Ricky Smith has over 30 years of experience in maintenance as a manager, training specialist, and consultant. Today he is a Senior Reliability Advisor for GPAllied. Ricky has worked with maintenance organizations in hundreds of facilities and industrial plants worldwide to develop reliability, maintenance, and technical training strategies.
Prior to joining GPAllied’s sister company Allied Reliability in 2008, Ricky worked as a professional maintenance employee for Exxon Company USA, Alumax (one of three plants certified with World Class Maintenance status in the world), Kendall Company, and Hercules Chemical, providing the foundation for his reliability and maintenance experience. His last assignment in maintenance management was as a US Army Reserve Maintenance Company Commander in Iraq.
In addition to authoring several books, Ricky has also written for numerous trade magazines over the past 20 years on technical, reliability, and maintenance subjects and is a frequent speaker and presenter at industry conferences and trade shows.
From a missing pipe hanger three floors down to steam traps past their prime, these stories show how steam system problems can originate inside the boiler room or far beyond it. Read more in February issue.