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									Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals

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Ta b l e o f C o n t e n t s
                                                 The following
3        Welcome
4        Membership Meetings
                                            have graciously provided
5        Keynote Presentation                 advertising for the
6        Schedule-At-A-Glance                SMRP 2007 Conference:
7        COnference Information
8        Workshops
12       Plant Tours
14       Conference Tracks
16       exhibit & sponsorship
17       special events
18       guest events
21       Registration Form

C o n f e re n c e H i g h li g h t s

• More than 50 Educational Sessions
• Post-conference Workshops
• Plant Tours
• Product & Service Exhibition
• Networking Opportunities
• Special Events for attendees and guests
• Examination for Certified Maintenance
  and Reliability Professional

Louisville, KY photos courtesy of Greater
Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau
                M a i n t e na n c e a n d
Re lia b i lity Pro f e s s i o na l s

Dear SMRP Member,                                                  members, Stan Moore
                                                                   (Associate Conference
We are excited to have you and your colleagues join us for
                                                                   Chair), Pat Winters
the 15th Annual SMRP Conference. The activities and
                                                                   (SMRP Executive
functions have been selected to provide many opportunities to
                                                                   Director), Gabi Mahn
share knowledge, network and learn more about maintenance
                                                                   (Meeting Management
and reliability excellence. SMRP is a globally recognized
                                                                   Group), Derek Jenks
organization that delivers information to you personally.
                                                                   (Meeting Management
In order to provide continuous improvements in the content of      Group), Stu Teffeteller
the conference, the Conference Team has reviewed feedback          (Conference Track
from SMRP membership and past conference attendees.                Leader), Mike Mills (Golf
The 2006 Conference had over 1000 attendees and this year          Outing Leader), Art Rice
we plan to again break the attendance record.                      (Press Reception
                                                                   Leader), Debra
This will be my 12th Conference and I value the knowledge I        Fernandez (Membership
have gained and the personal relationships I have developed        Director), Maureen
over the years. I look forward to continuing to learn and          Gribble (Certification
expand my networks.                                                Adm. Manager), Erin
Please join us Sunday morning for the annual Golf Outing at        Winings (Chapter Development Director), and Nick Roberts,
Quail Chase Golf Club, one of the finest golf clubs in the area.   (Team Member). Thank you track leaders (they will be
Quail Chase has a 4-Star rating by Golf Digest and is rated        wearing dark blue SMRP Shirts). I would also like to thank
Kentucky’s #2 Public Course by GolfWeek. The conference            Shon Isenhour (Education Director) and Tom Byerley (SMRP
activities include speaker tracks on Monday and Tuesday            Chairman) for their input and advice to the team. Thanks to
divided among the five core SMRP Pillars of Knowledge. The         all the companies who are providing tours and exhibits and all
sixth track is devoted to SMRP Committee reports and special       the individuals who are presenting papers and workshops to
presentations. We hope you will join us on Tuesday evening         make our conference a success.
for the conference reception at the Louisville Slugger             The officers, directors and committee chairs of SMRP (look
Museum. On Wednesday there will be six unique workshops            for the unique SMRP shirts) will all be attending the
and 3 plant visits. The Ford F-150 Truck Assembly facility,        conference, please introduce yourself to get answers to your
Gallatin Steel and Raytheon Missile Systems are providing          questions and provide feedback on your thoughts and ideas
tours. An additional tour on Thursday will be a visit to the       on the direction of SMRP.
General Motors Corvette Assembly Plant and Museum in
Bowling Green, KY. Activities are scheduled on Monday and          Please join me in Louisville to take advantage of “knowledge
Tuesday for spouses or significant others. Please stop by the      collected globally and delivered personally”. I look forward to
exhibition area to visit our executive supplier members and        meeting you at the 2007 SMRP Annual Conference.
see what new offerings they have.
                                                                   Best Regards,
The tireless effort of the Conference Team assures a               Butch DiMezzo, CMRP
successful event. I would like to personally thank the team        2007 SMRP Conference Chair
                                                       S M R P C O A n n ua l Bu s i n e s s M e e t i n g
                                                       Sunday, October 7       D   3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
                                                       The Annual Business Meeting will be held to elect the Society for Maintenance and
                                                       Reliability Professionals Certifying Organization’s (SMRPCO) officers and discuss
    SMRP Mission                                       other organization business. The officers of SMRPCO - Secretary-Treasurer, Vice
    Stat e m e n t                                     Chairman, Chairman, and Past Chairman, are elected each year at the annual
                                                       conference following nominations by SMRPCO’s nominating committee. Officers
    SMRP’s Mission is to:                              will serve a period of one year. Officer positions are elected based on a simple
                                                       majority vote of the eligible voting members present at SMRPCO’s Annual
    Facilitate information exchange                    Business Meeting. All CMRPs in good standing are eligible to vote. The meeting
    through a structured network of                    will also include information on SMRPCO’s financial status, progress toward its
    maintenance and reliability                        goals and discussions about new initiatives. If you are a CMRP, please make every
    professionals                                      effort to attend this meeting, vote on officers, and learn about SMRPCO’s current
    Support maintenance and reliability as             progress.
    an integral part of business
    management                                         s m r p M e m b e r a n n ua l M e e t i n g
    Present a collective voice on
                                                       Sunday, October 7        D   4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    maintenance and reliability issues and
                                                       The annual business meeting will be held to elect SMRP’s officers and discuss
    to advance innovative maintenance
                                                       society business. The officers of SMRP, Treasurer, Secretary, Vice Chairman,
    and reliability practices
                                                       Chairman, and Past Chairman are elected each year at the annual conference
                                                       following nominations by SMRP’s nominating committee. Officers will serve a
    Promote and support maintenance
                                                       period of one year. Officer positions are elected based on a simple majority vote of
    and reliability education for people,
                                                       the eligible voting members present at SMRP’s Annual Business Meeting. All
    production and quality processes to
                                                       individual and executive members have the right to vote at the annual business
    improve the work environment
                                                       meeting. Several key SMRP business issues will be addressed at this meeting
                                                       including SMRP’s financial status, progress on current strategic initiatives and new
                                                       strategic issues. This is an excellent opportunity to meet SMRP’s officers and to
                                                       meet other members. If you have questions, please contact SMRP Headquarters.
    SMRP Vision
                                                       N ew M e m b e r M e e t i n g
    SMRP’s Vision is to become the global
    organization known for providing                   Sunday, October 7        D   5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    competitive advantage through                      Many people join SMRP just prior to the annual conference. You may have
    improved physical asset management.                recently learned about SMRP through a colleague or when receiving information
                                                       about the annual conference. SMRP offers a variety of programs and
                                                       opportunities, some of which are not well publicized. If you’re new to SMRP,
                                                       please attend this information-oriented meeting. SMRP officers will meet with you
                                                       to explain SMRP’s history and mission, how the organization is governed, what’s
                                                       going on that might benefit you, and what the current and future plans are for
                                                       SMRP. This meeting will provide an excellent overview of SMRP and give you an
                                                       opportunity to find how you can get more involved and reap all the benefits of
                                                       your membership.

4      S M R P 2 0 0 7 A n n ua l C o n f e re n c e
                                October 7-10, 2007 • Louisville, KY
                       Register Onine at:

J o h n Ca s s i s

Fun. Uplifting. Down-to-earth. That’s how audiences describe
John Cassis. A rare blend of humor, entertainment and
content. As one of the most requested speakers in America,
John knows firsthand how to embrace change, face adversity
and meet the daily pressures of life head-on!
John received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of
Cincinnati. After three years of professional baseball, he earned a
Masters of Divinity degree from Gordon Conwell Theological
Seminary in Boston.
John has a diverse background. From 1973 to 1975, he directed a
youth counseling center. In 1975, he became minister of a small
church in Colorado, where the congregation grew from 80 to 2,000
in five years. Then in 1980, as Director of Special Projects for World
Relief, John accepted the challenge to motivate people across the
country to help feed hungry children and their families. As a
professional speaker, he encourages people to step into the arena
and live their dreams. In keeping with his philosophy, he became a
professional golfer in 2002.
He incorporates real life examples into his presentations by sharing
his experiences as an athlete, minister, publisher, company founder,
pre-game inspirational speaker for the Chicago Bears (1983-95),
loving husband and father, and an extremely perceptive human
His genuine style helps audiences re-energize lives, careers and
relationships... and see life from a new perspective.

