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August Webinar

Date: August 12, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm eastern
Presenter: Joel Leonard

Topic: How to Fight the Maintenance Crisis

Synopsis:

Having difficulty locating skilled technicians?
Have difficulty garnering support for maintenance training?
Is your company ready for the mass exodus of the boomer generation?
Join Joel Leonard and drink from the firehose of information on tactics and techniques used by organizations around the world to build the next generation of skilled technicians. Joel will disclose both conventional and unconventional approaches from grass-root movements, to government driven apprenticeships, new manufacturing institutes and sprinkled with some humor, tears and sweat as he hopes that this seminar helps change the direction to many companies, and countries are heading. So join us and GIVE WORK A CHANCE!

About the Instructor:

Joel Leonard is the Chairman of the National Defense Manufacturing Workforce Committee. He also holds the positions of International Vice President of Membership of the Association for Facilities Engineering and serves as a Council Member for the Council of Competitiveness. He has spoken at US Congressional Briefing on Workforce Skills in Washington D.C.

Joel is a graduate of Elon University and founder of SkillTV. With over twenty years experience in the maintenance and workforce development sectors, he is passionate about the need for companies to promote maintenance as sound career choice for young workers. He has spoken at many maintenance conferences and assisted many companies to improve their strategic direction with respect to employee recruitment, development and retention programs. His knowledge of engineering systems and best practice / direction setting is extensive so it's a great opportunity to learn from and interact with a global expert in the field.

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September Webinar

Date: September 23
Time: 3pm eastern
Cost: Free for Members   $99 for Non-members
Presenter: T.J. Garten

Topic: Multiple Technology Monitoring on HVAC Systems

Synopsis:

Current versions of facility HVAC systems offer opportunities for utilizing multiple Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) Technologies, such as vibration, thermography, ultrasound, and motor circuit analysis. Through multiple technology use, ensuring and maintaining operating costs, improved energy efficiency, and reduced maintenance costs can be achieved.

Bio:

T.J. Garten SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT — ELECTRICAL/ENERGY
T.J. is currently the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Electrical and Energy deliverables for Allied Reliability Group (ARG) and is tasked with the continuous improvement of standards, procedures, and training for the Electrical deliverable within ARG. T.J. has worked in the electrical contracting industry since 1991. He has an extensive background in electrical system design, motor controls, and reliability testing, including IR thermography, MCA, power quality, grounding, and ultrasound.

Prior to joining ARG, T.J. worked for an electrical contractor where he developed reliability services, estimated and managed industrial and commercial projects, and performed cost analysis. He has experience in the food processing, metals, chemical, lumber, and wastewater industries and has helped several companies develop internal reliability programs that integrate numerous technologies for the best returns on their investment. During this time, T.J. assisted with accessing, specifying, installing, and applying electrical Condition Based Monitoring (CBM) technologies to AC, DC, and Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) systems. He has developed technical analysis presentations on VFDs, low voltage AC motors, electrical circuits, power quality, and understanding current manufacturing techniques of motors and VFDs. He has also assisted with the development of training programs for Thermography Applications and Motor Circuit Analysis Testing. T.J. holds a Level III certification in Infrared Thermal Testing and Level II certifications in Motor Circuit Analysis and Ultrasound Emissions. He is currently working toward the ASNT Basic PdM Level III IR/T certification and a Level I certification in Vibration Analysis. He has recently attended several conferences on AC and DC motors, MCA, and Ultrasound Emissions Analysis.

T.J. and his family reside in Raleigh, NC. He enjoys spending relaxing time camping with his wife, two daughters, and son. He also enjoys working with both the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts.

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