Reliability Director, Gray Matter
Paul Casto is leading practitioner in reliability, maintenance and asset management. He has extensive experience with reliability and maintenance (R&M) improvement methodologies and has hands-on experience in reliability, maintenance, operations and engineering in the chemical, oil and gas, aluminum, automotive, aerospace, consumer goods, mining and construction industries. His current areas of focus include: value creation through Asset Performance Management (APM), the digital transformation occurring in maintenance and reliability, the application of advanced reliability and maintenance tools/strategies, data analytics, prognostics, machine learning, business case development and risk analysis, and R&M leadership. Paul holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from West Virginia University, a master's degree in engineering management from Marshall University Graduate College, an MBA from Clemson University and a master's in maintenance management and reliability engineering from the Monash University and has done PhD work in industrial engineering (ABD) at the University of Tennessee. He is a SMRP Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP), Certified Maintenance and Reliability Technician (CMRT), serves on the SMRP executive board as treasurer and has previous served as director of SMRP's Body of Knowledge and chair of the Best Practices committee. Paul holds ASQ certification in Reliability Engineering (CRE), Quality Engineering (CQE) and as a Six Sigma Black Belt. He Is a WPiAM Certified Asset Management Assessor (CAMA), Certified Reliability Leader (CRL), holds Asset Management Professional certification (AMPC) from PEMAC/Humber College. He has a certificate in strategic decision and risk management from Stanford University and certificate in digital transformation from Columbia University. He has served on the University of Tennessee's Reliability and Maintenance Center Board of Advisors, the SMRPCO Advisory Council, the SMRP Education Committee and the API-691 Risk Based Management for Machinery subcommittee. He is an active member of ASQ and IEEE.