Bill Wilder and Bruce Wesner to Speak at SME 2014 Annual Meeting

Bill Bruce

CHARLESTON, SC, - January 27, 2014 - Two of Life Cycle Engineering's (LCE) subject matter experts will share their expertise at the 2014 SME (Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration) Annual Meeting and Exhibit

Bill Wilder, Director of the Life Cycle Institute, will present a session entitled, “Leading Operator Engagement in Times of Change”. Participants will discover a structured process for achieving sustained behavior change, including specific strategies for engaging leaders, mobilizing managers, and motivating employees. This presentation will take place on Monday, February 24th at 3:25pm.

Bruce Wesner, Managing Principal, will present a session entitled, “A Three-Pronged Approach to Improving Mining Operational Performance”. Mining Performance OptimizationSM integrates best practices from lean, asset management and change management. Wesner will demonstrate a proven approach to improve asset performance, re-engineer business processes and create a culture that embraces continuous improvement. This presentation will take place on Tuesday, February 25th at 9:05am.

SME advances the worldwide minerals community through information exchange and professional development. The SME Annual Meeting and Exhibit will bring together more than 5,500 mining industry professionals from over 30 countries. The conference will take place February 24th-26th in Salt Lake City, UT. Life Cycle Engineering will have a presence in the exhibit hall at Booth #1140.  


About Life Cycle Engineering

Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) provides consulting, engineering, applied technology and education solutions that deliver lasting results for private industry, the Department of Defense and other government organizations. The quality, expertise and dedication of our employees enable Life Cycle Engineering to serve as a trusted resource that helps people and organizations to achieve their full potential. Founded in 1976, LCE is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina with offices across North America and experience around the globe.

About the Reliability Consulting Group

LCE’s Reliability Consulting Group (RCG) provides consulting, services and education. Our team specializes in providing client-specific solutions that help organizations improve their operating performance. RCG’s 30 years of field experience has contributed greatly to the evolution of Reliability Excellence (Rx). Our Powered by Rx® approach creates reliability-centric standard practices for business processes, operational and maintenance work execution, asset reliability and organizational effectiveness. Our “diagnose before prescribing” philosophy results in providing optimal solutions to our clients’ needs, including holistic transformations based upon our Reliability Excellence Model, targeted reliability and asset management services necessary to resolve specific tactical issues that are limiting performance, and change management services vital to the success and sustainability of most initiatives. 

About the Life Cycle Institute

The Life Cycle Institute helps individuals and organizations learn and adapt to their changing environment by building knowledge, skills talent and engagement. The Institute’s team of learning, leadership and change management professionals integrates the art and science of learning and change to change behavior to produce desired results.
As the first U.S. Authorized Training Provider for Prosci, the world leader in change management best practices and research, the Institute combines LCE's wealth of thought leadership experience and process improvement expertise with one of the most widely used approaches for managing the people side of change. The Institute applies adult learning methods that minimize lecture and emphasize hands-on learning. Classes are led by facilitators who actively practice what they teach. The methodologies taught within the various course curricula are practical applications with proven track records – proven through actual activities carried out regularly by LCE professionals.