Tag: industrial maintenance

Cam Clendenin Promoted to Site Manager

We are pleased to announce that Cam Clendenin has been promoted to the role of Site Manager at WVO in South Charleston, West Virginia. GreenWood has maintained a presence at this location for nearly 20 years while supporting multiple clients in the chemical, petro-chemical, and automotive markets.

As Site Manager, Cam is responsible for managing the day-to-day job assignments and personnel resourcing for the project team. Cam oversees the project’s site supervisors and implements best safety practices to ensure work requests are completed safely and efficiently. Additionally, he oversees the NCCER Craft Training Program throughout multiple job sites within the South Charleston area. Prior to this appointment, Cam served as GreenWood’s maintenance manager at this same project where he leveraged 13 years of industry experience to lead his team. Before joining GreenWood, he served as a scaffolding builder (NCCER Certified) through another contractor where he also honed his insulating
skills. A fun fact is that Cam participated in the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) National
Craft Championships in San Diego, CA and finished 3rd in the insulation competition.

Cam is heavily involved in the local community where he is currently serving as Mayor of the Town of Eleanor after having served as Town Councilman. He is also a former Board Member of the Putnam County Development Authority. Cam studied management at West Virginia University Institute of Technology and earned a Board of Governor’s Associate in Applied Science at BridgeValley Community and Technical College.

We are pleased to announce that Kevin Crittendon has been named President of the company. In this key leadership role, Kevin is responsible for leading the management team and for all company operations.

Prior to this appointment, Kevin served in various roles within GreenWood as Vice President; Director of Continuous Improvement; and as a Project Manager. His more than 30 years of manufacturing-related experience across multiple business functions and numerous process improvement initiatives have resulted in reduced cost, improved quality, increased throughput, and improved delivery. He has extensive maintenance and operations experience gained from involvement on both the client and company side of the industrial maintenance and operations business. This background along with his experience within GreenWood make Kevin a natural fit for this leadership role.

“Kevin is a results-focused leader who understands how to connect with our team members throughout the company,” says Laura Lipscomb, CEO of GreenWood. “This is an important characteristic because people are the core of our business and delivering the results our clients expect requires someone of Kevin’s caliber to lead the way. His personalized and strategic approach to business will serve us and our clients well. GreenWood is privileged to have him in this important role.”

Kevin holds a Master of Arts in Executive Leadership earned from Liberty University and an undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management earned from the University of Phoenix. He also has certifications for AMP – Association Asset Management Professional; CMRP – Certified Maintenance Reliability Professional; and PMP – Project Management Professional. Kevin was formerly Vice Chair of the Carolinas Chapter for the Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP).

GreenWood, Inc. announces the promotion of Gary Bennett, Robbie Baxley and Tony Boswell as Project Site Managers for the company.  Gary Bennett moves to a project site in Augusta, Georgia; Robbie Baxley is managing the GreenWood team at a project facility in Athens, Georgia; and Tony Boswell has been appointed Site Manager at a project location in Hodges, South Carolina.  GreenWood is responsible for production and facilities maintenance, as well as supporting other operational services across the three locations.  All three of the GreenWood site managers bring extensive maintenance leadership experience gained from various industrial manufacturing and facility environments.

Gary Bennett moves into his role after serving as the GreenWood Site Manager at a project in Athens, Georgia.  He has extensive training in management, mechanical, electrical, and fluids.  Gary holds a Six Sigma Black Belt Certification and has completed ISO 9001 Quality Management System Lead Auditor and Implementation Training from Lloyd’s Registry.

Robbie Baxley previously served in multiple maintenance roles at the project site in Athens as special projects coordinator, planner/scheduler, and with the team of maintenance technicians.  His background includes numerous maintenance supervision, management, and plant operations responsibilities involving facility equipment maintenance, preventive and outage maintenance scheduling, spare parts inventory, safety, and technical training.

