Maintenance Prevention in Product Design and Equipment Maintenance

April 5, 2017 | 8:30 am to April 6, 2017 | 5:30 pm
Contact AME: 224-232-5980 |
Student Member Fee: $50
Non-Member Fee: $745
Member Fee: $695


International Environmental Corporation ( IEC)
5000 I-40 Service Road
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

This hands-on, two-day workshop looks at ways to decrease necessary maintenance while improving reliability. Although most organizations have embedded autonomous maintenance practices into their daily routines, they are seeing little impact in uptime/OEE while increasing maintenance budgets significantly.

This workshop will focus on deploying the core principles of maintenance prevention in two environments, the first being in product design. We will examine an industrial product and develop ideas where the product design can be enhanced with maintenance prevention methods. The second is in manufacturing equipment, and how to retrofit existing equipment to improve its life-cycle and at the same time reduce costly maintenance activity.

Highlights include: maintenance prevention, mistake proofing, equipment design and redesign, and practices that reduce the need for maintenance.

DRESS CODE: Steel-toed shoes, safety glasses (additional PPE provided on-site)


International Environmental Corporation (IEC) is the market leader for hydronic fan coil units in North America. They have provided custom comfort solutions in the hospitality, multi-family, healthcare and education markets for well over 60 years. They configure to order and build to order, offering industry-leading flexibility in sizing and configurations for a broad range of building applications. With unmatched engineering and applications support, IEC provides innovative new construction, replacement, and retrofit solutions crucial to a business’ success. This Oklahoma City based company has 320 employees and ~$75M in annualized sales throughout the Americas, Asia, and the Middle East.

AME Southwest thanks Francis Tuttle Technology Center in Oklahoma City and Enterprise Excellence Group for helping provide logistical and nutritional support for this event!



Mike Huszar
Mike Huszar is the president of DRIVE, Inc., a firm that focuses on enterprise-level business performance improvement, company turnarounds and leadership development and improvement. Mike has an extensive operations management and engineering management background which has taken him to over 1,000 locations across five continents leading various business performance improvement efforts including; change management, strategy management, production system design, footprint optimization, HR systems to support engagement, organizational problem solving capability, organizational learning, leadership development, and executive coaching.

Brian Heymans
Brian Heymans, is the former President of Kaizen Institute of America. He has over 38 years of experience in manufacturing organizations at executive levels. His experience spans the areas of world-class manufacturing design and implementation, operations management, business strategy, human resource development, re-engineering strategies and organizational development. Brian is widely regarded as a world-class practitioner and sensei in the field of performance improvement. His consulting focus is large-scale organizational change processes and the integration of change initiatives with corporate business strategy.

Harold Chapman
Harold Chapman, is a management consultant with over 20 years of experience leading and implementing change in numerous industries. He can function seamlessly from the tool-room to the design room to the boardroom. His degree is in General Engineering; which focuses on Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial and Controls Engineering. He is a certified variation reduction specialist and mentors Six Sigma Black Belts in advanced problem solving strategy and techniques. He has studied at the Rochester Institute of Technology (Automation) and has obtained a Lean Manufacturing Certification from the University of Kentucky.


April 5, 2017

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.        Introductions and logistics

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.      Overall principles of maintenance prevention and the major tools in the design of equipment that improve equipment reliability, the design process, parts standardization and more

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.      Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.        Hands-on review of an industrial equipment example and the deployment of the methods and tools in the design process

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.        Deploy the learning to the equipment design and its process

April 6, 2017

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.       The deployment of maintenance prevention on existing manufacturing equipment in a live work setting

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.       Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.         Creation of standard maintenance prevention practices

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.         Learning evaluation and the application of maintenance prevention in the participant’s own environment

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.         Event evaluation and lessons learned   


  • Plant managers
  • Operations managers
  • Directors
  • VPs
  • Maintenance professionals
  • Site managers
  • Superintendents
  • Leaders of lean transformations
  • See the application of maintenance prevention strategies to both equipment that one designs and builds for customers and equipment that one uses to build products
  • Learn how to improve the design of products you make for your customers and how you would retrofit equipment to improve maintenance costs and reliability
  • Learn how design and build equipment/products that reduces the need for maintenance activities but at the same time increases reliability
  • Explore ways to improve total lifecycle cost of equipment

You can become an AME member during the registration process for $150 per year and obtain the discounted AME member rate for this event. Your membership will also entitle you to a registration discount for all future AME conferences, seminars, workshops and webinars for one year. Additionally, you will receive a subscription to the award winning Target magazine and much more. 

Payment or purchase order must be received by the AME office five days prior to the event start date. If no payment or PO number is received, you will be asked to pay with a credit card or check at the event before entry. 

Cancellation Policy: Enrollment fee less a $100 non-refundable registration charge will be refunded up to one week before the event. Substitutions may be made up to three days prior to the start of the workshop. 

Notes: This event may be cancelled by AME for any reason. AME is not responsible for incidental costs incurred by registrants. By registering for this meeting, I hereby acknowledge and agree that AME or its agents may take photographs of me during events and may use those photographs for AME’s purposes, including but not limited to news and promotional purposes, without further compensation to me.