St Louis, Missouri
Instructor/Consultant

John Paschkewitz has over 41 years experience in product assurance, testing, reliability and sustaining engineering in several industries including hydraulic truck cranes and excavators, military and civil aircraft airframe and avionics, photocopiers, elevators and escalators, heaters, temperature sensors and controls. From a supplier perspective, this includes ensuring component reliability for customers in semiconductor equipment, medical device, commercial cooking equipment, and diesel emissions control industries.

He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Engineering Professional Development from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a M.A. in Business Management from Central Michigan University. He is a registered Professional Engineer and an ASQ Certified Reliability Engineer. He is a senior member of ASQ, and a member of SAE and ASME.
John has made presentations at the Applied Reliability Symposium in 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2011.

Areas of interest and expertise include:
– Reliability Requirements and Needs definition
– Integrating Reliability into Lean Product Development
– Verification and Validation planning and testing
– HALT and HASS applied to electronic, electrical and mechanical components
– Failure analysis methods and lab operation
– Reliability test lab planning and operation
– Design for reliability and GD3 (Good Design, Good Discussion, Good Dissection)
– Design Review based on Failure Modes / Design Review based on Test Results (DRBFM / DRBTR) tailored to the needs of different industries as a complement to or substitute for FMEA, particularly outside of the automotive and aerospace industries where requirements for FMEA are less structured.
– Sustaining engineering and evaluation of fielded products
– Application of reliability analysis software tools for Weibull and life data analysis, quantitative accelerated life test analysis, and design of experiments planning and analysis
– Practical approaches to quality, reliability and durability assurance