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Uptime AwardWinners will be honored in a special awards ceremony at the 30th International Maintenance Conference (IMC-2015), hosted by®, scheduled December 7-11, 2015 at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Florida. This year’s award presentations will be held on Wednesday, December 9th, during the morning conference general session assembly.

“Reliability, safety and profit are all aligned and these best practice organizations are leading the way. Even though some organizations may still not practice proactive reliability approaches, it has been shown to have a direct impact on safety by eliminating defects and reducing emergency situations,” states Uptime Magazine Publisher and CEO, Terrence O’Hanlon. “In addition this special group of maintenance reliability professionals help their organizations meet the triple bottom line of economic prosperity, environmental stewardship and social responsibility by managing physical assets in a responsible way.”

Uptime Magazine’s Maintenance Reliability Program Awards recognize organizations that demonstrate excellence in managing equipment reliability using advanced strategies and high tech sensing technologies to determine the early onset of a potential failure. 2015 Uptime Magazine’s Best Maintenance Reliability Program Award winners are:

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb - Best Maintenance Reliability Program 
  • Central Arizona Project - Best Leadership for Reliability Program 
  • University of Central Florida - Best Work Execution Management Program 
  • Southern Gardens Citrus - Best Asset Condition Management Program 
  • Nova Scotia Power - Best Asset Management Program 
  • Portland General Electric Company - Best Reliability Engineering for Maintenance Program 
  • Merck & Co. Rahway - Special Recognition Award for Best Defect Elimination Program 
  • Iluka Resources - Special Recognition Award for Best Decommissioning Program 
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - Special Recognition Award for Best Maintenance Reliability Not for Profit/Public Organization 
  • Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad - Special Recognition Award for Best Culture of Reliability

To learn more about Uptime Magazine’s Best Maintenance Reliability Program Award Winners and presentations, please visit the IMC-2015 web site at

“In recent years we have noticed many companies have created new Executive level positions such as Chief Mechanical Officer (CMO), and new Vice President titles and roles such as VP Asset Management, Vice President Reliability and Vice President Maintenance as acknowledgment of proactive maintenance reliability as an enabler of productivity and profit rather than the outdated context of maintenance as a cost center. They also recognize the contribution that higher reliability makes to safety,” continued O’Hanlon. “It is very satisfying for us to provide visibility for these superior programs so that more reliability improvements can be leveraged both inside and outside of winning organizations.”

Since 2006, Uptime Magazine has honored some of the most outstanding high-performance maintenance teams in the world for the results they produce with the Uptime Best Maintenance Reliability Program Awards. What began as a simple way to acknowledge special accomplishments has evolved into a valuable reliability improvement exercise as everyone who participates in the Uptime Award evaluation process discovers program benefit and performance improvements.

Nominations for the 2016 Best Maintenance Reliability Program Awards may be submitted beginning April, 2016. Visit for further information.

About Uptime® Magazine

Uptime Magazine, a leading magazine for over 50,000 maintenance reliability professionals has been in publication since 2005. Uptime Magazine is published by and includes print editions, digital editions, mobile edition, tablet editions including the Apple iPad and Google’s Android. Subscriptions are by request and free to qualified maintenance reliability professionals at

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