machinery Lubrication, Petroleum Fuels & Lubricants, Tribology, Oil Analysis, Oily Water Treatment, Contamination Monitoring, Diesel Engine Maintenance, Machinery Failure Analysis, Reliability Management, Maintenance Management, Predictive & Preventive Maintenance, Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), Total Preventative Maintenance (TPM), Root Cause Analysis, Machinery Failure Analysis & Prevention, Fluid Mechanics and Product Safety. He is also well-versed in automotive vehicle mechanics, process operations & petroleum products, crude oil refining, laboratory quality management and ISO 17025. He is currently the Lubricant Specialist of numerous international companies like Caltex/Chevron and Gerson Lehrman Group providing technical and lubricant product knowledge training services.

During his long career life, Mr. Heyden has worked for Chevron for almost 35 years holding key positions like Processes & Operational Manager, Field Technical Manager, Technical Specialist, Senior Lubricant Trainer, Senior Product Engineer, Senior Lubrication Engineer, Senior Engineer, Laboratory Head, Laboratory Supervisor and Laboratory Technician. After retiring last 2007, he spent his time as the Specialist Consultant for numerous companies including Gerson Lehrman Group, South African Institute of Tribology (SAIT) at the same time serving as the Executive Director for Cape Lime and for SN Pool Limited.

Mr. Heyden has a Bachelor degree in Natural Science from the University of the Western Cape and in Energy Technology from the Rand Afrikaans University respectively. He has also obtained various Diplomas in management including General Management, Management Economics, Marketing, Management Accounting and Quantitative Methods from Stellenbosch Business School. He is currently a Certified Member of the International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML), the South African Institute of Tribology (SAIT) and the Institute of Directors in South Africa (IoDSA) as well as a Fellow Member of the Institute of Petroleum Engineers (IP) and an Associated Member of the South African Chemical Institute (SACI). Further, he has gained numerous international recognitions including the prestigious Certified Lubricant Specialist of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) in the USA