Maintenance 2020 Academy


Sustainable Manufacturing by Bill Schlegel: Formerly Novelis

One Certification Accepted Worldwide by Dr. Roy Swift (ANSI)

BMW Scholars Program by Werner Eikenbusch (BMW Manufacturing Co.)

A European Perspective on Vocational Qualifications in the Automotive Sector by Dr. Ed Mahood (DEKRA)

Apprenticeship Carolina by Brad Neese (SC Technical College System)

How to Overcome Barriers Involving Interns in the Manufacturing Plant by Joseph Wilson (Lockheed Martin)

Troubleshooting for 2020 by Keith Davis (Toyota Motor Manufacturing KY)

Emerging Technologies for Optimal Maintenance Operation by Dr. Jun Ni (University Cooperative Research Center for Intelligent Maintenance Systems at the University of Michigan)

AMTEC Presentation: AMTEC Spartanburg Academy March 2012

Maintenance 2020 Academy Overview

Maintenance 2020:  What Does This Mean to the Maintenance Technicians?

Spartanburg Campus
The AMTEC Academy, Maintenance 2020:  What Does this Mean to the Maintenance Technicians?, was held March 22-23, 2012 in beautiful Spartanburg, South Carolina.  AMTEC partners Spartanburg Community College and BMW will co-host the spring Academy.  Sessions were held at the Spartanburg Community College with a tour of BMW Manufacturing Co. on Friday.

A demonstration of the AMTEC Manufacturing Simulator by designers and builders Keller McGaffey, ITS, and Kelly Lowry, Lowry Controls, was featured Friday morning.  This session was followed by Keith Davis, Maintenance Manager, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky discussing how industry and educators use the Simulator as a troubleshooting training tool in manufacturing .

The Academy included sessions on Sustainability presented by Bill Schlegel; Global Standards for Technicians, Dr. Roy Swift, ANSI; Global Outlook, Dr. Ni, University of Michigan; and the Deep Orange Project, Clemson/ICAR,  BMW Partner, Ryan Childers. Find out more about the Maintenance 2020  Academy presenters.

BMW Manufacturing Company

BMW LogoBMW Manufacturing Co. is a subsidiary of BMW AG in Munich, Germany and is the global producer of the BMW X3 and X5 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 Sports Activity Coupe. In addition to the South Carolina manufacturing facility, BMW North American subsidiaries include sales, marketing and financial services operations in the United States, Canada and throughout Latin America; and a design firm and technology office in California. For more information on BMW Manufacturing, visit


Spartanburg Community College

Named one of the fastest-growing colleges in the nation according to Community College Week, SCC offers more than 100 academic programs of study including associate degrees, diplomas and certificates, plus UnivSCC logoersity Transfer opportunities to four-year colleges and universities. SCC provides flexible class scheduling including day, evening, weekend classes with multiple start dates and more than 100 online classes through SCCOnline. Offering the lowest tuition in the region, convenient locations, and regional/national accreditations, SCC offers educational opportunities leading to high-growth, high-demand jobs. The SCC Corporate & Community Education Division provides job and career enhancement, workforce development and personal enrichment courses and training programs. For more information, visit