Senior Consultant, Marshall Institute
Dr. John L. Ross, Jr. has been a practitioner of maintenance and reliability for thirty-five years. He is former Captain in the United States Air Force, a Distinguished Graduate of both the Aircraft Maintenance Officer School and the Squadron Officer School. John is a Gulf War veteran and a former commander of the F-111F Field Training Detachment. John has been recognized as a distinguished public speaker, technical writer and presenter. He is a former college instructor, having taught 7 semesters of undergraduate and 3 semesters of graduate classes. John is a charter member of the Lake Huron Toast Masters Association. He is a published author, penning two books: "The Reliability Excellence Workbook-From Ideas to Action" and "Cover Your A$$ets- Asset Management At Your Place And At Your Pace." John was acknowledged in Dale Brown's fiction work, "Chains of Command," for providing exceptional technical support. John's career has taken him to all 50 U.S. states, 29 foreign countries and 5 continents. John is the president of the international reliability consulting company, Maintenance Innovators, Inc., and the sole proprietor of State Line Group, LLC. Both are Owasso, OK based companies. John proudly serves as a senior consultant with the widely renowned, Raleigh, NC based Marshall Institute. Marshall Institute is the global thought leader in equipment reliability. John is honored to be the leader of Marshall Institute's materials management business which includes storerooms, purchasing, supply chain management and strategic sourcing. In this capacity, John is the creator of the well-publicized Storeroom Map, Storeroom Potential Savings Calculator and the Stock-Don't Stock Decision Tree. As a senior consultant, John also serves as the principal instructor for North Carolina State University's Maintenance and Reliability Management diploma series. John is the seasoned author of numerous magazine publications on the subject of reliability and many relevant blogs, as well as the host of webinars and podcasts. John has been honored to speak before audiences on the subject of reliability including the IMC Annual Conference, Smithfield Foods Annual Engineering Conference, three SMRP Annual Conferences and the Annual Poultry Protein Seminar and Keynote Speaker at the MicroMain Annual User's Conference. John's industrial experience includes aviation, aeronautics, manufacturing, transportation, marine, food manufacturing, mining, facilities maintenance, utilities, power generation and distribution, oil, gas, ethanol and natural gas. John is a certified Lean Manufacturing facilitator, Process Safety Management SME and a CMRP. John holds a U.S. Patent, A.S., B.S., M.S. and Ph.D.