Walt Sanford: About the Author
President, Pinnacle

Walt Sanford

As president, Walt Sanford oversees the growth of Pinnacle’s offerings to the Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) market and the development, oversight and growth of all company products and services in process, manufacturing, power and facilities industries. With over 20 years of experience in RCM, system reliability improvement and management, technical work process improvement, asset management technologies, operations, maintenance management and software development, he developed the most widely used Reliability Centered Maintenance methodology and software within the Oil & Gas and Petrochemical industries. He has also managed numerous full-scale RCM implementation projects for Fortune 500 companies. Walt received his BS in Physics with a minor in mathematics from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania.

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Published Articles

January/February 2016 Inspectioneering Journal

Equipment integrity and reliability programs are essential for refinery and chemical facility operators. The processes of the programs are developed to ensure safety, optimize component life cycles, and promote smooth and economical operations.

November/December 2015 Inspectioneering Journal

Maximizing return on investment of physical assets, while at the same time operating safely and in an environmentally responsible manner is now more critical than ever for organizations within the heavy process industries.

Authors: Walt Sanford
March/April 2015 Inspectioneering Journal

Today, many managers are finding that they can address the reliability of all types of assets by combining RBI and Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) processes together into one comprehensive reliability management process.

Authors: Walt Sanford

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