The Leadership Connection  

Episode 25: Shami Mudunkotuwa

Doug Plucknette | Contributing Host, RELIABILITY CONNECT

 

Welcome to Episode 25 of The Leadership Connection! On today’s episode…

The Leadership Connection Host, Doug Plucknette, interviews reliability leader Shami Mudunkotuwa in Episode 25 of this series. Shami is is a product of the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Moratuwa (UoM), Sri Lanka and a Chartered Engineer currently working for Ceylon Electricity Board.

Eng. Shami Mudunkotuwa is a product of the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Moratuwa (UoM), Sri Lanka and a Chartered Engineer currently working for Ceylon Electricity Board.  He carries a great exposure, experience and special interest in Infrared Thermography (IRT) Techniques for Predictive Maintenance and Building Services alike. To date, he is the most experienced Level III Certified Infrared Thermographer (as per American Society of Non-Destructive Testing – ASNT) produced by Sri Lanka.

With his Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering (UoM), he is currently serving as a contributing member in the four member steering committee appointed by the National Centre for Non Destructive Testing, Atomic Energy Board, Sri Lanka for the purpose of the establishment of the first ever training course on Infrared Thermography in Sri Lanka.

Having ties and closely collaborated with many foreign professionals and institutions on the subject, with a vision, he is currently investigating the possibility in unlocking and expanding the industry potential for IRT applications in Sri Lanka to gain the maximum benefit to the national industries through the best use of IRT. His other areas of interest, expertise and enthusiasm lies in Establishment of Effective Preventive, Predictive Maintenance Programs for Excellence (RCM), Instrumentation & Control, Coal Handling Equipment and Process Maintenance.

We hope you enjoy this episode!

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About the Author

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.