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Speaker: Mike Aroney

When: March 7, 6pm - 8:30pm

Where: Rockwell Automation

1201 S. 2nd Street

Milwaukee, WI 54204


Pitfalls to Improving Asset Reliability and the “Secret Sauce” for Success.

If you focus 100% of your effort on 30% of the problem, what kind of result should you expect?

Roughly 30% of what is needed to improve an organization’s Asset Reliability are the actual technical solutions – a valid asset register and asset hierarchy taxonomy, work execution management processes and standard job plans, spare parts management, precision maintenance, balanced equipment management plans, effective design for maintenance and reliability, and RCM; while 70% of the problems that need to be solved are organizational – breaking down silos by engaging leadership, effectively standardizing and integrating processes with supporting systems across the enterprise, building the discipline to follow the standards, establishing a Culture of Reliability and continuous improvement, and creating a cadence of accountability. 

Improving asset reliability is, therefore, a business solution that has an asset maintenance and reliability component, and therefore requires that the entire organization is engaged to mitigate the biggest risk to improvement, competing initiatives and conflicting priorities.  Yet all-too-often, these types of changes are delegated to the “Maintenance Department” which has neither the authority nor the influence over the types of organizational changes that will achieve the sought-after results.

This presentation lays out the challenges, the pitfalls, and a proven path for success. 

About the Speaker

Michael J Aroney, M.S. MBA, 

Director of Operations, Technical Services Group

Reliability Engineering Consulting & Training

Allied Reliability Group


Mike is a Senior Maintenance and Reliability Consultant with over 20 years of experience developing and implementing solutions.  He provides asset reliability consulting and training for diverse industries worldwide which result in improved asset performance, lowered unit costs, and enhanced throughput. Mike also leads Allied Reliability Group’s Community-of-Excellence for Leadership, Change Management, and Training to ensure Asset Reliability and Maintenance solutions are rapidly deployed and sustainable.

Mike has extensive experience and success as a Program and Project Manager on numerous Enterprise Process Reengineering and Asset Reliability and Maintenance improvement projects.  He is a retired U.S. Navy Officer with a 20-year career flying the F-14 Tomcat and F-4 Phantom.  While in the Navy, he was a TOPGUN and Strike Leader, and NATO Exchange Officer after attending the Italian Navy’s Senior Staff College in Livorno, Italy. 

After retirement from the Navy, Mike directed the U.S. Navy’s Project Management College which provides project management oversight for complex, major maintenance overhauls of all Navy ships, and he was the Naval Sea Systems Command Change Management Program Leader for the Navy Enterprise Maintenance Automate Information System project that reengineered all the Navy’s processes for maintaining it ships and ensuring their reliability. 

Mike has also taught graduate-level project management courses for 12 years as an Assistant Professor at two universities.

Mike lives in Charleston, SC with his wife Kathy and 3 of their 5 children. He is an avid fly fisherman, bird hunter and sailor.

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