Design for Reman – Real World Challenges and Opportunities


The ability to recover, reuse, remanufacture, or recycle components depends heavily on how those components are designed. However, end-of-life remanufacturing is often not considered until most fundamental design decisions—such as materials selection and component structure—have already been made, which can limit remanufacture and recycling potential.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify several challenges of designing for remanufacturing
  2. Understand the importance of making reman a design consideration
  3. See examples of success with designing for multiple life cycles


Steve Holden

Carlyle Compressor (Carrier Corporation)

Manager, Special Projects

Steve Holden is a manager with 29 years of experience in the air conditioning industry, currently holding the position of Manager, Special Projects for Carlyle Compressor.

Steve first joined Carrier in 1989 as a Mechanical Engineer in the Carlyle Compressor Division as a reliability engineer. In his 29 years with Carrier he held various positions in Compression Engineering, Marketing & Sales and General Management. Steve has served as the product line manager for all of Carlyle’s new and remanufactured compressor products as well as the business leader for Carlyle OEM sales group. Steve was the Director of Engineering – Global Compression, having worldwide responsibility of Carrier’s air conditioning and refrigeration compressor development programs. Most recently, he was the General Manager for the Carlyle Business responsible for the sales and marketing of compressors within North America as well as the new and remanufactured compressor operations at the Carlyle-Stone Mountain factory.

Steve holds a Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) graduating in 1989 and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Rochester in 2000. Steve holds 13 patents related to compression technology and applications.

Jeff Stukenborg

WABCO Reman Solutions

Chief Engineer, Reman

Jeffrey Stukenborg is the Chief Engineer at WABCO Reman Solutions. There he leads the engineering team to support reman process development, program management, production engineering, and quality to operate WABCO global reman operations.

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