Paul Casto, CMRP
Intelligent Assets Practice Leader, Gray Matter Systems
Paul Casto is the Intelligent Assets Practice Leader at Gray Matter Systems with a focus on Asset Performance Management (APM). He is a leading practitioner in reliability and maintenance (R&M) improvement methodologies and has hands-on experience in reliability, maintenance, operations and engineering in the chemical, steel, aluminum, automotive, oil and gas, aerospace, consumer goods and construction industries. His current areas of focus include: value creation through Asset Performance Management (APM), the development of asset health models, 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 Masters 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), serves on the SMRP board as Secretary and has previous served as Director of SMRP's Body of Knowledge. Paul holds ASQ certification in Reliability Engineering, Quality Engineering and as a Six Sigma Black Belt. He Is a WPiAM Certified Asset Management Assessor, is pursuing an Certified Asset Management Professional CAMP from Humber College/PEMAC, has a certificate in Strategic Decision and Risk Management from Stanford University and is a Certified Reliability Leader. He has served on the University of Tennessee's Maintenance and Reliability Center Board of Advisors, the SMRPCO Advisory Council, Chair of the SMRP Best Practices Committee, the SMRP Education Committee and the API-691 Risk Based Management for Machinery subcommittee. He is an active member of ASQ and IEEE.