Founding Partner, Eruditio
Shon specializes in adult learning, leadership, asset management, and reliability engineering. He has lead improvement initiatives for industries such as pharmaceuticals, metals, petrochemical, automotive, paper, and power generation, among others. He has spoken at numerous professional conferences on these topics and will be returning to Xcelereate for a second year by popular demand.
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.
He is also 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 education organizations including the Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management (GFMAM), Association for Talent Development (ATD), and World Partners in Asset Management (WPiAM). Shon is a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP), Certified Asset Management Assessor (CAMA) and has been certified by Prosci and Colorado State University as a Change Management Professional (CMP).
Jake Mazulewicz, Ph.D.
Owner & Principal, JMA Human Error Solutions
Before launching his own consulting practice in July 2015, Dr. Jake Mazulewicz led all Human Performance Improvement (HPI) initiatives for a 3,500+ person business unit within Dominion Virginia Power, a Fortune 500 utility.
In that role, he partnered with technical experts in Distribution, Transmission, Substation, Switching, System Operations, System Protection, & Generation. He researched, taught, and advised leaders in these groups how to manage human errors by applying classic Human Performance Improvement (HPI) tools.
Jake has helped analyze over 300 incidents, and has led Root Cause Analyses (RCAs) on human error based incidents including transmission-level switching errors. He also designed & taught HPI & RCA classes approved for continuing education credit by NERC. Using teaching techniques pioneered by Ivy League business schools, he forged the use of interactive case-based training modules that dramatically increased use of human performance concepts and helped reduce one technical group’s error rate by more than 60% over three years. As the owner and director of JMA Human Error Solutions, LLC, Jake now teaches companies across the country how to reduce, mitigate and learn from human errors.
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 the 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.
Director, RMC & Research Professor
Dr. Blache has over 35 years of experience in various areas of manufacturing and continuous improvement. His experience includes a focus on lean manufacturing, reliability & maintenance, competitive analysis, continuous improvement tools & techniques, new facility planning and implementation, industrial engineering, ergonomics, and change management. He has written and lectured globally in numerous technical and management areas.
He is currently the Director of the Reliability & Maintainability Center (RMC) at the University of Tennessee as a Research Professor (College of Engineering). The RMC represents the College’s seven Engineering Departments.
Dr. Blache’s most recent corporate assignments include Manufacturing Engineering Director (Cadillac), Engineering Launch Manager (new assembly plant), Global Manager of Manufacturing Reliability & Maintenance, and Corporate Manager – Industrial Engineering for General Motors.
He has multiple undergraduate and graduate degrees from General Motors Institute, Wayne State University and the University of Michigan. He is also a past two-year Chairman of SMRP (Society of Maintenance & Reliability Professionals). His main focus is on implementing processes towards business excellence (top quartile performance) and sustainable continuous improvement.
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