The Leadership Connection  

Episode 27: Thomas Boehm

Doug Plucknette | Contributing Host, RELIABILITY CONNECT


Welcome to Episode 27 of The Leadership Connection! On today’s episode…

The Leadership Connection Host, Doug Plucknette, interviews reliability leader Thomas Boehm in Episode 27 of this series. Thom H. Boehm is a knitting machine technician at Stanfield’s Ltd., a textile mill in rural Nova Scotia, Canada.

More about Thom…

He has worked at Stanfield’s for the last 20 years, and before that was an English teacher in Japan. At Stanfield’s, although down in old textile lingo as a knitter/fixer, he does whatever needs to be done to keep the room functioning as well as possible, and this includes repairing and maintaining a host of different styles of circular knitting machines.

In the future he hopes to write a book  about the textile mill where he works and his experiences that he has had there. The last few years he has realized that he has a passion for writing, and has been working on honing his skill as a writer in preparation for some day tackling a book.

Thom’s top accomplishments in life include a family that he loves, a house and yard with plants and trees that he enjoys watching grow, and a house full of animals that keep everyone feeling loved and occupied on dark and dreary days.

If you would like to get in contact with him, you can connect with him via LinkedIn or drop him a line at

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.