Biographies

Nancy Regan 

Nancy Regan is a Maintenance and Reliability (M&R) speaker and trainer.  Nancy is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering.  In 1997, she became Team Leader for Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) at the Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, NJ, where she instituted the RCM Program on Naval Aviation Common Support Equipment.

She is founder and President of The Force, Inc. and has over 21 years of hands-on M&R experience including facilitating RCM analyses and conducting RCM training courses.  She has helped numerous organizations implement a true Reliability Culture.  Her many projects include the CH-47 Chinook Helicopter, the US Army’s heavy-lift helicopter and the Department of Energy’s Y-12 National Security Complex.

Nancy holds U.S. and foreign patents on a process for marking parts that she developed using her RCM experience.  She is the author of The RCM Solution, A Practical Guide to Starting and Maintaining a Successful RCM Program and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences.  Nancy recently launched RCMTrainingOnline.com, an online M&R training site.  She lives in Huntsville, Alabama with her husband, Dennis.

David Sliger

David Sliger is a Senior Director of Manufacturing at Nissan’s 4 million square foot vehicle assembly plant in Canton, Mississippi.   In total, David has over 34 years of maintenance experience with 22 of those years spent with Nissan.  Throughout his 22-year tenure, he has held various roles of increasing responsibility.   Under his leadership, the maintenance organization was created along with the development of key strategies, including condition based and predictive programs for the new powertrain plant located in Decherd, TN.   In May 2015, David accepted a new assignment as Director of Maintenance Operations at the Canton, MS vehicle assembly plant.   While Director of Maintenance Operations, David led the maintenance turnaround in both OEE and cost.   In his latest role, David has assumed responsibility for manufacturing operations at the Canton facility.

Following his service in the United States Marine Corps, David graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. from Trevecca Nazarene University.  He is a triathlete and has completed two Ironman triathlons.  He resides in Madison, Mississippi with his wife and youngest son.  In his spare time, he enjoys running on the Natchez Trace with his German Shepherd dog.   He can be reached by email at dksliger@gmail.com or his linkedin page.

Doug Plucknette

Doug Plucknette has worked in the field of Maintenance and Reliability for 37 years.  As the founder of RCM Blitz™ and Reliability Solutions Inc., he has provided reliability training and services to numerous companies around the world, large and small, including such Fortune 500 companies as Cargill, Kraft, Cooper Tire, DC Water, Whirlpool, Honda, Coors Brewing, Energizer, Corning, Invista, and Newmont Mining.

Doug has made key contributions to standard reliability measures for manufacturing and reliability training programs for engineers, managers, technicians, and skilled trades. He has trained numerous client RCM Facilitators and performed RCM analyses on hundreds of pieces of manufacturing equipment.

Prior to his work as a consultant, Doug worked 19 years at Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, NY in positions as a skilled tradesperson, lead person, Maintenance Supervisor, and Reliability Engineer. He holds a certificate in Reliability, Engineering, and Maintenance from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Working around the world as a Consultant, Doug has authored over 30 Published Articles, Two Books (Reliability Centered Maintenance Using RCM Blitz™ & Clean, Green and Reliable) has been a Featured Speaker at numerous industry conferences and was the Key Note Speaker at Reliability Asset World in 2014 and IMC 2017. Doug has lived his entire life in Spencerport, NY. He and his wife have 3 children and 6 grandchildren.

Shon Isenhour 

Shon specializes in Adult Education, Business Process Management, Strategic Planning, Organizational Change Management, Leadership, Asset Management and Reliability Engineering and has lead improvement initiatives for industries such as pharmaceuticals, metals, petrochemical, paper, and power generation, among others. Shon has been asked to speak at numerous professional conferences on these topics in the US as well as Europe, South America, Africa, and the Middle East.

Shon is an engineering graduate of North Carolina State University and has become an expert in the implementation of holistic reliability solutions using tools such as Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and Root Cause Analysis (RCA), as well as Six Sigma and Lean to drive significant bottom line results.

Shon is a Past Chairman of the National Board and past Director of Education for the Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals and is a past committee vice chairman in the area of benchmarking. Shon also serves on the boards of other global asset management and Training and Development organizations such as GFMAM, ATD, and WPiAM. Shon is a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP), and has been certified by Prosci and Colorado State University as a Change Management Professional.

 

For a full job history including skills and recommendation please see my LinkedIn page at http://www.linkedin.com/in/shonisenhour

Blair Fraser

Blair has a passion for technology and solving problems using an innovative approach.  With a focus around what many are calling the next industrial revolution, Blair has spent the last two years on a technology journey which lead him from Waterloo, Ontario, Silicon Valley and to India to learn, experiment and share his knowledge of how the industry is applying these emerging technologies.

