Software by and for Maintenance Professionals
Anthony M. (MAC) Smith, PE. Consulting Engineer — Anthony M. Smith is a senior consultant to government and industry, and is involved in a wide variety of consulting projects in the energy, aerospace, and industrial sectors.
During the past 25 years, he has made pioneering contributions to the introduction of the Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM) methodology in optimizing preventive maintenance programs at power generating plants and various production processing facilities. He has more than 52 years of technical and management experience, including 24 years with General Electric. The author of more than 50 technical papers, Mr. Smith is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and a past chair of its System Effectiveness and Safety Technical Committee. He is past General Chairman of the Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium, and is a registered Professional Engineer in California. He resides in San Jose, California.
Jack R. Nicholas, Jr., P.E., CMRP, BS (Mar Eng), MBA, CAPT USNR (Ret) — Currently Sole Proprietor – Since 2007 – Concentrated on editing and writing professional texts, presentation of training courses and workshops based on content of co-authored/edited books (See list in full bio.) and selected consulting opportunities.
Nick Jize, Consulting Engineer — Mr. Jize has a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering with over 25 years of engineering experience. During the past 15 years, he has worked directly in the field of maintenance and facilities management. He has performed numerous Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) analyses and has applied the findings into successful optimized maintenance solutions.
Mr. Jize is also a leader in the development of RCM software solutions that have greatly reduced the time it takes to complete an analysis. His strong combination of experience in mechanical engineering, RCM, software development, and predictive maintenance has resulted in significant reliability improvements while drastically reducing costs for his clients.
Nick is co-founder of JMS Software.
Sam Klontz, Consulting Engineer — Sam comes to us with a diverse reliability background. After graduating from the University of Dayton with a Manufacturing Engineering Technology degree, he worked for Toyota Engineering and Manufacturing North America. During the early years of their RCM program development, Sam was a key player in applying the process across all of North America. He worked primarily in the facilities group, performing RCM analyses on equipment, including WWPT, compressors, chillers, cooling towers, and HVAC. He later worked for the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati, where he began learning the classical RCM process directly from Anthoy M (Mac) Smith. Participating in several studies alongside Granite Reliability founder and JMS facilitator Tim Allen. Sam further honed his skill and passion for facilitating and training the classical RCM process. His goals are to see RCM successfully implemented across many industries and assist companies as they progress.
Joseph Saba, Consulting Engineer — Mr. Saba has worked in the maintenance area for over 25 years, and has over 8 years of direct experience in maintenance optimization and the application of reliability centered maintenance (RCM).