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Ricky Smith, CMRP, CPMM

Reliability Solutions Advisor,
People and Processes

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, industrial plants, etc, world wide in developing reliability, maintenance and technical training strategies. Prior to joining People and Processes in 2015, Ricky was the investigating officer for Secretary of Defense Gates during the Walter Reed Medical Center scandal. Ricky worked as a professional maintenance professional for the US Army (Iraq-2003 to 2004), Pentagon (2007=2008) Exxon Company USA, Alumax (this plant was rated the best in the world for over 18 years), Kendall Company, and Hercules Chemical providing the foundation for his reliability and maintenance experience. Ricky is the co-author of Rules of Thumb for Maintenance and Reliability Engineers, Lean Maintenance and Industrial Repair, Best Maintenance Repair Practices, Planning and Scheduling Made Simple, Maintenance and Reliability Metrics/KPIs 101, and his latest Lubrication Made Simple. He is currently completing his latest book Implementing FRACAS, Failure Reporting, Analysis and Corrective Action Systems.