About the author

James V. Reyes-Picknell

<p>James Reyes-Picknell is the best-selling author of "Uptime - Strategies for Excellence in Maintenance Management" (2015), &#8220;Reliability Centered Maintenance &#8211; Reengineered&#8221; (2017), and &#8220;Paying Your Way&#8221; (2020). He is a Mechanical Engineer (University of Toronto 1977) with over 43 years working in Reliability, Maintenance and Asset Management. James is widely regarded as a subject matter expert in ensuring the delivery of value from physical assets. His experience spans a wide range of industries, mostly in the private sector, many in natural resources, all dependent on physical assets for their success. James&#8217; career includes naval service (Canada), petrochemicals, aerospace, shipbuilding, pulp and paper, mining, oil and gas, manufacturing, gas and electric utilities, project management, software implementation, management consulting and training delivery. James is a professional engineer (PEng), certified management consultant (CMC), maintenance management professional (MMP), certified asset management assessor (CAMA) and certified blockchain professional (CBPro). He is the 2016 recipient of Canada&#8217;s prestigious Serio Guy Award for outstanding contributions to the profession.</p>