Quinn will contribute again to the second day of the symposium with a seminar offering practical tips on integrating telematics in fleet operations. He will touch on the challenges faced by the trucking industry when it first implemented its own telematics system and will speak to how his and other companies were able to overcome these obstacles to successfully implement the standard. Additionally, he will offer specific tips for implementing a telematics standard in order to maximize efficiency and make better fleet management decisions. The Symposium's second day will also feature seminar topics on leveraging partner agreements and repair/replace decisions
Guy Gordon, CEM, director of asset management for Insituform Technologies Inc. and current AEMP president-elect will present on "Life Cycle Analysis - Applications for Upper-level Management" within the construction and fleet management industry. Gordon has more than 25 years of experience in equipment management. In his current position, he is responsible for all asset management activity including equipment, transportation and fabrication operations.
In addition to seminars, discussions, and peer-to-peer networking, attendees will also have the opportunity to take advantage of AEMP's Professional Development Institute (PDI). Through the PDI, participants will be able to attend classes relevant to AEMP's professional certifications: Certified Equipment Manager (CEM), Equipment Manager Specialist (EMS) or Certified Equipment Support Professional (CESP). Classes begin at 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 1 and last throughout the day, wrapping at 5:20 p.m. The PDI will resume on Nov. 2, again at 8:30 a.m. and finish with the final competency class ending at 5:45 p.m. Each class will cover one of the 17 core competencies identified by AEMP as necessary for a successful career in equipment management. Though strongly encouraged, attending the PDI is not a prerequisite to take the exam.
Those wishing to take a certification exam must submit the appropriate application, and purchase and study the Career Equipment Fleet Manager Manual. Application deadline for this year's event is Oct. 14, and reduced-cost, early bird registration ends Sept. 1. Exams will be administered on Nov. 3 from 8:00 a.m. to noon.
In addition to the symposium and PDI, AEMP committee meetings will be held on Nov. 2 from 1:35-6:00 p.m., while both committee and board meetings are scheduled on Nov. 3, from 8:00 a.m. to noon. These meeting are open to all symposium attendees; those interested in becoming active committee or board members are encouraged to attend.
Registration for the 2011 Fall Asset Management Symposium is now open. Contact Vice-President of Education, Jim Phillips, at 970-384-0510, ext. 202 or email email@example.com, or visit aemp.org for more information or register online. Those looking for more information on AEMP's PDI and certification opportunities, or wishing to apply for the certification program may also contact Phillips.