Leading Reliability Conference Agenda

*This was the agenda for the 2022 Leading Reliability Conference. We will add content for the 2023 Leading Reliability Conference, May 16-18, when it becomes available.

Day 1: May 10, 2022

8:00 am - 8:30 am

Breakfast Salon G

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

RDI Technologies Motion Amplification® Workshop: How to Use the Latest Key Features Starfish

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

UE Systems Software Workshop Salon F

8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Eruditio’s Backlog Management Workshop Salon D

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

RDI Technologies Advanced Motion Amplification® Training Salon E

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch Salon G

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

UE System’s Lubrication Workshop: Optimizing Rolling Element Bearing Lubrication with Ultrasound and IIoT Salon F

Day 2: May 11, 2022

8:00 am - 8:30 am

Breakfast Salons G

8:30 am - 8:45 pm

Welcome Salon DEF

8:45 am - 10:00 am

Keynote “Business as UNusual” Lee Kitchen, Magical Dude Consulting – Salons DEF

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Group Discussion & Community Building Salons DEF

10:30 am - 10:45 am

Break & Exhibits

10:45 am - 11:45 am

Track 1 “Designing Effective Lubrication Storage”–Terry Harris, Reliable Process Solutions Salon DE

Track 2 “Stop Leaking Profits – Leak Detection with Ultrasound” Chase Sasser, UE Systems – Salon F

11:50 am - 12:20 pm

Track 1 “Balanced: Keeping Your Reliability Efforts Center on Both Short-Term & Long-Term Results” – Shon Isenhour, Eruditio – Salon DE

Track 2 “Predictive Maintenance for Substations” Rick Bueltel, Missouri River Energy Services Salon F

12:25 pm - 12:55 pm

Track 1 Applied Anthropology and the Effect on Community: Practical Tips to Take Back to the Plant” Jenna Johns, RDI Technologies Salon DE

Track 2 – “Case Study – Combining Ultrasound & Motion Amplification”Kenny Hunt, PACCAR – Salon F

12:55 pm - 1:55 pm

Lunch & Exhibits Salons G

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Track 1 – “What the Industry Is Saying About CMMS, Cybersecurity, and Machine Maintenance” Thomas Wilk, Plant Services Salon DE

Track 2  “Bearing Health Lubrication Reimagined”Jake Law, UE Systems Salon F

3:05 pm - 3:35 pm

Track 1 “The J to MA Curve: From Astronomy to Reliability” Jeff Hay, RDI Technologies – Salon DE

Track 2 “Implementing Ultrasound Techniques in the Steelmaking Industry” – Mohammed Abu Bakr Elrayes, EzzSteel Group Salon F

3:40 pm - 4:10 pm

Track 1 “Maintenance Reliability from the Trenches” – Roger Carpenter and Nathaniel Robinson, Constellium Salon DE

Track 2 “How Does Motion Amplification® Fit into My Reliability Program?” Scott Burkhardt, RDI Technologies Salon F

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Network Reception & Exhibits

Day 3: May 12, 2022

8:00 am - 8:30 pm

Breakfast Salons G

8:30 am - 9:30 am

“Troubleshooting, Problem Solving, and Root Cause Analysis: Are they the same?” Shon Isenhour, Eruditio Salons DEF

9:30 am - 9:45 am

Break & Exhibits

9:45 am - 10:45 am

Joint Panel “Walking the Walk with IBL Graduates” Tony Israel, Consolidated Nuclear Security, Marleen Kanagawa, Divert Inc., Thomas Jackson, Constellium  Salons DEF

10:50 am - 11:50 am

Track 1 “What is Leadership? Making the move from Manager to Leader”  Milan Heninger, Enel Green Power Salon DE

Track 2 “Continuous Monitoring and Motion Amplification®, It’s Here!” Mason McNally and Scott Burckhardt, RDI Technologies Salon F

11:55 am - 12:55 pm

Lunch & Exhibits Salons G

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

 Roundtable Building Your Action Plan Salons DEF

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm


2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Track 1 “Making an Impact from the Classroom” Dawn Kayatta, RDI Technologies and Danny Anderson, Del Mar College Salon DE

Track 2 “Analyzing Ultrasound for A Brighter Future” – Thomas Scire, FedExSalon F

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Break & Exhibits

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Track 1 “Joining Forces with Operations to Build the Maintenance Schedule” – Rick Clonan, Eruditio  Salon DE

Track 2 “An Alternative to Risk Priority Numbers” – Bill Barto, Firestone Building ProductsSalon F

3:35 pm - 4:35 pm

Panel & Closing TBD Salons DEF

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Beach BBQ

Networking Events

While the backbone of any conference is the content shared, there’s no doubt that the opportunity to network with your peers comes in at a close second! That’s why we offer numerous opportunities to network in both small and large groups at the following events:

Welcome Reception & Exhibits

Join us for a cocktail reception where you’ll be introduced to your fellow conference attendees. As you wander around the reception you’ll have the opportunity to meet our featured industry partners who will be showcasing their products and services and how their solutions can help you achieve results!

Leading Reliability Conference Testimonials

“A must-attend event for anyone looking to start or improve their maintenance and reliability!”

“I really enjoyed the 2021 Leading Reliability Live and In-person Conference. The speakers each led great discussions and also took time during the day to answer any questions and give out their contact information as a continued resource. There is great value in the contacts made during this conference and the opportunity to talk with our peers about the opportunities and successes we are seeing in our facilities. The venue was excellent and the conference organizers took great care of us. Thank you.”

“This was my first reliability conference, and it was a great experience. I not only enjoyed presenting, but also attending the other workshops. I learned a lot from really established professionals and hope to make improvements at my site with the useful information. I also was able to network with others and answer questions, as well as, get a few of mine answered. Overall this was an excellent conference that was extremely helpful and well put together.”

“What a great week of interacting with a huge variety of professionals that were all focused on reliability! The location, food, and sessions were all outstanding but the atmosphere while enjoying these is what will bring me back next year! Great job guys!”

“This was a wonderful experience. Some of the roadblocks I have while building the PdM program have been removed thanks to this conference. The networking and broad spectrum of speakers was a grand help.”

“The most important part of these types of conferences is the gathering with others who have a interest in implementing a Reliability culture within each of our facilities. This conference provided a lot of available tools and relationships to help improve and implement the reliability culture without our facilities.”

“Great event with a lot of great information. Shon, Andy, and Skylar from Eruditio presented entertaining, hands on, well prepared and valuable information. Having RDI, Fluke, and other vendors at the session with demos and time to talk in a relatively intimate 1-1 environment was great as well.”

“The Leading Reliability Class was an amazing time! All industry members are experts in their field, and no matter your experience you will definitely take something away from it. No matter if you’re looking for the latest in greatest technology, or just looking to gain knowledge on Reliability Leadership this seminar has it all. Big thank you to everyone who made this visit a pleasure and I look forward to attending again in the future!”

“I got the most from the preconference session with eruditio. I was able to come back and implement some of the strategies immediately.”

“This was my first time attending the reliability conference, so I really wasn’t too sure what to expect. It was a very informative and educational conference. It was a great opportunity to network with folks from within my company as well as build relationships with folks outside of my company.”