Living Asset Management Maturity

Since 2015, the authors have discussed and debated Asset Management Maturity. Between them, the authors have more than 200 years’ experience in Asset Management and in business management across a range of industries including manufacturing, energy, transportation and mining. The strong practical basis of this book reflects the business and organisational experiences of the authors and case studies from around the world are used to illustrate the concepts within.

About the Authors

John Harwick

John Harwick

With extensive Executive Management and Board experience and a background over the past 30 years in asset management within the electricity and transport industries. A passionate leader of organisational improvement in asset and operational risk management, and has implemented world class asset management strategies implementing effective asset management strategies and systems to manage risk and provide value for customers and communities.

John is co-author of Living Asset Management.

John has a desire to make a difference and explore new ways of solving wicked problems. John is the past Chair of multiple not for profit organisations the World Partners in Asset Management, Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management and the Asset Management Council.

Michael Killeen

Michael Killeen

Michael’s formal engineering and asset management qualifications are supported by over 25 years of experience in asset management, procurement, supply chain and ICT gained in a range of leading blue chip companies and top tier consulting organisations.

In addition to his experience in leading large interdisciplinary teams, Michael has been responsible for asset bases of over $2.5 billion and has successfully lead the delivery of multiple high-profile enterprise wide projects in industries ranging from manufacturing and mining to commercial aviation and rail. This extensive industry experience includes roles as the Project Director on the biggest commercial aircraft repair ever undertaken and major enterprise asset management system implementations. Michael has also been involved in the development of a range of asset management models and assessment tools through his involvement in the Asset
Management Council of Australia.

João R B Lafraia, MSc, MBA, CFAM

João R B Lafraia, MSc, MBA, CFAM

JOÃO RICARDO B. LAFRAIA is MSc by the Cranfi eld Institute of Techonology, in England. MBA by the Pontificia Catholic University/State of Paraná. He taught in the graduation and post graduation about Quality Assurance, Reliability and Organization in the Federal University of Paraná and FGV Rio. He is author and co-author of the books of Reliability Handbook, Mantenability and Availability and Strategic Management and Reliability, Creating the Habit of the Excellence. Author of several articles and lectures about Excellence in Management of Reliability and Health, Environment and Security.

Lafraia has acted as General-Manager in 5 Refineries around Brazil. He also headed the Operational Excellence Department for all refineries at Petrobras Headquarters in Rio de Janeiro. Executive Director for the FCCSA Chemical Company. He served as board member for 4 chemical companies. At present moment, he has the position of General-Manager in the Exploration and Production Santos Basin Business Unit and Chairman of the Deliberative Council of ABRAMAN.

Martin Kerr

Martin Kerr

Martin commenced his career as a Fitter Machinist before moving into robotics, automation and maintenance. It was during this time (early 1990’s) when Martin had his first Asset Management assignment to change the way maintenance was approached at a manufacturing company. (Although at the time he didn’t realise it was ‘Asset Management’)

Years later Martin formed a software company where he wrote a FMEA/ FMECA application to support RCM and MRA. Martin spent the next decade delivering major change projects (ERP/EAM/OCM) around the world including India, United Kingdom, Europe, South America and Malaysia.

Through Martin’s involvement in the Asset Management Council and AMBoK Team he was selected to represent council members on the TC251 (ISO55000) technical committee. Martin is also the Technical Manager for the WPiAM CAMA exam. In 2015 Martin formed Structured Change where he continues his passion for change leadership in asset Management.

Peter Kohler, B.E. (Mech), CFAM

Peter Kohler, B.E. (Mech), CFAM

Peter has a keen appreciation for the strategic function provided by the discipline of asset management. This is supported by a strong understanding of the supporting financial and technical standards and toolsets used to deliver asset management. 

Peter is a mechanical engineer who spent 26 years in the Royal Australian Navy. During that time, he championed the discipline of asset management. In conjunction with three other people, Peter campaigned for the establishment of the Asset Management Council, which was achieved in 2005. He became the AM Council’s first AMBoK Commissioner and with the AMBoK Team, established the foundational models used by the AM Council.

Peter was involved with ISO TC251 Asset Management (the ISO committee that developed ISO 55000 Asset Management suite of standards) and is a current member of IEC TC 56 Dependability (the committee that develops many of the standards that support the application of asset management).

He founded an asset management consultancy in 1996 (Capability Partners) that continues to this day. In 2014, he co- founded The Asset Management College, with the aim of providing asset management learning and education.

Sally Nugent

Sally Nugent

In a career spanning over four decades, Sally Nugent has wide experience in initiating and building teams and organisations to deliver outcomes to key stakeholders.

Her key skills in achieving these outcomes include team building, financial management, stakeholder management, strategic planning and risk management. She has a passion to ‘make a difference’ and to support organisations to prosper and to deliver value. Her core values include accountability, tolerance, teamwork and integrity. She is a qualified Materials Engineer with extensive experience in corrosion and extrusion research with Comalco. She helped establish the Corrosion Prevention Centre during the 1990s, the Asset Management Council Ltd during 2000s, and the global Certification program “Certified Asset Management Practitioner”.

What our readers say

This book is a must read for people who are curious about the next stages of Asset Management growth, and those who just want to enrich their knowledge of Asset Management subjects.

Deryk Anderson

I would recommend this book to anyone who is trying to identify how to further enhance the value that asset management provides.

Dr.-Ing. Achim Krüger

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