                                                                    PM Break                                2:30 pm -3:00 pm
      S at u r day, O c t o b e r 6
                                                                    Press Reception                        5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
     Chapter Leaders Training Workshop        12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
                                                                    Exhibitor Reception                    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
                                                                    Dinner Banquet                         7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
      Su n day, O c t o b e r 7
     Golf Tournament                            7:00 am - 1:00 pm   T u e s day, O c t o b e r 9
     SMRP Board Meeting                       12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
                                                                    Continental Breakfast                  7:00 am - 8:00 am
     Registration                              10:00 am - 6:30 pm
                                                                    Exhibition Hours                       7:00 am - 2:00 pm
     Exhibitor Set-up                          10:00 am - 5:00 pm
                                                                    Registration                          7:00 am - 12:00 pm
     Certification Exam                        1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
                                                                    Educational Sessions                   8:15 am - 4:00 pm
     SMRPCO Annual Business Meeting            3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
                                                                    Spouse Breakfast                       8:30 am - 9:00 am
     SMRP Member Annual Meeting                4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
                                                                    Spouse Program                         9:00 am - 1:00 pm
     New Member Meeting                        5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
                                                                    AM Break                              10:45 am - 11:15 am
     Exhibitor Meeting                         5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
                                                                    Exhibitor Tear-down                    2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
     Speaker 1 Meeting                         6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
                                                                    Lunch                                 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
     Exhibition Hours                          6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
                                                                    PM Break                               2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
     Welcoming Reception                       6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
                                                                    Raffle and Closing Remarks             4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
                                                                    Certification Exam                     6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
      M o n day, O c t o b e r 8
                                                                    Louisville Slugger Museum Reception    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
     Speaker 2 Meeting                          6:30 am - 7:00 am
     Registration                              7:00 am - 6:30 pm    W e d n e s day, O c t o b e r 1 0
     Seated Breakfast                           7:00 am - 7:45 am
                                                                    Registration                          7:00 am - 12:00 pm
     Keynote Address/Announcements              7:45 am - 9:15 am
                                                                    Continental Breakfast                  7:00 am - 8:00 am
     Spouse Breakfast                           8:30 am - 9:00 am
                                                                    Plant Tours                            8:00 am - 2:00 pm
     Spouse Program                             9:00 am - 5:00 pm
                                                                    Workshops                              8:00 am - 5:00 pm
     Exhibition Hours        9:45 am - 3:00 pm/5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
                                                                    Certification Exam                    8:30 am - 11:00 am
     AM Break                                   9:15am - 9:45 am
                                                                    Workshop & Plant Tour Lunch           12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
     Educational Sessions                      9:45 pm - 5:30 pm
     Lunch                                     12:15 pm - 1:15 pm   T h u r s day, O c t o b e r 1 1
     Association Liaison Meeting               1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
                                                                    Corvette Plant Tour                    6:45 am - 5:30 pm
     SMRP Indiana Chapter Quarterly Meeting    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

6   S M R P 2 0 0 7 A n n ua l C o n f e re n c e
                                 October 7-10, 2007 • Louisville, KY
                         Register Onine at:

E x h i b it i o n                                                                    2007 General
                                                                                      I n f o r m at i o n
This is the premier opportunity to see the latest and greatest in reliability
products and services.
                                                                                      Conference Website:
Exhibit Hours: Sunday, October 7, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm                         
                    Monday, October 8, 9:45 am – 3:00 pm; 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
                    Tuesday, October 9, 7:00 am – 2:00 pm                             Early Bird Registration Cut-Off:
                                                                                      August 26
W e l c o m e Re c e p t i o n
                                                                                      Conference Hotel: The Galt House
Sunday, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm              D    Exhibition Hall                           Hotel & Suites, 140 North Fourth
Lead off the conference with great food, drinks and good company at the               Street Louisville, KY 40202
welcome reception. This is the time to make new friends and network with
                                                                                      Hotel Cut-Off: September 12
the old during a relaxing evening in the exhibit hall.
                                                                                      Hotel Reservation: Visit
A n n ua l E x h i b it o r Re c e p t i o n & D i n n e r                   or call
Ba n qu e t                                                                           (502) 589-5200; code 794002.

Monday, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm                                                             Hotel Information: Celebrating a
                                                                                      $60 million renovation, the Galt House
Reception D Exhibition Hall: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
                                                                                      Hotel and Suites is one of the largest
Dinner D Grand Ballroom A, B: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm                                       hotels in the Southeast and is the
Stop by the exhibit booths during the reception to meet the exhibitors and learn      location of the 2007 SMRP
about their latest products and services. The fun doesn’t stop there – if you’re      Conference. Louisville’s Waterfront
looking to laugh at today’s maintenance and reliability world, look no further than   Hotel and Convention complex is the
the stand-up comedy and humorous motivational speaking of                             most splendid and accommodating
Greg Schwem at the dinner banquet.                                                    hotel in the city. Located in downtown
                                                                                      Louisville, there are many restaurants
Dubbed “Comedy with a Byte” by the Chicago Tribune,                                   and museums within walking distance.
Greg Schwem has brought his wholesome, energetic                                      The hotel features free wireless
brand of comedy to business functions from coast to coast.                            internet in all rooms, has six
Greg laces his routines with hilarious stories that business                          restaurants and lounges, a rooftop
people can relate to. Laugh along with Greg and his views on                          Fitness Center, an outdoor pool, and
technical support lines, boring business meetings, meaningless                        waterfront balcony suites.
PowerPoint presentations, ecommerce, cell phone addiction
and that annoying guy in every office who just can’t stop                             Sleeping rooms have been reserved for
sending e-mail! By the end of Greg’s show, you’ll learn to                            conference participants at the Galt
lighten up in the workplace and chuckle when things go wrong.                         House Hotel and Suites. When
                                                                                      booking your reservation, select either
                                                                                      a standard or suites room:
A n n ua l R a f fl e
                                                                                      Standard rooms in the West Tower @
Tuesday, 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
                                                                                      $118/night plus tax
The conference isn’t over just yet! Join the team for closing remarks and your
chance to win one of many great prizes, including a laptop at the annual raffle! To   Executive suites in the East Tower @
qualify, you must complete and submit your conference evaluation form and be          $138/night plus tax
present to win.

                                                    W S 1 - T o ta l Pro du c t i ve M a i n t e na n c e
     Maximize the value of your
                                                    Presenter: Terry Wireman, Vesta Partners, LLC
     conference experience by                       October 10      D   8:00 am – 5:00 pm          D   Cost: $245
                                                    TPM, or Total Productive Maintenance, combines the American practice of
     attending one of the six                       equipment maintenance with the Japanese concepts of Total Quality
                                                    Management and Total Employee Involvement. The result is an innovative
     workshops on Wednesday,
                                                    approach to management of a company’s assets. The TPM concept
     October 10 at the 15th                         optimizes asset utilization, eliminates equipment breakdowns, and promotes
                                                    complete organization involvement in asset management. The approach
     Annual SMRP Conference.                        concentrates on a common sense method of improving asset utilization.
                                                    TPM is a deceptively simple, yet revolutionary concept that is preparing
     Each workshop takes place                      companies to compete in the 21st century. The activities developed in a
                                                    TPM organization will enable all employees to share in making their
     from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and                     company’s future secure.
     costs $245.00 per                              TPM is a process that delegates responsibility for the day-to-day condition
                                                    of the equipment to the employees who can have the greatest impact on it:
     person, which includes                         operators and maintenance technicians. TPM relies on “natural work
                                                    groups,” “equipment teams,” or “process teams” to improve equipment
     breakfast, lunch,                              effectiveness.

     refreshments, and course                       In the Just-In-Time environment, machine reliability is critical. Unexpected
                                                    breakdowns or production interruptions cannot be tolerated. TPM
     materials. Plant tours and                     accomplishes this by focusing on small group activities, participative
                                                    activities, total employee involvement, and a fanatical dedication to quality.
     workshops on Wednesday                         This workshop includes:
                                                    Various case studies that show how to explain the value of OEE to everyone
     run simultaneously. To
                                                    in the organization, from the senior executive to the shop floor personnel.
     experience it all, sign up for                 OEE discussions showing how to “dollarize” results and present the financial
                                                    terms to executive financial personnel.
     a Wednesday workshop and
                                                    A clarification of the goals and objectives of TPM, allowing TPM Champions
     Thursday plant tour!                           to clearly present a TPM business case to their organizations.
                                                    Explanations of the pitfalls that may be encountered during TPM
                                                    implementation and how to avoid or correct these problems.

