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Welcome to The Maintenance Excellence Institute International

"Maintenance Excellence Begins with PRIDE-in-Maintenance"

World Class Team:

Our worldwide Alliance Team Members (ATM) are all successful companies; with some being semi-competitors and many as individual sole proprietors. They make up a World Class team of professionals to help your journey toward reliability and maintenance excellence. We have no objection from you contacting them directly for support.

Today’s Best Benchmarking & Assessment Tools:

Our overall service level covers all 27 best practices from today's best benchmarking tool. The Scoreboard for Maintenance Excellence for plant maintenance. Our four other Scoreboards include: The Scoreboard for Facilities Management Excellence, The Scoreboard for Fleet Management Excellence, and The Scoreboard for Healthcare Facilities Management Excellence.

Focused & Experienced:

Our Alliance Team Process allows TMEII to build a very focused and experienced Alliance Team for not only consulting to plant and facility maintenance operation but to almost all types of maintenance. Other maintenance areas include fleet, healthcare facilities, golf courses and the "green industry".

TMEII feels strongly that there are really no competitors in the reliability and maintenance excellence consulting and training business. The reason being is that "there is so much worldwide need and so little time" with relatively few qualified resources available.


Dr. Arkady Cherepanov Godwin Keinka Rowland Newhouse Sergio Rossi
Dennis Delsanter Paul Klein Andrews Nyantakyi Elia Schwartz
Bob Doby Remy Kolb Livingston N.C. Obasi Doug Smith
Dr. Diego Garla Joel Leonard Brian Peters Thomas Stuenkel
Bob Gaskins Ashleigh Lucas Lee Peters Franklin Takyi
Ben Gibbs Larbi Masmoudi Ralph 'Pete' Peters João Cid Tôrres
Marion Hateka
Stephen Matthews Carla Reed Brahim Toubi
David Hendrickson
Frank Murphy Wendy Salcie Murray Wiseman
Trevor Helms Harikrishnan
Muraleedharan Nair
Tom Rhyne  
Khaled Kamal Rebecca Nakaonga    


Abundant Solutions Inventory Management Services Project Leader Inc Sky Tech
Dream Ghana Tours Living Reliability RBT Training SkillTV
Gibbs Equipment Management Services New Creed Rhyne & Associates The Vision Team
Harold Patt Newhouse Associates RMK Maintenance Innovations
Infrared Testing Services Inc. Predictive Services Engineering RP4M


Pete PetersRalph W. (Pete) Peters, Raleigh, NC (ATM): Ralph 'Pete' Peters is the Founder/President of The Maintenance Excellence Institute International is an author, trainer and motional speaker for the maintenance professional. His experience of over 40 years has included being a manufacturing plant manager at two sites; director of facilities management and extensive maintenance experience within the US Army. This began in Vietnam (1970) and with the US Army Corps of Engineers building what is now called, the National Highway. He consults and provides maintenance best practice training in over 30 countries, has written maintenance chapters in five handbooks as well as a book on Maximizing the Value of Your CMMS. Also he has written two major books; Maintenance Benchmarking & Best Practices for McGraw-Hill’s professional book division and Reliable Maintenance Planning, Estimating and Scheduling from Elsevier’s Gulf Publishing Division. Pete's positive approach and his experience from manufacturing plant management and consulting, allows him to be an excellent coach for today’s top leaders, maintenance leaders and craft leaders. His worldwide PRIDE-in-Maintenance initiative is highlighted in his book from Elsevier; Reliable Maintenance Planning, Estimating and Scheduling. And PRIDE-in-Maintenance focused upon and dedicated to the craft work forces is his next book in progress. Many key topics from these universal books are included in all of his worldwide TrueWorkShopsTM. (Read more). Pete is also Co-Founder of Adventurers for Special Needs a registered non-profit organization with his youngest son Brian Peters (ATM).

Bob GaskinsIN MEMORY: Robert E. "Bob" Gaskins - Raleigh, NC (ATM): Bob,Vice President of TMEII and President of The Vision Team, his own company. My long time friend and business partner, Robert E."Bob" Gaskins passed away peacefully on February 6, 2015 with all of his family by his bedside. For those of you that knew Bob, you saw a man with a positive commitment to maintenance, life, his family and his faith. Bob shared his faith by being a doer of good deeds for others. For example one day Bob showed up at my home with a nice handle that he installed in our bathroom so that my 101 year old mother-in-law could pull herself up much easier. (Read More)

