*We are still working on gathering all speakers and biographies for the 2023 Leading Reliability Conference.
Dr. Marc Tremblay
Operating Partner, Arsenal Capital PartnersLinkedin
Dr. Marc Tremblay is an Operating Partner of Arsenal Capital Partners where he is part of the firm’s Industrial Growth leadership team. Arsenal is a New York-based private equity firm with more than $10 billion of capital under management and a current portfolio of twenty-three companies that are market leaders in the sectors in which they participate. Arsenal’s Industrial Growth franchise focuses on investing in high-growth, differentiated companies in various sectors, including industrial technology.
Prior to joining Arsenal in 2022, Marc was the President of Fluke Corporation, a global manufacturer and developer of electronic test tools, sensors, and software, including reliability and condition monitoring solutions. Prior to joining Fluke, he held numerous senior executive positions at leading testing, measurement, sensing, and imaging companies such as Thermo Fisher Scientific, DigitalGlobe, and Z Corporation.
Marc graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He has a Ph.D., also in Mechanical Engineering, from Stanford University where his research focused on robotics and sensors. Finally, he received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
VP of Technical Sales and Engineering, Acoem USALinkedin
Florian Buder holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Munich, Germany and an MBA from John Molson School of Business (Concordia University), Montreal. He has 14 years of experience in the industrial maintenance and reliability world.
Florian Buder specialized in Reliability Centered Maintenance. Following his work terms in Germany and Australia and completing his thesis at BMW during his graduate studies, Florian Buder joined PRUFTECHNIK AG located in Munich, Germany, as a Service- and Application Engineer in 2005. He conducted customer training, installations, commissioning and executed field machinery services related to PRUFTECHNIK’s products and technology worldwide. In 2008, he was appointed Condition Monitoring Division Manager of PT’s operation in Montreal, Canada where his mandate was to train the sales team, coordinate customer activities and promote the Condition Monitoring product line of PT in Canada.
In 2010, he was appointed Managing Director of the Canadian operation of PT and in 2015 CEO for all North American operations. In 2022 Florian joined the Senior Leadership team at ACOEM as VP of Technical Sales and Engineering. His key mandate is to structure and organize ACOEM in America and improve channel management while driving profits throughout the country.
Florian Buder has a background in competitive sports with soccer and tennis being areas in which he has excelled. He enjoys a lot of other sports such as skiing, bike riding, playing golf and loves spending time with his family and friends.
Implementation & Training Manager, EruditioLinkedin
Rick started his 27-year career in maintenance on board the submarine USS Baltimore SSN-704 in 1991. He discovered an ability to repair equipment and had a knack for figuring out why things were broken. After his time in the Navy was over, he began a career in Industrial Maintenance where he grew his skill set even more. After being promoted to Maintenance Technologist and attending RMC Bootcamp at the University of Tennessee, Rick obtained his CMRP certification. He has since held positions as Planner, Scheduler, and Maintenance Supervisor. Rick has also been a CMMS Administrator and was the lead consultant on the development of that project.
He earned his RMIC certification from UT based upon quantifiable improvements made at his facility due to the successful implementation of that system. He has served or is currently serving on several committees within SMRP, including the SMRP Conference committee, the Best Practices Committee where he now serves as Chair, and the Maintenance and Reliability Knowledge Committee. He currently serves as the chapter Treasurer for the SMRP Middle Tennessee Chapter. Rick has been married for 23 years to his wife, Chandra. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, mountain biking, and golfing with his daughter.
Regional Manager, UE SystemsLinkedin
Senior Technical Support Manager, Enel Green PowerLinkedin
Milan is the Senior Technical Support Manager for EGPNA’s Geothermal and Solar Operations and Maintenance unit. His teams are responsible for all planning and reliability engineering services for 23 power plants across the United States. He is a renewable power industry professional with experience ranging from greenfield design through plant operations across numerous technologies and disciplines, including electrical construction & commissioning, mechanical design, failure analysis, and O&M activities. His current work emphasizes plant reliability, renewable technology hybridization techniques, and workflow digitization. He holds bachelor’s degrees in Criminal Justice and Mechanical Engineering and is currently pursuing an MBA with an emphasis in Renewable Energy Policy. He is FAA Part 107 unmanned aircraft pilot and a Cat 2 vibration analyst. Milan and his wife Marjanae live in Reno, Nevada where they enjoy the mountains and outdoors with their two young children, Soraya and Marek.
Shon specializes in Adult Learning, Leadership, Asset Management, and Reliability Engineering and has lead improvement initiatives for industries such as pharmaceuticals, metals, petrochemical, automotive, paper, power generation, among others. Shon has spoken at numerous professional conferences on these topics in the US as well as Europe, South America, and the Middle East.
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.
Shon is 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).
Shon is a Plant Engineering Future 30 honoree and a USA Science and Engineering Festival Nifty 50 Speaker as well as being the recipient of the Solutions Magazine Best Article Award.
Shon currently writes and manages one of the most visited industry-specific blogs: www.ReliabilityNow.com. The blog is viewed monthly by over 6,000 visitors and contains over 200 posts on topics ranging from manufacturing to leadership, reliability, and education.
When away from the asset management world, Shon lives reliability as a helicopter and airplane pilot and an avid fisherman. Nobody likes to be stranded in the air or on the water.
Technical Training Supervisor, Acoem USALinkedin
Stan Riddle joined VibrAlign, Inc. (now Acoem USA) in 2008. He has over 35 years experience in aligning industrial machinery. Stan received his AAS Degree in Machinist Technology from Surry Community College in Dobson, NC, and also holds a diploma in Industrial Systems Technology from Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem, NC, where he was also an instructor in the program.
Stan began his maintenance career working as a machinist and millwright for companies such as Weyerhaeuser, R.J. Reynolds, and Tyco Electronics. He also has over 25 years experience in Predictive Technologies, such as vibration analysis, thermography, oil analysis, and ultrasonic inspection. He is a certified Level III Vibration Analyst with the Vibration Institute, and is a Past Chairman and Board Member of the Piedmont Chapter.
Stan and his wife live in Yadkinville, NC.
CM Business Manager, Acoem USALinkedin
Brian Shanovich graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee with a BS in Computer Science and a degree in Marketing. He has been involved in reliability for over 30 years, including infrared imaging, ultrasonics, precision alignment, and vibration analysis including sales, training, and assisting in starting condition monitoring programs. Started as a Representative for, SKF Condition Monitoring, Agema Infrared, SDT Ultrasonics, and VibrAlign, Inc. (now Acoem USA) until 2003.
In 2003, Brian was hired by SKF Condition Monitoring for 3 ½ years as a territory manager, successfully selling online vibration monitoring solutions to the paper industry throughout the upper Midwest, including configuring 8 paper machines with complete monitoring of each machine.
In 2005, Brian became the regional sales manager for VibrAlign, Inc. and grew the sales by 400% in a 5-year period, selling to all industries. He was the wind energy specialist sell to O & M’s, and OEM’s, helping establish the industry standards for alignment procedures including GE Wind and Siemens. In 2014, he back the Product Line Manager for the Acoem series of vibration monitoring systems, and was responsible for introducing the OneProd product to the US market.