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Strategic Maintenance

Strategic Maintenance

About Strategic Maintenance

The purpose of Strategic Maintenance is to provide reliability training and consulting platform based on the principles of reliability centered maintenance for industry and manufacturing. Their mission is to teach the principles of strategic reliability to manufacturing and industry to bring about an encompassing interdependent organizational view of how an organization should view its physical assets, human assets, fiscal assets, and departmental inter-dependencies. They strive to will equip manufacturing and industrial leaders with the knowledge and tools necessary to ensure their success.

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Principal Practitioner Profile

Jay Shellogg
Jay Shellogg

Owner and Founder

Years of Experience: 16+

Notable Facts: Jay Shellogg owner and founder of Strategic Maintenance is a civil engineer registered in the State of Arkansas as a Professional Engineer with four years consulting engineering experience. In addition to his consulting experience, he has 16 years of experience in the pulp and paper industries, working at one of the largest uncoated freesheet mills in North America. His work for the first five years in pulp and paper was as a senior environmental engineer and his last 11 years were in maintenance as a senior maintenance engineer and then as the reliability maintenance superintendent. Jay led a project for budgeting and implementation of a RCM2 based reliability solution at his mill. The implementation of reliability solutions has been a key focus for him ever since.

Jay has spent the last 11 years leading, coaching, and mentoring teams of new reliability leaders so they can understand the principles of reliability and how those principles are used to develop a strategic asset management plan. Jay has led multifaceted team members from staff engineers, supervisors, superintendents, mechanic, electricians, operators, and many other skill sets during this process. In leading these teams, the focus was not simply to extract information or solve a unique problem, but rather to impart the knowledge and passion to drive each of these individuals to embrace a new paradigm of reliability and become leaders themselves. Through the use of modern culture change management techniques, Jay has been successful at transforming organizations that were thought unchangeable.