March 2-5, 2015: MAPCON Users Group

25th Anniversary Conference

Keynote Speaker

Ken Bannister

Ken Bannister is an internationally recognized expert, consultant, author and speaker in the field of Asset management and operations management. An accredited CMRP, Ken has worked on multi-faceted projects in Europe, Africa, Australia, and throughout North and South America in the accomplished role of design engineer, project engineer, plant engineer, lubrication engineer, reliability engineer, and for the past twenty plus years as a change management professional empowering the asset management industry to tap into their "people power" to improve asset availability, reliability, and energy efficiency.

Ken has been a past Vice President of the Plant Engineering Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC), and has received numerous patents for his engineering design. He has also published articles in the area of Manufacturing Maintenance Readiness methodology. He currently volunteers for the International Council for Machinery Lubrication.

Guest Speakers

William C. Livoti

William Livoti has over 30 years experience in the pump industry designing, field testing, repairing and troubleshooting mechanical seals, compressors and pumping systems. William has worked for several pump and mechanical seal OEM"s as well as Corporate Principal Engineer for Balance of Plant equipment at a large power utility company where among other responsibilities he was accountable for asset management, life cycle performance, system assessment, failure analysis, plant efficiency, O&M and capital budget. Mr. Livoti has co-authored two books with the Hydraulic Institute Pumps System Optimization Guide Lines and Power Plant Pump Application Guide Lines.

As a Power Generation Business Development Manager his primary focus is to promote WEG solutions William C. Livoti to the power generation industry.

Doc Palmer

Doc Palmer has over three decades of industrial experience as a practitioner primarily within the maintenance department of the Jacksonville Electric Authority, a major United States electric utility. From 1990 through 1994, Palmer was responsible for overhauling the existing maintenance planning organization. The resulting success played a role in expanding planning to all crafts and stations owned and operated by the utility. Publisher McGraw-Hill subsequently sought out Palmer to author the Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook published in 1999 and now in its third edition (2013). Palmer also directed the purchase and implementation of a CMMS and administered the preventive maintenance program. Additionally, he has delivered numerous well-received maintenance articles and presentations for industry.

Currently Palmer provides guidance, mentoring, and training for companies internationally for maintenance planning success.

Doc Palmer is a registered professional engineer with a master's degree in business administration. He is also a CMRP, Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional.

Additional Networking Opportunities

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Monday Tour - Come tour Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Daytona Beach campus which has one of the longest running MAPCON accounts! The campus consists of 1.8 million square feet on 185-acres and serves more than 5,100 students. It features state-of-the-art facilities and offers 25 undergraduate degrees, 14 graduate degrees and three doctoral degrees.

The tour will cover their newest facility - the College of Arts and Science (which houses the largest telescope in Florida); the College of Engineering ("The Best Colleges guidebook published by U.S. News & World Report ranks Embry-Riddle's undergraduate aerospace engineering program No. 1 in the nation"), the College of Aviation (including the High Altitude Lab and the Weather Lab); Flight Operations (which includes the ramp and aircraft); the Aircraft Maintenance Sciences building; the Simulation Center (which includes flight simulators) and experience the beautifully re-landscaped campus including the new "Quad".

Contact Diane Wiand at 800-922-4336 for details.

Hotel & Travel

Hotel and travel arrangements are the member's responsibility. We are proud to announce we will be staying at:

  The Plaza Resort and Spa
  600 North Atlantic Avenue
  Daytona Beach, FL 32118
  Tel: 1-866-500-5630
  Internet: The Plaza Resort and Spa
  Map & Directions

A block of Ocean View rooms has been reserved for the MAPCON Users' Group at a special discounted rate of $129.00 plus 12.5% tax per night and resort fee of $19.00 per night. These rates are good beginning February 26, 2015 thru departure date of March 6, 2015. FREE Internet and self-parking or valet parking is included.

Call 1-866-500-5630 to make reservations and reference the "Mapcon Users' Group".

Discounted Rate Expires February 26, 2015.

Conference Costs:
  $750.00 on or before 1/30/2015
  $850.00 on or after 1/31/2015

Enhance your workshop experience and bring a copy of your system on your laptop.

  1. Register Online right now!
  2. Register by calling 1-800-922-4336 and ask for Diane
  3. Make your Check, Money Order or Purchase Order* payable to:
      MAPCON Users' Group, Inc.
      PO Box 3510
      Des Moines, IA 50323
      Tel: 1-800-922-4336
    NOTE:* If using Purchase Order when registering remember that payment is still due on or before 2/6/2015.
  4. Registration will not be confirmed until payment is received in full.
    (See the Terms and Conditions on the Registration Form.)
  5. 2015 MUG Brochure (PDF)