New Employee Spotlight: Mr. Mark Jackson
Mark Jackson began his professional career working at the University of Northern Iowa's utility power plant, progressing from boiler operator to Assistant Chief Operator (Shift Supervisor) for steam and electrical generation. Mark then moved to the food & beverage industry, working with Pillsbury at the Green Giant Company as a frozen foods shift supervisor and maintenance / metrology engineer where he taught ammonia refrigeration.
Mark worked in the personal health care industry as a manufacturing engineer (both production line and facility projects), implementing and managing MaintainIT. Following that position he spent the next 7 years as the Manager of Facilities, Maintenance and Engineering for a specialty ingredients company, implementing and managing Datastream MP2 (now Infor EAM) along with the maintenance staff and was the Project Manager for all engineering related projects (including production line installs, facilities build outs and remodels). Mark served a short stint as an Operations Manager for a Nutraceutical firm manufacturing effervescent tablets before moving into the Life Sciences / Pharmaceuticals industry where he administered Maximo and led the maintenance planning and metrology departments. Mark served as the Project Manager for multiple Maximo projects, facility remodels, production line and lab upgrades and installations. Mark had been consulting Maximo for the past 3 years independently before joining GenesisSolutions.
Mark holds an Art Degree from Hawkeye Community College and studied engineering at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. Mark also holds a PMI Project Manager Certification, is an IBM Maximo Asset Management Certified Consultant and is a Certified Plant Engineer. Mark has a tremendous amount of experience in the life cycle of facilities and asset management with a proven ability to lead and motivate teams to maximize productivity. His significant strengths include strategic planning, identifying and managing risk, and leading efforts to achieve company objectives through effective organizational and resource management. Mark possesses a history of being an innovative problem-solver; maximizing human and material resources through motivational leadership and a proven ability to produce quality outcomes in a difficult business climate.
Webinar: Asset Management Master Planning
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 – 10:00am – 11:00am CDT
Following our five part article series on a DMAIC approach to Asset Management Master Planning: The Evolution of Maintenance Master Planning, Mike Greenholtz & Quinton GoForth, in conjunction with ABS Consulting, will be hosting a 1-hour webinar to discuss this topic on Wednesday, July 18, 2012.
Subsequent to our introduction of Maintenance Master Planning to many of our GenesisSolutions customers, we have modified the master planning process to include a DMAIC approach, which is a Six Sigma quality management tool, thus evolving Maintenance Master Planning to a more comprehensive Asset Management Master Planning process.
In this webinar, Mike & Quinton will describe the updated process in detail to provide the audience with a greater understanding of how this method can bring value to organizations. Mike & Quinton will convey how we “Define” asset management maturity, “Measure” and assess the current state of asset management, “Analyze” the assessment to develop a master plan, “Improve” asset management through master plan implementation, and finally “Control” and sustain the performance improvement.
A full description of the session content, complete with online registration capabilities, is available via the following link.
EAM & Reliability Strategy Seminar
GenesisSolutions is hosting complimentary seminars on Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and Reliability Strategy during the fall of 2012. These educational seminars focus on developing a progressive, multiphase Asset Management Master Plan to leverage an organizations CMMS to support & sustain Reliability Excellence.
Upcoming EAM Seminars – August & September 2012
- Stavanger, Norway – August 27th / 28th
- Beaumont, Texas – September 5th
- Research Triangle Park (Durham), North Carolina – September 18th
- Iselin, New Jersey – September 20th
We hope you can join us for these interactive and dynamic events. Come discover the attributes for “Defining your Asset Management Master Plan“.
To register immediately, please send a request to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (203) 431-0281
ABS Consulting Training Courses
Reliability & Operational Excellence
ABS Consulting Training Services delivers public and onsite courses as well as customized courses for your organization's specific needs. Attendees receive high-quality training designed to implement programs using proven techniques in the areas of safety, security, risk, reliability, quality and the environment. Each year ABS Consulting's educational programs help thousands of professionals both in the U.S. and internationally.
After attending a course, attendees are able to immediately implement practices and put the information learned into action. Course attendees are able to take the knowledge gained beyond the classroom into everyday work situations.
Upcoming Reliability & Operational Courses:
- Reliability & Operational Excellence
- August 21 & 22, 2012 – Knoxville, Tennessee
- Reliability & Operational Excellence with What Tool? And When?
- August 21 – 23, 2012 – Knoxville, Tennessee
Upcoming Industry Events
- Mountain West Maximo User Group (MWMUG)
- 2012 Annual Meeting
- August 5-7, 2012
- Park City, Utah
- Conference Website
GenesisSolutions, a sponsor of this event, will be attending and presenting during our Sponsor Spotlight slot. Topics will include our IBM Maximo Authorized Partner and Reseller agreement, along with our Asset Reliability and Maximo consulting services. GenesisSolutions has provided Maximo implementation, upgrade, integration and KPI reporting services for over 13 years.
- SMRP Houston MaRS 2012
- Maintenance & Reliability Symposium
- August 22-25, 2012
- Galveston, Texas
- Symposium Website
ABS Consulting & GenesisSolutions (an ABS Group Company) will be attending and exhibiting in Booth #201.
Randy Montgomery, Director, Reliability & Maintenance Management Services at ABS Consulting, will be serving on the Mechanical Integrity Panel on August 24 at 8:30am.
ABS Consulting & GenesisSolutions personnel will be available to discuss our Safety, Risk, Integrity & Performance Solutions as well as our EAM, CMMS & Asset Reliability service offerings and expertise.