Veterans CONNECTED  

Episode 20: Michael Perkins

Eric Bevevino | Contributing Host, Veterans Connected

Welcome to Episode 20 of The VETERANS CONNECTED!

Welcome to VETERANS CONNECTED! Maintenance and reliability expert and military Veteran Eric Bevevino interviews Army veteran Michael Perkins. Michael is a senior reliability professional currently, working with clients mainly in the oil and gas industry. He works with clients to determine what their master equipment list is, etc. Michael was a Tactical Mission Leader for the US Army. 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 Michael..

Mike is an innovative and influential business leader with global experience developing a strategic vision and implementing initiatives to deliver production targets and quality objectives through proper maintenance and reliability programs. He is recognized for identifying gaps in training, processes, and tools while providing creative solutions to increase performance. He provides expertise, leadership, and training on structure problem solving techniques to include breakdown analysis, Lean, Six Sigma and other root cause analysis tools. His areas of expertise include: RCM, MRO, predictive maintenance, precision maintenance, Lean , six sigma, continuous improvement, project management, Industry 4.0, change management and industrial safety.

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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.