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The Road Trip to Industry 4.0

Rick Wheeler | Vice President of Professional Services, Life Cycle Engineering
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Rick Wheeler Vice President of Professional Services, Life Cycle Engineering

Rick Wheeler is the Vice President of Professional Services with Life Cycle Engineering (LCE). He has a broad range of experience in the pharmaceutical, chemical, and nuclear industries. A proven change agent with expertise in maintenance, engineering, construction, and production, Rick has been extremely successful in leading improvement initiatives resulting in significant process improvements and substantial cost savings.

Rick is responsible for developing the LCE staff and ensuring the quality of the services delivered by the LCE team. He works closely with the Sr VP in the development of LCE’s Industry 4.0 capabilities and services that leverage LCE’s thought leadership in asset management based on the ISO 55000 body of knowledge.

Rick is a member of USTAG 251, which is responsible for the update and improvement of the ISO 55000 standards and was the SMRP representative on the 8-person GFMAM P-20 work team updating the Maintenance Framework document. Rick partners with the business development team to diagnose client opportunities and develop the optimal solution. He also provides guidance and support for the asset management reliability engineering community of practice.

Prior to joining LCE, Rick managed engineering, maintenance, and automation for Elanco, a division of Eli Lilly and Company. He also held a variety of roles with Pfizer where he served as Reliability Engineer, Maintenance Manager, and later the Director of Engineering and Maintenance.

Rick is a Six Sigma Green Belt and graduate of Kennedy Western University. He is also a Certified Reliability Leader (CRL) and is certified in Prosci’s Change Management methodology.