About the Expert
Fred Schenkelberg is a reliability engineering and management consultant with FMS Reliability, with areas of focus including reliability engineering management training and accelerated life testing.
Fred has successfully worked with design teams and companies to improve product reliability in the hands of customers. He conducts assessments of reliability programs, detailed reliability development program planning and execution, and very specific accelerated life testing design – as needed – to reduce warranty costs, improve customer satisfaction, and streamline internal product development and testing. His practice focuses on product risks, failure mechanisms, and obtaining value from each and every reliability activity, plus enabling proactive reliability decision making across the organization.
Previously, he co-founded and built the HP corporate reliability program, including consulting on a broad range of HP products. He is a lecturer with the University of Maryland, teaching a graduate level course on reliability engineering management. He earned a master’s of science degree in statistics from Stanford University in 1996. He earned his bachelor’s degree in physics from the United States Military Academy in 1983.
Fred was an active volunteer with the management committee of RAMS, he is currently serving as the past-chair of the ASQ Reliability Division, and he is active at the local level with the Society of Reliability Engineers and IEEE’s Reliability Society. He also works on the IEEE reliability standards development teams and recently joined the U.S. delegation as a voting member of the U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 56 on Dependability and he is a voting member of the U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 69 on Applications of Statistical Methods. He is a Senior Member of ASQ and IEEE. He is an ASQ Certified Quality and Reliability Engineer.