8   S M R P 2 0 0 7 A n n ua l C o n f e re n c e
                                 October 7-10, 2007 • Louisville, KY
                         Register Onine at:

W S 2 - Ro o t Cau s e A na ly s i s f o r                        W S 3 - Ac h i ev i n g A St e p C h a n g e
Pr ac t i t i o n e r s                                           I n Re lia b l e M a n u fac t u ri n g
Presenter: Chris Eckert, Apollo Associated                        Presenters: Tim Dunton & Dina Brown, Reliability
Services, LLC                                                     Solutions, LLC
October 10        D   8:00 am – 5:00 pm         D   Cost: $245    October 10      D   8:00 am – 5:00 pm         D   Cost: $245
This course provides the skills and knowledge necessary to        Establishing and sustaining the skills necessary for Reliable
effectively facilitate a Root Cause Analysis (RCA) on any type    Manufacturing requires focus on the essentials. What are
of problem. The course examines the pitfalls commonly             these essential skills? How are they developed? And most
observed in problem solving and how to avoid them. Building       importantly, how are they sustained? How do you leverage
on that knowledge, students learn the four steps of root          these skills to drive real improvement and defect elimination?
cause analysis including: Problem Definition, Cause and Effect    In this workshop, you will be taken through the steps of
Charting, Solution Generation, and Solution                       moving your maintenance processes from being failure based
Evaluation/Implementation.                                        to an improvement based approach. This workshop focuses
                                                                  on mechanical failures and how they are affected by your
Students learn how to use RealityCharting™ software to build
                                                                  craft, engineering, reliability, and management. The
cause and effect charts, prepare RCA reports, and to
                                                                  workshop will feature dynamic machinery simulators that
effectively communicate RCA results. The course also covers
                                                                  illustrate the common problems found in machinery and how
the keys to evidence gathering, interviewing and facilitating a
                                                                  to eliminate these problems. It will also present the essential
RCA with a team of participants.
                                                                  management tools required to implement and sustain the
To facilitate the learning process, a 2-hour primer to RCA        improvements. Rather than treating the symptoms, focus will
should be completed prior to the workshop. RCA skills and         be on using "best-in-class" practices to eliminate failures and
knowledge are reinforced with many “hands-on” exercises           problems. This workshop is very interactive and "hands-on."
that allow students to apply RCA to real world problems.          Workshop literature and handouts will enable you to apply
                                                                  these new essential skill sets in your own plant. This
**Prerequisites: e-RCA™ should be completed prior to the          workshop effectively "connects the dots" between technology
workshop. Links to eRCA will be sent to each student              and the essential skills necessary to drive real and sustainable
approximately 2 weeks prior to class. Completion of the e-        improvements.
RCA pre-work requires approximately 2 hours
At the end of this course students will be able to:
1.   Perform a RCA
2.   Facilitate a RCA by leading a team of participants
3.   Identify effective solutions to event-based problems
4.   Prepare the final RCA report
5.   Effectively communicate RCA findings
Recommended Audience: The course is especially
recommended for reliability and manufacturing professionals
responsible for improving asset capability.

     W S 4 - Phy s i ca l A s s e t M a nag e m e n t
     Presenter: John S. Mitchell
     October 10      D   8:00 am – 5:00 pm           D   Cost: $245
     Virtually every manufacturing, production and operating             Following the workshop you will understand the necessity and
     company is focused on a single objective - safely achieving         benefits of an Asset Management program and have a solid
     greater output at less cost from physical plant and                 idea of how the program and process will deliver real benefits
     infrastructure assets. Stated more simply - increasing return       for you. You will be able to construct an optimum program to
     on assets.                                                          increase the lifetime performance, effectiveness, value and
                                                                         overall return of your plant’s physical assets within your
     This workshop defines Asset Management as a flexible,
                                                                         specific operating and business environment including how to:
     results oriented master process that provides the direction,
     prioritization and focus that are essential to assure O&M best      • Identify value and prioritize your greatest opportunities for
     practices are selected and optimally applied to deliver rapid,        improvement.
     demonstrable business objectives.                                   • Select and optimally apply best practices that create
                                                                           greatest value for your conditions.
     Presented more than 40 times throughout the world since
                                                                         • Prioritize implementation to gain real results in the shortest
     1997, this workshop details a program you must consider to
                                                                           period of time.
     gain optimum reliability, utilization, effectiveness and lifetime
                                                                         • Conclusively demonstrate the necessity for and full value
     value from your physical assets. The workshop describes the
                                                                           delivered by a reliability-driven asset lifetime optimization
     real-world application of asset life-optimizing processes
                                                                           program in the business terms that are essential for
     developed and used by industry leaders. It shows how to
     justify and establish an Asset Management program; identify
     optimum reliability; use benchmarks and performance                 A workshop handbook supplies you with all the material
     metrics, including numerical best practice values; recognize        discussed during the workshop. A comprehensive text is
     and build on your                                                   available providing greater detail including objectives,
     organizational strengths;                                                                 concepts and requirements as well as
     correct weaknesses; gain                                                                            describing the application of
     the utmost from asset                                                                               specific improvement processes
     optimization best practice                                                                         you can put to use immediately
     and technology; optimize                                                                           for greatest benefits and case
     the work management                                                                               studies of actual
     process; and initiate and                                                                         implementations.
     manage change.

10   S M R P 2 0 0 7 A n n ua l C o n f e re n c e
                                October 7-10, 2007 • Louisville, KY
                        Register Onine at:

W S 5 - Lu b ri cat i o n E xc e ll e n c e                        W s 6 - S o lv i n g t h e M y st e ry o f
                                                                   B e n c h m a r k i n g : W h at it ca n d o
Presenter: Mark Barnes, Noria Corporation                          f o r you r c o m pa ny
October 10    D   8:00 am – 5:00 pm      D   Cost: $245
                                                                   Presenters: Steve Richmond, CMRP and
Lubrication is the cornerstone of any reliability driven           Mack Parriott, PE, CMRP, Projetech, Inc.
maintenance management program. Often overlooked in favor
                                                                   October 10     D   8:00 am – 5:00 pm       D   Cost: $245
of more glamorous maintenance tasks, lubrication excellence
is about creating a process for lubrication that includes the      Benchmarking is a highly respected practice in the business
embodiment of best practices in the twelve key areas of            world that is often misused and not clearly understood. The
lubrication. These include standards, consolidation and            Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP)
procurement, storage and handling, fluid contamination             has invested years of research to determine how companies
control, oil and grease application, skills and knowledge based    can get maximum value out of Benchmarking efforts. This
training, oil sampling, oil analysis program design, the           one-day workshop, co-presented by Steve K. Richmond,
development of effective lubrication PMs, lubrication metrics      CMRP from the benchmarking committee at SMRP and Mack
and continuous improvement.                                        Parrott, PE, CMRP , will articulate the value of doing a
                                                                   benchmark study, and provide tips on how to take the
Following these twelve elements to lubrication excellence,
                                                                   frustration out of the process.
attendees will learn how to assess the financial cost of poor
lubrication, build a tried and tested business model to sell
improvements to plant management, perform a benchmark
assessment and gap analysis, and using real plant examples,
develop proven strategies to achieve world-class lubrication. If
you believe that lubrication is a major contributor to poor
maintenance and reliability in your plant, you will not want to
miss this power-packed workshop!

