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Episode 14: Rick Baldrige

Doug Plucknette | Contributing Host, RELIABILITY CONNECT

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Welcome to Episode 14 of The Leadership Connection! On today’s episode…

The Leadership Connection Host, Doug Plucknette, interviews reliability leader Rick Baldridge in Episode 14 of this series. Rick Baldridge, CMRP, CAMA is the Corporate Reliability Excellence Leader and has 41 years of experience working within Cargill. Experience in plant operations management, project management, information technology, procurement management, reliability excellence and maintenance management.

More about Rick…

Rick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science and an associate degree in business and psychology from North Dakota State University.  In his current role, he is responsible for owning and leading the reliability excellence primary value stream. Rick is an active member and Past-Chairperson for Board of Directors of the Society of Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP) and also twice the Certification Organization (SMRPCO). Rick also served as Secretary, Treasurer and Vice Chair for both organizations. Rick currently sits on the board as the Vice-Chair of SMRP and participant for the SMRP Government Relations Committee.  Rick was also the 2006 Annual Conference Chairperson for SMRP. Rick is a member and holds CAMA professional certification through WPiAM. He is a member of the Board of Advisors for the University of Tennessee RMC, member of ICML and advisor, ASNT, ASQ and the Vibration Institute. Rick holds ASNT-TC 1A certifications in Vibration, Thermography, Oil Analysis, MLT, AE, UT, VT, PT, ET, and MT.

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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.