Ricky Smith Photo

Ricky Smith

Senior Reliability Advisor,

Ricky has over 30 years in maintenance as a maintenance manager, maintenance supervisor, maintenance engineer, maintenance training specialist, maintenance consultant and is a well known published author. Ricky has worked with maintenance organizations in hundreds of facilities world wide in developing reliability, maintenance and technical training strategies. Ricky was the chief facility investigating officer for Walter Reed Medical Center while stationed at the Pentagon in 2006. His investigation was reported to Congress by the Vice Chief of Staff of the US Army. Ricky is the co-author of “Rules of Thumb for Maintenance and Reliability Engineers”, “Lean Maintenance” and “Planning and Scheduling Made Simple”, “Maintenance and Reliability Metrics/KPIs 101”, and his latest “Lubrication Made Simple” and his latest book “Implementing FRACAS, Failure Reporting, Analysis and Corrective Action Systems”. Ricky also writes for different magazines during the past 20 years on technical, reliability and maintenance subjects and is currently a frequent writer for Uptime Magazine (US) and Maintenance Journal in the Pacific Rim.