Biographies

Nancy Regan

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.

Terry Harris

30 years of experience in manufacturing and process industry. Have developed many training programs and process to help companies increase the effective life cycle of there equipment and lower Maintenance costs.
Lubrication Excellence training
RCM and failure modes training
Predictive technologies training
Proactive maintenance techniques training
TPM training
Asset Criticality training and software

Specialties: Designs, builds, and delivers portable lube storage rooms at a much lower cost than you can build on site.
Lubrication and failures modes training

Charlee Lipham

Charlee is currently a Condition Monitoring Engineer for WestRock. She began with the company as a Co-Op while she was pursing her BSME degree from Auburn University and graduated in 2016. Her main responsibilities include monitoring the integrity of small and medium A/C motors, gear reducers, centrifugal pumps, vacuum pumps, heat exchangers, agitators, turbines, blowers, industrial fans, vacuum drums, and other miscellaneous equipment. Her certifications include Vibration Analyst Level 2, Machinery Lubrication Analyst Level 1, Ultrasound Level 2, Thermal/Infrared Thermography Level 1.
 

Rick Clonan

Rick started his 27-year career in maintenance on board the submarine USS Baltimore SSN-704 in 1991. He discovered an ability to repair equipment and had a knack for figuring out why things were broken. After his time in the Navy was over, he began a career in Industrial Maintenance where he grew his skill set even more. After being promoted to Maintenance Technologist and attending RMC Bootcamp at the University of Tennessee, Rick obtained his CMRP certification. He has since held positions as Planner, Scheduler, and Maintenance Supervisor. Rick has also been a CMMS Administrator and was the lead consultant on the development of that project. He earned his RMIC certification from UT based upon quantifiable improvements made at his facility due to the successful implementation of that system. He has served or is currently serving on several committees within SMRP, including the SMRP Conference committee, the Best Practices Committee where he now serves as Chair, and the Maintenance and Reliability Knowledge Committee. He currently serves as the chapter Treasurer for the SMRP Middle Tennessee Chapter. Rick has been married for 23 years to his wife Chandra. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, mountain biking, and golfing with his daughter.

David Lindow

David Lindow is a Senior Reliability Engineer at Lhoist North America. Lhoist is one of the largest producers of lime in world. He has 35 years of maintenance industry experience. Over his career he has had various roles from being a millwright, reliability / maintenance manager and work in various industries such as Forging, steel, chemical and mining. He currently holds certifications in CMRP, CRL, MLA l, and Cat ll vibration analysis. In his current role at Lhoist he has worked to build and develop foundational reliability programs Lhoist Alabama sites.

Todd Sullivan

Todd is a Senior Maintenance Specialist with Roche Diabetes Care. He has over 20 years of industrial maintenance experience and has worked as industrial electrician, controls technician and is currently helping to develop the reliability program for Roche Diabetes Care maintenance. His certifications include Infrared Thermography Level 2 and CRL.

Joe Adam

I have 20+ years of experience working in roles of responsibility from maintenance, plant engineering and operations management within manufacturing sites and industries ranging from primary metals, steelmaking, automotive and currently medical device manufacturing.
I have a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and a certificate in Maintenance Management from the University of Wisconsin. I am also a Certified Reliability Leader (CRL) from the Association of Asset Management Professionals and Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP) from Society of Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP). Currently on the SMRP – Indiana Chapter’s board serving as Vice-Chairman.

Eric Holt

Eric Holt has over 17 years of experience working in maintenance and reliability at Michelin. During this period, Eric earned his Mechanical Engineering Degree from University of South Carolina and reached Michelin’s highest technical assessment level. Before becoming a Reliability Engineer, he was involved in preventive maintenance, machine troubleshooting, automation, job planning, plant expansion projects, and machine obsolescence projects.
In his current role, Eric’s main responsibilities include leading the Ultrasound and Infrared program, asset criticality analysis, managing students, leading projects, and backup administrator of CMMS. He also specializes in Planning & Scheduling, RCA’s, FMEA’s, TPM, and training others. Eric has a passion for training and helping others to reach their potential while working with his team on the challenging task to change the current culture of asset management. He is certified CMRP, Level 2 Airborne Ultrasound, Level 2 Thermographer, and AVO Substation Maintenance Technician.
Eric is a Christian family guy who enjoys tennis, riding mountain bikes, hiking, going on trips with the family, and brewing beer when time permits. He has a daughter that is a tournament level tennis player and a son who plays tennis, baseball, and soccer. He gives back to the community by helping coach various sports and volunteering with his wife, April, at Mt. Horeb church in Lexington working with kids during Sunday school.

Tim Rohrer

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 17 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.

Bob Stover

Bob Stover is a Field Engineer for Swagelok based in Tampa, FL. After graduating from Pennsylvania State University, he worked as a engineer for Ashland Chemical in 1992. Bob started in technical service and new product development to solve customer problems. His career took him into the batch and continuous process manufacturing where he held various engineering positions. During this time Bob received his project management, quality, and problem solving training including his PMP in 2001. Bob was awarded the highest award in Ashland for continuous improvement three times.
In 2004, Bob began his career with Swagelok as a Sales Engineer. Bob worked with customers in Power, Chemical, Semiconductor, Pharmaceutical, Aerospace/Defense, and Water to develop solutions for these customers. This led to a full time focus on Field Engineering providing services and fabrications to these markets. Bob holds several Swagelok certifications in training and fluid system evaluations, including Compressed Gas Leak Detection and Fluid System Evaluation and Advisory Services (FSEAS).

Doug Waetjen

Mr. Waetjen has been with UE Systems Inc. since 1988. He has lectured about the technology of Airborne / Structure borne Ultrasound in most of the industrialized world, published numerous technical articles, and has been instrumental in the program implementation of Ultrasound for multiple companies worldwide. In addition to his efforts to educate and lecture, Mr. Waetjen is the Vice President of Global Operations for UE Systems, with direct responsibility for operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Asia, Europe, and India/Middle East. Mr. Waetjen is a part of UE Systems training development team, is a certified Level III Ultrasound inspector, and is a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) through the Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP).

Tom Carr

After a career in the pulp and paper industry as a maintenance craftsman, precision maintenance instructor, maintenance training coordinator and maintenance supervisor, I returned to my passion for building people in 2011. I get great satisfaction working with maintenance craftsman, engineers, supervisors and managers, showing them ideas and techniques that make them more effective in their job and partnering with them on their path to more reliable manufacturing.

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.