     Maximize the value of your conference experience by attending one of the three plant tours on Wednesday, October
     10, or the Corvette Tour on Thursday, October 11! Plant tours and workshops on Wednesday run simultaneously. To
     experience it all, sign up for a Wednesday workshop and Thursday plant tour. Plant Tours are $85.00 per person
     and include breakfast, lunch, and transportation. Required attire: closed toed shoes and long pants.

     Pl a n t T ou r 1 – Ga ll at i n St e e l                          Pl a n t T ou r 2 – R ay t h e o n
                                                                        (Open to US Citizens Only)
     Wednesday, October 10           D   Cost: $85
     Bus will leave Hotel at 7:30 AM and return at 1:15 PM              Wednesday, October 10           D   Cost: $85
                                                                        Bus will leave Hotel at 7:30 AM and return at 12:00 PM
     Construction of Gallatin Steel’s Compact Strip Production
     (CSP) facility, one of the most technologically-advanced of its    Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS)-Louisville produces both
     kind, began in 1993. Start-up operations began in the second       remanufactured and new manufactured weapon systems that
     quarter of 1995. Gallatin Steel is a joint venture between         include the Phalanx Close-in Weapon System (CIWS), Land-
     Dofasco, Inc. and Gerdau Ameristeel.                               based Phalanx Weapon System (LPWS), Rolling Airframe
                                                                        Missile (RAM) Guided Missile Weapon System, and SeaRAM
     Gallatin Steel was awarded the 2005 Kentucky Governor’s
     Safety and Health Award for working over 1 million man-
     hours without a lost time accident. Don Daily, President, has      The Phalanx CIWS is a rapid-fire, computer-controlled, radar-
     received the Steel Manufacturer’s Association 2007                 guided gun system designed to defeat anti-ship missiles and
     Achievement in Safety Award.                                       other close-in air and surface threats.
     Gallatin prides themselves on providing customers with the         The LPWS is a trailer mounted Phalanx capable of providing
     finest steel available in the market today. They have achieved     high value site defense against mortars, artillery, and other
     the ISO 9001, ISO 17025, and the ISO/TS 16949 Certification        threats.
     – the highest international quality benchmark for
                                                                        The RAM Guided Missile Weapon System is the world’s most
     manufacturers. This certification demonstrates their
                                                                        modern ship self-defense weapon, and has been specifically
     commitment to supplying a quality product.
                                                                        designed to provide exceptional protection for ships of all
     Gallatin Steel currently has 430 employees and has received        sizes.
     the Best Places to Work in Kentucky award the last 3
                                                                        The SeaRAM Anti-Ship Missile Defense System is a spiral
                                                                        development of key attributes of both Phalanx CIWS and the
     The plant currently produce more than 1.5 million tons of hot      Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) Guided Weapon System.
     band coils on an annual basis. Gallatin Steel’s state-of-the-art
                                                                        RMS’s Louisville facility recently captured the Shingo Prize for
     manufacturing facility features a twin-shell DC electric arc
                                                                        Excellence in Manufacturing. The prestigious North American
     furnace, a ladle metallurgy facility, a thin-slab continuous
                                                                        award, termed the “Nobel Prize of Manufacturing” by
     caster and a six-stand hot finishing mill.
                                                                        Business Week magazine, recognizes Raytheon’s ongoing
     Producing coils up to 1050 PIW from 42.5 to 64 inches wide         efforts to achieve world-class results by using lean world-
     at various gauge and grades, they tailor-make products to          class manufacturing strategies.
     satisfy customers’ needs.

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                                October 7-10, 2007 • Louisville, KY
                      Register Onine at:

                                                               custom built for a specific customer. The cars are not mass
Pl a n t T ou r 3 - F o r d M o t o r                          produced. Each sold order is either for a dealer showroom or
C o m pa ny - K e n t u c ky T ru c k                          a customer order placed through a dealership. Bowling Green
Pl a n t                                                       Assembly does not manufacture any of the parts for their
                                                               vehicles, they are only assembled at this location.
Wednesday, October 10           D   Cost: $85
Bus will leave Hotel at 8:30 AM and return at 11:45 AM         Bowling Green is committed to implementing GM’s Global
                                                               Manufacturing System (GMS). This system is a single,
The tour will begin with an opening meeting to review the      common, competitive manufacturing system, consistent with
Kentucky Truck Plant Total Equipment Management System         Quality Network Principles, that uses best processes,
known as TEMS. You will also see the down time reporting       practices, and technologies to support General Motors’ vision
system in the Paint Department.                                of world leadership and global customer enthusiasm.

After the brief meeting, you will visit the Industrial Truck   With a strong commitment to quality and excellence, the
Repair Shop, Body Shop, Final Area and Paint Department to     Bowling Green team has continued the Corvette tradition
review preventative and predictive processes. Reliability      since 1981. Garnering such awards as J.D. Power and
presentations will occur in the Paint Department, including    Associates’ “Best in Segment” for two years running, 2001
such subjects as Fanuc automation and electric motor           and 2002, the Corvette entered its 50th year of production in
management.                                                    2003. The Bowling Green plant itself won the Silver Award
                                                               from J.D. Power in 2002, joining two other General Motors
                                                               plants as the top three in North America. Consistently striving
                                                               to improve upon perfection, the Bowling Green plant is proud
Pl a n t T ou r 4 - Nat i o na l                               to be the world’s only “Home of the Corvette.” Corvette didn’t
C o rve t t e M u s e u m / B ow li n g                        always call Kentucky “home,” however. In 1953, the first 300
G re e n A s s e m b ly Pl a n t                               were built by hand in Flint, Michigan, just after General
                                                               Motors unveiled the Corvette as a “dream car” in the
Thursday, October 11        D   Cost: $85
                                                               Motorama show in New York’s Waldorf Astoria hotel. The
Bus will leave Hotel at 6:45 AM, leave plant at
                                                               following year, production moved to St. Louis.
2:30 PM, drop off at airport at 5:00 PM and then
return to hotel at 5:30 PM.                                    After the plant tour, take the opportunity to visit the National
                                                               Corvette Museum, adjacent to the plant. The museum
Watch the fascinating assembly process of America’s favorite   celebrates the invention of the Corvette and preserves its
sports car, Chevrolet Corvette, and catch a glimpse of the     past, present and future. After lunch and movie in the
Cadillac XLR in a walking tour of the of the Bowling Green     Chevrolet Theater, take a self guided walking tour through the
assembly plant. The Bowling Green plant assembles more         museum remembering the days of the past with preserved
than 35,000 Chevrolet Corvettes and 4,000 Cadillac XLR’s per   street cars and actual racing machines from the past. Also
year. Production each day ranges from 150 - 170 Corvettes      visit the dome area and see some unusual prototype cars,
and approximately 16 XLRs. Current production includes the     such as a V-12 Corvette. The cars are changed routinely so
Cadillac XLR luxury roadster and supercharged XLR-V and        you seldom see the same cars on different visits. After the
three models of the 2006 Chevrolet Corvette: the coupe, the    tours you will become a Corvette enthusiast.
convertible, and the high-performance Z06. Every car is

                                    Business and Management                                      Manufacturing Process                                Equipment Reliability
                                                   Bill Leipprandt                                              Stuart Swanger                                     Craig Seibold
                                                    Jay Padesky                                                  Steve Lindsay                                    Rob Bloomquist
                                                   Pat McFarland                                                 Robert Nelson                                      Tim White
                                  Physical Asset Management Best Practices                  Ergonomics and Maintenance: The Partnership for     No-Nonsense PDM. A Model For Getting Results, Not
                                  Terrence O'Hanlon, CMRP,               Success                                             Lip Service From Your In-House PDM Program.
                                  Monday, 9:45 am - 10:45 am                                Klaus Blanche, General Motors Corporation           Wayde Esplin, Barrick Goldstrike Mines Inc.
                                                                                            Monday, 9:45 am - 10:45 am                          Monday, 9:45 am - 10:45 am
M o n d ay, O c t o b e r 8

