Maintenance Mavericks Podcast
A podcast for people who want to learn more about all things maintenance and reliability. UpKeep Founder and CEO, Ryan Chan, meets with an expert from the maintenance community to take a deep-dive into topics that can help elevate our entire industry.
Initially called the Masterminds in Maintenance, then The Maintenance Community Podcast, now, as of October 2021, Maintenance Mavericks Podcast.
MM S5:E08 Jim Fleming
MM S5:E07 Joey Cantrell
Over the past couple of years, COVID has been a big catalyst for supply chain issues—product shortages, working remotely, all the COVID shutdowns. How has the shop floor changed over the last three years amidst all of this unprecedented change? In this week’s episode, we have Joey Cantrell, General Manager of Operations at Constellium, on the show to share his insights on this topic. Listen now!
MM S5:E06 Luke Clark
The nature of work has changed drastically over the last three years, but how are those changes materializing in asset-intensive industries? The next generation of workers will be instrumental in shaping the future of work in maintenance, reliability, and operations as they embark on their careers, but what exactly will that look like? In this week’s episode, we have Luke Clark, Reliability Consultant at Allied Reliability, on the show to share his insights on this topic. Listen now!
MM S5:E05 Sunny Han
Over the past several years, decades even, we have seen countless exciting advancements in technology across asset-intensive industries. While exciting, these changes have raised questions about how the future will look for maintenance, operations, and reliability teams within these industries. Will we see even bigger sweeps of innovation? Will the jobs of manufacturing professionals change? On this week’s episode of Maintenance Mavericks, UpKeep Founder and CEO Ryan Chan is joined by Sunny Han, Founder and CEO of Fulcrum, to discuss what the next 5 to 30 years might look like for our industries. Tune in and listen today!
MM S5:E04 Andrew Black
Innovation can often be a mysterious thing. How do we go about bringing widespread innovation to our teams, organizations, and even entire industries? Who is responsible for innovating? How do we change people’s minds who may be resistant to new ideas? Andrew Black is the Director of Innovation at the Port of Halifax and the Executive Director of the Port’s innovation lab, the PIER. Join Andrew and Ryan for a revealing conversation about how to democratize innovation in asset-intensive industries and learn how you too can take part in creating waves of change.
MM S5:E03 Ramesh Gulati
There’s been an ongoing discussion in our industry about the weight that formal education, hands-on experience, and, more recently, certifications carry in developing one’s career. Is a formal degree necessary or can you learn everything you need to know on the job? How important are industry certifications in building your resume? Ramesh Gulati is back on the show to share his thoughts on how to navigate the different paths to building a career in maintenance and reliability. Listen today!
MM S5:E02 Bennett Fitch
In this week’s episode, we have Bennett Fitch, Chief Strategy Officer at Noria Corporation, joining Ryan LIVE at the 2022 Reliable Plant Conference. We’ll explore Bennett’s extensive experience in lubrication and oil analysis to uncover practical tips and tricks for improving lubrication practices in your own organization. Tune in today!
MM S5:E01 Ramesh Gulati
Every major industry relies on semiconductors, including automobile makers and the defense industry. This resource is so vital to our economy and society, yet it’s taking a long time to pass a bill to alleviate the shortage. Now, American semiconductor giants are warning lawmakers that they may relocate overseas if they continue to be unsupported. Ramesh Gulati, the Reliability Sherpa, is back on the show to share his thoughts on this situation and the impact this will have on our industry now and in the future. Listen today!
MM S4:E030 Rhys Davies
Multi-capital value reporting frameworks give Asset Managers an opportunity to align their discipline and thinking with wider sustainability and ESG factors. This is to deliver true sustainability over and above solely net-zero thinking.
In this episode of the Maintenance Mavericks Podcast, we have Rhys Davies on the show. Rhys is a Global Consulting Leader for Asset Management & Operations at Atkins. And, he is also the Chair of the ISO Committee that develops the ISO 55000 standards for asset management.
Rhys shares his passion for helping organizations better understand what “value” means for Asset Managers and their stakeholders. And, more importantly, what it means for the decisions they make in investing in the support of their asset base.
Tune in today!
MM S4:E029 Ramesh Gulati
There is a lot of talk about sustainability. Many organizations are taking action to reduce their carbon footprint and are advocating for electrification to replace technologies that use fossil fuels. What kind of impact will this make on maintenance and reliability?
In this week’s episode, we have Ramesh Gulati back on the show to share his insights and recommendations. Listen today!
MM S4:E028 Nigel D’Souza
Anyone working in an asset-intensive organization will know the importance of planning and prioritizing. In fact, without a robust planning and prioritization process, then creating a robust maintenance budget would be impossible.
In this week’s episode, we have Nigel D’Souza, Manager of Facilities Services at a District School Board in Central Ontario, to share his expertise on this topic! Tune in today.
MM S4:E027 Sanya Mathura, James Reyes-Picknell, and Ramesh Gulati
Sanya Mathura, James Reyes-Picknell, and Ramesh Gulati
Huge announcement… WE WROTE A BOOK!
In this episode of the Maintenance Mavericks Podcast, Ryan speaks to contributors, Sanya Mathura, James Reyes-Pickell, and Ramesh Gulati.
Back in 2021, UpKeep brought maintenance, reliability, and operations teams together in a new approach called Asset Operations Management. Now, we’ve written a book on the topic of Asset Operations, and why it is critical for the future of our industry!
This book would not have been possible without contributions from the UpKeep team, our customers, the community, and also our Subject Matter Experts! And, we are excited to welcome some of the SMEs who have contributed to the book on today’s episode!
All proceeds from this book are donated to fund educational opportunities for members of UpKeep’s The Maintenance Community to help up-level members’ careers and their industries as a whole.
For more information, and to purchase a copy of the book, please visit www.upkeep.com/asset-operations-book.
MM S4:E026 Angela Borella
In this special episode of the Maintenance Mavericks Podcast, we have the Data Analyst and Program Manager Assistant at Wearcheck USA, Angela Borella, on the show!
Angela started her career in maintenance and reliability as a technician in 1995 and has since then specialized in oil analysis and lubrication, assisting many organizations to reach a world-class lubrication design. Hear what Angela has to say about whether or not certifications or hands-on experience matters more in a maintenance and reliability role and learn about her journey throughout her career as a woman in the field.
Women in Maintenance is a special series hosted by Caitlyn Young-Gilbert, UpKeep’s Maintenance Community Founder. Caitlyn meets with a female leader in the maintenance industry to discuss their career journeys and share best practices to help other women within the maintenance industry thrive!
MM S4:E025 Ramesh Gulati
Right now, there is a soaring demand for warehouses and distribution centers. We’re seeing all over the news how there are little to no spaces available. Why is this happening? And, how does this affect our industry now and in the future?
Amid this Warehouse Space Race, American companies are beginning to take steps to make their warehouses more energy efficient. Why is this happening now? Should this take precedence over finding a solution to get more space?
We have Ramesh Gulati, the Reliability Sherpa, back on the show! And, he is ready to share his thoughts on the subject. Listen today!