Phil Harris

President at Insight Analytical Solutions

Phil has worked in R&D, product development and on-line analytical instrumentation for 30 yrs. After completing a Bachelor of Science in Physics and a Master’s in Physical Chemistry, he became a research scientist with Atomic Energy of Canada where he worked on the design infrared, ultraviolet and neutron spectrometers. After a decade in the nuclear Industry, Phil moved to Alberta in 1993 where he managed product development at Western Research and led the development of the Model 900 series of analyzers.In 1998, Phil left Western Research (now AMETEK) to start a consulting business where he provided product and business development services to clients developing instruments for the upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas industries. These ranged from small start-ups developing well logging technologies for drilling applications, to large analyser companies such as AMETEK, to end users such as Shell and Conoco.During this period, he also developed extensive experience with analyser sample systems and troubleshooting, and currently teaches internationally a five-day course on Process Analyzer Sample Systems (with Swagelok and Tony Waters). He is actively involved with the ISA Analysis Division and has received numerous awards including Member of the Year in 2011, the Excellence in Analytical Technical Innovation Award in 2012, and the GTFK award for best technical paper five times.Phil is the founder of Insight Analytical Solutions, a Calgary based firm which designs and builds integrated solutions for process monitoring in the upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas industry.