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AFCI (arc-fault circuit interrupter) and GFCI (ground-fault circuit interrupter) protection for electrical circuits and for human beings respectively.


Don’t miss this presentation which will clear the air on two confusing types of electrical protection. The two types of protection will be explained. What are these two types of protections designed to do? How do they perform. Where is each type of safety protection required to be installed? What circuits must be protected? What locations must be protected? What are the negatives in the design? What are the maintenance requirements? Learn some tips for avoiding liability and litigation. Find the answers to these questions and much more in this webinar presentation. As many questions as time allows will be answered. You simply cannot afford to miss out on this information.

Rich Van Wert

Rich Van Wert has been employed in the electrical field for more than forty years.

Rich is Past-President of the Benjamin Franklin Chapter of IAEI (International Association of Electrical Inspectors). He has served as a Senior Electrical Inspector for Middle Department Inspection Agency (MDIA) and supervised a staff of inspectors that served the five-county southeast Pennsylvania area. He has extensive experience in the design, education of and inspection of solar PV systems. Rich can speak on the contemporary issues facing the electrical industry and weave in a touch of practicality as someone who has "been there, done that"

Rich's first love is instructing others on various topics. He is, or has been, as instructor at several educational institutions, professional associations and at the Electrical Education Center which he owns and operates. He is a certified instructor in the states of PA, DE and NJ as well as the city of Philadelphia where he also holds a Philadelphia Electrical Inspector license.



10 Tips to Build a Better Maintenance Team


Once again, one of America's foremost speakers on maintenance management topics will give us ten tips that will help us build a better maintenance team. We will look at the current state of maintenance staffing, hiring hurdles, interview & hiring tips, how to identify performance and skill gaps in your current team and changing the organization's behavior and culture.

Mike Cowley, CPMM

Mike Cowley’s background includes a BS in Mechanical Engineering and over 39 years of hands-on experience in areas of asset and maintenance management including: facility and industrial maintenance.  He has extensive experience in all aspects of facility and manufacturing management, computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS), contract maintenance, utility operations, project engineering and senior engineering management.


Mike spent the early years of his maintenance career in the textile industry working for Burlington Industries.  While at Burlington, he was named Director of Engineering and Maintenance for the Lees Carpets Division.  Mike was instrumental in the successful implementation of Lees’ maintenance improvement program, which took Lees maintenance department from “Chaos to World Class”.


Mike spent several years employed as a District Manager with Aramark Facility Services in their Specialty Markets Group where he managed multiple facility services and maintenance accounts.  He also assisted other groups within Aramark on a National basis with maintenance program assessments, planning, and implementation of improvement programs.


Mike is founder and President of CE Maintenance Solutions which provides consulting services to facility and manufacturing maintenance organizations.  He also provides coaching and guidance for clients who desire to outsource facility services.  Mike has been fortunate to work with numerous organizations, assisting them in their journey to change the maintenance culture.


Mike speaks at several leading maintenance conferences and facility management conventions each year, writes articles for maintenance magazines, teaches maintenance management fundamentals, and has assisted numerous organizations in developing plans and programs needed to implement and achieve facility-wide maintenance improvement.




How to make the leap from firefighting to predictive maintenance

Maintenance costs account for almost as large a percentage of a facility’s operating budget as energy expenses. But usually, this money is spent inadequately with a reactive “wait till it breaks” approach.  This webinar will discuss how a proactive, preventive maintenance approach coupled with analytics can reduce a building’s maintenance and energy costs by up to 20%. You won't want to miss this presentation by one of the industry's dynamic speakers!

Harry Kohal

Harry joined Eagle Technology as Director of Sales and Marketing in 2006.  He has a strong information technology and security background within facility, manufacturing and service industries.

Harry does 6-10 speaking engagements per year at various facility and manufacturing management conferences. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business from Marian University and a Master of Liberal Studies from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.