The Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC) recognized the winners of the 2018 Capstone Awards at an annual awards banquet in late September. The awards recognize excellence in the Maintenance Management Professional (MMP) program and Asset Management Professional (AMP) Program. All three winners were from Humber College, and completed the programs through Humber’s Education and Training Solutions Division.

Developed by PEMAC and available to students through postsecondary institutions, the MMP and AMP programs offer industry professionals the opportunity to gain a professional designation to advance in their careers. Humber College is the only institution that offers both the MMP and AMP programs.

Participants in the MMP program develop an understanding of the alignment between business objectives and the strategies associated with managing and maintaining physical assets as well as production or service processes.

The AMP program addresses levels of business accountability, asset/process reliability, as well as financial stability and improvements.

Multiple levels of management benefit from both MMP and AMP.  Both programs also culminate in a “Capstone” project.

Two Humber students in the Maintenance Management Professional program were recognized for excellence in their Capstone projects with awards from PEMAC. John Colwell, a maintenance supervisor at Molson Coors in Toronto, won 2018 Best MMP Capstone Project: Technical Focus, for his work on The Keg Room Revival Project. Sameh Abadir won 2018 Best MMP Capstone Project: Business Focus, for his project on Line Automation at Skjodt Barret Foods. The combined projects took nearly 300 hours to complete, over a 10-week period.  

Brian Malloch, instructor in the MMP program and former president of PEMAC, says both winners focused on making sustainable improvements within their respective companies that increase profitability, quality and product delivery. “The effort of the students demonstrates commitment to their companies, and their industry sectors,” says Malloch.

“Receiving the award, surrounded by so many great people…it’s truly a memory I will never forget,” says Abadir. He is still grateful for the recommendation to enroll in the program. “The program provided me with practical knowledge and skills, and has led to significant advancements in my career, including a promotion,” he says. Two of his employees have since enrolled in MMP classes at Humber.

Tonnie Trim, a Data Integrity Supervisor at Enbridge Inc. also received the 2018 Best Capstone Project AMP for her project, Amine Filtration System. “It was humbling to win,” she says. She holds the MMP designation as well, and describes the AMP program as applicable and perfectly suited to her position within the company. “I think anyone who has led in a company in operations and management and is contemplating going to the next step – this is the course for them. It bridges that gap.”

For more information about the MMP and AMP certification programs offered through Humber, please contact Lisa Tubia.