In engineering and maintenance since 1974, Mike’s career extends across original equipment manufacturing, beverage processing and packaging, steel fabrication, chemical processing and manufacturing, quality management, project management, enterprise asset management, plant and equipment maintenance, and maintenance training. His specialty is helping companies build highly effective operational risk management processes, develop enterprise asset management systems for ultra-high reliable assets, and instil the precision maintenance skills needed for world class equipment reliability.
He is a reputed author of numerous online technical white papers and training materials that are widely sought after by maintenance professionals. He has written extensively on topics related to industrial maintenance management, plant and equipment reliability, and life cycle asset management systems and processes. Including authoring two books and developing the UPTIME training series for chemical and process plants available through Feed Forward Publications. His first book, Plant and Equipment Wellness, was published by Engineers Australia Books. His second book, Industrial and Manufacturing Wellness, was published by Industrial Press.
He is a consultant and trainer in Life Cycle Asset Management, Maintenance Management, Work Management Systems, and operating asset reliability improvement. He held lecturing positions at Curtin University (Western Australia) in Quality Management Systems and Manufacturing Management Systems. As a maintenance manager, Mike successfully initiated and built EAM and maintenance systems, and introduced operations to reliability and maintenance techniques focused on maximizing equipment uptime, including vibration analysis, lubricant analysis, thermography, equipment criticality analysis, root cause failure analysis, and performance monitoring. He is a qualified mechanical tradesman and an approved internal quality system auditor. His professional qualifications include B Eng (Hons), MBA, and Chartered Professional Engineer.
Mike contributes articles in three series for Accendo Reliability:
This Plant Maintenance articles series relates to doing maintenance and care on operating plant and equipment. It includes coverage of maintenance engineering issues, and topics on the maintenance of process plant operating assets and industrial equipment.
Many of Mike’s Plant Maintenance articles are provided with the permission of Feed Forward Publications.
This Maintenance Management article series introduces and discusses maintenance management strategies, systems and processes for optimizing plant and equipment maintenance, maximizing equipment uptime, and for minimizing operating costs.
The purpose of this Maintenance Management series is to provide reputed, useful content that improves an operation’s and organisation’s maintenance effectiveness.
This Life Cycle Asset Management article series introduces and discusses life cycle asset management strategies, systems and processes for optimizing operating asset economics, reliability, performance, and return on investment.
Life Cycle Asset Management, Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), Engineering Asset Management, and Physical Asset Management (and their linguistic variations) are considered to be synonymous names. Life Cycle Asset Management is used to title this series, as it has the correct connotation of what is intended when the applicable strategies are adopted by organisations.
‘ISO 55001 Asset Management – Management systems – Requirements’ is an international standard for certification of life cycle asset management systems and posts about the ISO 55000 asset management suite of documents are included in this series.
The purpose of this Life Cycle Asset Management series is to provide reputed, useful content that brings value and improves asset performance when used in operations and organisations.
Mike’s author archive lists contributions of articles and episodes.