Solomon Associates’ Al Poling Presents New Standards for Reliability and Maintenance Performance at the 2011 International Maintenance Excellence Conference

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Poling among industry professionals and academic experts to gather at seventh annual event for the global maintenance field

Energy consultant Al Poling, project manager for Solomon Associates' International RAM Study

Al Poling, project manager for Solomon Associates' RAM Study, will speak at IMEC 2011 on new standards for reliability and maintenance performance.

The RAM Study can show chemical and refining manufacturers how they compare to their competitors as reliability and maintenance performance reaches previously unattained levels.

Al Poling of Solomon Associates, the leading performance improvement company for the global energy industry, will present “New Standards for Reliability and Maintenance Performance in a Global Marketplace” at this week’s International Maintenance Excellence Conference, Oct. 5-7, in Toronto, Canada.

Poling is the project manager for Solomon Associates’ International Study of Plant Reliability and Maintenance Effectiveness, or RAM Study, which uses a proprietary gap analysis to identify millions of dollars in potential margin gains through improved equipment reliability as well as millions of dollars in reduced maintenance costs.

In Toronto, Poling will discuss the RAM Study and how Solomon Associates’ Comparative Performance Analysis™ (CPA™) benchmarking uses actual operational performance data to track performance trends, to compare to others, and to identify best practices.

“Underperforming chemical plants and refineries need to understand how and where they can improve to survive, and ultimately outperform, the global competition,” Poling said.

“The RAM Study can show chemical and refining manufacturers how they compare to their competitors as reliability and maintenance performance reaches previously unattained levels. Performance thresholds have improved in response to global competition, and our study helps participants improve their bottom-line.”

Interested companies may learn more about the RAM Study by visiting http://solomononline.com/ram-study or contacting Al Poling at +1.972.739.1731 or via email at Al(dot)Poling(at)SolomonOnline(dot)com.

To register to attend or learn more about IMEC 2011, visit http://www.imec.ca.

About Solomon Associates

Based in Dallas, HSB Solomon Associates LLC is the world’s leading performance improvement company for energy companies seeking to identify and close gaps in operational performance. Combining proven, patented methodologies with objective data analysis, and led by a team steeped in hands-on operational experience, Solomon Associates consistently helps clients with energy-intensive assets achieve greater efficiencies, enhanced reliability, and improved margins. Solomon Associates is part of HSB Group, Inc. To learn more about Solomon Associates’ energy consulting and performance benchmarking services, visit http://www.solomononline.com.

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