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Dave Potter

David Potter, GenesisSolution

Dave Potter is a Senior Reliability Engineer for GenesisSolutions. A graduate of the USN Nuclear Power School and Prototype, Dave served on USS Nimitz as a Reactor Mechanic. After finishing his tenure with the Navy, he began a 30 year career that has included working in almost every position related to Maintenance. Beginning as a nuclear outage maintenance crew supervisor, he was selected to help develop one of the first planning and scheduling departments implemented at a commercial nuclear power plant. Following that, he wrote nuclear operations and maintenance procedures, managed outage planning / scheduling, and developed
regulatory compliance strategies for nuclear maintenance departments all over the US. Dave was introduced to Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) in 1994 when he joined a small team tasked to perform the first implementation of 10 CFR 50.65, known as the Maintenance Rule, at a commercial nuclear power plant. For the next 20 years, he progressed as a Reliability Engineer in the utility, automotive, steel, facilities, aerospace, pharmaceutical, and general manufacturing verticals. His interest in maintenance excellence led to his certification as CMRP, CPMM, Six Sigma Green Belt, and LEED-AP. Finally, in 2012, Dave achieved a long time goal of becoming one of less than a hundred Aladon-licensed RCM2 Practitioners globally. Dave has since trained and certified many RCM2 Facilitators, Reliability Engineers, Maintenance Technicians, and Maintenance Management personnel in RCM2 methodology. Based in Indianapolis, Dave enjoys fishing for the World’s Largest Catfish, cooking way too much food for family gatherings, and thinking about maybe going on a vacation one of these days that does not involve using Hilton points and Delta miles.


Ron_Leonard_8561smRon Leonard, CMRP, PE

Ron Leonard is a Principal Consultant with Life Cycle Engineering (LCE), specializing in maintenance and reliability technology management. A registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Tennessee and Certified Reliability and Maintenance Professional (CMRP), Ron holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and an MBA from the University of Tennessee. He has over 34 years of experience in the chemical processing industry, holding a variety of roles as Service/Maintenance Engineer in Research and Development, Project Engineer, Supervisor, A/QC Manager and Chief Inspector and, more recently, Reliability Lead for the Worldwide Maintenance Network. He also specializes in change management as a Prosci® Authorized Training Provider Certified Instructor and practitioner. Ron’s change management instruction and consultation experience spans the medical appliance, health care, finance, pharmaceutical, food and mining industries.

Serving the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for over 40 years, Ron achieved the position of “Fellow” in 2004. He is currently Chairman of ASME’s Post Construction Standards Committee and a member of the Board on Pressure Technology Codes and Standards. Ron is an active member of the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) where he has served as the Director for the Body of Knowledge (BoK) Directorate, guiding Best Practices, Benchmarking and M&R Knowledge Committees. In addition, Ron is an executive board member for SMRP, representing Life Cycle Engineering.


MarkhamMatt Markham, Meridium

Matt is a consultant with firsthand experience in heavy industrial plant maintenance and reliability engineering. In his current role with Meridium, he helps clients create and realize value through careful application of asset management work processes. Before joining Meridium, Matt spent several years in the Portland Cement industry. Matt holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri (Rolla) and an MBA from Virginia Tech. He is a Certified Lubrication Specialist (CLS) certified vibration analyst and active in the Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers as well as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.


RameshRamesh Gulati, AEDC

Ramesh Gulati is Asset Management and Reliability Planning Manager with Aerospace Testing Alliance at Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC), Arnold AFB, TN. In this position, he provides cost effective maintenance/reliability strategies and supports implementation of long term reliability improvement initiatives for DoD’s $ 12+ B Aerospace Test facility. He also supports Corporate –Jacobs’ facilities as Asset Management / Reliability SME.

Ramesh is a Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP), Certified Reliability Leader (CRL), and Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE). He holds BSME, MSIE and a MBA (Owen @ Vanderbilt). He is an author/co-author of recently released books “Maintenance & Reliability Best Practices” 2nd ed. (2013), Maintenance & Reliability” Best Practices Workbook (2014), and “Professional’s Guide to Maintenance & Reliability Terminology” (2010). He wrote “Standards based Approaches to the Asset Management Process”, a key chapter in the new Asset Management Handbook (2014).

He is very active in professional societies and has authored many papers in maintenance, productivity, reliability and application of standards. He had served as an advisory board member of Reliability & Maintenance Center (RMC) @ UT-Knoxville and a member of Industrial Cluster at TSU/Nashville. He is an active member of US TAG (Technical Advisory Group) PC251 /ASTM /ANSI – Asset Management Standard 55000 and TAG 56 Sustainability (ASQ) committee.


RonMooreRev60-1Ron Moore, The RM Group, Inc.

Ron Moore is the Managing Partner of The RM Group, Inc., Knoxville, TN. and  consults with manufacturing and industrial companies in North and South America, Europe, Australia, Asia, South Africa, & the Middle East.

Ron is the author of :

  • Making Common Sense Common Practice: Models for Operational Excellence, now in its 4th edition;
  • What Tool? When? A Management Guide for Selecting the Right Improvement Tools, now in its 2nd edition;
  • Business Fables & Foibles;
  • Our Transplant Journey: A Caregivers Story;
  • And over 50 journal articles.
  • His latest book, Where Do We Start Our Improvement Program? is scheduled for release in September, 2014.
  • Prior to starting The RM Group, Ron served for five years as President of CSI, then the market leader in industrial instruments and software for equipment condition monitoring
  • Ron also served for eight years as chairman of the Industry Advisory Board at the University of Dayton’s Center for Competitive Change
  • He holds a BSME, MSME, MBA, PE, and CMRP