Chief Equipment Officer or Firefighter?

October 02, 2014

Archived webinar

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern 

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Participants earn one Professional Development Hour.

Webinar Overview:

As our industry begins to dig itself out of the recession hole, many contractors find themselves in a situation where equipment investments were put on the back burner, the result, equipment that was once reliable has now become obsolete or in need of a substantial overhaul.

Join FMI’s Jim Schug for an informative webinar presentation to learn about the top 6 forces equipment-intensive contractors are faced with and the role that the equipment professionals play in making sure that equipment investments are being maximized through the use of strong maintenance programs and the right technology to execute programs in play.

These forces include:

Too Lean - firms cut back investments in the downturn
Seeing Red - older than average equipment age
Detached - equipment manager doesn’t hold a place at the table
War for Talent - shortage of mechanics on equipment
Data - lack of or underutilized technology for maintenance management
Proactive - lack of planning leads to emergency shop work orders

Join Jim as he shares how these forces and more impact equipment-intensive contractors’ overall profitability and productivity.

Company Info:

Viewpoint is a global provider of innovative construction-specific software solutions and services that offer the AEC and owner communities the tools they need to improve project profitability and visibility, manage risk, and effectively collaborate with project owners and the entire project team. Viewpoint solutions include everything needed from preconstruction to construction and facilities maintenance, and are offered on a variety of platforms including Cloud, Mobile, SaaS and On Premises. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, USA, and with offices in the UK, Australia and Canada, Viewpoint has become the technology partner of choice, with customers located across the globe in more than 28 countries which include more than 30 percent of the ENR 400, and partnerships with more of the top 50 mechanical and electrical contractors in the United States than any other construction software provider. For more information, please visit

James C. “Jim” Schug, Principal and Engagement Manager with FMI

James C. “Jim” Schug, Principal and Engagement Manager with FMI

Jim is a principal and engagement manager with FMI, management consultants and investment bankers for the engineering and construction industry.

With more than a decade of experience as an Army Officer, Jim led operations in complex and challenging environments. Some of his roles included strategic planning, training across large organizations and command with honors. He refined these skills working for a national builder, repeatedly leading his teams to successfully integrate operations, sales and customer service.

Today, Jim is passionate about developing customized strategy and best-in-class operations with his clients. He applies practical experience with an in depth understanding of leading lasting behavioral change in dynamic environments.

Jim earned a bachelor’s degree in quantitative economics from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a master of science in engineering management from the University of Missouri. Jim has completed post-graduate work with Cornell University in Achieving Competitive Advantage and is Certified in Lean Six Sigma. He has served in leadership positions on various local and national non-profit industry associations and is frequently invited to speak at industry events.