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August 29, 2023 at 1:00pm ET

Eight avoidable errors for world-class F&B equipment reliability

Speaker: Les Cyfko, Former Director, Productivity, Engineering and CI, PepsiCo


With a focus on practical scenarios, Les Cyfko spotlights eight key maintenance avoidable errors and their consequences. Drawing from years of experience in progressive operations roles in F&B, Cyfko navigates through the importance of Leadership, CMMS, Maintenance KPIs, Spare Parts, Scheduling, Loss Analysis, Training, and Production as he takes you on the journey towards achieving world-class equipment reliability.

Speaker Bio:

Photo: Les Cyfko

Les Cyfko’s background, with over 25 years of experience in Continuous Improvement (CI), includes 16 years at PepsiCo. Les has consulted process improvement methodologies internationally in the automotive, airline, business startups, and consumer packaged goods industries.  Les has worked with companies encompassing a broad range of commodities including food and beverage, beer and wine, medical research, sheet metal stamping, and assembly of automotive parts.

He is a talented speaker and instructor in teaching the tools and techniques of Lean Six Sigma and TPM. Les is a double-certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (Villanova, and company certified). A graduate of the University of Toronto he holds an MBA and Hon. BSc. He has been a speaker on various Lean Six Sigma, OPEX, and CI topics at numerous supplier symposia and quality conferences.  Les was most recently Director of Productivity, Engineering, CI for PepsiCo Beverages Canada.