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MMP Capstone Awards

MMP Capstone Awards

The MMP Capstone Awards encourage and recognize excellence in the Maintenance Management Professional (MMP) program final project, the Capstone.

There are two categories for the MMP Capstone award:

  • Best MMP Capstone project: Technical focus
  • Best MMP Capstone project: Business Process focus

Members of the successful teams are invited to MainTrain to present their project.


MMP Capstone (Module 8) instructors nominate for this award from amoung the participants in the courses that they instructed over the previous academic year.

MMP Capstone Award Recipients

2020 MMP Capstone Award

Calciner Scrubber Fan Replacement

Ryan Berg

Senior Reliability Technologist
Orano Canada Inc.

2019 MMP Capstone Award Technical Focus

Powerhouse Steam Trap Maintenance Program

Mimi Wilde

New Product & Services Development Specialist
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

2019 MMP Capstone Award Business Process Focus

Improving Availability of Escalators at Calgary Transit Stations and Facilities

Jeff Dumont

Plant Maintenance Supervisor
City of Calgary - Transit

Michael Stewart

Technical Assistant
City of Calgary - Transit

2018 MMP Capstone Award Technical Focus

Keg Room Revival Project

John Colwell

Asset Care Team Leader
Molson Coors Canada

2018 MMP Capstone Award Business Process Focus

Line Automation

Sam Abadir

Maintenance Manager

2017 MMP Capstone Award Technical Focus

Operator Driven Reliability (ODR), An Effective Approach to Autonomous Maintenance

Rigoberto Sanchez

Facility Manager
Longview Aviation Services

2017 MMP Capstone Award Business Process Focus

Proposal to Increase Uptime at Gerdau's Whitby Melt Shop

Stan Dymkecki

2016 MMP Capstone Award Technical Focus

Sight Glass Failure Retrofit Project Plan

Stephen Sulis

Reliabliliy Engineer
Cenovus Energy Inc

Darcy Barry

Project Manager
The Welding Shop

Stephen Norris

Managing Consultant
On Tracks Consulting

2016 MMP Capstone Award Business Process Focus

Capital Asset Upgrade Compressed Air System

Kirin Hoyano

Parts and Service Manager
Golder Associates Ltd.

Kip Morris-Mickelson


Randy Beairsto

Manager, Maintenance and Custodial Services

Dan Pellichero

Engine rebuilder / machinist
Cummins Inc.

2015 MMP Capstone Award Technical Focus

Stillhouse 2 - Care of Critical Assets

Darren Mangin

Maintenance Manager
Chapman's Ice Cream

2015 MMP Capstone Award Business Process Focus

Proactive Process Development

James Gunn

Director of Maintenance and Engineering
J.D. Irving Limited

2014 MMP Capstone Award Technical Focus

Churchill Falls Generating Station Drainage Sump Upgrade

Jim Shears

Manager W.E. Generation
Nalcor Energy - Churchill Falls

Andrew Leslie

Power Systems Operator Supervisor
Nalcor Energy - Churchill Falls

Chad Wiseman

Director, Transmission
Nalcor Energy - Churchill Falls

Bernard Jacobs

Manager, Long Term Planning, Facilities
Nalcor Energy - Churchill Falls

Rodney Kendall

Nalcor Energy - Churchill Falls

2014 MMP Capstone Award Business Process Focus

Implementing an Asset Management Strategy for a New Mine

Steven Dew

Crusher Manager
Baffinland Iron Mines

David MacPherson

Director - Mechanical
Co-op Refinery Complex

Greg Vaadeland

Sr. Maintenance Engineer
Cameco - SK Operations Centre

2013 MMP Capstone Award Technical Focus

Maintenance Strategy & Program - New Shaft and Headframe for a Deep Ore Base Metals Site

Larry Roy

Maintenance Superintendent of Smelter

Murray Keough

Maintenance Superintendent
Vale Limited

David Hennessey

Maintenance Planner
Shell Canada Energy

Raymond Majerus

Vale Manitoba Operations

Daniel Cox

Reliability Facilitator

2013 MMP Capstone Award Business Process Focus

Cabin Gas Plant Maintenance Structure & Workplace Leadership

Ross Markowski

Northwest District Maintenance Manager
Plains Midstream Canada - Northwest District