Franklin TakyiFranklin Takyi - Kumasi, Ghana (ATM) and VP-West Africa - (Western Countries): Franklin is an experienced and successful entrepreneur with a strong knowledge of financial management, business plan development and is recognized as a very effective and entertaining motivational speaker. He will be TMEII's primary business developer for Africa countries west of Ghana and also serve as key business developer in Ghana’s fast growing economy. Also Franklin has experience in making and giving sound investment advice with a solid knowledge base in maintenance, manufacturing, project management and business appraisal/improvement techniques. His knowledge of insurance, governmental and trade regulations plus Ghana’s economic development and Investment opportunities make him an excellent partner to foreigners who want to invest in Ghana. TMEII is very pleased to have an Alliance Team Member in Ghana; one who has begun excellent business development activities. He can be contacted directly at: franklinowusutakyi@gmail.com or Franklin@Pride-in-Maintenance.com

Marion HatekaMarion Hateka - Accra, Ghana (ATM) and VP Africa - Marion serves as Director of Training for Maintenance Excellence and overall business development in Africa. She is a graduate of the Global Institute of Aviation (Aviance) and a owner of www.skyramghtravels.com and at www.facebook.com/skyramghtravels.tour. This combination of experience allows her to support TMEII conference production from start to finish with support to each attendee or in house client. Marion has also begun consulting business development in Nigeria and has an excellent practical background, sound business knowledge and personality for TMEII’s PRIDE-in-Maintenance philosophy and team-based approach. Marion can be contacted directly at: Marion.Hateka@gmail.com

Larbi MasmoudiLarbi Masmoudi - Batna, Algeria (ATM) and VP North Africa: Larbi is a Mechanical Engineer graduate from the Algerian Petroleum Institute with over 19 years experience within the Oil & Gas industry. His experience as a maintenance and reliability professional has been with Sonatrach, the National Oil & Gas Company of Algeria as a mechanical engineer and head of the mechanical maintenance and with the SonaHess Company (J.V between Sonatrach & Hess Ltd) as a head of planning. Also he served with ENI Gas (Libya) as a planning and scheduling engineer and with Offshore Design Limited (ODL) to upgrade and rebuild CMMS (MAXIMO). He has led successful implementation of MAXIMO versions 4.1 & 5.2 and then 6.0 with a wide range of maintenance best practice knowledge. Larbi has been one to explore and evaluate innovative technologies, technical methods and good maintenance practices and to real solutions to management for implementation and measurement of results.

Stephen MatthewsStephen Matthews: A new Alliance Team Member, is a bilingual (English, French) lean manufacturing, operations, maintenance & reliability process improvement specialist based in Montreal. He has over 38 years of professional experience and has worked in a wide variety of industries in Canada, USA and Russia, in engineering, supervisory, management, training, facilitating and consulting roles. He has extensive experience with asset intensive industries including forest products, pulp and paper, railroad, metal & mining. His experience has included Operations, Maintenance & Reliability improvement projects in: forest products, pulp & paper, packaging & printing (Tembec, Kruger, Neenah Paper, RockTenn, Quebecor); open pit & U/G mining (Ekati, Diavik, Teck, Rio Tinto, Goldcorp, Arcelor Mittal, Taseko, Potash Corp, Vale); rail equipment (CN Rail, Via Rail, Amtrak); beverage & cosmetics (Tyler Mountain Water, Esteè Lauder). He has worked with on consulting projects with Pöyry, Fluid Life, SKF, Arms Reliability, Idcon and Hitachi, Argo and BCG). He has worked as Director of projects & supply chain management at Stuart Energy. Director of planning at former CN Rail Maintenance Repair Shops, Director of ERP system implementation at Cogicom, and in Engineering and Manufacturing with roles with General Electric, Dominion Engineering, Kvaerner Hymac, Oerlikon Aerospace and SR Telecom. He has a Bachelor of Engineering Science from Western University and a Diploma in Advanced Production and Inventory Management Dawson College. He can be contacted directly at 514-229-4055.

Muuray WisemanMurray Wiseman - Montreal Canada (ATM): Is a new Alliance Team Member that innovates in maintenance engineering, management, and consulting, with particular focus on using maintenance and operational data to achieve reliability. He founded and operated the world's first web expert system based commercial oil analysis laboratory. As a principal consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers' Centre of Excellence in Physical Asset Management he specialized in condition-based maintenance optimization. He is a RCM practitioner. He leads projects in condition-based maintenance optimization that achieve cost effective, safe increased equipment availability. He developed, in collaboration with Carbones de Cerrejón, the groundbreaking Living RCM (LRCM) process designed to achieve reliability from data. He is President of LivingReliability Inc., a software and consulting company dedicated to strategic reliability information and knowledge management. Murray holds a B. Eng. Mech. degree from McGill University. Murray's articles and videos can be seen at www.livingreliability.com/en. His company can be contacted directly at 438-792-3756.