Tony Boswell is now the site manager at GreenWood’s project location in Hodges, South Carolina where he previously served as Maintenance Supervisor.  Tony brings maintenance proficiency and leadership experience to this role gained from problem solving, maximizing productivity, minimizing manufacturing costs, and identifying areas of improvement.  He holds an Associate’s Degree in Industrial Electrical Technology and has advanced skills in Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) with additional experience with Machine Tools and CNC Operation.

Maintenance should be a constantly improving activity, which enhances the quality of service, streamlines processes and optimizes operating costs. A continuous improvement environment includes the necessary elements to assess situations and determine improvement opportunities through the application of the following:

Defining maintenance processes and how critical equipment will be maintained with a focus on failure modes for critical components
– Every maintenance task needs to be directly aimed at creating the best “value” from the assets.

Assessing the available resources and required tools necessary for proactive maintenance jobs
– Work needs to be executed efficiently and effectively which requires a meticulous work management process to prevent wasteful reworks.

Establishment of overall objectives with KPI’s for progress checkpoints
– The development and implementation of a ‘balanced scorecard’ of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and the support and communication from management are the keys to delivering improvement.

Integrating the process into a maintenance management system to capture all data points, track activity, and provide reporting analysis
– All data points related to equipment, critical assets, work orders, backlog, labor/man hours, costs, PM schedules, spare parts and more should be monitored and measured to identify where improvements have been made and where they are needed.

Expect the Unexpected
Planning and scheduling is an important element that contributes to maintenance productivity and continuous improvement. However, unexpected failures will occur and disrupt the completion of planned and scheduled work. With this in mind, increased planned work that is focused on eliminating defects (the causes of unplanned work) will result in efficiency gains.

It Continues – as it Should
Ongoing improvement means it continues without ending. The maintenance process requires regular reviews, modifications and adjustments when things change. Taking this approach to continuous improvement will increase uptime and throughput, reduce safety incidents, increase equipment reliability and planned maintenance work resulting in lower maintenance and operating costs.

At our project operations in West Virginia, the NCCER Craft Training Program is led by GreenWood’s Barry Williamson and Shaun Faulhammer. To date, we have trained and certified over 100 employees as NCCER Pipefitters and Maintenance Mechanics.

We also support programs and provide instructors in partnership with BridgeValley Community and Technical College in West Virginia. Through this relationship, those seeking piping careers have an opportunity to participate in an internship program that provides classroom instruction at BridgeValley and hands-on training at a GreenWood project site in a real-world scenario. Qualified candidates are considered for employment opportunities that combine on-the-job training with continued classroom studies with the ultimate goal of earning the NCCER Certified Pipefitter designation.

Kevin Crittendon Named Vice President

GreenWood, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Crittendon as Vice President of the company.  In this role, Kevin is responsible for all company operations and leads the management team.  Prior to this position, Kevin served as Director of Improvement at GreenWood where he was involved with numerous initiatives that enhanced how GreenWood manages and executes work, as well as measures and monitors company performance.  He has extensive maintenance and operations experience gained from involvement on both the client and company side of the industrial maintenance and operations business.

As a results-focused leader, Kevin has over 25 years of manufacturing-related experience across multiple business functions including Operations, Lean/Six Sigma, Project Management, Information Systems, Maintenance, and Contract Services Management.  He has successfully designed and implemented creative solutions to manufacturing and business process issues resulting in reduced cost, improved quality, increased throughput, and improved delivery.

During his career, Kevin has contributed editorially as an author for industry publication articles and as a presenter at professional association group events.  His topics often center on Maintenance and Business Process Improvements, Lean Tactics, and Standardization of Metrics and Reporting content presented in a manner for practical, real-world application.

Kevin holds a Master of Arts in Executive Leadership earned from Liberty University and an undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management earned from the University of Phoenix.  He also has certifications for AMP – Association Asset Management Professional; CMRP – Certified Maintenance Reliability Professional; and PMP – Project Management Professional.  Kevin was formerly Vice Chair of the Carolinas Chapter for the Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP).

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