Our Mission

Apex Ridge Reliability is a Boston, New England, based reliability engineering consulting firm. We provide reliability consulting services globally. Our mission is to provide tailored reliability engineering solutions to our customers that advance their products in the market. We accomplish this by creating product programs that combine our technical experience with specialized partnered firms for a complete and unique solution.

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  • Reliability vs Cost

    Reliability vs Cost

    Intuitively, the emphasis in reliability to achieve a reduction in warranty and in-service costs results in some minimal increase in development and manufacturing costs. However, use of the proper techniques during the proper life cycle phase will help to minimize total life cycle cost (LCC). To minimize total LCC, your organization should do two things: »

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    Miami Kicked My Butt

    The Plan: Saturday and Sunday was skiing in Vermont with the family,  back Sunday night, everyone off to school Monday morning, then to the airport to get to Miami, Tuesday and Wed meetings down there, then fly out Wed night so I’m back to teach classes Thur and Fri here in Boston.  Easy Peesie! Actual: »

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  • Can modular subsystems improve reliability?

    Can modular subsystems improve reliability?

    Modular subsystems in a wheelhouse technology may or may not be a staple in your industry.  There are some industries where they are not a standard practice and there are industries where without them, you can’t be a competitor.  Of course there is everything in-between. First let’s define what a modular subsystem is for this »

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Apex Ridge Reliability offers a full suite of reliability services to assist in product development from concept to production. Any service can be used individually or a complete reliability program for a new or released product can be created.


Reliability Program Plans

Develop strategies for integrating critical reliability methodsGuiding a Program by Goals (article)  into your product development program


Reliability Testing

Creation of reliability test protocols,
reliability test program strategy, execution, & result
analysis, HALTHALT Article, Accelerated Life TestALT Modeling, Stress MarginSM Article, Environmental Test, LifeCycle (MTBF),  Shipping Testing, & HASSHASS Article

We have direct partnerships with many test labs in New England and nation wide


System Reliability

Reliability GrowthRG Article programs that
measure and systematically improve products at their highest level


Reliability Tools

Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA)Effective FMEAs,Fault TreeThat submarine didn't have to sink (article),
Analysis (FTA), Design of Experiments (DOE),Statistical AnalysisWeibull...So boring, Allocation and Block Modeling


Reliability Training

Custom tailored CoursesReliabiity Training Overview to
advance your team’s reliability
understanding and skill set


Organizational Evaluation

Evaluate and improveReliability in Product Development Seminar  in house
reliability practices and tool integration

Our Partners

Apex Ridge is partnered with some of the leading reliability engineering organizations in the industry. We collaborate on projects when joined skill sets will benefit the customer. Our partners have decades of experience and valuable custom resources and tools that can be incorporated into your project.


What Reliability tool can help me right now?

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How should I allocate engineering resource to address greatest vulnerabilities first?

A Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) will quantitatively identify most critical risk areas of design and manufacturing.    More on Reliability Tools including FMEA

What are our weakest design points?

HALT testing will expose failure modes in order of likelihood to occur.     More on types of Reliability testing

I can only test a sub assembly. How do I know how well it should perform to support the product’s reliability goals?

An Allocation model can derive sub assembly and component reliability goals even when a design is only in the concept phase.    More on Reliability Tools including Allocation Models

How can I identify what reliability activates we should do in each program phase?

A Reliability Program Plan can be created that will guide reliability program activities and their interface with high level program phases.    More on Reliability Program Plans


Apex Ridge Reliability and our partners have worked with companies in many high tech industries

Alternative Energy
Computer Modeling Hardware
Consumer Electronics
Engine Development
Environmental Test lab
Fuel Delivery

Harness and Cabling
Heat Exchange Devices
Heavy Equipment
Lab Research Equipment
Manufacturing Equipment
Network Hardware
PCB Manufacturers


Customers choose Apex Ridge because we are committed to offering custom solutions based on an understanding of our clients business needs, product functioality, and program goals


