Machine Health for Pulp and Paper

Pulp and paper manufacturers face big challenges when it comes to maintaining machinery. The battle against downtime and line availability is constant, thanks to backups and bottlenecks. Dangerous, complex, and fast-moving processes can make it difficult to care for machines, even for the reliability experts in your mill. 

A Machine Health strategy can alleviate these problems. 

In this webinar, we’ll cover how Augury’s Machine Health Solutions use AI-driven analytics to deliver predictive, prescriptive insights that can help you and your team:

  • Reduce unplanned downtime
  • Cut operational costs
  • Improve output and increase capacity
  • Optimize assets for maximum efficiency

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Speakers: Brian Richmond and Nat Mills

Brian Richmond, CMRP, MBA
Former Head of Solutions Architecture, Augury

Brian was formerly the Head of Reliability Solutions Architecture at Augury helping customers to select and implement the correct Machine Health solutions for their business. He has over 25 years of maintenance, reliability, and continuous improvement experience. His experiences expand across both the Military and Manufacturing. Prior to joining Augury, Brian spent 5 years with Roseburg working as a Maintenance Manager, Regional Manager and then as a Corporate Reliability Manager. 

As a Corporate Reliability Manager Brian was responsible for the development and role out of multiple programs and strategies. Brian was responsible for developing and implementing the corporate standard for condition based monitoring. He was additionally instrumental in the development of the company’s reliability and maintenance strategy. His ability to coach and mentor the organization and its leadership were critical in turning a reactive culture into a proactive one.

Brian has worked on helping corporations  to create and implement reliability strategies and maintenance practices in order to drive first time quality and create a culture of reliability. He is well versed in multiple methodologies that lead to cultural improvement both in reliability and operational excellence.   

Nat Mills, CMRP, CRL
Solutions Architecture, Augury

Nat is a Reliability Solutions Architect with Augury helping customers to select and implement the correct Machine Health solutions for their business. He has over 25 years of manufacturing experience in the maintenance, reliability and continuous improvement space across multiple CPG companies. Prior to joining Augury, Nat spent 13 years with Kimberly-Clark working as a Site Maintenance Manager, regional Reliability Leader and then as a Global Supply Chain Manufacturing Consultant. 

As a Global Supply Chain Manufacturing Consultant, Nat was responsible for developing, coaching and implementing an integrated global Reliability program and Operational Excellence continuous improvement methodology across the LATAM region. This model became the corporate standard for integrated Reliability and Operational Excellence deployment.

Nat has worked on helping sites to create and implement reliability strategies and programs along with improving their reliability culture, TPM programs, SMED methodologies, 5S and maintenance planning & scheduling.

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