How to design your company’s maintenance strategy to ensure effective and efficient operations as work restarts following COVID-19 shutdowns.

This 50-minute panel discussion webinar addresses how companies can face the current market challenges and headwinds associated with COVID-19 related shutdowns and how to continue a journey to world-class reliability and maintenance (RAM) performance. The discussion helps companies improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their RAM strategies, and address the most critical components of success, including RAM culture. The insights offered by the panelists are based on data in Solomon’s Comparative Performance Analysis™, which contain information on thousands of operating units from both large and small producers worldwide and encompasses the upstream, midstream, and downstream markets.

These special times offer a unique opportunity to rethink and reset your path forward, to engage your whole organization, and to take specific steps to improve your position. Discover key insights into improving RAM performance.


  • Reliability Culture and Sustainable Performance
  • Proactive Maintenance
  • Activity Prioritization, Planning, and Scheduling
  • RAM Efficiency and Effectiveness
  • Characteristics the top RAM Performers Share


Solomon’s subject matter expert panelists include Clint Chappell, Jeff Dudley, Ron Landry, Kevin McQuillan, Ernest Rose, and Ed Winston. Each panelist specializes in the application of Solomon’s RAM methodologies for oil and energy clients around the globe.

Senior Consultant, RAM
Clint has more than 30 years of experience in the Petrochemical, Refining, and Industrial Gas industries leading the implementation of comprehensive maintenance and operations workflow processes, managing the startup of new and mothballed facilities, and carrying out cultural and organizational improvements at Air Liquide, Lyondell and BP Amoco.  He held engineering and leadership positions in maintenance, reliability, projects, and operations.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Lamar University.

Senior Consultant, RAM

Jeff has spent more than 30 years working in chemical manufacturing and operations, primarily with Dow Chemical Company (Dow). He has received awards for his leadership in reliability and maintenance and is author of the book "LeadeReliability: Where Leadership, Culture, and Profitability Collide".  Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University and a degree in advance business education from Indiana University.

Senior Consultant, RAM
Ron has over 30 years of domestic and international experience leading and directing in manufacturing, reliability, and engineering for the petrochemical industry. Ron directed the reliability program for the 20 billion United States dollar grass roots SADARA Giga project for the Dow Chemical Company-Saudi Aramco joint venture, including design for reliability, Creditors Reliability Test, International Finance Team, and manufacturing organizational design.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from McNeese State University.

Senior Consultant, RAM
Kevin is a professional mechanical engineer with more than 30 years of experience within the major chemical and petrochemical organizations SABIC, Huntsman and ICI, including 16 years in senior management roles.  He also serves as a lecturer on asset integrity at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland and previously as Vice Chairman of the European Ethylene Producers Association. Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Science and Doctor of Philosophy from Oxford University.

Senior Consultant, Advisory Services
Ernest has more than 35 years of experience working for multinational chemical manufacturing firms such as BASF in strategic development, improvement of multisite and corporate reliability, and maintenance programs using tools such as program assessments, internal and external benchmarking, custom improvement plans, and implementation planning and execution. He holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Houston.

Ed has more than 35 years of experience developing reliability strategies, maintenance, turnarounds and work processes in refining, petrochemicals and utilities industries. Over his career, Dr. Winston has held roles of increasing responsibilities in site-leadership at Shell, Vice President of Maintenance and Reliability Excellence at Tesoro, and Director Maintenance, Reliability, and Turnarounds at HollyFrontier. At Solomon, Ed works globally to help clients achieve excellence in reliability and maintenance. He holds degrees in B.S. Electrical Engineering, MBA, and PhD in Engineering Management from Louisiana Tech University, Louisiana State University and Walden University, respectively.