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The Accelix Community’s monthly Best Practices Webinars are a great resource for maintenance and reliability professionals looking to expand their industry knowledge and gain insight into best practices from thought leaders across the globe. The webinars provide you with the opportunity to get their questions answered by industry experts.

Panel discussion: The successes and challenges of CMMS implementation

  • Wednesday, June 13, 2018

  • 11 a.m. Eastern

  • Bill Hollman, the Assistant to NEFCO’s Vice Presidents of Operations and Safety; Laura Phillips, CRL, Sr. Maintenance Planner/Scheduler at Herbalife Nutrition; and Rick Groves, Facility/Maintenance Manager with Hoyt Archery 

Computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) systems can be instrumental in beginning a proactive maintenance program and scheduling preventive maintenance tasks. However, the best system will not deliver results if it is not implemented and used by all team members. In this panel-based Best Practice webinar, maintenance and reliability professionals who have implemented and are successfully using a CMMS answer your questions and share their wins and challenges. Please submit your questions to before June 13 so that we can include them in the webinar.

About the panelists

Bill Hollman, Captain, United States Navy (Ret.), is the assistant to NEFCO’s vice presidents of operations and safety, working with and monitoring all NEFCO plants nationwide, ensuring safe and reliable operations. He is a Certified Project Management Professional and Project Management Institute member. Hollman has 35+ years of experience in leading technical and managerial organizations. He has extensive experience in industrial product manufacturing, engineering and development His duties include Plant Management, major project management, process optimization, vendor relations, plant staffing and plant commissioning. His particular focus has been on new plant commissioning and optimizing legacy facilities to include procuring and implementing the corporate wide computerized maintenance management system.

Laura Phillips, CRL, Sr. Maintenance Planner/Scheduler at Herbalife Nutrition, has over 20 years of experience in manufacturing maintenance and currently the Sr. Maintenance Planner/Scheduler for Herbalife Nutrition. Her career began on the shop floor at Pass &Y Seymour/Legrand repairing metal stamping and plastic injection molding equipment.  She moved onto Proctor & Gamble repairing liquid blending and packaging equipment. At Metaldyne, she furthered her career with more advanced CNC mills, lathes, and 6 axis robots exposure. She organizes teams with the purpose of equipment reliability and area efficiency.  Under her guidance, these teams use tools such as 5Y, and continuous and focus improvement. She has been instrumental in developing the CMMS and maintenance KPIs for two startup plants, Precor and Herbalife Nutrition.  In 2017, Laura earned her Certified Reliability Leader certification.

Rick Groves is a maintenance management specialist with nearly two decades of experience in large-scale plant operations, CMMS systems, and engineering projects. The Facility/Maintenance Manager with Hoyt Archery since 2009, he is responsible for implementing the eMaint x4 Enterprise at Hoyt, he has responsibility for a relocation and construction startup project of its 150,000 square foot facility with over 350 assets. Prior to joining Hoyt, Rick served as Engineering/Maintenance Manager with KraftMaid Cabinetry. He holds degrees in Electronics Engineering as well as Business Management, and he began his career with Frito Lay. He subsequently managed the plant and facility for Stericycle Inc., overseeing all day-to-day operations and processing of over one million pounds per month while dramatically reducing processing and production costs and spearheading multiple million-dollar capital appropriation projects. Rick also served as Facility Corporate Services Manager with Williams Lea-Goldman Sachs.

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