Ricky Smith

Reliability Solutions Advisor
People and Processes, Inc.

RICKY SMITH CMRP CRL is a ReliabilitySolutions Advisor at People and Processes, Inc. Ricky Smith has over 30 yearsin maintenance as a maintenance manager, maintenance supervisor, maintenanceengineer, maintenance training specialist, maintenance consultant and is awell-known published author. Ricky has worked with maintenance organizations inhundreds of facilities, industrial plants, etc., worldwide in developingreliability, maintenance and technical training strategies. Prior to joiningPeople and Processes, Ricky worked as a professional maintenance employee forExxon Company USA, Alumax Mt Holly (this plant was rated the best in the worldfor over 18 years), Kendall Company, Hercules Chemical, and Newmont Miningproviding the foundation for his reliability and maintenance experience.  Ricky is the co-author of “Rules of Thumb forMaintenance and Reliability Engineers”, “Lean Maintenance” and “IndustrialRepair, Best Maintenance Repair Practices”, “Planning and Scheduling MadeSimple”, “Maintenance and Reliability Metrics/KPIs 101”, and his latest“Lubrication Made Simple”, “Implementing FRACAS, Failure Reporting, Analysisand Corrective Action Systems”. Ricky also writes for numerous magazines duringthe past 20 years on reliability and maintenance subjects and is currently afrequent writer for Uptime Magazine (US) and Maintenance Journal in the PacificRim. Ricky is the past Chairman of SMRP Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical SIG and isthe current Chairman of the newly formed SMRP Mining Special Interest Group. Rickyholds certification as Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional(CMRP) and Certified Maintenance and Reliability Technician (CMRT) from theSociety for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals, Certified ReliabilityLeader from the Association of Maintenance Professionals (CRL) as well as aCertified Plant Maintenance Manager (CPMM) from the Association of Facilities Engineering.