Episode 36 – Nancy Regan

Nancy Regan has a degree in Aerospace Engineering and founded The Force, a company focusing on Reliability Centered Maintenance. In addition to being an engineer and entrepreneur, she also holds six patents, is an author and a key note speaker.

Episode Notes

Music used in the podcast: Higher Up, Silverman Sound Studio

Acronyms, Definitions, and Fact Check

Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) – A lot of organizations don’t get the Reliability they need from their equipment.  That causes chronic downtime, increased costs, and lost production.  Using Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), organizations figure out what proactive maintenance to do so they get what they need from their machines (https://RCMTrainingOnline.com).

RCM Consists of seven steps:

  1. Functions
  2. Functional Failures
  3. Failure Modes
  4. Failure Effects
  5. Failure Consequences
  6. Proactive Maintenance and Intervals
  7. Default Strategies

Steps one through four make up the Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA).  Steps one through five make up the Failure Modes, Effects, and Criticality Analysis (FMECA).  Step six embodies preventive maintenance and Condition Based Maintenance (CBM).

The One Thing” by Gary Keller. The book discusses the benefits of prioritizing a single task, and it also provides examples of how to engage in those tasks with a singular focus.


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – a private university focused on aviation and aerospace programs with its main campuses in Daytona Beach, Florida. Women make up 27% of enrollment currently. (Wikipedia)

Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Lakehurst is the world leader in Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment (ALRE) and Naval Aviation Support Equipment (SE). It is part of the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and is located on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JB MDL) in central New Jersey. As the Navy’s lead engineering support activity for ALRE and SE, NAWCAD Lakehurst conducts programs of acquisition management, technology development, systems integration, engineering, rapid prototyping / manufacturing, developmental evaluation and verification, fleet engineering support and integrated logistics support management. NAWCAD Lakehurst is responsible for maintaining fleet support and infusing modern technology across the entire spectrum of equipment needed to launch, land and maintain aircraft from ships at sea and austere expeditionary airfields. (navair.navy.mil)

The USS Midway Museum is a historical naval aircraft carrier museum located in downtown San Diego, California at Navy Pier. The museum consists of the aircraft carrier Midway. The ship houses an extensive collection of aircraft, many of which were built in Southern California. (wikipedia)

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