Date: February through March
Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Various Locations

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If disaster suddenly struck, how quickly would your company be able to get back to business?If you’re currently operating your facility without a disaster recovery plan,
it’s time to think about creating one. Like all good business practices,
creating and following a plan is the best way to ensure success.

This free seminar will:

  • walk you through the process of preparing a disaster or business disruption plan
  • show you the relationships needed between the various components of your business using a very visual tool (Value Stream Mapping)

Who Should Attend: 

  • Business Owners
  • Facility Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Safety & Risk Managers

Seminar Dates

February 24th, 2015 at Tier One

Address: 31 Pecks Lane, Newtown, CT 06470 (Directions)

March 26th, 2015 in Torrington, CT (Details coming soon)

Address: TBA


prepareCT-presenter-caplanBill Caplan provides consulting services to a variety of organizations with a concentration in Lean business processes, and facilitating the design, development and implementation of Lean methodologies on an enterprise-wide basis. Bill is also a program leader for Continuous Improvement Champion Certification Program and is a core instructor for the CONNSTEP LEAD Program (Leveraging Executive Ability to Deploy Strategy). He provides both classroom and hands-on, on-site training and facilitation.

Bill has more than 25 years of management experience with a focus on the applications of Lean Thinking principles. He has held a variety of positions in industrial engineering, operations, general plant management, logistics and materials management. Past projects include providing facilitation and leadership for the development and implementation of improvements at the value stream and enterprise levels, as well as focused point solution improvement projects.


For over a decade, Nick Wallick served as Vice President of Dur-a-flex, Inc., in East Hartford, CT, responsible for plant operations, property management, and Environmental Health and Safety. When Dur-a-flex created an internal university system to support employee learning objectives for continuous improvement goals, Nick trained all instructors presenting for Duraflex University. He helped to develop curriculum and presented many self-improvement sessions, technical sessions, and Lean Manufacturing strategies. Nick has a certification in Lean Manufacturing as a Continuous Improvement Certification Champion, and Project Management.

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He has served the Town of Hebron’s Fire Department since 1999, currently as the Fire Chief, in charge of Emergency Response for medical, fire and Hazmat response. His numerous training certifications include Fire Instructor I and he teaches regularly as a Hazmat/WMD 472 Instructor.


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