Knoxville TN

Mar 6 - 9, 2017

Join us as we look at “The Reliability of Everything (ROE) –  The Future is Now” at  the 21st  annual Maintenance and Reliability Conference. MARCON 2017 will be held March 6 – 9, 2017 in Knoxville, Tennessee. We are excited to announce that we will be back at the Knoxville Convention Center!

This conference is unlike any other you will attend this year. You won’t just learn by sitting in workshops and presentations. MARCON’s intimate size allows you the opportunity to collaborate one-on-one with the presenters, exhibitors and other attendees. Join us as companies share their best practices, and information on new and emerging technologies, methods and techniques in the area of Reliability and Maintenance Engineering and Management. This conference is a forum for all — practitioners, specialists, managers, educators, students, and even the new and uninitiated.


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Jeremy Wright

Director - Product Management, Advanced Technology Services

Bio: Jeremy Wright is Vice President of Technical Services for Noria Corporation. He is a recognized expert and leader in the field of industrial machinery lubrication management. Further, he is a proven technical educator and consultant who has also been a lubrication program designer for many of the world’s top manufacturing facilities. Jeremy’s is an award-winning author of widely-published articles, technical papers and editorials. He is a member of Noria’s senior management team and oversees a global team of technical engineering consultants. 

Richard Overman

Managing Director, Core Principles, LLC

Bio: Richard (Rich) Overman has over 23 years of technical and management experience in Reliability/Availability/Maintainability (RAM). His experiences include predictive and preventive maintenance program development (using the Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM) methodology), life-cycle-cost analysis, failure modes, effects, and criticality analysis, Weibul analysis, Reliability-Centered Asset Management (RCAM) as well as RAM program management and overall program development. Over the last 11 years, Mr. Overman has consulted for various clients in many industries including the U.S. Department of Defense, nuclear power plants, mining, pharmaceuticals, chemical plants, smelting, and facilities management. During this time he developed a companies RCM program from the ground up including developing the process, indentifying the procedures, specifying the software, training the personnel, and servicing clients. This program was a great success with multi-million dollars in sales. For the first 12 years of his career, Mr. Overman worked for the U.S. Navy as an Aerospace Engineer. During that time he became a leader in the RCM community as well as excelling in program management. For example, he was a maintenance and reliability team leader for the introduction of a new type aircraft into the fleet. His program management responsibilities included technical review of contractor work, managing the budget, supervising personnel, and working with superiors up to the Admiral level. He was also an integral part of the team that worked on the research and development of new technologies for Naval Aviation. In this role, he developed innovative RCM methodologies for new materials and processes. Mr. Overman is an acknowledged expert in RCM and has presented numerous papers and published many RAM articles. He was instrumental in the development of the U.S. Naval Aviation (NAVAIR) RCM process including the writing of the NAVAIR RCM management manual and the development of the NAVAIR RCM software. He was also on the committee that developed the Society of Automotive Engineers RCM standard (SAE JA1011) and guidebook (SAE JA1012). His publications and presentations include: Co-author, NAVAIR Management Manual on RCM (NA 00-25-403) and MIL-STD-2173. Co-Author, Society of Automotive Engineers RCM Standard and Guidebook (SAE JA1011, JA1012) “Precision Maintenance: Making your maintenance event a pit stop”, Pumps & Systems, Jan 2008 “CORE Priniciples of Precision Maintenance”, Uptime, Dec 2007 “Equations of RCM”, Reliability, Nov/Dec 2006 “Competency Development in Manufacturing: How the CMRP Exam has Changed Manufacturing in My Company”, SMRP Solutions Issue 4. 2003 “RCM, Condition Monitoring, or Both,” Maintenance Technology, Jan 2002 “Failure Modes and Effects Analysis for the RCM Process”, Reliability Magazine, Dec 2002. “Can the Overhaul Be Extended?” Communications in Reliability, Maintainability, and Supportability, July 1995 With a BS in Mechanical Engineering, an MS in Science Education, and a Graduate Certificate in Maintenance and Reliability Engineering, Mr. Overman has enjoyed both academic and professional success. He is currently the Chairman of the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals Certifying Organization (SMRPCO) which develops, maintains, and administers the Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (CMRP) exam. His educational and professional credentials are: Graduate Certificate in Reliability and Maintainability Engineering – University of Tennessee, Fall 2006 MS, Science Education – Institute for Creation Research, August 1997 BSME – University of Memphis, May 1985 Diploma – Keiserslautern American High School, 1976 Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional Certified NAVAIR RCM Level 3 and Instructor Certified Aladon RCMII Practitioner Certified Advanced Toastmaster

Thomas Northcott

President, Northcott Consulting LLC

Bio: Tommy Northcott earned a BS Degree in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in Power Systems from Tennessee Technological University. He is a Professional Engineer licensed in the State of Tennessee and a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional. Tommy has well over a decade of experience working with one of the largest electric utility systems in Tennessee as a Systems Engineer, Arc Flash Project Manager, Operations and Maintenance Manager, and Reliability Engineering Manager. Currently Tommy is the President of Northcott Consulting LLC and specializes in Electrical Safety Training and NFPA 70E and OSHA compliance.

Tim Dunton

Director - Instructor/Developer Performance Training, Reliability Solutions

Bio: Tim has over 25 years experience in vibration analysis and technical training related to the reliability of rotating machinery. Experience and qualifications include extensive, machinery troubleshooting and problem-solving, condition monitoring program design, implementation and operation. In addition, Tim has extensive experience in vibration analysis and has designed and developed award winning computer-based multimedia training and performance support systems. Industries served include electric power generation, pulp and paper, petrochemical, marine, mining, manufacturing, steel and aluminum, and transportation. Tim’s work history includes 13 years as a Marine Engineer for Shell Tankers U.K. Ltd. serving on Oil and Liquefied Natural Gas tankers in a variety of engineering positions including Cargo Engineer, several years as a Consulting Service Engineer for IRD Mechanalysis, and six years as a Senior Instructor and Consultant for Update International. Tim holds DTI Class 1 Certification and is a member of the Institute of Marine Engineers.

Chris Dunn, CSP, CMRP, PE

GMR and TPM Manager, Nissan Motor Corporation

Chris Wozniak

Engineering Manager, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Christine LaFave Grace

Managing Editor, Plant Services

Riley Murray

Lecturer - Computer Information Systems & Business Analytics, James Madison University

Robert Schwenck

Reliability Engineering Manager, SDI Inc.

Terry Jarrett

Global Reliabilty Director, Koch Industries Inc.

Thomas French

Site Reliability Process Leader, Mississippi Lime Company

Dave Stoops

Corp Reliability Excellence SME, Cargill Inc

Eddie Johnson

Director Reliability & Admin Services, Eastman Chemical Company

Jason Wos

Aryzta Bakeries

Patrich Huch

Shaw Industries Group Inc.

W.R. Grace

Allied Reliability

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