About Reliability Alliance

I founded Reliability Alliance after many years as an industry leader and teacher in the field of Reliability Engineering.   Prior to launching Reliability Alliance, I served as the Divisional Manager of Validation at Delphi Technologies.  I’ve also worked in the functional areas of Test & Validation, Manufacturing & Supplier Quality, and Product Development.

My Reliability and Test Engineering interest began with experiences in metallurgical research where I learned failure analysis and the physics of failure.  Next were leadership assignments in product development and supplier and manufacturing quality where I learned the techniques and value of thorough risk assessments and quality planning.  Finally, as a test and reliability engineering manager I’ve been a leader in the development of sound validation plans that encompass customer usage and environmental profiles as well as test to failure strategies for demonstrating reliability.

I developed and delivered Reliability and Accelerated Testing training to many engineering sites worldwide.  I served as a consultant to many product lines on validation, reliability and accelerated testing methods.  I’ve authored several professional papers and have been awarded three U.S. patents.

I am an ASQ Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE) and a Six Sigma Black Belt and have executed many structured problem solving projects using Design of Experiments (DOE), Taguchi methods, and Shainin Green Y methods.  I’m allied with a number of close contacts from these related fields.

I earned a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, which I attended as a General Motors Fellow.  I also serve as an adjunct instructor of mathematics, statistics, and physics at local colleges and universities.

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Testimonials

John recently delivered Reliability & Accelerated Testing training to our organization. The training was well organized, had relatable examples, and provided hands on exercises to reinforce the concepts. The team benefited greatly from the training; they have already put some of their newly acquired skills to work. We continue to use John as a consultant; he is very responsive and accommodating to our schedules and timeline.

Zach Tyo, Quality Control Director, Medical Device Industry

I’ve worked with John very closely over the past 2 years on various projects ranging from validation test plan development to help creating and installing a Validation Rigor program. John brings helpful guidance and coaching to many different problems and he provides insightful direction from his years of experience in the industry. I will continue to reach out to John for coaching and support and for help with team development in Validation and Reliability topics.

Cory Gleisinger, ASQ CRE, Engineering Manager, Product Assurance, Automotive Supplier

I’ve known and worked with John for many years.  His knowledge and experience in the field of reliability science and product validation testing are very impressive.  This and his years in the industry make him an ideal consultant on a wide variety of projects involving product quality and reliability.

Dr. Andre Kleyner, Global Engineering Leader at Aptiv, Editor of Wiley Series in Quality and Reliability Engineering

John recently delivered Reliability & Accelerated Testing training to a small team of quality, test, and product engineers at ODL.  Not only was the material well prepared and organized, but John’s knowledge of the subject was excellent.  We asked many questions and worked through some real-life applications.  John was able to help us apply the correct tools and understand the solid rational behind using them.  He even added to the presentation on day 2 to include some things the group wanted to go deeper into after our day 1 training.  He helped us see where we are, where we should go, and where we can get to in the near future.  Great teaching without judgement.  Well done.

Scott Corley, Director of Engineering, ODL Inc., Building Products Industry

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