Yes, the Maintenance Crisis is not just a US or a even just a North American problem but actually a global challenge. Wim Vancauwenberghe, on the left above, is leading the fight in Europe by serving as executive director of BEMAS.org , and encouraging maintenance appreciation and professional development. He is working feverishly for companies to benchmark practices, instill pride in their workforce, and most importantly for executives and government leaders to view maintenance not as a cost but a value, profit contributor. Check out his blog: http://www.maintenanceblog.eu/
One of his major contributions was organizing the 2008 EuroMaintenance Conference held in Brussels earlier this year. With over 5500 attendees from 51 countries, this event is the new benchmark for the industry worldwide. http://www.euromaintenance.org/em/vis_presEN.cfm
We need more energetic resources to step up to the plate and work to prevent avoidable disasters and optimize profit performance.
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