Tim Harmon, CMRP
Senior Reliability Engineer, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
Tim Harmon is currently Senior Corporate Reliability Engineer with Cooper Tire and Rubber Company, having joined their team in 2015. In this role, his focus is on developing and directing the fundamental areas of a fully-integrated maintenance reliability program throughout their North American manufacturing facilities. He is responsible for working with the company's plants to drive key reliability programs and initiatives, routinely coaching and advising on the implementation of the Work Execution Management model and providing corporate support for Maintenance Reliability Transformation teams. While with Cooper Tires, Tim has supported the development and deployment of the reliability program for all plants across a global network. Specifically, he deployed the corporate reliability program to project engineers, reliability engineers, and plant personnel at multiple large manufacturing facilities in the US and Mexico, ensuring implementation of global manufacturing best practices, and established benchmarking and metrics for asset reliability. Key activities include: developing a positive leadership environment designed to maximize the team's development; measuring efficiencies and effectiveness and providing specific actions for improvement; and developing, overseeing, and enhancing program efficiency and effectiveness. Tim is a CMRP and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt with specialty areas covering Maintenance Management, Continuous Improvement, Reliability Centered Maintenance, Program Management, and Preventive/Predictive Maintenance. Past experience has provided Tim with the skillset needed to lead both Operations and Maintenance, and their leadership teams. Previous job roles range from Maintenance Planner, Manager, and Engineer to Project and Process Engineer for a variety of companies, including Wausau Paper and AK Steel. During Tim's time in the US Army, he served as Senior Trainer, where he was responsible for the training of a 100-person organization (planning, logistics, curriculum, and standards) and Team Leader/Squad Leader, where he maintained 100% accountability of personnel and equipment in both peacetime and wartime.