                                  Maintenance Management by Key Performance                 The Partnership Organization                        Asset Management Optimization
                                  Indicators                                                Christer Idhammar, IDCON, Inc                       Scotty McLean, Dofasco
                                  Franco Santini, AIMAN (Italian Maintenance Association)   Monday, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm                         Monday, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
                                  Monday, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

                                  “Selling” your Reliability Program                        Ensuring the Basics are Covered: Asset Basic Care   Strategies for Monitoring Intervals
                                  Buddy Lee, Windrock, Inc.                                 at a Refinery                                       Gene Bradbury, Praxair, Inc.
                                  Ricky Smith, US Army Reserve                              Steve Reilly, Design Maintenance Systems, Inc.      Monday, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
                                  Monday, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm                                 Jean Sewell, Lion Oil Co.
                                                                                            Monday, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

                                  Understanding and Applying Best Practices                 The Maintenance Control Cycle                       How Remote Monitoring Enabled the Northern
                                  in M&R                                                    Dave Schrader and Bob Kertis, Fluor                 Indiana Public Service Company to Navigate
                                  Ramesh Gulati, Aerospace Testing Alliance                 Monday, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm                           Through a Potential Critical Crisis
                                  Ricky Smith, US Army Reserve                                                                                  Nelson Baxter, AZIMA, Inc.
                                  Monday, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm                                                                                     Joseph Roorda, Northern Indiana Public Service Company
                                                                                                                                                Monday, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

                                  Communicate Problems in Terms of Risk                     Overview of Asset Management Best Practices         Reliability and Maintenance Data within SAP;
                                  Mark Galley, Thinkreliability                             Andy Page, Allied Reliability, Inc.                 Standardization of Equipment Structure and the
                                  Mark Harmon, Invista                                      Monday, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm                           Incorporation of ISO 14224 at TransAlta
                                  Monday, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm                                                                                     Ron Riselli, TransAlta Corporation
                                                                                                                                                Monday, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

                                  A View of Maintenance Around the World                    Full-blown SAE-JA1011 Compliant Reliability         Equipment and Process Prognostics: An
                                  S. Brad Peterson, SAMI                                    Centered Maintenance (RCM) is Only Part of the      Introduction and Application
                                  Tuesday, 8:15 am - 9:15 am                                Solution                                            Wes Hines, University of TN, Maintenance & Reliability
                                                                                            Nancy Regan, The Force, Inc.                        Center
                                                                                            Tuesday, 8:15 am - 9:15 am                          Tuesday, 8:15 am - 9:15 am
t u e s d ay, O c t o b e r 9

                                  Reducing Costs & Improving Reliability at Jewish          Green Field RCM Compared to an OEM                  Tracking Equipment Availability to Increase
                                  Hospital & St. Mary's Healthcare Facilities               Maintenance Program                                 Reliability and Uptime; How Reliable is your
                                  Jeffrey Rollins, FacilityOne                              Bill Keeter, Allied Reliability                     Reliability Measurement System?
                                  Stephan French, Jewish Hospital & St Mary’s Healthcare    Tuesday, 9:45 am - 10:45 am                         Dennis Nolan, CMRP, Noranda
                                  Tuesday, 9:45 am - 10:45 am                                                                                   Darin Halter, Noranda
                                                                                                                                                Tuesday, 9:45 am - 10:45 am

                                  How to Sell Maintenance Initiatives to                    Living RCM: Strategies for Reliability and          Forecasting Pipe Replacements using Weibull
                                  Management and Stakeholders                               Optimization                                        Analysis
                                  Frank Finley, Paradigm Engineers and Constructors         Chris Defalco, Meridium, Inc.                       Charles Scott, Las Vegas Valley Water District
                                  Tuesday, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm                              Tuesday, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm                        Tuesday, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

                                  How the RCM Scorecard Morphed into The RCM                Reactive to Proactive with the Help of SMRP         The 10 Steps for Effective Asset Management
                                  Project Manager’s Guide                                   Terry Harris, Reliable Process Solutions            William Turner, Jacobs Constructors, Inc.
                                  Jack Nicholas, Maintenance Quality Systems, LLC           Tuesday, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm                          Tuesday, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
                                  Tuesday, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

                                  Expectations - The Basic Foundation                       Reliability Analysis Through MTBF Timeline Charts   The Who, What, When, Where, Why and How of
                                  Richard Rosales, ABB Reliability Services                 Bob Hansen, Maine Pointe LLC                        Condition Based Monitoring Programs
                                  Tuesday, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm                                David Cote, Solutia                                 Jack Linville, The Snell Group
                                                                                            Tuesday, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm                          Tuesday, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

                                For more information on speaker abstracts and track sessions please visit the conference website at
             People Skills                                          Work Management                                 SMRP Initiatives (monday)
                                                                                                                     SMRP values (Tuesday)
                 Gregg Wegner                                                  Doc Palmer                                               Al Weber
                  Bill Dockrey                                                Louis Hachey                                           Steve Mikolajcik
                 Ian McKinnon                                                 Bob Welnick                                              Bob Baldwin
The Roles of a Maintenance Leader                        CMMS Selection – The Basics                             Putting SMRP To Work for You: Learn about
Benjamin Breazeale, Cargill                              Richard Rosales, ABB Reliability Services               SMRP activities you can leverage for success
Monday, 9:45 am - 10:45 am                               Steve Smith, Timken                                     Shon Isenhour, CMRP, Life Cycle Engineering, SMRP
                                                         Monday, 9:45 am - 10:45 am                              Education Director
                                                                                                                 Monday, 9:45 am - 10:45 am

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The Five Leadership Roles                                Successful Use of SAP for Enterprise Asset              PANEL: Networking for Fun and Profit: Hear how
Tom Moriarty, Alidade MER, Inc.                          Management                                              members are getting together to leverage their
Monday, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm                              Kahn Ellis, Vesta Partners, LLC                         knowledge
                                                         Monday, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm                             Erin Winings, CAE, SMRP Chapter Development Director
                                                                                                                 Michael Eisenbise, CMRP, SMRP Chapter Chair
                                                                                                                 Monday, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

An Industry and Community Response to                    Planning & Scheduling: The Foundation of                Finding Out What You Need To Know for
Maintenance Skill Development                            Maintenance                                             Success: First public presentation of the revised
Gary Pelini & Jeniffer Brubaker, Honda of America, Mfg   Bob Welnick & Mark Wilkins, Michelin North America      SMRP Body of Knowledge
Monday, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm                                Monday, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm                               Charles Nielsen, CMRP, Pride International, SMRP M&R
                                                                                                                 Knowledge Committee Chair
                                                                                                                 Monday, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
                                                                                                                 Measuring Your Success:               Establishing Your
Why Are We Expecting Reliability, But Rewarding          Focus on Work Process to Raise Accountability           Performance Metrics                   Credentials: Learn how to
Failure?                                                 and Improve Performance                                 Workshop:Learn how to                 prepare for the CMRP exam
Drew Troyer, Noria Corporation                           Mark Galley, ThinkReliability                           select the right metrics to           and take a sample test
Monday, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm                                Richard Ellis, Dow Chemical                             highlight your performance          Terry Harris, CMRP, SMRPCO
                                                         Monday, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm                               Dick Olver, P Eng, CMRP, Agrium,    Exam Director
                                                                                                                 SMRP Best Practices Committee Chair Monday, 3:00 pm -
                                                                                                                 Monday, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm           4:00 pm (separate room)
                                                                                                                 Measuring Your Success:               Leveraging M&R Standards
Essential Asset Care…A Key to Reliable                   Case Study - Labor Activity Analysis at AK                                                    to Drive Performance: Why
Manufacturing                                            Rockport                                                Performance Metrics
                                                                                                                                                       Reinvent the Wheel?
Tim Dunton, Reliability Solutions LLC                    Dave Schrader, Fluor Corporation                        Workshop (cont)                       Drew Troyer, CRE, CMRB,
                                                                                                                 Dick Olver, P Eng, CMRP, Agrium,      Nona Corp., Standards
Monday, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm                                Ed Miltenberger, AK Steel                               SRMP Best Practices Committee Chair
                                                         Monday, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm                                                                     Committee Chair
                                                                                                                 Monday, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm             Monday, 4:30 pm -
                                                                                                                                                       5:30 pm (separate room)

