Chris Colson, CMRP
Managing Principal, Allied Reliability
Chris Colson joined Allied Reliability in January of 2006 because he shared Allied's passion for Maintenance and Reliability. As Managing Principal, Chris is responsible for building successful relationships and engagements between Allied and its clients. He supports client service teams' execution strategies and is instrumental in helping Allied's engagement teams deliver world-class service and value. Chris focuses on business improvement elements that yield measurable return on investment through sustainable change. Chris has over 24 years of experience in industry with a focus in engineering, reliability, design, maintainability, and energy management. He understands the challenges that companies face and has a tremendous ability to design innovative solutions that work for them. Prior to joining Allied, Chris worked for a large electrical and mechanical contractor where he developed and managed their power quality division. He managed and worked alongside a team of technicians providing an array of electrical services, including: power quality analysis, electrical infrared, motor circuit analysis, cable testing, transformer testing, reengineering design, and the design and implementation of control systems. Chris has demonstrated his technical and professional abilities in a wide range of industries, including oil & gas, primary metals, mining, food & beverage, power generation, automotive, and pharmaceutical. Chris graduated from the University of Louisville with a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering and has been an IEEE member for 23 years. He served for 5 years on the Southeastern Career Center Electrical Department Advisory Board and helped review the yearly curriculum to ensure that graduating students would be prepared for future job opportunities. He is also a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) through the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) and served as SMRP's M&RK Body of Knowledge Committee Chair from 2010 through 2013. Chris is currently serving on SMRP's Government Relations Committee. He is the co-author of the book Clean, Green, & Reliable ' How equipment reliability delivers low cost, energy efficient assets to plants around the world. Beyond Chris's contributions as a consultant and director, he has taught numerous seminars and written multiple articles to help educate engineers and maintenance personnel worldwide on maintenance and reliability and energy management best practices.