North America

2009 ARS North America

Awards Dinner

At this year's Applied Reliability Symposium in San Diego, California, the Awards Dinner on Thursday night gave attendees the chance to mingle with colleagues and cast their votes for the best presentations. We were pleased to present Reliability Leadership Awards and Excellent Presentations Awards, and to recognize two new Certified Reliability Professionals.

Reliability Leadership Awards

We presented the Reliability Leadership Award to two companies, John Deere and Ingersoll Rand, in order to recognize their efforts in the area of Design for Reliability. Both companies understood the need for knowledgeable engineers to drive the DFR process.

We would like to thank both companies for setting examples of world-class DFR strategies for others to follow.


Congratulations to all of our 2009 ARS Excellent Presentation Award Winners!

The winners were selected by votes cast by attendees. The winners this year were:

William H. Farr (Gold) from Naval Surface Warfare Center for his presentation, Software Reliability Assessment: Achievements and Challenges

David C. Trindade (Silver) from Sun Microsystems for his presentation, How Statistical Modeling of Field Reliability Failures Guided Efforts on Problem Resolution

Mike Silverman (Bronze) from Ops A La Carte for his presentation, Developing a Better Reliability Test Program



This Year's New Certified Reliability Professionals

Congratulations to the two candidates who achieved the CRP certification this year. To achieve this elite level of reliability certification, candidates must gain, apply and demonstrate unquestionable expertise in the field of Reliability Engineering. CRPs are distinguished reliability professionals, and this year there were two candidates who successfully achieved the certification, Mark Turner of Flextronics International and Lynnwood Yates of Andromeda Systems, Inc. We were proud to present them with their certifications, and congratulate them for their achievement. To learn more about the CRP program, click here.