Customer Endorsements

Sarath Krishnaswamy, VP of Development at Rapid Micro Biosystems

“Apex Ridge worked on reliability analyses and reliability growth processes for us. They are extremely diligent and great at communicating. We have adopted their reliability growth methodologies and used them to improve the quality and responsiveness of our development process. They have had a real impact on improving the quality and reliability of our product.” – Sarath Krishnaswamy, VP Development at Rapid Micro Biosystems

Jaehyuk Lee, Senior Research Manager at  Hyundai Motors

“Apex Ridge was key for us to incorporate HALT into our development practices. Their technical guidance improved our application of HALT in product development” – Jaehyuk Lee, Senior Research Manager, Hyundai Motors

Don Gerstle, Quality Engineering at Google

“I worked with Adam and Apex Ridge on multiple IEEE ASTR Workshop Committees. Adam was always a big help and could be counted on in getting workshops organized and set up. He is also an excellent Reliability Engineer. That was very evident in the presentations he gave at these workshops, which demonstrated straight-forward means to solve various unique reliability problems, well delivered, in an engaging manner. I would highly recommend Adam to anyone who needs expert help resolving a reliability problem.” – Don Gerstle Quality Engineering Google

Chris Guebert, Engineering Manager at Boeing

“Apex Ridge Reliability provided a HALT strategy for our program that ensured we had a robust and evolved design” – Chris Guebert, Engineering Manager Boeing

Pete Bachant, President at System Effectiveness Associates

“Apex Ridge have been a key component in many of our customer reliability programs. The expertise, experience, and professionalism ensured we delivered an excellent product to a very satisfied customer. Due to this high standard of performance System Effectiveness Associates has created a permanent partnership with Apex Ridge” – Pete Bachant President of System Effectiveness Associates

Charlie Sumrell, Director of Reliability at Applied Materials

“I have worked with Apex Ridge for a number of years and find them knowledgeable in the duties of Reliability Engineering along with strong business practices. They are diligent, organized and uniquely creative.” – Charlie Sumrell, Director of Reliability at Applied Materials Boston Massachusetts

John Rabbitt, CEO at Genesis Quality Systems

“I have known Adam for about 10 years. I first met Adam when we were working with him on a complex medical device project. I found Adam to be very competent in his field of product reliability and engineering management. Adam’s is very easy to work with, attentive to the details and works very hard to deliver his projects on time. I would definitely recommend his services.” – John Rabbitt, CEO Genesis Quality Systems

Ken Haven, CEO at Acorn Product Development

“Apex Ridge could always be counted on to deliver exceptional support and guidance to Acorn product programs.” – Ken Haven, CEO Acorn product Development


Custom Courses

Custom Courses

Apex Ridge specializes in creating tailored courses for our customers.  Each course is based on an evaluation of your organizations capabilities, knowledge and program objectives.

Design for Reliability, DFMEA, Software Reliability, Organizational & Program Operation, Modeling and Analysis, Testing -HALT, ALT, RG, Quality/Manufacturing


Reliability Green Belt®

Reliability Green Belt®

The Green Belt training is deliberately structured to teach the participant when, how and why the individual methods can be applied in the product development process. The essential reliability activities can thus be independently implemented and integrated in a company’s organization by its own employees.

Reliability Black Belt®

Reliability Black Belt®

The goal of this training is to train specialists who will be able to independently solve complex problems and work on challenging reliability issues within your organization. The Reliability Black Belt® certification holder will be able to professionally handle organizational and project-specific interfaces.

Reliability Master Black Belt®

Reliability Master Black Belt®

The Reliability Master Black Belt® is the highest level of our reliability engineering education program. The course is an on-the-job training program to develop the deep understanding and knowledge application commensurate with the highest qualification.

Founder Bio

Adam Bahret
Owner, Lead Engineer

Adam is a Mechanical and Electrical Systems Reliability expert with 20 years of experience in product development across many industries. He has worked extensively with reliability program strategy, accelerated testing methods HALT/HASS/QALT/ALT, System reliability measurement & improvement, predictive analysis, education programs, and organizational culture practices. He has specialized experience in Medical, Robotics, Electronic PCB, Ion Implantation, & Diesel Systems. Adam has an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University, is an ASQ nationally certified reliability engineer & a member of IEEE.


I would love to talk to you about your reliability needs. Please contact us by phone or email.