“… We have reduced electrical ‘downtime’ by 70% on all applicable automated machines and systems.”

— Clair Bentezl, CNC Technician, Caterpillar, Inc.

“Circuit board failures for 30 NC and CNC systems has dropped from three to four per month to three to four per year, a 92% reduction.”

— Howard Olson, Manager Manufacturing Engineering, Colt Industries

“We fully agree with the concepts of your FISHing seminar and the report which resulted from Amemco’s survey of our 100 NC Machines. As a test, we installed all stress elimination systems on our 15 worst-case computer controls. The results were so impressive, we budgeted for and installed your recommendations on the other 85 during the next year. We now “harden” each  new machine we get. With J.I.T. manufacturing, your hardening methods are a must.”

— Charles Bakey, Maintenance Engineer, The TRANE Company

   “I am Roger Sanford the Electrical Tech on the ExxonMobil Jade Platform, off the coast of West Africa.  I located Mr Cooper to innovate a effective lightning protection scheme for our Oil Drilling Platform. We already had a protection package installed, but we still sustained heavy losses during lightning storms, on our electrical and electronic gear, including;

  • Power Generation Equipment
  • Variable Speed Motor Drives
  • Power Factor Correction Controls
  • PLC Controllers
  • Computers
  • Telemetry Equipment
  • Communications Equipment an
  • Other Industrial Electronic Controls.

We have in the past few years sustained damage from multiple nearby lightning strikes, causing $50,000 to $60,000 equipment damage per occurrence, not to mention huge costs of down-time and lost production.  When I started looking around for someone in this field all of the vendors I contacted pointed me to Howard C Cooper. . .  By implementing Howard’s innovative plan, we now get through lightning strikes without any further collateral damage to our systems.  We have since had even stronger closer strikes and a few direct hits, but no more problems.”

 — Roger Sanford, Helmrich & Payne

“By following your program we have cut equipment downtime, malfunctions and electronic failures to near zero. Thanks, we will expand application of these most cost, innovative and effective concepts”.

— Dick Kohli (Maintenance Manager), Minster Machine Tool

“With a new building and all new CNC machines, we were plagued over the first 15 months with unscheduled maintenance downtime of 40%, and machine utilization of 50%. This changed dramatically after implementing your
innovative stress elimination program. Unscheduled maintenance downtime dropped to 6 – 8% and has remained there for over a year. Machine utilization jumped above 90%, continuously.”

— West Code, Inc, a Pennsylvania train valve manufacturer

“As a lead technician, I installed your recommendations in my area. The result was so dramatic that I was promoted to maintenance supervisor over the worst of four areas within Signetics’ Orem, UT plant. So I implemented the
same methods. Our downtime not only dropped again, our yield and throughput went up. So, I was promoted to Maintenance Manager over all four areas. The first thing I did was call Mr. Cooper again. Following your lead has proven
dramatic with 3-4 month ROI for all four areas; Masking, Diffusion, Test, and IC Assembly. Thanks for the career.”

— Marvin Applone (Maint. Mgr.) Signetics Semiconductor Co.

“As a Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) Master Black Belt in General Dynamics’ continual improvement and Six Sigma training department, I always requested Mr. Cooper’s help, to facilitate structured innovation sessions and Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) sessions, because of his noted ability to pull innovative solutions from a group.  I was his coach throughout his Six Sigma training and noticed even as a Green Belt candidate he identified and lead projects with multi million dollar savings. Since his DFSS Black Belt Certification from both General Dynamics and from Air Academy Assoc., Mr. Cooper became our foremost expert in FMEA and TRIZ, Structure Innovation and lead projects saving General Dynamics and the US Army over $153,000,000.  He also created eTools that allowed engineers to quickly identify innovative solutions to their design constraints and problems, from any desk-top or conference room, without needing reference books or previous training.  I highly recommend his i3DAY-Innovation group to help your organization move into rapid and continual innovation.”

–Andrea Stamps, DFSS MBB, General Dynamic Land Systems

Partial List of Past Clients Include:

  • General Electric
  • Cummins Engine
  • National Semiconductor
  • FMC
  • The Trane Co
  • Rockwell
  • Intel
  • BF Goodrich
  • Honda
  • American Express
  • Hercules Aerospace
  • General Dynamics
  • Colt Industries
  • Rexnord Pneumatics
  • HCA Hospitals
  • Caterpillar
  • Borg-Warner
  • Texas Instruments
  • NTN Bower
  • SW Bell
  • Pratt & Whitney Aircraft
  • Chubb Insurance
  • Snap-on Tools
  • Helmerich & Payne IDC
  • Sturm Ruger
  • Exxon-Mobil
  • . . .etc.

Your Path Forward to Rapid Continuous Structured Innovation:

i3DAY-Innovation provides you a structured path forward, with the processes, tools and coaching, to realize rapid, consistent innovation and improved profitability.  Watch our free 23-minute Introduction to Structured Innovation now, or request our 90 minute online webinar, $287 for up to 3 participants + $87 for each additional attendee.  Learn more about how i3DAY can empower your organization’s path forward with rapid and consistent innovation and optimized profits.