R. Keith Mobley's Reflections on Excellence e-Newsletter

Keith Mobley's Reflections on Excellence

In his monthly letter titled Reflections on Excellence, R. Keith Mobley offers readers fresh insights into the state of manufacturing today. His insights derive from more than four decades of involvement at all levels of plant and corporate management in a variety of industries. In this series of letters, Mobley shares his observations of the characteristics common to all highly successful companies; how they were able to overcome the myriad problems that limit performance; and the pitfalls that should be avoided on a journey to sustainable world-class status.

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R. Keith Mobley’s Career

R. Keith Mobley is a Principal Consultant with Life Cycle Engineering. He has earned an international reputation as a leader in corporate transformations, reliability engineering and process optimization. He is on the advisory boards of ANSI and ISO; a Distinguished Lecturer for ASME; and recipient of the Smarro Award for outstanding contribution in engineering and reliability.

Mobley has served on Technical Advisory Boards for the Technical Association for Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI), Association of Iron and Steel Engineers (AISE), Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).

Mobley has 46 years of combined business, finance, engineering and consulting experience in a wide variety of industries. He has 21 years of international consulting experience and 25 years experience in corporate positions including V.P. Engineering and Manufacturing, V.P. Finance,  V.P. Marketing and Sales, and E.V.P. and COO.  Mobley has also served as President and CEO of a $50M international consulting, engineering services and training company specializing in corporate transformations.

Motorola-Juran Institute trained, Mobley is a Master Black Belt with hundreds of successful projects and 20 years of direct Lean-Six Sigma application. He has authored 22 books including:

  • Total Plant Performance Management
  • Plant Engineer’s Handbook
  • Maintenance Engineering Handbook
  • Rules of Thumb for Reliability Engineers
  • Introduction to Predictive Maintenance
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