Livingston N.C. ObasiLivingston N.C. Obasi - Lagos, Nigeria (ATM) and VP-West Africa (Eastern Countries):
He holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Transport and Logistics (Fleet Management) from Institute of Transport Administration (IoTA) Nigeria obtained in 2013.  He also holds another Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration obtained in 2008 from Lagos State University, Ojo Lagos Nigeria. He is the founder – www.haroldpatt.com with interests in Facilities and Fleet Management, Transport & Logistics and is happily married with children. He worked with Continental Shipyard Limited Apapa Dockyard Lagos Nigeria for 10 years as a Human Resources Officer before resigning to pursue greener pastures.  He worked with Trans-Nationwide Express Plc, Lagos, Nigeria as the Admin & Facility Coordinator, where he garnered more practical experience in Facilities management within the built environment. Presently he holds membership affiliations with; Institute of Transport and Administration (IoTA) Nigeria, Certified Institute of Shipping Nigeria, Nigerian Institute of Training and Development (NITAD), Petroleum products Marketing Professionals of Nigeria, and Nigerian Institute of Management.

Rebecca Nakaonga, Johannesburg, SA (ATM): RBT Training is a South African company that prides itself in its value-added service and world class products. Registered as Ron and Becky Trading, its primary business areas are technology and business training, conferencing workshop organization, short courses and recruitment. The vision of RBT Training is to become the leader in technology and business training, conferencing and short courses on the African continent. RBT Training offers exceptional service and products: its staff members are thoroughly trained and its products are checked for value-added quality. To provide the quality products and services demanded by our clients and by our partners, and to maintain a long-term business relationship with them while remaining an inspirational and indispensable provider of innovative services and products for businesses, we are committed to upholding sound and ethical business principles and practices. No matter what your organization needs may be, you can be confident that we can customize the training solution that is right for you. This means our clients have more options available to find what is needed, when and how it is needed.

Wendy SalcieWendy Salcie - Raleigh, NC (ATM): Wendy brings solid business development experience, along with her ability to communicate with Spanish speaking clients in various parts of the world. Wendy is a great asset to any firm interested in growing clients in South American, Central America, Latin American, Mexico, and Spain. She is a prime example of our PRIDE-in-Maintenance beliefs of hard work and quality of service. Her fluency in Spanish will help TMEII focus upon all Spanish speaking countries and Wendy will also support TrueWorkShops being planned and scheduled in these countries.

Arkady CheremanovDr. Arkady Cherepanov - Moscow, Russia, (ATM): Dr. Arkady brings a diverse professional background of technical experience to TMEII. And he has a very practical solutions based approach to challenging technical problems. He has an extensive background in construction, commissioning and reconstruction of chemical, food manufacturing and power plants as a project manager. With Wimm-Bill Dann/Pepsico, he has served as Maintenance and Utilities Manager in Moscow, a dairy and beverages company with 37 plants for the execution of Supply Chain Excellence in Maintenance and Utilities area for all company plants. He has been Chief Engineer for other large operations such as Heineken Russia’s ten breweries.

Engineering infrastructure projects have included construction of electrical substations; 110 kV in the center of Saint Petersburg, 10 kV in Novosibirsk, steam power boilers in TEC-7 (SPb) and in Amur-Pivo Brewery, Patra Brewery, PIT Kaliningrad Brewery and the construction of a water treatment plant in Khabarovsk and waste water plants for Henkel in Leningrad region, for PIT Brewery in Novotroitsk and for Heineken Brewery in Ekaterinburg. In addition, he has managed numerous other projects with experience in repair and maintenance and contracting of maintenance for Lenenergo power plants and transmission networks.

Arkady has more than 30 published articles and patents that deal with energy and other resources conservation in chemical manufacturing and practical experience in management SHE systems in Heineken, Henkel and other companies. His career includes practical experience in managing technical engineering services in large multi-plant operations.

He received his PhD from the Research Institute of Rubber Industry (Moscow) and post graduate Chemical Engineering degree from Moscow Institute of Fine Chemical Technology and his Marketing Management Degree from University of Fine Mechanic and Optic (Saint-Petersburg). He holds the Professional Project Manager Certification from the Project Management Institute (Moscow charter).

