Instructor's Summary

Mr. John Michaila


Mr. John Michaila, PE, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Electrical & Control Engineer with over 20 years of industrial experience in Power Systems, Instrumentation, Control, Maintenance and Materials management. He is an expert in Electrical Equipment such as Circuit Breakers, Switchgears, Transformers, Generators, Motors, etc and Process Control Systems such as DCS, SCADA, PLC, etc. All his experience is within Power, Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical industries in the USA, Canada, Europe and Asia.

Mr. Michaila was the Global Projects Manager of General Electric (GE) for many years at their headquarter in Chicago, USA where he was in-charged of Global Power projects for Electrical generation and distribution. He was responsible for projects engineering and commissioning supervision including system conceptual, functional and wiring diagrams for Power, PLC controls, HMI and SCADA. Before that, he was the Senior Automation Engineer (Power Generation and Refinery) for Fluor Canada, where he was in-charged of Process Control & Instrument specifications, SAMA diagram design, Loop drawings, schematics and PLC and DCS interfaces. Further, he was the Maintenance Manager (Electrical, Control & Instrumentation) of Petronas Malaysia where he was in-charged of Planning maintenance activities and strategies as Preventive, Corrective, Predictive, Quality and Safety inspections, Materials planning, Specific plans development etc.

Mr. Michaila has Master and Bachelor degrees in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada. Further, he has a Project Manager Certificate and a Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate from GE (USA), an Electric Substation Designer Certificate from the University of Wisconsin (USA), a Fieldbus Certificate from IEEE (USA) and a DCS Designer Certificate from ISA (USA). He has further attended numerous courses in engineering and management during his long career life.