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 Fraser, Manager of Reliability Solutions Business Unit at Lakeside Process Controls is responsible for the operations and the business development of the Reliability Solutions services and products.

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.

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.

Tim Rohrer, CMRP

Throughout my career I have been blessed with opportunities to use my creativity and drive to create new businesses, new sales channels or develop new territories. I find the challenge of creating a vibrant business or brand "from scratch" to be very rewarding.

My latest venture — Exiscan — combines my passion for start-up with another passion: electrical safety. Our infrared windows save companies huge money (90% or more of their budgets for infrared electrical inspections), while helping to ensure that condition monitoring engineers return home to their families every night. IR windows provide a more efficient and safer work process that complies with insurance mandates and regulatory requirements (OSHA, NFPA 70E, CSA Z462, etc).

Specialties: Exceeding expectations, and delivering real benefits to clients and sales channels.

Joe Gierlach

  • 3 year electronic technology course from 1981-1984
  • 4 Years in the US Air Force – Aerospace Ground Support Equipment Technician 1984-1988
  • 1 Year Shipyard Electrician Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME construction and testing of electrical, communication, and combat systems on the US Naval Aegis Cruiser program 1988
  • Nearly 10 years in the central Florida phosphate mining, chemical fertilizer, and co-generation mines and plants working as and maintenance electrician, instrumentation technician, process controls, DCS and DDS systems, PLC process design, installation, programming, and commissioning from 1988-1997. Also involved in the preventative maintenance program for plant equipment that included Infrared Thermography as a tool.
  • 4 years at a steel pipe production plant as an electrician/instrumentation technician, PLC programming, troubleshooting, repair, and data highway maintenance, electronic and radio control repairs from 1997-2001
  • 1 ½ years in a titanium mill as a plant electrician that manufactured raw material for the commercial aerospace industry (Boeing and Airbus), the US Military for combat aircraft components, and the medical industry from 2001-2002
  • Over 10 years at TEGG Corporation in Pittsburgh, PA as Manager, Director, and Vice President of the Operations department’s Technical Training and Support Division with a network of international electrical contractors in the United States, Canada, Bermuda, Australia, the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Denmark, Norway now numbering over 160.

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.