Dennis DeslanterDennis Delsanter Inc. - The Villages, Florida (ATM): Dennis provides over 25 years experience in the design and implementation of reliability maintenance and manufacturing process work management systems. Some examples: With client participation Dennis has led the development of management systems for warehousing, preventive/predictive maintenance, operator based maintenance, planning, estimating, scheduling, and asset management. Dennis also provides the necessary skills training and management development to ensure sustainability. This requires establishing relationship of trust with those who will be the most affected by change. Typical assignments, resulting in increased reliability, work efficiency and profitability, have included: Exxon Mobil, Ashland Marathon, Koch Industries, Hercules Chemical, American Cyanamid, Beliot Manufacturing plus other companies in the paper making, food processing, steel, pharmaceutical and automotive sectors. Prior to his current career as a consultant, Dennis spent 20 years in all levels of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing. He has experience is in both human and veterinary products. Held positions in quality control, research, and manufacturing.  His last position was Director of Operations for a mid-western pharmaceutical company.

Bob Doby - Infrared Testing Services Inc., Raleigh, NC (ATM): ITS provides the highest quality thermographic services utilizing the best resolution infrared cameras operated by certified thermographers at competitive prices. For selected Scoreboard assessments TMEII will include a free site thermo survey. The ITS level of personalized service is like having this important predictive maintenance technology right inside your own shop space.

Diego GalarDr. Diego Galar - Spain and Luela, Sweden (ATM): Prof. Diego Galar has a Msc in Telecommunications and a PhD degree in Manufacturing from the University of Saragossa. He has been Professor in several universities, including the University of Saragossa or the European University of Madrid, a researcher in the department of design and manufacturing engineering from the University of Saragossa, a researcher in I3A, Institute for engineering research in Aragon, director of academic innovation and subsequently pro-vice-chancellor. He has also been visiting Professor in the University of Valencia, Polytechnic of Braganza (Portugal), Valley University (Mexico) and NIU (USA). In industry, he has been also technological director and CBM manager. He has authored more than hundred journal and conference papers, books and technical reports in the field of maintenance. Currently, he is working in the Division of Operation and Maintenance in LTU, Luleå University of Technology, where he is coordinating several EU-FP7 projects related to different maintenance aspects and is also involved in the SKF UTC centre located in Lulea focused in SMART bearings.

Ben Gibbs - Gibbs Equipment Management Services (GEMS), Lake Gaston, NC (ATM):  Ben Gibbs is the founder of GEMS and has over 35 years of fleet management experience including direct responsibility for the largest centrally managed highway equipment fleet (NC DOT) management operation in the USA. He has been recognized internationally and all across the USA for his ability to implement practical solution to complex and challenging fleet management improvement opportunities. Ben leads the TMEII outreach to fleet management and maintenance operations.

Trevor Helms - Raleigh, NC and all of England (ATM): Trevor provides facilities design support and engineering document management technology expertise for US and worldwide clients. He also focuses on business development efforts for clients physically located in England and Ireland. He has helped numerous companies with this service over the last 10 years. His international experience is expanding as well as his experience with maintenance storeroom and shop design and cost estimating for modernizing maintenance shops and storerooms.

Dave Hendrickson - Anaheim, CA (ATM): Dave brings expert knowledge for MRO warehouse modernization from a "green field" to a modernization of an existing storeroom site. He also brings expert knowledge about RFID, bar coding, materials handling/storage equipment and warehouse, inventory management systems and the art and science of layout planning. His implementations have generated real return on investments for many large and small organizations within the public and private sectors.

Khaled KamalKhaled Kamal - Sky Tech, Cairo, Egypt (ATM): Khaled is the Owner and Managing Director of Sky Tech- Operation & Maintenance Technology Resource Center. Sky Tech’s mission is to provide industries with the latest in physical asset management solutions, industrial management courses, consulting services, and technology tools to help optimize and efficiently manage their physical assets. Khaled Kamal brings over 20 years of multi-faceted technical and managerial experience in implementing technology consulting, project  management, business process development, structure re-engineering, and optimization, automation engineering and technical  services with knowledge of  business objectives, work-flow and processes for operations, IT projects, engineering, procurements, financial, administration, operation & maintenance materials. Extensive experience with successful implementation of CMMS/EAM during the past 20 years throughout the Middle East.

Godwin Keinka - Lagos, Nigeria (ATM): Godwin is managing director of The International Tennis Academy in Lagos and publishes an international tennis magazine; “Tennis Africa”. As an innovator for tennis in Africa, he has coordinated events such as Serena and Venus Williams’ first joint visit to Africa. “Touching 1000 Lives” is the theme of this historical event and the Williams sisters will adopt an orphanage for sports programs while in Nigeria. Godwin brings many great personal and professional attributes to support TMEII across all of Africa. His business development support will cover both the public and private sectors to include a special area of focus for him and TMEII founder; sports complexes of all types and sizes. His human resource and positive motivation skills will add great value to our consulting services across all of TMEII’s business focus areas.

