Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Where are we going to get more Willards?

It is with great sadness that SkillTV reports the passing of Willard Moore. He received the first ever SkillTV FIXIT Forward Lifetime Achievement Award for his longtime dedication to educating future generations of the importance engineering, how to use steam engines. We understand that a Willard Moore Memorial Scholarship fund is in the works with AFE Chapter 23 in Greensboro, NC.

Above is Willard demonstrating an engine that could actually power a pencil sharpener. He was famous for taking common items and incorporating into complex machinery so that those outside of the industry would be interested.

His passing marks the question, who is going to step up and educate future students? Should we pass on the baton or just drop it on them?

Hope that more will pick up where Willard left off and help develop more than just singers, athletes, but engineering leaders as well.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

First Maintworld Congress a big success

This exciting conference began in Helsinki and ended up at the Artic Circle. Above are leaders of ProMaint, MaintWorld, SkillTV to mention a few. Put on your calendar to join them at the EFNMS 2014. Nothing like going to HEL and back to sharpen your skills and understanding of maintenance and reliability performance initiatives that are advancing our business performance. With all of the world's disasters (natural and preventable) unfolding before our eyes on daily on news outlets, these conferences can be instrumental tools to solve the Maintenance Crisis.