Meet the Experts

These industry experts are ready to share their 100 years of collective experience and knowledge directly with you!

The Maintenance Community Experts

These experts know that true success only comes when all of us work together to uplevel our fellow maintenance community members.

⚙️ April Johnson, CMRP, CRL

April Johnson, CMRP, CRL, is an Engineering and Maintenance Manager at Pepsico, a global food and beverage leader with a product portfolio including 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. She is passionate about the implementation and management of maintenance systems and processes in order to support the goals of her organization.

🔨 Dane Boers

Dane Boers is the Founder and Consultant of MODLA, an online platform for advanced asset analytics, collaboration and expert knowledge capture. His expertise is in…

  • Reliability maths, which is the development of analytics software using deterministic reliability statistics.
  • Value frameworks, which is the development of risk, cost and benefit frameworks to make strategy driven decisions.
  • Asset modeling, which is end to end, data to decision making. Includes everything from condition assessment (IoT/PdM etc), to RCM, to portfolio level decisions.
🧰  James Reyes-Picknell, CMRP, CMC, CAMA, MIAM

James Reyes-Picknell is the Co-founder and President of Conscious Asset and Conscious Reliability, both specialist consulting and training firms. He has led a global consulting practice (PwCC / IBM), done contract engineering and reliability consulting, and so much more to accumulate over 40 years of experience in Maintenance and Asset Management. He also has the credentials to back it up:

  • Certified Management Consultant (CMC)
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (Ontario, Canada) (P.Eng.)
  • Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP)
  • Certified Asset Management Assessor (CAMA)
  • Certified Blockchain Professional (CBP)
  • Member of Institute of Asset Management (MIAM)
🏗️  Ryan Chan, CMRP

Ryan Chan, CMRP, is the CEO and Founder of UpKeep Maintenance Management, the leading mobile-first CMMS/Enterprise Asset Management System helping maintenance teams deliver reliability for their facilities. He is also a part of the SMRP Membership Committee, as well as the Forbes Technology Council!

🛠️  Bryan Bieschke, CMRP

Bryan Bieschke, CMRP, is the Director of Maintenance and Reliability at T. Parker Host, a total solutions provider for the maritime industry, specializing in agency services, terminal operations, stevedoring and marine assets. His expertise is in…

  • Heavy equipment maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Establishing maintenance programs for high pace operations.
  • Leading people by connecting them to their input and outcomes of the maintenance process.
🔩 Ricky Smith, CMRP, CMRT, CRL

Ricky Smith, CMRP, CMRT, CRL, is the Maintenance Expert in Residence at UpKeep and Consultant at World Class Maintenance. He’s held a wide range of roles from maintenance supervisor, to maintenance manager, to maintenance company commander while in serving in Iraq. Ricky’s wide global experience has brought him a unique perspective that “Maintenance is maintenance, it doesn’t matter where you go.”

👷 Tim Rice

Tim Rice is the Founder and Principal Consultant of The Defect Elimination Project. He has spent approximately the last 15 years working in the the reliability realm, with a majority of that time in the mining and mineral processing industry. His passion is in driving a whole-of-life Asset Management process, and sharing how a reliability mentality can deliver positive gains for any organization. 

🔧 Bob Latino

Bob Latino is the CEO of Reliability Center! He is an internationally recognized author, trainer, software developer, lecturer and practitioner of best practices in the field of Reliability Engineering, and specifically in Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Investigation Management. Bob has been facilitating RCA and FMEA analyses with his clientele around the world for over 35 years.

Screwdriver on Google Android 11.0 Radar Huntsinger

Radar Huntsinger is the MRO Manager at Great Lakes Cheese! He has over 30 years of experience in the maintenance and reliability industry. His expertise is in:

  • MRO Material Management
  • Data Analysis
  • Reliability Center Maintenance
  • Continuous Improvement

He is also passionate about educating others on the benefits of Reliability Centered Maintenance, along with communicating the next steps needed to close the increasing skills gap between the past and future states of maintenance.

Carpentry Saw on Google Android 11.0 Rob Kalwarowsky, P. Eng

Rob Kalwarowsky brings years of unique experience with a background in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, as well as experience in economics and maintenance. After working as an Economist, Rob transitioned to working in Reliability Engineering. Today, Rob is an Asset Management Specialist at Enbridge and is breaking new ground on the grassroots maintenance movement. He is also the creator of Rob’s Reliability Project, a maintenance content website that produces video, audio, and visual information to spread the word of reliability.

⚒️  Joe Faloon

Joe Faloon is the Executive Vice President of Springfield Pepsico, driving the execution of nationally recognized brands, products, and campaigns, through management, marketing, and operational efficiency. He also hold over five years of experience in CMMS/RAS implementation, and has a passion for the food and beverage industry.

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