Paul KleinPaul Klein, BSc., Met. Eng, MBA and Elia Schwartz, Ph.D., ME, PSE Chairman and Chief Technology Officer - Toronto, Canada (ATMs): Paul Klein is the CEO of Predictive Systems Engineering, LTD; Toronto, Canada. Paul takes part in 34 groups of professional associations in different aspects of industrial maintenance. He has been associated with Predictive Systems Engineering for the past 8 years and contributed to its development. Early on in the development of PSE he recognized the essential need for advanced online automated diagnostics and prognostics.

Mr. Klein received a BSc degree, first class in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand and an MBA from the University of South Africa in Pretoria.

Remy Kolb - RMK Maintenance Innovations, LLC., Charlotte, NC (ATM): Remy has over 30 years of practical maintenance, engineering and operations management responsibilities for large operations in both the maintenance and manufacturing fields. He has helped numerous operations achieve success in plant, fleet and facilities maintenance operations. He is currently on contract to assist a major brick manufacturer with their maintenance improvement plan which entails infrared inspections for 15 plants and performing connected horsepower surveys. He has a Level I certificate from Snell Infrared and has performed certified maintenance and overhaul on a wide range of air craft around the world.

Joe LeonardJoel Leonard & SkillTV.net - Chicago, IL & Asheboro, NC (ATM): We are pleased to have Joel Leonard both as a Recommended Resource and as a formal Alliance Team Member. Joel Leonard nicknamed ‘Maintenance Evangelist’, is Chairman of the National Defense Manufacturing Workforce Committee in the US. He also works with SkillTV. A former vice-president of the Association for Facilities Engineering, Joel is taking the lead internationally in identifying, explaining and helping to solve the problem. His creative strategies to build awareness have included holding job fairs specific to the maintenance industry, writing articles, and public speaking from major conventions to high school classes, writing songs, developing an on-line TV network, and now writing books. As a result of his efforts, Joel was appointed to the United States Council on Competitiveness, a national think-tank whose purpose is to work with legislators and the White House to inform policy decisions that lead to effective strategies for economic development. Internationally, corporate and governmental leaders are seeking Joel's advice and he has been interviewed on National Public Radio and CNBC. He works in the trenches to build pipelines of qualified skilled technicians, by consulting with community colleges and workforce development boards Visit SkillTV.net and see how professionals are solving the maintenance skills shortage. Watch videos, listen to podcasts, and read articles that reveal the depth of this crisis ... and what you can do about it.

In order to thrive in the hyper-competitive global marketplace, countries have to upgrade their manufacturing sector and build strong, agile, smart talent pool pipelines. If you haven't already noticed, the maintenance industry is fast losing its most qualified and reliable workers – through retirement and attrition – and is not replacing them as quickly as required to avert a full-on maintenance crisis. Joel Leonard is one of the few people who have made it a personal mission to turn industry recruitment around. His zeal has earned him the nickname ‘maintenance evangelist’, and he plans to make all media outlets his pulpit for improving the image of this shrinking industry. If New Zealand embraces and develops strong, deep skilled maintenance technician talent pools, he strongly believes that will provide New Zealand a competitive advantage. You are invited to contact Joel at Joel@SkillTV.net anytime. And as Joel often says, “It is Better to Prepare and Prevent than to Repair and Repent.”

Ashleigh Lucas, PE - Raleigh, NC (ATM): Ashleigh has over 30 years experience in the design, construction, operations and maintenance of nuclear power generation plants. As VP Nuclear Engineering, he directed the reduction of a very large percentage of contracted design work for four nuclear power plants. Achieved designer of record for all four nuclear power plants and significantly reduced the contract engineering by increasing more qualified internal staff. Ashley was instrumental in reducing cost and creating staff ownership of engineering work provided for the plants via this new way of doing business. He also brings excellent maintenance knowledge and experience along with a wealth of design and operations knowledge to combine with TMEII’s focus upon helping clients achieve reliability and maintenance excellence.

