The Leadership Connection  

Episode 2: George Parada

Doug Plucknette | Contributing Host, RELIABILITY CONNECT

Welcome to Episode 2 of The Leadership Connection! On today’s episode…

The Leadership Connection Host, Doug Plucknette, interviews reliability leader George Parada in Episode 2 of this series. George has spent his career working in the food and beverage industry and is currently the Global Asset Management & Ops Readiness Manager at Facebook.

More about George Parada…

George is a reliability leader who discovered his passion in this realm when he wanted to discover a better way to improve overall operations as a young production supervisor. Since then he has spent a large portion of his career working for a few large food and beverage organizations where he has driven fundamental improvement in foundational reliability practices through connecting people and processes. From implementing CMMS systems to developing technical training programs for new engineers to working with senior leaders in developing reliability strategy, George loves working with people and leading strategic change. George is currently responsible for leading the global asset management programs for data center operations for a large tech company. Outside of work, George loves trekking around the world with his wife Daysi and is a San Francisco Bay Area sports fanatic.

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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.