Director, Technical Services, Regal Beloit America, Inc.
Dan Phillips is the technical director of services and perceptive technologies for Regal Beloit, and is based Pittsburgh, PA. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and has 15 years of experience in various industries. He started his career as a manufacturing engineer in the aerospace industry, and worked to implement manufacturing, assembly and maintenance procedures for satellite thermal systems and other space flight hardware. He joined Emerson in 2006 as a field service engineer and focused on rotating equipment maintenance for 10 years, working in a variety of industries, eventually building a predictive maintenance organization organically. He has experience helping clients turn data from smart connected products into actionable information which has a positive effect on a facilities' bottom line. Based on the foundational principles of reliability and asset management, he works to create cost-effective solutions for on-site and remote condition monitoring of rotating and conveying machinery. As an active member of the reliability community, he has published numerous technical articles on machinery health management, vibration analysis, torque monitoring and fatigue life prediction. Knowing that not all of life's problems can be solved with a sensor, his organization focuses on creating right-sized solutions and delivering precision maintenance services.