Frank MurphyFrank Murphy, CPMM - Inventory Management Services, Greenville, SC (ATM): is President of IMS and has over 35 years of hands-on, maintenance-intensive experience.  He founded IMS in 1995 to implement Best Practice and common-sense principles of storeroom design and setup, storage fixture selection, and parts consolidating and organizing. IMS provides all the “hands-dirty” services needed to modernize and set up a Lean and Reliable MRO parts storeroom: design, setup, relocation, consolidating and organizing, physical inventory, and bar-code labeling. Frank’s experience includes being a lead mechanic, overhaul crew supervisor, maintenance planner and storeroom manager. He has trained over 1,200 maintenance personnel in 250 companies as a CMMS Trainer, and is a past Director of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO). Additionally, Frank has authored several articles for trade publications, has presented seminars and IMS has exhibited at the Facilities Management and Lean Manufacturing/Maintenance conferences. Inventory Management Services Inc. provides storeroom modernizing services to: Reduce MRO part and tool costs related to parts inventory storage, and tracking, Determine the most effective way to set up and use the available parts storage space, Decide how best to store supplies within that area, Inform how bar code technology can expedite the reorder of parts in a timely manner, Improve efficiency, creates a cleaner, well-organized spare parts storage area, enables rapid part  location, enhances timely reordering of parts, implements greater control over the entire inventory and parts process, and a reduces operating costs and downtime. IMS’s clients include Alcoa, Cognis, ConAgra, Domino Sugar, Fuji Film, General Electric, Gillette, Kraft Foods, Miller Brewing, Pepsi, Proctor & Gamble, US Gypsum, and US Steel and more.

Harikrishnan NairHarikrishnan Muraleedharan Nair - ATM-India:Harikrishnan is an excellent resource for TMEII for helping both large and small organization get maximum value from their current CMMS/EAM systems since he is a Certified professional for MAXIMO asset management V7.1 implementation as well as being Certified as an Oracle application developer (9i). He has excellent experience in software development and deployment, to MAXIMO enterprise asset management projects as an IBM MAXIMO Certified consultant. Harikrishnan has a strong understanding of physical asset management best practices and the various MAXIMO modules like Work orders, PO, Equipments/Assets, Inventory. He has a total work experience of over 16+years in all the phases of SDLC including 6+ years (2009 to 2015) of real time experience in technical as well as functional aspects of design, development, Implementation, Upgrade, Maintenance and Customization of IBM MAXIMO in the capacity of Onsite Project coordinator/domain expert / architect / lead and as functional consultant . He has sound knowledge in a number of CMMS/EAM applications where integration with best practices is essential. He has given corporate training in EAM to SHELL (Oil & Gas) (Netherlands) and Project Management by Capgemini Consultants (India). Harikrishnan has also been involved in design and development of applications in VB, JAVA and ASP for various projects during 1997 April to April 2000. Harikrishnan has traveled to many counties and has trained and consulted successfully for many different cultures while leading his clients toward achieving Class A CMMS/EAM installations.

Roland NewhouseIN MEMORY:Roland Newhouse - Newhouse Associates, Athens, GA (ATM): A long time personal friend, coworker from Tompkins Associates Inc. and one of TMEII’s first Alliance Team Members passed away. Roland Newhouse who lived in Athens, Georgia put up a great battle when diagnosed with cancer of the pancreas and was given only four months to live. But he fought the good fight and passed away October 7, 2013 at home surrounded by his loving wife Kay, son Donald and daughter Andrea. He will sincerely be missed by TMEII and his many friends and relatives.

Andrews Nyantakyi - Kumasi, Ghana (ATM): Andrews, an aspiring entrepreneur, is our very first Alliance Team Member in Ghana. He brings experience in IT technologies and audio-visual productions plus serves as a business developer and researcher for TMEII. He is now a US citizen after graduation from college in the USA and serves proudly now in the US Navy as a medical corpsman.

Brian PetersBrian Peters - Raleigh, NC (ATM): Brian is a Class A superintendent and Regional Director Superintendent for three courses for a company owning a large number of top rated golf courses; Brian is a long time Alliance Team Member who leads our consulting support and TrueWorkShops designed for the Green Industry; turf grass management for sports stadiums, parks and recreation outdoor facilities, landscape construction/maintenance operations and golf course maintenance leadership. He has truly lived the “work smarter not harder” theme by “working even harder” as a golf course superintendent currently for very demanding customers now three courses.  He gained valuable experience at exclusive private courses such as Carolina Country Club, North Ridge Country Club and The Heritage. Brian’s positive continuous improvement leadership style provides positive and PRIDE-in-Maintenance attitudes along with results for our growing list of potential Green Industry clients. Brian is also Co-Founder of Adventurers for Special Needs a registered non-profit organization.

