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Episode 12: Perry Steele

Doug Plucknette | Contributing Host, RELIABILITY CONNECT

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Welcome to Episode 12 of The Leadership Connection! On today’s episode…

The Leadership Connection Host, Doug Plucknette, interviews reliability leader Perry Steele in Episode 12 of this series. Perry Steele is a maintenance & reliability leader that has extensive experience in large, industrial manufacturing facilities.  He has a passion for helping teams Deliver Certainty to their customers in these organizations.

More about Perry Steele…

He is currently a Reliability Leader for a large mining and fertilizer manufacturing company.  He provides technical expertise and leadership to implement asset integrity programs and reliability improvements across the North America Business, including Canada. Perry has been recognized for excellence in Reliability Centered Design for improvements to the Capital Project Management Process in his company.  He also led the development of the first formal asset strategies used throughout the business, saving the company over $1M per year in sustainable savings for just one strategy alone. He enjoys helping operations, maintenance and reliability professionals in his company with reliability training, professional career development, asset integrity programs, RCM and Criticality Analysis, Root Cause Analysis and Defect Elimination, PM Optimization, PSM Programs, Precision Maintenance and Lubrication, Asset Risk Management and more.

Perry has also held leadership positions in maintenance, operations and project engineering in his current company as well as in multiple utility power generation facilities over the course of his career.

Perry holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida and has multiple reliability certifications. In his spare time, he enjoys running, skiing, spending time with his family and traveling to see the world.

We hope you enjoy this episode!

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Doug Plucknette Contributing Host, RELIABILITY CONNECT

Doug Plucknette has been in the Field of Asset Management, Maintenance and Reliability for 38 years. In 1999 he founded Reliability Solutions Inc. As the founder of RCM Blitz™ and author of the book Reliability Centered Maintenance using RCM Blitz™, he has provided reliability training and consulting services to numerous companies around the world, large and small, including such Fortune 500 companies as Cargill, Whirlpool, Honda, Kraft-Heinz, Schlumberger, Corning, Invista, and Newmont Mining.
Doug has made key contributions to standard reliability measures for manufacturing, and reliability training programs worldwide. He has trained numerous client RCM Facilitators and performed RCM analyses on hundreds of pieces of manufacturing equipment.
Prior to his work as a consultant, Doug worked 19 years at Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, NY in positions as a skilled tradesperson, lead person, Maintenance Supervisor, and Reliability Engineer.
Recognized as an Industry Expert, Doug has published over 50 articles, written two books, has been a featured speaker at dozens of conferences and Key Note Speaker for two Global Reliability Conferences.