R. Keith Mobley, MBB, CMRP
Retired in 2013 after nearly six decades as a practitioner, he is an advocate of reliability, reliability engineering and management for the future. Keith has earned an international reputation as a leader in corporate transformations, value-stream optimization and life cycle asset management. He has served on advisory boards for ANSI, ISO, TAPPI and other professional and industry organization. Awarded the Fredrick Smarro Award by ASME for outstanding contribution in the field of plant engineering and maintenance, he served as the division chairman for ASME, Plant Engineering and Maintenance Division, for eight years. His corporate career began as maintenance engineer for an international plastics company and culminated as EVP and COO of an international chemical company. For the last eighteen years, he provides executive and corporate consulting to clients worldwide and continues in retirement on the advisory boards of select international clients. Over his career, he has written 22+ textbooks, thousands of articles and white papers espousing best practices. In conjunction with Andrew Norman, he created The University of Alabama’s Maintenance Managers Certificate program that dispels the myths of legacy management methods that have limited maintenance performance for decades and provides a forward-looking guide to transform maintenance into an essential part of the corporate management team.
Mary Patterson works in the Office of Teaching Innovation and Digital Education at The University of Alabama as Program Manager, where she assists the OTIDE team in designing and implementing professional development and training programs, industrial training programs, and executive education programs. She is a certified public accountant, as well as a certified professional in the Society for Human Resources Management. She works closely with HR departments to design custom training to enhance work objectives, increase productivity and build a positive culture.