Lee Peters, PE - Project Leader Inc, Indianapolis, IN (ATM): Lee consults in project strategy, quality, performance, risk, and leadership. He delivers experienced change methodologies to create beneficial growth and development. Since 1972, he has had experience with capital projects in eight chemical process facilities; maintenance management in fifteen chemical plants; and research or product development with four corporations. Lee integrates strategic planning, perpetual improvement of critical processes, organizational development, management systems, safe and effective operations, productive teams and profit improvement into project planning, execution and control.

Carla ReedCarla Reed, South Africa (ATM): Carla Reed founded New Creed in 2001. Built upon 25 plus years of global ‘multi-faceted’ consulting and ‘hands on’ experience gained working with a variety of clients in multiple industry sectors across the globe. Over the past 11 years New Creed has provided project management and leadership to client staffed teams in USA, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, Costa Rica, South Africa, West Africa, Europe, and UK. Building on the premise that ‘consensus driven solutions work best’ New Creed has developed a methodology and approach that incorporates client team members in solution definition and implementation. Her experience provides a professional and in-depth experience and expertise across Supply Chain spectrum to include: procurement, supplier evaluation and monitoring, logistics and 3PL providers included, manufacturing, technology transfer programs, storage operations,  global trade and compliance, customer relationship management, reverse logistics, Supply Chain safety and security, technology definition, selection and implementation (WMS, TMS, ERP, CMMS, SRM). Clients included:  Mobil, Marathon Oil, Chevron, SAPPI, Coca Cola, SA Breweries, Volvo, Toyota, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Sony, LG, Texas Instruments, HP, J&J, BMS, GSK, Tyco, Genentech, Merck, Eli Lilly, Pfizer, PBS Biotech, Amgen, Revlon, Estee Lauder, and Weight Watchers.

Tom Rhyne - Rhyne & Associates, Apex, NC (ATM): Tom has had a professional career of 25+ years, began specializing in procurement and materials management for a large manufacturing operation. He expanded his professional skills base by serving in materials management positions involving large scale purchasing, inventory management, warehousing, accounting, special projects and management. Experience includes large and small power plants, electrical and steam plant generation, fleet maintenance operations, university and state government purchasing and warehousing. Tom also has broad CMMS experience beginning at defining functionality needs through successful implementations. He has integrated material identification, nomenclature standards, storeroom best practices and MRO warehousing modernization to generate well documented savings and regulatory compliance of MRO materials in NC’s largest nuclear power plant.

Sergio RossiSergio Rossi - RP4M>, Mansfield, TX (ATM): Sergio founded RPM4M in 2000, after having worked as a plant engineer, a maintenance manager, a corporate reliability manager and a senior engineer in the food, plastics, and aerospace industries. He learned, hands-on, how to implement Continuous Improvement Processes such as TPM, RCM, OBM, and PdM. After experiencing these implementations, he saw the need to simplify, adapt, and improve existing approaches while creating new processes exclusively developed for solving all machine related issues. His vision was to become a complete and single provider of an integrated maintenance, reliability, and performance solution for minimizing reactive maintenance losses in machine-critical manufacturing industries. Finite Element Manufacturing (FEMsm), a process proven to minimize downtime, was the final result of his development efforts.
Sergio holds a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado, several patents, and speaks fluent Spanish. If you would like to contact Sergio directly he can be reached by phone at 817-937-8205 or via email at sergio@rp4m.com.

Elia SchwartzElia Schwartz,Ph.D., ME, and Paul Klein,BSc., Met. Eng, MBA; Toronto, Canada (ATMs): Elia Schwartz is PSE Chairman and Chief Technology officer for Predictive Systems Engineering, LTD. He holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and has taught at different colleges of the prestigious Technion University in Haifa. Israel. Elia has published 15 papers and holds several patents. For the last twenty years he was engaged in Israeli High Tech Industry. He served as a General Manager and Project Leader in Binam Systems, an Israeli industrial control company. He is a cofounder of Predictive Systems Engineering Ltd., and coauthor of PSE’s patents. His research interest involves the signal processing, artificial intelligence, compressor dynamics and real time measurement of rotating and machinery parameters. His industrial and academic activity gives him a unique insight into the relationship between mechanical components in rotating machinery. The last 20 years of R&D and consulting have provided Elia with expertise in the field of smart diagnostics sensors, interpretation of machine health signatures and prognostics of machine remained life cycle. Elia’s specialty is automation of the diagnostics and prognostics of industrial and commercial equipment. He spent the last ten years developing the software and hardware Internet platform for automated remote diagnostics & prognostics monitoring of   equipment, which makes it possible to cost effectively maintain equipment only as required. Elia is the leader of a team of talented and experienced scientists and engineers that works together to convert these ideas into commercial reality.