Chris Colson

Chris is a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) through the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) and served as SMRP’s M&RK Body of Knowledge Committee Chair from 2010 through 2014. Chris joined Allied Reliability in January of 2006 because he shared Allied’s passion for Maintenance and Reliability. Chris is the co-author of the book “Clean, Green, & Reliable – How equipment reliability delivers low cost, energy efficient assets to plants around the world”. As Director of Operations, he is responsible for continuously improving and expanding Allied’s capabilities and offerings to provide additional value to their customers.

Chris has over 16 years of experience across industries including primary metals, mining, food & beverage, power generation, pulp and paper, automotive, and pharmaceutical. Primarily, his focus has been in engineering, reliability, design, maintainability, and energy management. He understands the challenges that companies face and has a tremendous ability to design innovative solutions that work for them. Besides expert skills and a strong drive to succeed, he makes improving asset health an enjoyable venture. Chris’s exceptional abilities in these areas have set him apart and he is considered among his peers to be a trusted resource in this field.

Beyond Chris’s contributions as a consultant and director, he has taught and spoke at numerous seminars/conferences and written multiple articles to help educate thousands of engineers and maintenance personnel worldwide on Maintenance & Reliability and Energy Management best practices.

Specialties: Management, Reliability Centered Maintenance, Power Quality Analysis, Infrared Thermography, Motor Circuit Analysis, Industrial Controls, and Energy Efficiency.

Matt Meyer

Matthew Meyer is the Senior Manager of Maintenance and Reliability Services at The Mosaic Company. Matthew is responsible for the asset integrity of both the Minerals and Concentration facilities of the Phosphates business unit, which includes: maintenance, reliability, mechanical integrity, fleet management, and the new space of industrial control systems networking.

Matthew has over 32 years of manufacturing experience in areas of maintenance, operations, engineering, and environmental compliance. He has held a variety of roles in the meat processing, fertilizer, and sweetener industries, as well as corporate ERP deployment. Over the years, Matthew has conducted business in over 20 countries. He recently completed a 3-year assignment in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as the Director of Performance Excellence, building the entire technical side of a business from the ground up in a joint venture operation, MWSPC (Ma’aden Waad Shamal Phosphate Company).

Because of Matthew’s eclectic experience, he has a unique perspective on asset integrity concepts and how to drive manufacturing in a positive direction. No matter the industry, he is dedicated to the pragmatic application of both practical and theoretical reliability concepts to generate maximum value to the organization. Matthew has been a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional since 2001. He acquired his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri – Columbia and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Tampa.

Matthew hails from Sainte Genevieve, Missouri and currently resides in Valrico, Florida. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family and recently performed with his son, Carson, in the rock opera, “The Who’s – TOMMY”.

Michael Manacchio 

Michael has been working in facilities, engineering and maintenance since 1981. Beginning with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for 8 years, then onto Hahnemann University Hospital as a HVAC Technician for 10 years, followed by Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) as a Lyophilization/Freezedryer SME, Area Engineer and Reliability Engineer in an Aseptic Manufacturing facility for 18 years and presently at Secant Group for over 4 years.

Michael Manacchio is the Reliability & Facility Manager at Secant Group for the three sites located in Telford, Perkasie and Quakertown Pennsylvania. Secant Group engineer’s biomaterials to facilitate the repair, recovery and regeneration of the human body. The industrial division manufactures materials for airlines, and space/satellite technology.

Michael has a list of credentials and certifications to include;

  • Technical Degree, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, EPA Universal Certification
  • Certificate, Project Management
  • Lean Sigma/Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Certified Maintenance Reliability Professional (CMRP)
  • Reliability & Maintainability Certification (RMIC)
  • Certified Level 1 Vibration Analysis and Predictive Maintenance Techniques

Michael Watson 

Accomplished Leader: Delivering innovative solutions to help customers succeed. Executing product strategies, supplier partnerships, business transformation, continuous improvement (e.g. Lean, Six Sigma), and change management to create superior business results.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
▪ Lean & Continuous Improvement – Leadership at developing continuous improvement culture enabled by change management, and visual management.
▪ Strategic Supplier Collaboration – Leadership at strategic sourcing, supplier agreements, supplier collaboration for business growth, simplification, flexible business models to accomplish program objectives and improved service for customers.
▪ Operations Management – Experienced in operations of service groups and power plants on a global basis. Leveraging continuous improvement to exceed reliability, and business metrics.
▪ Global Perspective – Innovative leader of collaboration across organizational lines and creating global teams to convert requirements into projects that enable customer success.

Daniel Walsh

Daniel P. Walsh is the Director of Technical Sales Support and Product Line Management for Spectro Scientific Inc. the leader in oil analysis solutions for confition monitoring.  Daniel has over 20 years experience with oil and wear debris analysis, industrial lubrication and problem solving, with prior General Management positions in BTS biodieseltesting.com,  a division of Bently Nevada, and prior co-owner of National Tribology Services, an oil and fuel laboratory services firm.  He began his career as a Metallurgical Test Engineer at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, Hartford CT USA.  He has authored many articles and technical papers, and presented at many leading industry conferences, including Lubmat, EPRI, Noria, STLE , Pittcon and Reliability World.  He is a member of ASTM and actively supports development of  standards for condition monitoring.   He is a STLE Certified Lubrication Specialist and is Vice Chair of the STLE Condition Monitoring Committee, and is  on the ICML MLE certification development Committee. He has a BS in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Limerick, and an MSc in Engineering Management from Tufts University.