The Importance of Succession Planning                    Transitioning to Central Storerooms: USG's Business     Critical Building Blocks for a Successful
James Fitzpatrick, ARAMARK                               Process for Maintenance Materials Management            Reliability Program
Tuesday, 8:15 am - 9:15 am                               Jay Padesky, US Gypsum Co.                              Mike Hendsbee, Dofasco Steel
                                                         Dick DeFazio, Performance Consulting Associates, Inc.   James Nesbitt, Ivara Corporation
                                                         Tuesday, 8:15 am - 9:15 am                              Tuesday, 8:15 am - 9:15 am

                                                                                                                                                                                   t u e s d ay, O c t o b e r 9
Community College Technical Training Readiness           Two Unions One team                                     Culture Change, a Critical Component of Success
Process                                                  Dave Cote, Solutia;                                     Berk Borrett, Catalyst Paper
Tina Lewton, MET DEMAND, LLC                             Bob Hansen, Maine Pointe LLC                            Justin Cvetko-Lueger, Catalyst Paper
Rob Wescott, Dean - Lake Land College                    Tuesday, 9:45 am - 10:45 am                             Brad Smith, Catalyst Paper
Tuesday, 9:45 am - 10:45 am                                                                                      Tuesday, 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Upcoming International Standards on Machine              The Changing Role of the Craftsperson in Industry       The Alberta Pacific Forest Industries Reliability
Condition Monitoring                                     Charles Kooistra, General Physics                       Success Story
Suzy Jamieson, International Council for Machinery       Tuesday, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm                            Joe Rodier, Alberta Pacific Forest Industries
Lubrication, Inc.                                                                                                Tuesday, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Tuesday, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Reliability Culture .... Creating and Sustaining         What Makes Equipment Critical?                          The Dofasco Steel Reliability Success Story
Ramesh Gulati, Aerospace Testing Alliance                James August, Core, Inc.                                Mike Hendsbee, Dofasco Steel
Tuesday, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm                               Tuesday, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm                              Tuesday, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Processing a “Diamond in the Rough”.                     A Lesson in Equipment Ranking                           EXPERT PANEL: If It’s So Easy, Why Haven’t We
Kevin Lewton, MET Demand LLC; Manfred Smith              Terry Harris, Reliable Process Solutions                Done it Yet?
Tuesday, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm                               Gregg Wegner, Cargill                                   Tom Byerley, CMRP, University of Tennessee
                                                         Tuesday, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm                              Dick Fazio, PCA Consulting
                                                                                                                 Terry O’Hanlon, CMRP, Reliability Web
                                                                                                                 John Mitchell, Meridian Corporation
                                                                                                                 Tuesday, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
     Increase your organization’s branding           Last year the 14th Annual SMRP conference drew over 1000
                                                     maintenance and reliability professionals and 65 exhibitors.
     and awareness by exhibiting or                  Exhibitors raved about the quality of the leads they got from
                                                     professionals who actually make decisions on maintenance and
     becoming a sponsor at the industry’s            reliability products and services. Exhibition participants
                                                     consider the SMRP annual conference their premier
     largest event with the most qualified
                                                     opportunity to network with individuals that can directly
     attendees. Don’t miss out on the                influence and purchase their products and services. SMRP is
                                                     the most rapidly growing association in the Maintenance and
     opportunity to display your                     Reliability Industry.

     organization’s products/services to             Exhibit at the industy’s largest event with the most qualified
                                                     attendees to increase your organization’s branding and
     your customers!                                 awareness. Exhibit space is filling up quickly and there are
                                                     only a limited number of booths remaining. Booths are $1,900
                                                     for an 8x10’ space. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to
                                                     display your organization’s products/services to your customers
                                                     at this year’s event in Louisville, Kentucky where we’ll be
                                                     expecting an even larger group than last year.
                                                     Sponsoring is a grand slam opportunity to gain maximum
                                                     visibility and recognition. SMRP has many sponsorship levels
                                                     such as Major League, American League or National League for
                                                     your company to take advantage of. With a highly qualified
                                                     audience of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals, SMRP
                                                     sponsorships provide a tremendous return on investment.

                                                     To exhibit or sponsor at the annual
                                                     conference, contact Gabi Mahn at
                                            or call
                                                     703-610-0265. For more
                                                     information and an application, go to

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                                October 7-10, 2007 • Louisville, KY
                        Register Onine at:

In addition to the great educational sessions, plant tours and workshops, the conference has several
special events for you to get to know your industry peers. Enjoy a round of golf with your peers and the comedic
entertainment, Greg Schwem, at Monday’s dinner banquet. You won’t want to miss the great food, a factory handturning
demonstration, and the batting cage at the networking reception at the Louisville Slugger Museum. Don’t forget to bring your
significant other as we have also arranged a special host of activities for them to enjoy as well. All special events are an
additional cost. SMRP is looking forward to sharing this experience with you – see you in Louisville!

4 t h A n n ua l G o l f Out i n g at Qua i l
C h a s e G o l f C lu b
Sunday, October 7, 7:00 am – 1:30 pm
Golf at the 4th Annual SMRP Golf Tournament with conference and
industry peers on Kentucky ‘s #2 rated public course. This year we are
excited to offer a day of fun golf at one of the best courses in the
Louisville area, Quail Chase Golf Club. Sign up individually ($80) or as a
foursome ($320). There are many opportunities for your company to
gain exposure on the course such as Overall, Hole, Longest Drive and
Closest to the Hole sponsorships.
Costs: Individual @ $ 80.00/person or Foursome @ $320.00
**Included: SMRP Conference Shirt • Lunch •Transportation
$25 Tee Gift• Prizes!

                                                          Lou i sv i ll e S lu g g e r M u s e u m
                                                          Re c e p t i o n
                                                          Tuesday, October 9, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
                                                          Cost: $25 per person
                                                          Enjoy good food, drinks and company on Tuesday, October 9 from 6:30
                                                          pm - 9:30 pm for a networking reception at the Louisville Slugger
                                                          Museum within walking distance of the hotel. Watch a factory worker
                                                          make a Louisville Slugger by hand or have your chance at bat with the
                                                          latest Louisville Slugger model! You have the opportunity to compare
                                                          Babe Ruth’s bat with Ken Griffey, Jr.’s in the Louisville Slugger Museum
                                                          & Factory’s latest attraction! Spouses are welcome. Tickets are only $25
                                                          per person and include food and beverage, access to the exhibits, factory
                                                          handturning, batting cage, and a special gift!

                                                     K e n t u c ky H i g h li g h t s
                                                     Monday, October 8, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
                                                     Cost: $75 (includes tour, breakfast and transportation)
                                                     Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft celebrates traditional
                                                     and functional art. The museum features over 200 Kentucky
                                                     artists: jewelry, fine ceramics, folk art, Churchill Weavers,
                                                     luxury gifts, glass and more.
                                                     Historic West Main Street boasts the most significant cast
                                                     iron architecture in America. You will see tree guards
                                                     designed to reflect the historic use of each building, and come
                                                     face to face with a 120’ tall baseball bat.
                                                     The Government Center will address Louisville’s beginnings
                                                     and our French connection.
                                                     Kentucky Derby Museum is the official home of Kentucky
                                                     Derby History. You will see “The Greatest Race” a 360 degree
                                                     movie that sketches the history and experience of the
                                                     Kentucky Derby. You will also take a 30 minute walking tour
                                                     of the hallowed grounds of the Kentucky Derby Race Track,
                                                     Churchill Downs.
                                                     Lunch will be served at a beautiful Old Louisville restaurant in
                                                     the largest Victorian neighborhood in America.
                                                         Glassworks is the country’s first complete center
                                                                  dedicated to the art of glass. You will see glass
                                                                             blowers, flame workers, cutters and
                                                                                         designers create
                                                                                                 pieces of art in
                                                                                                one location.

