Robert (Bob) J. Latino
Robert Latino is currently a Principal at Prelical Solutions, LLC, along with his brother Ken Latino. Bob was a Founder and CEO of Reliability Center, Inc. (RCI), until it was acquired in 2019. RCI is a 50-year-old Reliability Consulting firm specializing in improving Equipment, Process and Human Reliability. Mr. Latino received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Robert J. Latino has been facilitating RCA’s with his clientele around the world for over 37 years and has taught over 10,000 students in the PROACT® Methodology. Mr. Latino is author or co-author of seven (7) books related to RCA, Human Error Reduction and/or Reliability.
Mr. Latino has applied his RCA methodology to the field of Terrorism and Counter Terrorism via a published paper entitled “The Application of PROACT RCA to Terrorism/Counter Terrorism Related Events” (Muresa, Gheorghe., The Application of PROACT RCA to Terrorism/Counter Terrorism Related Events, in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, Kantor, P., Roberts, F., Wang, F., Merkle, R., Zend, D., and Hsinchun, C., Springer, Atlanta, 2005, 579-589.
Mr. Latino is an internationally recognized author, trainer, software developer, lecturer, and practitioner of best practices in the field of Reliability Engineering with a specialty in Root Cause Analysis.
Contact Bob directly at +1 (804) 458-0645 or via Prelical Solutions, LLC.
Bob writes articles for The RCA article series. The topics include all things root cause analysis. He comes from a background that engrained a holistic view of Reliability Engineering. This involved equipment, process and human Reliability.
Bob has also authored or co-authored a few books. The PROACT® Root Cause Analysis: Quick Reference Guide (2020), Root Cause Analysis: Improving Performance for Bottom-Line Results (2019), and Patient Safety: The PROACT® Root Cause Analysis Approach.
Tim interviews Bob Latino in a Dare to Know episode where they discuss the difference between safety and reliability, zero metrics, and RCA. First published January 31, 2020.
Bob’s author archive lists contributions of articles and episodes.