Calgary – Completion of the Maintenance Management Professional (MMP) certificate program offered by the Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC) is a significant commitment, requiring 225 hours of class time and an equal amount of reading, assignments and exam time. It culminates in an applied project called the Capstone project.
“The Capstone Awards have been initiated this year by the PEMAC board of directors to encourage and recognize excellence in MMP program participation, as demonstrated by excellence in the Capstone project,” said Cindy Sneddon, PEMAC’s executive director, at an awards ceremony that was part of the association’s MainTrain conference in Calgary Nov. 18-21, 2013.
The award is open to both individuals and teams and there are two categories for the Capstone award: business process focus and technical focus.
The winner of the Capstone Award for a business-focused project was Ross Markowski. His project was called ‘Cabin Gas Plant Maintenance Structure & Workplace Leadership’. The winners of the Capstone Award for a technical focused project included Larry Roy, Murray Keough, Dave Hennessey, Ray Majerus and Dan Cox. Their project was titled ‘Maintenance/Service Strategy and Program New Shaft and Headframe for the 1D Deep Ore Body Vale Base Metals – North Atlantic, Manitoba Operations’.
For more information on the MMP program and a list of institutions that offer it on-site and online, visit www.pemac.org, call 1-877-523-7255 or write to MMPprogrammanager@pemac.org.