Veterans CONNECTED  

Episode 22: Clark Smith

Eric Bevevino | Contributing Host, Veterans Connected

Welcome to Episode 22 of The VETERANS CONNECTED!

Welcome to VETERANS CONNECTED Season Two! Maintenance and reliability expert and military Veteran Eric Bevevino interviews Veteran’s Connected first Vietnam Veteran, Clark Smith. In this episode, Clark and Eric chat about their 20-year friendship and Clark’s journey from the Army to maintenance and reliability. Clark recalls moments in the military that introduced him to the maintenance and reliability industry as well as life lessons he’s collected along the way.

More about Clark…

Clark Smith has fourteen years experience in SRV Testing.
His specialties include : Airframe and Powerplants License

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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.