The Leadership Connection  

Episode 7: David Hurst

Doug Plucknette | Contributing Host, RELIABILITY CONNECT

The Leadership Connection Episode 7 with David Hurst

Welcome to Episode 7 of The Leadership Connection! On today’s episode…

The Leadership Connection Host, Doug Plucknette, interviews reliability leader David Hurst in Episode 7 of this series. David specializes in developing and updating the reliability maintenance program for the $12B+ assets across the complex  as a Branch Manager at National Aerospace Solutions.

More about David Hurst…

David Hurst is the Branch Manager for the Asset Health Assurance Branch with National Aerospace Solutions at Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC), Arnold AFB, TN. The Asset Health Assurance Branch is responsible for developing and updating the reliability and maintenance program for the $12B+ assets across the complex. The AHA branch performs reliability engineering, item management and data analysis; metric development and trending; and reliability modeling for assets ranging from 82K hp motors to 50K gpm pumps to the 161kv electrical distribution system for the base.

David is a Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP) and has 37 years’ experience at AEDC in maintenance and reliability. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University. He is heavily involved with the Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP) serving as an officer in the local Middle Tennessee Chapter.

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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.