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CPE – AFE’s Oldest & Most Prestigious Professional Credential

In 1975, AFE began issuing the Certified Plant Engineer credential to qualified engineers who demonstrated the ability to understand the different knowledge bases needed to fully function as a plant engineer. Since that beginning, thousands of engineers have successfully gained that globally-recognized certification. Join this latest in AFE’s monthly Lecture Series to learn what to expect of the review class while demonstrating a portion of the actual Engineering Economics module.

Denny Hydrick, CPMM, CFM(ret)
Denny is the current Immediate Past President of AFE and the President of the Greater Philadelphia area Chapter (6) of AFE. He has served on the AFE Board of Directors, many different committees and is an AFE certification instructor. Denny is retired from Lockheed Martin in Valley Forge, PA where he was a long-time maintenance manager and finally, Facilities Operations Manager. His background is electrical and worked as an Electrical Superintendent with Bechtel Construction on many projects before his time with Lockheed Martin (nee General Electric Aerospace). He holds a bachelor of science degree in Construction Management from Drexel University.




Introduction to Prescriptive Maintenance: The Future of Maintenance, now!

This talk concerns where all the new technology fits into today’s maintenance. This class is designed for people familiar with maintenance practices (like CRL, CMRP, CPMM) who want to get up to speed with all the new technology (like wireless sensors, cloud computing, analytics, and AI- all in 45 minutes).

Joel Levitt

Joel Levitt, CPMM, CRL is President of Springfield Resources. He is a prolific writer of at least 10 books on Maintenance Management plus numerous trade magazines, trainer and consultant. Joel is also the present Vice-President of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter 6 of AFE. His resume of training experience is unprecedented having presented classes/sessions around the globe.



Grit Matters: Manufacturing Cultural Transformation

Presenter will share her company’s journey through the reboot of their company culture and creation of their mantra – Grit Matters: Perseverance, Heart & Integrity. She will talk about how to be the gardener for your organization and create a culture that will create productivity and thriving environment for current and future employees, including women & millennials.

Karen Norheim
Karen Norheim is Executive Vice President of American Crane & Equipment Corp, a leading manufacturer of Overhead Cranes & Hoists. As the 2nd generation coming into the leadership role for her family’s company, Karen sought to solidly the “Founder’s Legacy” while putting her own stamp on the company culture. She is also the founder and Chairperson of the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of Women in Manufacturing as well as the Chairperson of the National Board of Women in Manufacturing. Karen also serves as the Vice President of the Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA).