James Gunn, one of PEMAC’s 2015 Capstone Project Winners in the Business Process category, presents his Maintenance Management Professional Capstone Project: Proactive Process Development, during this lunch and learn webcast. The Capstone is the final project course of the Maintenance Management Professional program. Serving as an introduction to Lake Utopia Paper’s operation, this MMP capstone project dives into the reactive maintenance practices of a corrugating medium paper mill, and examines tactics to develop a proactive maintenance culture. Acting as a proof of concept, this project narrows its scope to focus on the pumps and rolls around the paper machine. With a core focus on developing proactive tactics, the project is expanded to also provide analysis of inventory optimization and workforce management practices to drive cost initiatives and engagement. Even as a proof of concept, the application provides a structure that is able to be deployed to all areas of the facility. The payback period for this project is less than one year, provides a Year 5 net present value in excess of $1.7M, and an internal rate of return of 170%.James Gunn has been involved in maintenance and engineering for the last 12 years, working as a Professional Engineer in a variety of fields, including aerospace, automotive, food & beverage, and pulp & paper. Starting his MMP education while working with JD Irving’s Lake Utopia Paper operation as a Mechanical Maintenance Team Lead, James is now the Director of Maintenance and Engineering for JD Irving’s Irving Consumer Products division.