Q: As a rotating equipment reliability engineer what was your focus and how have you applied that experience to helping Kennametal’s customers?
Ben Goodly: As a reliability engineer, I was very focused on improving my refinery’s MTBR (Mean Time Between Repairs) numbers. There is typically a bad actor list. The goal is to get your pumps off the bad actor list. Our customers want to go 48-64 months before they need to even touch a pump. I understand that need and I can help our customers apply the technology to make the improvements necessary to achieve that goal