 

Gary Josebeck

Gary is currently the President and CEO of RAMwright Consulting Company, LLC; an asset reliability and maintainability firm focused eliminating losses by improving plant Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and employee safety.  Before starting his own company, Gary worked in many roles across the Asset Reliability spectrum.  From his early days as a U.S. Navy Nuclear Plant Operator and Millwright, to his mid-career experience as a Predictive Maintenance Analyst, Maintenance Supervisor and Manager, to later in his career when he began to share his knowledge and experience through teaching as a Reliability Engineering Consultant and Corporate Reliability Leader, Gary always knew that Reliability wasn’t something that just happens because we WANT it to be, assets are reliable because we WILL them to be.  Gary encourages his clients to “ ’Defend Your Assets’ as if your plant walls are the walls of a fort and your equipment is worth protecting just the same”.

Gary has led reliability efforts with companies such as Bridgestone, Bayer MaterialScience, Kraft Foods, Merck, Pfizer, BHP, and many more.

Dr. James Neale, PhD, CMRP

James is a Mechanical Engineer and CMRP with 19 years experience in a range of industrial applications form power electronics, food processing, pulp and paper, industrial energy efficiency and customized energy systems management solutions. The Waikato Energy Research Centre specializes in working closely with industry to deliver real tangible benefits in form of reduced energy costs, increased plant capacity and improved plant reliability. James’ work covers the full spectrum of opportunity identification, problem solving and high level research right through to project implementation and staff training.

James has been using airborne and structure borne ultrasound for over 10 years, working with multiple plant owners and operators over that time to establish and enhance condition based maintenance programmes. James has a PhD in computational aero-acoustics and is a happily married father of 6 children.

Greg Folts

Certified Maintenance and Reliability Proffesional- SMRP
Six Sigma Black belt- GE
Lean Certification- ITO University
Manager of Continuous Improvement
TPM Manager
TPM Coordinator
AAA Electrician
IAM Journeyman apprentice program

Specialties: TPM/TPM, Lean Production, Six Sigma, Maintenance and Reliability Strategic planning, Autonomous Care, RCA, PM Optimization

Chuck Jarrell

Chuck has worked in Maintenance and Reliability for more than 29 years, working for various companies such as Eastern Associated Coal Corp., Georgia-Pacific LLC, Novozymes, & Campbell Soup, before joining 3M Industrial Minerals Products Division in 2018. He has held various roles ranging from Purchasing/Storeroom Clerk, Maintenance Technician, Reliability Engineer, Reliability and Maintenance Manager, Power House Leader, Wet Side Maintenance Leader, to his current role as Plant Engineering Manager. Chuck earned an Electrical Engineering degree from West Virginia Tech., obtained his Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional Certificate, co-founded the Novozymes Maintenance Managers Workshop for Fuel Ethanol Plants, introduced the Predictive Maintenance Team Concept, and is a TPM Champion dedicated to sustainable, high quality asset care. He was instrumental in expanding the Campbell Soup Apprenticeship Program, creating the Campbell Soup Pre-Apprenticeship Program, and supporting the implementation of the Southern Industrial Constructors Apprenticeship Program. He previously sat on 4 community college advisory committees and helped bridge the maintenance hiring gap at Campbell Soup.

Klaus Blache

Dr. Blache has over 35 years of experience in various areas of manufacturing and lean applications. Included are areas such as lean implementation, reliability & maintenance, competitive analysis, continuous improvement processes, new facility planning and implementation, industrial engineering, ergonomics, and change management. He has published and lectured globally in numerous technical and management areas. His most recent book is The Relativity of Continuous Improvement.

 

 

Klaus is currently at the University of Tennessee as the Director of the Reliability & Maintainability Center (www.RMC.utk.edu) and Research Professor (College of Engineering). Prior to that, three of his industrial assignments at General Motors were Manufacturing Engineering Director (Cadillac), Corporate Manager-Mfg. Maintenance & Reliability, and Manager-Corporate Industrial Engineering. He was also a Chairman of SMRP for two years. He can be reached at kblache@utk.edu.

Joe Anderson, CMRP

Joe has over 20 years experience in maintenance and management excellence in various industries and plants throughout the United States. He has published many articles and lectured throughout the United States in these areas. He is a CMRP, CRL, CARO, MLT2, MLA1, LSSGB, IAM-55k, and was recognized as one of the top 50 leaders in the country by the United States Congress, being awarded the National Leadership Award.

Joe is currently the Associate Director of Asset Management at B. Braun Medical. He can be contacted at joeanderson@ymail.com with any questions or comments.