Biographies

Jose Maria Gurria

Jose Maria Gurria (Txema) is currently the “Global O&M Digital Implementation Leader” where he works Aligning the fastest moving and revolutionary GE Digital capabilities  and tools to O&M customer needs and problems. He translates business goals to requirements and participates in solution design and validation projects while taking care of proper implementation, adoption and value tracking at the end user level.

He previously holded the “Reliability Based Maintenance Program Manager”: In this role he’s responsible for driving the Maintenance strategy, best practices, standardization, PMO, predictive maintenance and technology adoption, KPIs and asset management roadmap across 31 CCGT Power Plants.

He started his career on Power Generation 15 years ago as an Operator with SIEMENS, then quickly moved to the Maintenance function and grow from Mechanical technician to Supervisor, Maintenance Planner then he jumped from the field to a global position within GE PGS O&M as responsible for the CMMS implementation and maintenance standardization.

GE O&M has a fleet of +40 Power plants around the world with +1000 workers.

He has travelled the world helping the sites to launch their maintenance & reliability programs facilitating the journey from reactive to proactive.

He holds a Ms. Degree in Reliability, Maintenance and Risk, and an Associate Degree in Industrial maintenance; he’s a Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional by SMRP and an IAM Member. He’s an avid technical reader continuous learner, who never rejects the opportunity to attend conferences, discussions, webinars, and learning and certification events.

He lives in the North of Spain with his wife Lorena and his two daughter Zoe and Laia.

 

Blair Frasier

Maintenance and Reliability leader and business innovator with over 15 years of asset management strategy development and hands on implementation experience in the power generation, pulp & paper, manufacturing, mining, pharmaceutical and oil refining industries.

 

Shon Isenhour 

Shon specializes in Adult Education, Business Process Management, Strategic Planning, Organizational Change Management, Leadership, Asset Management and Reliability Engineering and has lead improvement initiatives for industries such as pharmaceuticals, metals, petrochemical, paper, and power generation, among others. Shon has been asked to speak at numerous professional conferences on these topics in the US as well as Europe, South America, Africa, and the Middle East.

Shon is an engineering graduate of North Carolina State University and has become an expert in the implementation of holistic reliability solutions using tools such as Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and Root Cause Analysis (RCA), as well as Six Sigma and Lean to drive significant bottom line results.

Shon is a Past Chairman of the National Board and past Director of Education for the Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals and is a past committee vice chairman in the area of benchmarking. Shon also serves on the boards of other global asset management and Training and Development organizations such as GFMAM, ATD, and WPiAM. Shon is a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP), and has been certified by Prosci and Colorado State University as a Change Management Professional.

 

For a full job history including skills and recommendation please see my LinkedIn page at http://www.linkedin.com/in/shonisenhour

Douglas Bowker

Douglas Bowker is a senior Reliability Engineer with BASF Corporation’s Seneca Plant in South Carolina where he is the Reliability Group Leader. He was a member of the BASF Centre of Excellence for Reliability Engineers in North America, and currently serve on the Reliability Technical Rules Committee. He is also an active member of BASF’s North American 4.0 Predictive Maintenance Team. Douglas has been in Maintenance and Reliability for over 15 years and holds a Master’s degree from East Tennessee State University. His wife Lickey has been the love of his life for 37 years and they live on a small ranch in Anderson South Carolina where they raise Katahdin sheep and Anatolian Shepherds. They have 4 beautiful children and 3 energetic grandsons.

Tim Goshert

Timothy Goshert has 38 plus years of experience working in processing industries. He has extensive experience in plant operations management, project engineering, construction management, and maintenance & reliability management. Tim holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and earned his Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP) designation from the Society of Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP) in 2001. In 2012, Tim retired from Cargill, Inc., one of the world’s largest food and agricultural processing companies with over 1,200 processing facilities and 139,000 employees globally. During his tenure with Cargill, Tim was involved in and led their reliability improvement processes for 20 years. In his Worldwide Reliability and Maintenance Manager role, Tim was responsible for the company’s reliability and maintenance initiatives and served as chairman of the company’s Reliability & Maintenance Steering Committee. The steering committee members educated Cargill’s business units in the company’s reliability and maintenance vision, strategies, and tactics. Tim joined Allied Reliability Group in 2012 as Principal. In this role, he is responsible for strategic customer account satisfaction and business development in the various industry verticals that Allied serves. Tim is an active member of SMRP and has served on its Board of Directors for many years. He also served as SMRP Chairman (2008) and SMRPCO Chairman (2005). Tim has represented SMRP on the establishment of Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management (GFMAM) and has served on the executive committee for 5 years as Vice Chair and Treasurer.

Dr. James Neale, PhD, CMRP

James is a Mechanical Engineer and CMRP with 19 years experience in a range of industrial applications form power electronics, food processing, pulp and paper, industrial energy efficiency and customized energy systems management solutions. The Waikato Energy Research Centre specializes in working closely with industry to deliver real tangible benefits in form of reduced energy costs, increased plant capacity and improved plant reliability. James’ work covers the full spectrum of opportunity identification, problem solving and high level research right through to project implementation and staff training.

James has been using airborne and structure borne ultrasound for over 10 years, working with multiple plant owners and operators over that time to establish and enhance condition based maintenance programmes. James has a PhD in computational aero-acoustics and is a happily married father of 6 children.

Joe Anderson, CMRP

Joe has over 20 years experience in maintenance and management excellence in various industries and plants throughout the United States. He has published many articles and lectured throughout the United States in these areas. He is a CMRP, CRL, CARO, MLT2, MLA1, LSSGB, IAM-55k, and was recognized as one of the top 50 leaders in the country by the United States Congress, being awarded the National Leadership Award.

Joe is currently the Associate Director of Asset Management at B. Braun Medical. He can be contacted at joeanderson@ymail.com with any questions or comments.