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                                 October 7-10, 2007 • Louisville, KY
                         Register Onine at:

Love ly Lou i sv i ll e
Tuesday, October 9, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Cost: $70 (includes tour, breakfast, lunch and transportation)
At the Falls of the Ohio you will be taken to the site of
Louisville’s beginnings. The Falls are recognized as the largest
exposed fossil bed in the world, they are also the beginning
site of the famous 1803 Louis and Clark Expedition.
Locust Grove is a 1790 Georgian mansion that was built by
William and Lucy Clark Croghan. Lucy was the sister of
George Rodgers and William Clark. The house is furnished
with some of the finest examples of Kentucky-crafted
furniture, portraits, prints, textiles, domestic objects and select
artifacts originally belonging to the Clark and Croghan families.
Locust Grove, a National Historic Landmark, is a unique
example of early Kentucky architecture, craftsmanship and
Louisville Stoneware has used centuries-old ceramic
techniques to create products that are timeless. They use the
richness of raw materials and the basic elements of earth,
water, air and fire to create beautiful dinnerware and
collectibles. You will see artisans shaping stoneware clay into
beautiful functional art.
Lunch will be served at a quaint Louisville “Original Restaurant”
Joe Ley’s is a sprawling antique shop with two acres of
treasures located in an 1890 historic school building. It is a
carnival, a museum, and a treasure hunt-all under one roof!

     B e c o m e a C e rt i fi e d M a i n t e na n c e a n d Re lia b i lity
     Pro f e s s i o na l ( C M R P )
     Sunday, October 7, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
     Tuesday, October 9, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
     Wednesday, October 10, 8:30 am - 11:00 am
     Sign up to take the examination to become a                                      education in maintenance and reliability
     Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional.                               technical fundamentals (work management and
     Over 3,000 people have taken the exam with                                         reliability engineering skills are key areas
     over 1,900 successfully completing it. The                                         covered in the examination), and several
     SMRP Certifying Organization (SMRPCO) has                                           years experience as a maintenance and/or
     developed this certification to measure the                                         reliability leader, in which work process
     applied skills and knowledge of maintenance                                          improvement, management skills, and people
     and reliability leaders. Practitioners who                                               development are key responsibilities. Each
     are successful examinees will earn the                                                    examination consists of 110
     distinction of being recognized as a                                                      multiple-choice questions.
     Certified Maintenance and Reliability
                                                                                The cost for sitting for the examination is $250 for
     Professional (CMRP) by SMRPCO.
                                                                         SMRP Members ($200 for employees of Sustaining Sponsor
     Certification provides many benefits including: recognition and     organizations).
     visibility, both professionally and personally; skill recognition
                                                                         Successful examinees will receive a certificate to
     that can increase opportunity and job transportability in the
                                                                         acknowledge their accomplishment. Certificants may be
     workplace; and publicity of Certification through trade
                                                                         re-certified by SMRPCO every three years by providing a
     publications and other media, if desired, by successful
                                                                         written summation of reliability and professional development.
     examinees. Candidates for Certification as a Maintenance and
                                                                         The exam is currently available in English only.
     Reliability Professional should have: applied experience and

          You may sign up for the certification exam by mailing or faxing the completed exam application form
          available at If you do not have internet
          access, you may request an application form by calling 800-950-7354. The examination fee and
          completed application form may
                                                        More information regarding the Candidate Guide for Certification
          be mailed or faxed along with your
                                                        and Recertification to support candidates preparing to take the
          conference registration and
                                                        exam, as well as information on becoming a SMRPCO Sustaining
          other fees.
                                                        Sponsor, is available by accessing the SMRP web site at
                                               or by calling SMRP headquarters at 800-950-7354.

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                                                                                         Register on-line! at
Please submit separate forms for each registrant.                              
STEP I – Registration Information:
Name _____________________________________________________________________________________
First Name on Badge ____________________________________________________________________________
Title ______________________________________________________________________________________
I am a (check only one)     r Practitioner r Supplier r Consultant r Academic r Student r Government Employee
                            r Military Employee r Other _________________________________________________
Company/Organization ___________________________________________________________________________
Division ____________________________________________________________________________________
Mailing Address _______________________________________________________________________________
City ______________________________________                            State/ Province___________________________________
Zip/Postal Code _______________________________                        Country _______________________________________
Phone _____________________________________                            Fax __________________________________________
Email Address ________________________________________________________________________________
Dietary Restrictions _____________________________________________________________________________
In case of emergency during the conference, please contact this person: ____________________________________________
Daytime phone _______________________________                          Evening phone ___________________________________

STEP II - Associated Conference Fees
Please review this section of the form before completing your registration.
What Your Registration Fee Includes:
Your conference registration fee includes access to all educational sessions; access to the exhibition; one copy of the conference
proceedings; the Sunday evening welcoming reception; breakfasts, lunches, and refreshments on Monday and Tuesday; and the dinner
banquet Monday evening. Please note that the off-site Tuesday reception, plant tours and educational workshops on Wednesday and the
exam require additional fees.

SMRP Membership Required to Attend:
Only current SMRP members with membership valid through October 10, 2007 can attend. If you would like to check on the status, contact
the membership department at 703-245-8011. If your membership has lapsed and you would like to renew or join SMRP, you may include
your membership dues on this conference registration form.

Early Bird Registration Discount:
If your registration is postmarked/faxed prior to August 26, 2007, you will receive a $125 early bird discount.

Registration Costs:
  • Registrations received by August 26 @ $825 per person
  • Registrations received after August 26 @ $950 per person

Maximize the benefit to your company! A 10% discount, per paid attendee, will be applied to any SMRP member company registering 5-10
attendees; a 15% discount, per paid attendee will be applied to any SMRP member company registering 11 to 20 attendees; a 20% discount,
per paid attendee, will be applied to any SMRP member company registering more than 20 attendees – even if from different company
facilities/sites. A registration must be received for each attendee. The discount is applied to the conference registration fees only and not to
membership fees, plant tours, workshops, special events, or the certification exam fee.
   • 5-10 attendees from same SMRP member company: 10% Multiple Discount Rates
       $743 – by August 26; $855 – after August 26
   • 11-20 attendees from same SMRP member company: 15% Multiple Discount Rates
       $702 – by August 26; $808 – after August 26
   • 21+ attendees from same SMRP member company: 20% Multiple Discount Rates
       $660 – by August 26; $760 – after August 26
*The above listed discounts, requirements, and exceptions fully apply to any SMRP Affiliated Chapter registering 5 or more SMRP members
 to attend the conference.                                                                                                                         21
                            STEP III – Membership Dues
                            Membership dues must be active through October 10, 2007 to attend. Why not pay next year’s dues today?
                                                       New One Year Executive Member ($1,250) =                                  $_________________
                                                       Renew My Executive Membership ($1,250) =                                  $_________________
                                                       New One Year Individual Member ($125) =                                   $_________________
                                                       New Three Year Individual Membership ($250) =                             $_________________
                                                       Renew My Individual Membership ($125) =                                   $_________________
                                                       Renew My Three Year Individual Membership ($250) =                        $_________________
                                                                                             Subtotal Membership Fees = $ ____________

                            STEP IV – Conference Registration Fees
                            Individual Conference Fees (All rates shown are per person, please check one)
                                                       r Early Bird ($825) =                                             $_________________
                                                       r After August 26, 2007 ($950) =                                  $_________________
                                                                                              Subtotal Conference Fees = $ ____________
Maintenance & Reliability

                            STEP V – Group Discounted Conference Fees
                            To earn group discounts all registrations must be received at the same time. Duplicate this registration form and complete
                            for each attendee or batch your registrations and send electronically at

                            10% Multiple Discount Rates for 5-10 attendees         Early Bird                After August 26
                            from same SMRP member company
                            SMRP Executive or Individual Member           __________@ $743            __________@ $855 =         $_________________

                            15% Multiple Discount Rates for 11-20 attendees
                            from same SMRP member company
                            SMRP Executive or Individual Member            _________@ $702            __________@ $808 =         $_________________

                            20% Multiple Discount Rates for 21+ attendees
                             from same SMRP member company
                            SMRP Executive or Individual Member           _________@ $660             __________@ $760 =         $_________________

                            STEP VI – Plant Tours and Workshops
                            Maximize the value of your conference experience by signing up for either a plant tour or workshop. Plant tours and
                            workshops on Wednesday run simultaneously. To experience it all, sign up for a Wednesday workshop and Thursday plant tour!

