Chris has over 15 years of field experience in both the production and the mechanical maintenance areas. He has been a mechanical maintenance supervisor, operations front line leader, process engineer, and field technical sales & service engineer ; roles that support the goal of reliable and predictable manufacturing.
Chris earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta and has worked in the paper industry, and the oil and natural gas production industry. He has run production and process improvement trials, devised and implemented down hole and pipeline corrosion inhibition programs, oil and natural gas production specialty chemical programs and paper machine wet end specialty chemical programs. He has been involved in the design and implementation of operator basic care rounds, roll out of maintenance work systems, precision maintenance programs, and the day to day running of crews of mechanics and operators on lean budgets.
Chris is a Lead Instructor in Reliable Manufacturing and has worked for Baker Hughes, Nalco, Domtar and International Paper. His extensive operations background gives him insight into what makes operators tick and how to motivate them to change.