Are you a thought leader?

Plant Services has introduced a new series of Q&A podcasts featuring industry experts, organizational heads and other thought leaders. Conducted by yours truly, the podcast series will cover a range of topics, including plant operations, recruiting new talent, new technologies and much more.

Our first interviewee was Rick Baldridge, Chair of SMRP. Rick, who is also the Corporate Reliability Excellence Process Leader at Cargill Incorporated, answered a number of though-provoking questions, including:

  • What commercial trends are steering the maintenance function?
  • Which legislative moves is SMRP watching in 2011?
  • What can organizations do to recruit new talent for maintenance and reliability?
  • What fraction of the plant budget should the maintenance function represent?

Listen to the podcast

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