Dr. Michael Beller
Manager Corporate Strategy
Michael has worked in the pipeline industry for over 20 years now. After receiving his Master´s degree in Mechanical Engineering he joined the Research Center Karlsruhe where he carried out research work for his Ph.D. thesis on the behavior of cracks in pipeline steels. In 1988 he joined Preussag AG in their pipeline construction division and in 1991 Pipetronix GmbH specializing in pipeline inspection utilizing in-line inspection tools. In 2001 Michael joined NDT Systems & Services AG, where he held the position of Global Marketing Manager. Dr. Beller recently joined Rosen, where he is part of the Corporate Marketing Team. In 2006 he became a member of the founding board of the Professional Institute of Pipeline Engineers. For more than 10 years now, Michael has been active as a lecturer on pipeline-related courses with a special focus on in-line inspection and pipeline integrity.
Dr. Konrad Reber
Head of Research and Development
Innospection Germany GmbH
Konrad Reber studied physics at the University of Mainz with a focus on Solid State Physics. In a Ph.D. thesis at the material science department of the University of Erlangen, he worked in the field of magnetic materials, in particular the measurement of material parameters using magnetic stray flux methods. At Pipetronix he was responsible for the development of data analysis algorithms for the application to MFL-pipeline inspections. Later he also became responsible for the magnetic design of MFL-inspection pigs. After changing to NDT Systems & Services he continued to work in the field of in-line inspection and broadened his focus to include topics of defect assessment and general comparison methods of different inspection tools. Between 2006 and 2008 he was with TUVRheinland as an expert within the Pipeline Technology Group. He was responsible for international projects on pipeline integrity and pipeline certification. Since 2008 he is head of research and development for the Innospection Group. The department is responsible for designing new inspection equipment for the Oil and Gas industry. His focus is on the development and refinement of testing technologies with applications for underwater or otherwise difficult to inspect structures. He is busy in delivering speeches on conferences and is a trainer in various courses on pipeline inspection.