Ben has over 35 years of international executive experience in all aspects of Maintenance, Materials, Reliability, Physical Asset Management and CMMS/EAM systems. This focus on Maintenance and Reliability was built on a business blend of a post-graduate degree in Managerial Economics, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer in several manufacturing companies, CEO experience in the high tech sector, and business development and consulting for two of the Big 5 consultants.
In 1984, Ben founded DataTrak Systems as a high tech start-up to apply advanced systems technologies to the field of Maintenance and Reliability. Initially concentrating on Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) and Enterprise Asset Management Systems (EAM), DataTrak was the sole Canadian distributor for UK and US suppliers, providing sales, installation and customer support to companies across Canada and the US.
From this CMMS/EAM focus, DataTrak became a full-time contractor to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ International Centre for Excellence in Maintenance and played a part in developing that practice by building lasting relationships with numerous world-wide vendors. Following this, Ben was on contract as the President of OMDEC Inc – a start-up company developing, marketing and supporting sophisticated IT-based Failure Prevention technology.
Currently DataTrak’s mandate is to provide training and consulting in Maintenance and Reliability with business partners around the world. These programs are highly rated by the attendees, and cover topics that range from Reliability Centred Maintenance to Life Cycle Management, from Finance for Engineers to Spare Parts Management, from CMMS Selection to Cost Control in Maintenance and from Continuous Reliability Improvement to ISO55000.
Customers are located in many countries in the world and are drawn from a very wide range of organizations such as mines, hospitals, power generation, transmission and distribution, cement manufacturing, municipalities, port authorities and pharmaceutical manufacturers.