North America

2016 ARS North America

Program of Presentations and Tutorials

This matrix presents the program of the presentations, tutorials and other events planned for the 2016 ARS North America. A print-ready brochure (*.pdf, ~6MB) is also available.

Downloads: Attendees can download the notes from the following presentations:

"Welcome Address" by Adamantios Mettas of ReliaSoft Corporation [Full Color]

"Using Combined Stresses to Decrease Warranty Costs and ESS/Production Screening Costs" by Neill Doertenbach of Qualmark Corporation [Full Color]

"Risk and Reliability Analysis Using Bivariate Weibull vs. General Log-Linear Models" by Ken Yoon of GE Power [Full Color]

"Early Software Reliability Predictive Models" by Jack Olivieri of MITRE Corporation [Excel Files]


  Tuesday - June 21st Wednesday - June 22nd Thursday - June 23rd
2016 Blue Room Red Room Blue Room Red Room Blue Room Red Room
7:00-8:00 Check-in and Registration
(Check-in also offered on Monday from 4 - 7 p.m.)
8:00-8:30 Blue-S5
Using Combined Stresses to Decrease Warranty Costs and ESS/Production Screening Costs

Neill Doertenbach
Qualmark Corporation
Recognizing the Crucial Role of Critical Spares in Achieving a Reliable Plant

James Haddow
Howard University School of Business
Compiling Reliability Statistics with Data from Prototype to Production

Ruxandra Bantoiu
ITF Technologies
Design Specification vs. Process Control — How is Consistent Reliability Achieved?

Frank D. Straka
CommScope Inc.
8:30-9:00 Welcome
9:00-9:10 10 Minute Break
9:10-10:10 Blue-S1
The Role of Big Data in a Real-Time Reliability Experiment

Kristen L. Gore
HP Inc.
Tailoring the DFMEA Process to Fit a Fast Paced Company Culture

Vishal Mhaske
Tesla Motors
Combining Reliability Tools in the Pursuit of Root Cause from Field Data

Ray Gibson
Philips - Respironics Sleep Therapy Product Group
Early Software Reliability Predictive Models

Jack Olivieri
MITRE Corporation
Cross-Checking Results of FMEA and FTA

Nathaniel Ozarin
The Omnicon Group
Reliability Improvement of Refrigerated Case Doors Utilizing the Reliability 9-Step Process

Brian Hyde
Hussmann Corporation
10:10-10:30 20 Minute Break
10:30-11:30 Blue-S2
Cultural Shift to Product Reliability

John Martz
Improving Product Reliability Through Extended Warranty Analysis

Xiaobing Zhao
John Deere & Company
Cost Reduction by Structured Reliability Engineering: Creating Raving Fans!

Michael Rioux
Stratasys, Inc.
Effective Use of Reliability Simulation in an Agile Development Process

Gil Sharon
DfR Solutions
Utilizing Competing Failure Mode Analysis on Early Warranty Data to Aid in Identifying Potential Long-Term Reliability Issues

Gregory Ruhlander
Lennox International
Monetization of Reliability – Choosing Between Competing Alternatives

Jeffery R. Gonzales
United Launch Alliance
11:30-1:00 1 Hour 30 Minute Lunch Break
1:00-2:00 Blue-S3
Are You Unknowingly Lying to Your Weibull?

Stan Stephenson
Functional Safety Analysis of Safety Instrumented Functions with Automatic Self-Diagnostic Capabilities

William M. Goble
exida, LLC
Methods for Statistically Defendable Sample Size Determination for Design Verification Tests

Greg Lancaster
Philips Healthcare
On Establishing an Effective Reliability Growth Program: Planning and Data Analysis

Huairui Guo
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
10 Questions Every Reliability Engineer Should Answer Yes, and Why

Aron Brall
MAB Consultants
Reliability Centered Maintenance: Applying an Aviation Philosophy to Oil & Gas

Rachel Stanford
2:00-2:20 20 Minute Break
2:20-3:20 Blue-S4
 Risk Based Mission Scaled Reliability Validation Strategy

Mathew Thomas
CNH Industrial
Practical Applications of RAM Analyses for UH-1Y and AH-1Z Helicopters

Adam Mills
Andromeda Systems, Inc.
The Implementation of the NUD Process to Design Reliable Products Such as Lennox iComfort S30 Smart Thermostat

Joe Powell
Lennox International
An Example of FTA Applied to Decision Making in a Nuclear Reactor Design, with a Customized Method for Common Cause Failure Probability Estimation

Cecilia Leiva
Independent Consultant
Risk and Reliability Analysis Using Bivariate Weibull vs. General Log Linear Models

Ken Yoon
GE Power
Accelerated Testing of Membrane Heat Exchanger

Julio Pulido
3:20-3:30 10 Minute Break
3:30-5:00 Tutorial 1
Introduction to Design of Experiments (DOE) for Reliability

Daniel Farley
ReliaSoft Corporation
Tutorial 2
Choosing the Right Tool: Reliability Block Diagrams vs. Fault Trees

Sharon Honecker
ReliaSoft Corporation
Tutorial 3
Utilizing Maintenance Records and Data: Challenges, Methods, Applications and Results

Adamantios Mettas
ReliaSoft Corporation
Tutorial 4
How to Develop an Effective Reliability Plan

Carl Carlson
ReliaSoft Consultant
The Impact of Autonomous Vehicles Technology and Ride Sharing on Design for Reliability

James M. Wasiloff
BAE Systems
Understanding the Military End User - System Hardware Requirements Analysis Based on Tailored Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Trainability Criteria

Heather Lacroix
Chenega Technical Innovations
5:00-6:00 Welcome Reception
(for attendee and a guest, at the Bayside Lawn)


Hosted Awards Dinner
(for attendee and a guest, in the Coronado Ballroom)

Keynote Address
The First Two Billion All-Electric Miles: Enabling Reliability of Disruptive Technologies
Georgios Sarakakis - Tesla Motors

Continuing Education Credit: 1.8 CEUs and 1 CRP Credit

Standby Presentations

In addition, the following presentation materials will be distributed with the Symposium proceedings, and the authors will be available to present if there is a cancellation:

Standby 1  
Tracking Environmental Data on the Fly: An Aircraft Story
Lynnwood Yates
Mercer Engineering Research Center

Standby 2
Ongoing Reliability Testing (ORT)
Amnon Ganot
Gertron Ltd.