                            Plant Tours @ $85 per person • Includes breakfast, lunch, and transportation.
                                                      r T1 • Gallatin Steel – Oct. 10
                                                      r T2 • Raytheon Missile Systems – Oct. 10
                                                      r T3 • Ford Motor Company – Oct. 10
                                                      r T4 • National Corvette Museum/Bowling Green Assembly Plant – Oct. 11
                                                                                                          Plant Tour Fee $ ____________
                            Workshops @ $245 per person • Includes breakfast, lunch, refreshments, and course materials. All workshops will be held on October 10.
                                                   r W1 • Total Productive Maintenance – The Competitive Edge for “World Class” Organizations
                                                   r W2 • Apollo Root Cause Analysis for Practitioners
                                                   r W3 • Achieving a Step Change in Reliable Manufacturing
                                                   r W4 • Physical Asset Management — Your 21st Century Competitive Necessity
                                                   r W5 • Deploying Lubrication Excellence as Part of a Reliability Driven Maintenance Management Program
                                                   r W6 • Solving the Mystery of Benchmarking: What It Can Do for Your Company
                                                                                                         Workshop Fee $ ____________
                            STEP VII – Golf Tournament
                                                       r Yes, I would like to sponsor a hole ($150)                                $_________________
                                                         Name on Hole Sponsor Flag: ____________________________
                                                       r Longest Drive Sponsorship – 1 available ($350)                            $_________________
                                                       r Closest to the Hole Sponsorship– 1 available ($350)                       $_________________
                                                       r Overall Tournament Sponsorship – 1 available ($2500)                      $_________________
                                                       r Yes, I would like to sign up to play individually ($80), Shirt Size: ___ $_________________
                                                       r Yes, I would like to sign up a foursome ($320) ______________ $_________________
                                                                1. Player Name: _______________________________                  Shirt Size: ___________
                                                                2. Player Name: _______________________________                  Shirt Size: ___________
                                                                3. Player Name: _______________________________                  Shirt Size: ___________
                                                                4. Player Name: _______________________________                  Shirt Size: ___________
                                                                                                     Golf Tournament Total $ ____________
STEP VIII – Spouse Events
My Spouse/Guest(s) would like to attend:
                           ____ Qty, Monday Evening Banquet ($30) =                              $_________________
                           ____ Qty, Kentucky Highlights ($75) =                                 $_________________
                           ____ Qty, Lovely Louisville ($70) =                                   $_________________
                                                                       Spouse Program Total $ ____________

STEP IX – Special Events
                           ____ Qty, Loiusville Slugger Museum Reception ($25) =                 $_________________

                                                                                                                                          2007 SMRP Annual Conference
                                                                        Special Events Total $ ____________

STEP X – Sponsorship Opportunities
                           r   World Series ($15,000)                                            $_________________
                           r   All Star Game ($5,000)                                            $_________________
                           r   Branded Internet Café ($5,500)                                    $_________________
                           r   Louisville Slugger Museum Reception - 2 available ($4,000 each)   $_________________
                           r   Tote bags w/Company Logo - 3 available ($3,000 each)              $_________________
                           r   Monday Evening Banquet - 2 available ($2,500 each)                $_________________
                           r   Sunday Welcome Reception - 2 available ($2,500 each)              $_________________
                           r   Monday Evening Exhibitor Reception - 2 available ($2,000 each)    $_________________
                           r   General Session - 1 available ($2,000)                            $_________________
                           r   Conference Lanyards w/Company Logo - 1 available ($2,000)         $_________________
                           r   Badge Holders w/Company Logo - 1 available ($2,000)               $_________________
                           r   Closing Session/Raffle - 3 Available ($1,000 each)                $_________________
                           r   Breakfast: Monday-Wednesday - 2 Available/day ($750 each)         $_________________
                           r   Lunch: Monday & Tuesday - 2 Available/day ($1,000 each)           $_________________
                           r   Breaks: Monday AM and PM - 2 Available per break ($500 each)      $_________________
                           r   Breaks: Tuesday AM and PM - 2 Available per break ($500 each)     $_________________
                           r   Track Sponsorships - 5 Available ($1,500 each)                    $_________________

STEP XI – Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP) Examination Fee
                           ____ SMRP Members ($250)                                              $_________________
                           ____ Sustaining Sponsor Organizations ($200)                          $_________________
Note: The exam application (found at must be completed and should be mailed or faxed
along with conference registration. Confirmation to sit for the exam and information on logistics will be sent upon
receipt of your completed application form and payment of the $250 exam fee.

STEP XI – Wearables
SMRP 2007 Conference Golf Shirts • $37 each
_______ Small _______ Medium _______ Large _______ X-Large _______ XX-Large                      Total = $ __________

STEP VI – Payment/Fee Assessment
By Check/Money Order/Cashier’s Check                                       Membership Dues       $_________________
drawn on a U.S. bank in U.S. dollars and made payable to SMRP               Conference Fees      $_________________
*Purchase Orders not permitted
                                                                                  Plant Tours    $_________________
By Credit Card                                                                    Workshops      $_________________
                                                                                         Golf    $_________________
r Visa   r MasterCard      r Amex     r Diners Card    r Discover
                                                                              Spouse Events      $_________________
Card Number _____________________________________________
                                                                               Special Events    $_________________
Expiration Date____________________________________________                     Sponsorships     $_________________
Name as it appears on card ________________________________                CMRP Exam Fees        $_________________
Authorization Signature_____________________________________                       Wearables     $_________________

I authorize SMRP to charge my card as indicated                                   Grand Total $ ____________

Please mail this form to: SMRP at 8201 Greensboro Dr. Suite 300, McLean, VA 22102 or fax to 703-610-9005
If you have questions about this form please call 703-610-0265.

Special Requirements – It is important to us that you enjoy SMRP’s 15th Annual Conference. If you have special needs, please notify us
and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Substitution Policy – Paid registrants who are unable to attend SMRP’s 15th Annual Conference may designate a substitute from the
same company to take their place. The name of the substitute must be received in writing by September 23, 2007 at SMRP Headquarters,
8201 Greensboro Drive Suite 300 McLean, VA 22102. After September 23, 2007, substitutions must be made at the registration desk at
the conference, which could extend the time required for registration.
Cancellation and Other Policies – All cancellations must be sent to SMRP Headquarters in writing and refunds will be made in the same
manner in which payment was made. A full refund, less a $100 processing fee will be made for cancellations postmarked on or before       23
September 23, 2007. No refunds will be made for cancellations postmarked on or after September 23, 2007.
2007 General
C o n f e re n c e
I n f o r m at i o n
Conference website:           building your
Conference Hotel: The Galt House
Hotel & Suites, Louisville, Kentucky   with the smrp body of knowledge
Room Rate: Standard rooms:
$118/night; Executive Suites:

Hotel Reservations: Visit and link to the Galt
House Hotel or call 502-589-5200

Hotel Cut-Off Date: September 12

Check-in: 3:00 pm

Check-out: 12:00 pm

Early Bird Registration Cut Off
Date: August 26

Dress: Casual

Weather: Moderate

                                                  McLean, VA 22102
                                                  8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 300
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