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Overcoming Asset Management Implementation Barriers

February 17, 2016 | 10:00 - 11:00 am CST

The best asset management strategy ever created will never be successful unless and until it is embraced by the entire business enterprise. Knowledgeable and forward thinking maintenance managers too often struggle to drive positive change within their internal organization, only to be stymied by their peers and superiors in other parts of the larger business unit. Over and over we see solid strategic asset management plans and well thought out implementation tactical executions fall prey to organizational "culture" issues that refuse to allow change; and ultimately fall victim to the fatal "flavor of the month" initiative syndrome.

In this presentation, we will touch briefly on effective asset management strategies, but will focus most of our attention on some keys to driving understanding and commitment from strategic parts of the larger business organization. 


Mark Wolfgram

Mark Wolfgram is a principal reliability engineer and project manager for GenesisSolutions, an ABS Group company, specializing in asset reliability and leveraging computerized maintenance management systems to make data driven decisions. He has extensive knowledge of asset management processes and practices, having held positions in engineering, maintenance, operations, logistics and quality throughout a career spanning more than 30 years.

Wolfgram has provided asset management and reliability consulting services for the food and beverage and life sciences industries for the past 15 years. Most recently, he led a multi-site asset management master plan implementation project from the assessment phase through pilot studies and on to full scale roll out.

Wolfgram has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and has completed post graduate studies in advanced vibrations and acoustics, statistical methods and business management. He is also a member of the Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals, a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional and former member of the Association for Facilities Engineers, American Society for Quality, and American Production and Inventory Control Society.

About ABS Group

ABS Group of Companies, Inc. (, through its operating subsidiaries, provides technical advisory and certification services to support the safety and reliability of high-performance assets and operations in the oil, gas and chemical, power generation, marine, offshore and government sectors, among others. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ABS Group operates with more than 1,000 professionals globally. ABS Group is a subsidiary of ABS (, a leading marine and offshore classification society.

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