PEMAC is a national not for profit association providing global leadership, education and certification in world class maintenance,
reliability and physical asset management practices.
13 people came out to a Saskatoon 'meet and greet' last night to get to know each other and discuss the possibility of forming a Chapter.
There was a great deal of passion about Maintenance and Reliability in that room together with interest in working together to transform ourselves and our organizations. Almost all who attended are already engaged in the MMP program and are very interested in working to promote it further in Saskatchewan as one of the tools for individual and organizational improvement.
But we also talked about the future. What's next for PEMAC? Besides training and conferences what else is needed? What is the role of the association and the potential role of the Chapter? The founding members created the MMP program, what could we do starting from today?
Watch for the formation of a Saskatchewan Chapter that begins to work on these, and other questions!
The only regret? No photo of this historic moment for PEMAC for the archives!
On April 30th, 52 people came out to the Alberta Chapter Breakfast with guest speakers David McKeown from the Institute of Asset Management in the UK and John Hardwick from the Asset Management Council in Australia.
David and John offered some insight into the history of the development of ISO 5500x which was getting finishing touches that week in Calgary. In addition they offered a preview of some of the concepts that are being written into the ISO and the challenges of working with 80 delegates from many countries to agree on core concepts. The attendees got some insight into the framework and purpose of the ISO as well as some key definitions that have emerged.
The main focus of the discussion was on the fact that the ISO will be an important tool to help organizations derive business benefit, through excellence in Asset Management. However that tool will only be effective within a corporate culture that is sincerely striving for improvement.
The Alberta Chapter would once again like to thank Bow Valley College for hosting the meeting with a great, and conveniently located space in their newly renovated facility. And of course a big thank you to our special guests, David McKeown and John Hardwick.
If you missed this event, please note that David and John will be back in Calgary with other international guests in November when PEMAC hosts the Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management meeting in conjuction with MainTrain 2013. http://www.maintrain.ca
1 Day Event: Shutdowns & Turnarounds
Produced by "Parters In Training"
TCU Place, Saskatoon, SK
May 14, 2013
Use discount code PEM_PEMAC to receive your member discount of $99!
Hot Topics, Great Speakers
- Planning and scheduling considerations, Jim Reyes-Picknell
- Beyond Critical Path, Ravi Maithel
- The Electrical Safety Trifecta, Terry Becker
- Inspection & Repair Time for Bearings and Seals, Douglas Martin
- Safety wtih Infrared Thermography, Greg Bork
- Arc Flash PPE Management, Jim Pllard
The PEMAC Alberta Chapter and Bow Valley College are teaming up to bring 2 high-level speakers to a breakfast meeting on Tuesday April 30th, 2013 at the Bow Valley College campus in downtown Calgary.
David McKeown is the CEO of the Institute for Asset Management (IAM), the organization which initiated the ISO 5500x development process. The IAM also initated, promotes and supports the publicly available specification on Asset Management, PAS55.
John Hardwick is the chairman of the Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management (GFMAM) as well as Chairman of the Asset Management Council (AMC) of Australia. John has worked and studied his way from electrician to MBA. He currently holds the position of Executive Manager Maintenance and Replacement Planning at Ausgrid, the power utility of NSW Australia.
Both David and John speak articulately from first-hand experience about the benefits of strategic Asset Management. Having participated in the ISO process from its inception, they are passionate about the potential power of standardization as a guideline to help many more organizations achieve these benefits.