PROFESSIONAL HISTORY ABSTRACT
Predictive Maintenance Services, Inc.
8060 Talaria Terrace
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009
B.S.M.E. (with honors), Lawrence Technological University, 1968 M.S.M.E., University of Michigan, 1971 Vibration Analyst: Category IV, Vibration Institute
Prior to forming Predictive Maintenance Services Inc. in 1986, Tom worked as a project engineer, maintenance engineer, senior rotating equipment engineer, sales manager, consulting engineer, training instructor, consulting engineering manager and training manager for various industrial corporations.
He has extensive experience in developing and operating Predictive Maintenance (PDM) programs on rotating machinery in many industries. Some of these are:
Services provided to these industries include:
He has also used his professional experience as a training instructor and training manager to conduct courses on:
Basic Vibration Analysis
Vibration Signature Analysis
Advanced Vibration Analysis
training has been provided to clients through "mentor" programs, where
classroom training is combined with on-the-job training over an extended period
Executive Vice-President (National Organization)
Board of Directors (National Organization).
National Distinguished Service Award.
Past Chairman, Certification Committee.
Program Committee Member, Annual Meeting (multiple years).
Various positions on the board of directors of the New Orleans, Chicago, and West Michigan local chapters.
American National Standards Institute/ISO
S2.92 Committee on “Qualification & Certification of Condition Monitoring & Diagnostics Personnel”
Board of Registration for Professional Engineers (inactive)
Published technical articles include:
Dynamics of a Vertical Pump.
Shaft Position Measurements Reveal the Cause of Turbine Failure.
Reverse Indicator Alignment Calculations . . .
Re-excitation of Turbine First Balance Resonance by Gearbox Oil Whirl.
Application of "Expert" Software to Vibration Analysis.
Evaluation of the Financial Payback of a Vibration Program ...
Spectrum Display Basics: From "Average" to "Zoom".
Predictive Maintenance Using Vibration Analysis in a Large Stamping Press Room.
Machinery Signature Analysis.
Critical Speed Analysis of Machine Spindles.
Practical Method to Eliminate Running Speed Resonance Problems.
On-Site Oil Analysis: A New Tool for the Vibration Analyst.
Vibration and Oil Wear Particle Analysis of a 600 HP, 2-Pole Motor.
Condition Monitoring Using Time Waveform Parameters.
Analysis of a Fan Blade Failure.
Comparison of Measurement Techniques to Detect Bearing Race Damage.
How to Fix Vibration Problems.
The Vibration Institute
General Motors Corporation.
Computational Systems Incorporated.
ITT Monitoring & Controls
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers.
The University of Virginia.
Bently Nevada Corporation.
General Physics Corporation.