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Guest Speaker Revealed for 2012 User Conference

We at MicroMain are thrilled to announce the guest speaker for our 2012 Annual Users Conference, which will be held in Austin, TX October 16-17, 2012.

Dr. John Ross is a Senior Consultant for Marshall Institute and has been published in Maintenance Technology magazine, Plant Engineering magazine, and Uptime magazine. He has previously spoken at the 2011 Smithfield Foods Corporation annual engineering conference and the 2009 International Maintenance Conference. We’re delighted to have him at the 12th Annual MicroMain Users Conference.

John holds an Associate and Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Engineering Technology, a Master’s in Aeronautical Science, and a Ph.D. in Engineering Management. John’s dissertation was titled “Leadership Development for Engineers and Technical Professionals – A Case Study,” in which his thesis states: “The seemingly disparate ideologies of management and leadership indicate that a successful outcome is more dependent on effective leadership than efficient management.” John is a seasoned instructor, having taught 7 semesters of undergraduate and 2 semesters of graduate courses as an adjunct professor for Heartland Community College, for his alma mater, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and for the University of Phoenix. He is an ardent believer that we are not doing enough to teach the profession of our profession – maintenance reliability.

John is a former Captain in the United States Air Force, and Desert Storm veteran. He is a distinguished graduate from both the Air Force’s Aircraft Maintenance Officers School, and the Squadron Officer’s School. He is a trained and experienced aircraft crash investigator, and a previous aircraft training detachment commander. Under his command, Detachment 526 was recognized not once, but twice by the Air Force as overall “Outstanding” and for “providing exceptional maintenance instruction.” John has served as a maintenance manager and plant engineer in the manufacturing, steel, and food industries. He has consulted in these, and about every other industry on the principles of World Class Maintenance. His work and studies have taken him throughout North America, Europe, and parts of Asia.

Still haven’t registered for the Users Conference? No problem. Registration is still available on the Users Conference page, although spots are filling up fast and we’re anticipating a sell-out crowd. See the full User’s Conference Agenda.



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