The Leadership Connection  

Episode 31: Nancy Regan

Doug Plucknette | Contributing Host, RELIABILITY CONNECT

Welcome to Episode 31 of The Leadership Connection! On today’s episode…

The Leadership Connection Host, Doug Plucknette, interviews reliability leader Nancy Regan in Episode 31 of this series. Nancy brings more than 20 years of experience in RCM. She began as an intern at the Naval Air Warfare Center, Lakehurst, New Jersey, where she was tasked to do RCM on Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment (ALRE) on US Navy aircraft carriers…

More about Nancy…

Nancy Regan has had a love affair (professionally speaking) with Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) for the last 2 decades. She believes that it is one of the most majestic asset management processes on the planet. She’s been at it for 20 years now and there’s nothing she would rather do. It all started on an ordinary day in September 1997 when she was an intern at the Naval Air Warfare Center, Lakehurst, New Jersey. On that day, her supervisor told her they’d been tasked “from above” to do RCM on Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment (ALRE) on US Navy aircraft carriers. He tasked her to figure it out. And figure it out, she did. As a Navy employee, she facilitated ALRE analyses and then started the RCM program on Naval Common Support Equipment. (She’s proud to say that that RCM program is still going strong!) In 2001, Nancy left government service to start her own business because she wanted to apply RCM to more diverse equipment. Since then, she has facilitated RCM analyses on aircraft, manufacturing equipment and all kinds of assets in between. She’s trained clients in commercial industry and within the government. RCM principles have been around for nearly 50 years. But still, RCM is under-utilized and is (often) wildly misunderstood. Nancy thinks that’s because RCM training isn’t easily accessible. It typically requires expensive, live training – plus the time and expense of travel. That’s why, after 20 years, she created – an online RCM community and learning place.

We hope you enjoy this episode!

Notify of

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

About the Author

Doug Plucknette Contributing Host, RELIABILITY CONNECT

Doug Plucknette has been in the Field of Asset Management, Maintenance and Reliability for 38 years. In 1999 he founded Reliability Solutions Inc. As the founder of RCM Blitz™ and author of the book Reliability Centered Maintenance using RCM Blitz™, he has provided reliability training and consulting services to numerous companies around the world, large and small, including such Fortune 500 companies as Cargill, Whirlpool, Honda, Kraft-Heinz, Schlumberger, Corning, Invista, and Newmont Mining.
Doug has made key contributions to standard reliability measures for manufacturing, and reliability training programs worldwide. He has trained numerous client RCM Facilitators and performed RCM analyses on hundreds of pieces of manufacturing equipment.
Prior to his work as a consultant, Doug worked 19 years at Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, NY in positions as a skilled tradesperson, lead person, Maintenance Supervisor, and Reliability Engineer.
Recognized as an Industry Expert, Doug has published over 50 articles, written two books, has been a featured speaker at dozens of conferences and Key Note Speaker for two Global Reliability Conferences.