Practical Solutions to Improve Maintenance Performance – Led by Paul Casto, Gray Matter Systems

This course focuses on the purpose of maintenance and performance improvement strategies to break out of the current status quo. Techniques to tap into the knowledge of your craft workers and technicians, organizational issues, gap analysis and closure plans, culture change, and development of key work processes critical for effective maintenance are discussed. Methods to break the cycle of repeating the same mistakes over and over again will provide the student with new insight on improvement possibilities. Approaches to integrating operations, maintenance, reliability and engineering to deliver a reliability focus operations and maintenance program will guide the students to a new paradigm in performance improvement. The course contains real-life applications which provide the basis to improve the future of your maintenance organization.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluating maintenanceperformance
  • Recognize where to focus and what todo
  • Identifying and using key performancemetrics
  • The effective maintenanceteam
  • The basics ofplanning
  • The basics ofscheduling
  • Focusing on culture change and leveraging theworkforce
  • Integrating maintenance, reliability andengineering
  • Developing a vision, mission and strategy formaintenance

Who should attend

The course is designed for all levels and departments of the organization that are interested in improving overall performance such as; maintenance and operation leaders, reliability and maintenance engineers, maintenance and operations team leaders, area managers, planners, technicians and craft

workers wanting to improve the status quo of today’s workplace.

Paul Casto’s Bio

Paul Casto is the Intelligent Assets Practice Leader at Gray Matter Systems with a focus on Asset Performance Management (APM). He is a leading practitioner in reliability and maintenance(R&M) improvement methodologies and has hands-on experiencein reliability, maintenance, operations and engineering in the chemical, steel, aluminum, automotive, oil and gas, aerospace, consumer goods and construction industries. His current areas of focus include: value creation through Asset Performance Management (APM), the development of asset health models, the applicationof

advanced reliability and maintenance tools/strategies, data analytics, prognostics, machine learning, business case development and risk analysis, and R&M leadership.

Paul holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from West Virginia University, a Master’s degree in Engineering Management from Marshall University Graduate College,an MBA from Clemson University and a Masters in Maintenance Management and Reliability Engineering from the Monash University. He has done PhD work in Industrial Engineering (ABD) at the University of Tennessee. Paul holds ASQ certification in Reliability Engineering, Quality Engineering and as a Six Sigma Black Belt. He has a certificate in Strategic Decision and Risk Management from Stanford University and is pursuing an Asset Management Professional Certification (AMPC) from Humber College/PEMAC. Paul is a SMRP Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) and serves on the SMRP board as the Director of SMRP’s Body of Knowledge. He has served on the University of Tennessee’s Maintenance and Reliability Center Board of Advisors, the SMRPCO Advisory Council, Chair of the SMRP Best Practices Committee, the SMRP Education Committee and the API-691 Risk Based Management for Machinery subcommittee. He is an active member of ASQ andIEEE.