Doug SmithDoug Smith - Abundant Solutions, Washington, DC (ATM): Supports your need for performance reporting, data analysis and dash boards. Doug is a widely recognized guru and certified Excel MVP. He is the primary creator and co-presenter for one of our newest TrueWorkShops; Operations, Reliability & Maintenance Data Analysis for Engineers (ORMDAE). He is a graduate Nuclear Engineer from Georgia Tech and clearly understands how to "convert your current "sea of data" into real information "you can see and use". Doug is currently supporting the enhancement of existing TMEII benchmarking and productivity tools such as a software version of The ACE Team Process for Estimating Maintenance Work, which is a TMEII exclusive and guiding the development of new software tools for release in late 2009. Like many other Alliance Team members, Doug Smith has been a long-time good friend and has supported the evolution of TMEII since day one. And his company; Abundant Solutions is a highly recommended technical resources for all types of organizations.

Thomas StuenkelThomas Stuenkel - Bratislava, Slovakia & Panama City, Republic of Panama (ATM): Thomas brings outstanding knowledge to support our Effective Shutdown, Turnaround, Outage Management (STO) session with over 20 years of work experience in commissioning and start-up in different industries.

He works as a commissioning engineer and commissioning manager in water treatment plants, polypropylene plants, propane dehydrogenation plants, sulfuric acid plants, coal fired power stations and solar-grade silicon production facilities.

Thomas has as well extensive knowledge in document management; in material management, in project management and many different control systems.

As an Alliance Team Member, Thomas provides you with an excellent commissioning & start-up training, at the place of your choice, worldwide. His business as The Commissioning Coach and his company Commissioning Coaching Consulting, Inc. brings great practical experience to this new course for TMEII. Thomas holds a degree in industrial electronics from the University of Applied Science in Eisleben, Germany.

Joao Cid ToresJoão Cid Tôrres - Portugal, (ATM): João Cid Tôrres has over 28 years experience in maintenance of power plants (Conventional Power plants on HFO and Coal, Diesel Engines, Combined Cycle Power Plants on NG) in Portugal and Macao-China; having started as mechanical engineer (turbines and boilers) since 1999 developed his activity as Maintenance Manager; with good knowledge on Maintenance Management, CMMS (SAP and Maximo), and Outsourcing (Maintenance Contracts).

João Cid Tôrres tem mais de 28 anos de experiencia em manutenção de Centrais Térmicas (Convencionais  FUEL-ÓLEO E A CARVÃO, Motores Diesel, Ciclo Combinado a GN) em Portugal e em Macau- China; tendi iniciado a sua actividade como engnheiro mecânico (de turbinas e de caldeiras) desde 1999 desenvolveu a sua actividade como Chefe de departamento de Manutenção; com bons conhecimentos de gestão da Manutenção, CMMS (SAP e Máximo) e de subcontratação (Contratos de Manutenção).

Brahim ToubiBrahim Toubi - Algiers, Algeria and Calgary, Canada (ATM): Mr. Toubi joins The Maintenance Excellence Institute (TMEII) as Senior Oil and Gas Director for consulting and training services. He has had extensive experience in Oil and Gas Industries: Operations leadership roles include serving as overall site leader, Production Superintendent, HSE Advisor, well testing, rigless operations, construction/project supervisor, commissioning and start-up of production facilities, as well as having very successful logistics and procurement experience. He has had excellent performance in public and administration relationships and organizing Production Training Courses.

As a TMEII Alliance Team Member, he brings 37 years of experience in the oil and gas industry in Algeria and others countries, working for major international companies such as SONATRACH (Algeria), TOTAL, REPSOL, and for Dietsmann for Ocelot Energy. He has managed and led large oil and gas plants with good communication and persuasion skills including an LPG operation in Algeria with multi-ethnic employees (company & contractors) from various nationalities. 

He managed the GTFT plant/facilities (Algerian Association: Sonatrach /Total & Repsol) with a high level production of Natural Gas, LPG and Condensate with important Gas production wells and an array of pipelines. He led the HSE MS implementation and development, was leader of Emergency Management System, and responsible for production targets. He served as a member of the corporate executive committee.

His direct Logistics and Supply Chain Manager experience was for an LPG Plant providing preparation and follow-up of services contracts, procurement of spare parts and consumables, negotiation with suppliers, and managing all means for transportation.

As a Hydrocarbons Production Engineer and HND, he graduated from the Algerian Petroleum Institute. He has also completed an extensive number of technical professional development courses in the USA, France, Japan, and Great Britain. He speaks three languages fluently; English, Arabic and French.