Stephen Thomas: About the Author
Change Management Subject Matter Expert, PK Companies

Stephen Thomas

Steve Thomas has more than 45 years of experience working in the petrochemical industry. During this time, through personal involvement at all levels of the maintenance and reliability work process, he has gained vast experience in all phases of the business. Currently, Steve is working as a change management consultant and trainer and has presented his material in the US, Canada, South America and Europe. Steve holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University and M.S. degrees in both Systems Engineering and Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania. This diverse background has enabled him to add significant value to the many projects on which he has worked.

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Published Articles

July/August 2020 Inspectioneering Journal

The utilization of digital tools, such as the one outlined in this article, will go a long way in assuring that work will proceed in a timely manner, based on accurate information and with involvement of connected and knowledgeable personnel.

Authors: Stephen Thomas
July/August 2019 Inspectioneering Journal

Major maintenance events require proper planning, scheduling, and execution to achieve a successful outcome. An outage assessment process can deliver an effort that is safe, on budget, on schedule, and ensures long term plant equipment reliability.

Authors: Stephen Thomas
March/April 2019 Inspectioneering Journal

Creating a proper work scope and developing and executing an effective work plan are essential for a successful turnaround. However, behind the scenes exists the glue that pulls the entire effort together: logistics.

Authors: Stephen Thomas
November/December 2018 Inspectioneering Journal

An effective outage requires an efficient work effort, driven by a detailed work scope. Of all the different roles and efforts involved in these major events, Inspection plays a significant role in ensuring an outage’s success.

Authors: Stephen Thomas
July/August 2018 Inspectioneering Journal

Advancements in technology offer organizations huge opportunities for improvement. However, adoption of new tools can change the way an organization functions. If not properly managed, these changes can lead to wasted time and money and ultimately, failed initiatives.

Authors: Stephen Thomas

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