Veterans CONNECTED  

Episode 8: Dennis Elford

Eric Bevevino | Contributing Host, Veterans Connected

Welcome to Episode 8 of The VETERANS CONNECTED! On today’s episode…

Welcome to VETERANS CONNECTED maintenance and reliability expert and military Veteran Eric Bevevino interviews military Veteran Dennis Elford. Dennis retired from the US Army as a Master Sergeant (E-8) after 21 years of service. In his last position he served as the Battalion Motor Sergeant for the 561st CSB at Ft Campbell KY. 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 Dennis..

Dennis is a veteran whose knowledge of Automotive and Logistics combined with forward thinking leadership has been instrumental in enabling him to provide solutions to all functional areas for the Automotive Departments in the company he has been employed with over the last 22 years. He currently serves as the Director of Automotive and Maintenance in a large Transportation Delivery Company based in Atlanta, GA.

His understanding of Automotive Operations has positioned him well as a respected leader capable of presenting verifiable strategic expertise to the company and employees he works with. His experience has involved in developing and implementing processes and procedures that improve performance, reliability and productivity within the company.

Dennis retired from the US Army as a Master Sergeant (E-8) after 21 years of service. In his last position he served as the Battalion Motor Sergeant for the 561st CSB at Ft Campbell KY.  He is an outdoors enthusiast spending time running, hiking and kayaking when not working.

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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.