Doug Robey


Doug Robey, Vice President of Maintenance Training & Reliability, GP Strategies

J. Douglas Robey is Vice President of Maintenance Training & Reliability at GP Strategies. With over 25 years of experience in adult learning and maintenance training consulting, Mr. Robey oversees the strategic approaches and successful launch of performance improvement projects, services and sales in multiple market sectors, including Energy, Pharmaceutical, Food and Beverage, Electronics/Semiconductor, Metals, Oil & Gas Process and others.

Mr. Robey is an active member of the Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP), and holds the CMRP certification through the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Along with the CMRP certification, Mr. Robey holds the Certified Reliability Leader (CRL) certification through the Association of Asset Management Professionals (AMP).

Prior to joining GP Strategies in 1996, Mr. Robey served in the United States Navy for 12 years as a lead Sonar Technician and Maintenance Materials Manager in the US Navy’s Surface force. He works from the GP Strategies Tampa, Florida office.

The Correlations Between Continuous Training, Defect Elimination, Increased Safety, and Lower Costs

In this presentation, GP Strategies will highlight several generic use cases that demonstrate why a continuous training program tied to a proactive asset management strategy should be considered an investment, not an expense.

Manufacturing and aerospace companies need their workforces to be ready and able to perform at all times. However, these companies often miss opportunities to integrate engineering asset strategies with the workforces operating or maintaining their assets. But when integrated with defined asset performance strategies, technical training can result in higher equipment availability, which ultimately results in less downtime, lower costs, and increased production.

Technical training reduces your business risks as it ensures skills, production standards, and quality controls are kept updated and relevant. In the worst-case scenario, a lack of proper training could bring harm to employees, customers, or other on-site personnel. Employees that are not properly trained on the latest safety procedures and techniques may be underqualified to operate dangerous machinery. This lack of training could even be ruled as negligence on the part of the employer, leaving them subject to fines, expenses, or even liability.

In this presentation, Doug Robey, GP Strategies, will walk you through the proper considerations for pairing your defect elimination strategy with your technical training program in order to decrease costs, and improve worker and customer safety.

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