Veterans CONNECTED  

Episode 15: Chris Pepin

Eric Bevevino | Contributing Host, Veterans Connected

Welcome to Episode 15 of The VETERANS CONNECTED! On today’s episode…

Welcome to VETERANS CONNECTED maintenance and reliability expert and military Veteran Eric Bevevino interviews military advocate Chris Pepin. Chris is the founder of Progressive Reliability, a manufacturing talent & consulting firm.. Tune in as they exchange their experiences and discuss the transition from the military to industry, and the paths and resources that led them to where they are today…

More about Chris..

Prior to ProReli, he served as the Founder & Managing Partner at Magnanimous Consulting, where he built & stabilized teams for mid to late stage venture backed data & analytics software copmanies. Chris initially acquired his passion for talent & consulting as the Lead business developer for The HCI Group, a healthcare company he helped place as #3 on the INC5000 list of fastest growing companies in the U.S.

Chris graduated from Florida State University in 2004 with a BS in Business Administration, with a focus on Entrepreneurship. He serves as a College of Business mentor at his alma mater, and also mentors youth through his involvement in Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Progressive Reliability is a proud supporter of K9s for Warriors and Operation New Uniform.

We hope you enjoy this episode!

Notify of

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

About the Author

Eric Bevevino Contributing Host, Veterans Connected

Eric Bevevino has spent his entire 27 year career in the business of heavy duty maintenance and reliability.  Born and raised in northwestern Pennsylvania, Eric is a graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering.  Honoring his ROTC scholarship commitment to the US Navy, Eric spent four years on active duty as a Navy Surface Warfare Officer with a Diving and Salvage specialty.  Following his stint on active duty, Eric entered the private sector by taking a position with Castrol Industrial.  This five years with Castrol was followed by eight years with Chevron Lubricants.  Looking to gain more perspective while using his solid foundation in maintenance from the Navy, Eric left Chevron to join a small reliability consulting firm in Connecticut.  Over the next five years he focused on preventive maintenance, predictive maintenance, reliability centered maintenance and best practices in asset management.  This ultimately led him to his current position at Valvoline as the Senior Director of Channel Partner & Heavy Duty Sales, officed out of Valvoline World Headquarters in Lexington, KY.   In the 31 years after graduating from college, Eric has set foot in almost every type of commercial and industrial operation in over 10 countries around the world.  Eric is a married father of two, a retired Navy Reserve Commander, a Certified Lubrication Specialist, a Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional, and a Certified Reliability Leader.