PCA Announces New Addition to Leadership Team; Hires Sales Development Veteran Joe Lochard

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Lochard is an industry veteran with more than 16 years’ experience in the manufacturing services industry and expertise in verticals ranging from petrochemicals to pulp and paper

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His strong manufacturing industry background and expertise in many of our core vertical markets will be invaluable as we roll out our plans for the new decade.

Performance Consulting Associates (PCA), a leading provider of maintenance, storeroom and asset management solutions, today announced that Joe Lochard has joined the company as Vice President of Sales and will become an integral part of PCA’s home office leadership team. In his new role, Joe will have responsibility for Sales and Business Development. He will provide support for and work directly with PCA President and CEO Dick DeFazio.

“As our company continues to focus on delivering high-value asset reliability and MRO Solutions to our clients, we found it imperative to our business to find someone of Joe’s caliber and experience to help lead us into the future,” said DeFazio. “His strong manufacturing industry background and expertise in many of our core vertical markets will be invaluable as we roll out our plans for the new decade.”

Joe Lochard brings more than 16 years of experience in the manufacturing services industry with specialized areas of expertise in organizational alignment, consultative solutions, team leadership, client satisfaction, account management, solution development, training, financial analysis and planning. His prior successes cover a broad range of industries, including pharmaceutical, petrochemical, steel/metals, food, pulp and paper, printing, and finance. Lochard recently served as Director of Account Management North America for ARMS Reliability in Austin, TX and worked for Allied Reliability Inc. for several years in a variety of sales and business development positions.

“PCA has a great reputation in the industry, not only for its service excellence but also because they literally wrote the playbook on a wide array of performance and reliability best practices, including best-in-class work management and storeroom activities,” said Lochard.

“I came to PCA to be a protégé of Dick DeFazio. I want to learn from him and continue to drive PCA’s success with my reliability experience,” Lochard continued. “I look forward to helping them grow the business and support our client base and partners in the industry to increase their productivity and efficiency.”

For more information on Joe Lochard and PCA, please visit http://www.pcaconsulting.com or call 770-717-2737.

About Performance Consulting Associates, Inc.
Since 1976, Performance Consulting Associates, Inc. (PCA) has been providing maintenance and reliability “best practice” support to global manufacturing corporations across all industries. Based in Duluth, GA, PCA has more than three decades of expertise delivering engineering and consulting services for Asset Reliability, MRO Stores and Maintenance Management. For more on PCA’s solutions and services, please visit http://www.pcaconsulting.com.

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