Operational Efficiency

Getting the most out of assets is an imperative at plants. Optimizing performance of equipment during processing and minimizing downtime are crucial. This panel discussion will look at practical ways sites can improve their operational efficiency and improve their bottom line.


   Bernie Price
   Polaris Veritas Inc.

Bernie Price is the CEO of Polaris Veritas Inc. a Houston based consulting group and an active field consultant. In a 45 year career he has demonstrated an ability to help client plants to substantially improve Reliability, Operating Accuracy and Improve Overall Plant Efficiency. Recently he has developed a simple methodology that allows clients to "Substantially Improve their Operational Accuracy"- (the source of more than 45% of all defects typically found in plants.) A Mechanical Engineer, Bernie holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wales, has authored and presented numerous papers on Reliability, Safety and Operational Accuracy world wide. His client list includes Cabot, Koch, Carus, Monsanto, Champion Technologies and FMC.
   Renard Klubnik
   Applications Engineer

Renard Klubnik has been an Application Engineer at Wilcoxon Research for five years, and has over 30 years of experience and expertise in the sound and vibration field. Mr. Klubnik was an applications engineer for several industry leading firms, like Bruel & Kjaer, CSI and MB Dynamics. His professional experience also includes work as a reliability engineer and years as an independent consultant on advanced noise and vibration analysis techniques. He has contributed to the noise and vibration community as co-founder of the Northern Ohio Chapter of the Vibration Institute, and was its chairman for the first two years.


Meggitt Sensing Systems is the maker of Wilcoxon Research vibration sensors for industrial
condition monitoring applications. Wilcoxon Research sensors are essential to reliability centered maintenance programs that save money, reduce downtime, and improve safety in plants worldwide. Meggitt Sensing Systems makes condition monitoring products for novice users through certified analysts, and for simplified condition based maintenance through advanced critical asset protection.