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George Parada

Cheers to Reliability Design: Creating a Safer, More Efficient & Cost-Effective Business

George Parada, CMRP | Director of Engineering Services

Constellation Brands

Projects within the beer, wine, and spirits production and marketing industry have not historically accounted for maintenance and reliability design. As a result, Constellation Brands – one of the world’s largest beer import companies – was experiencing equipment failures where it was difficult to safely access critical components, there was a lack of essential spare parts, and no details of the event were recorded. Additionally, the business was selecting new equipment that perpetuated these problems.

This session will highlight how Constellation Brands is approaching world-class reliability by commissioning new equipment and facilities that meet the requirements of not only the operations team, but also the maintenance and reliability teams; providing proper training and resources for operations and maintenance personnel prior to commissioning new projects; and using a new understanding of the total cost of ownership to optimize operational costs.

ABOUT GEORGE: George Parada is currently a Director of Engineering for Constellation Brands, a total beverage alcohol Fortune 500 organization. George has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from San Francisco State University and is a Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional through SMRP.

George's experience in Maintenance and Reliability process improvements was developed during his time at Cargill where he held several operations and maintenance roles. George is a passionate teacher of reliability centered maintenance concepts, root cause analysis, reliability design, maintenance work management processes and effective change management.

When George isn't working with his work teams, he's usually cheering on his SF Bay Area sports teams, deciding where in the world he and his wife Daysi will travel to next, or just looking for the next best foodie location around.