Maintenance & Reliability Trainings across the United States

by Fleming. Team

Gain SMRP certification accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) including the five pillars of the SMRP Body of Knowledge (BoK) across different cities in the United States.

Find the right balance of planning, scheduling and documentation to maximize the use of maintenance resources and gain acceptance at all levels in the organization while adopting new processes.

This interactive workshop is designed to provide the attendee with the information needed to understand their own maintenance management process as well as make improvement to their processes so they can more effectively and efficiently use their maintenance resources.

- Understand five pillars of Certified Maintenance and reliability Professional certification
- Learn how to build comprehensive asset management strategy
- Develop an effective maintenance strategies using the RCM process
- Manage the key proactive elements to improving asset availability and reliability


One of the two top Maintenance Best Practices instructors, Ricky Smith or Andy Gager, will be leading each course.


  • Andrew Gager
  • CMRP, CPIM, CRL, CSSGB, Managing Director N. America
  • Nexus Global Business Solutions, Inc., United States

Andrew has been recognized as an industry-leading expert in the facilitation and global implementation of maintenance systems as well as supply chain and operations best practices, with over 28 years of manufacturing experience ranging from warehousing operations to plant management. Andrew specializes in optimizing operations, maintenance best practices and materials management and has facilitated dozens of international improvement initiatives.

Currently Andrew is Managing Director of Asia/Australia with Nexus Global, where his focus is developing, implementing and supporting reliability-based solutions within the overall Asset Performance Management strategy.

As an accredited “Certified Maintenance Reliability Professional” (CMRP), “Certified in Production and Inventory Management” (CPIM), “Certified Reliability Leader” (CRL) and “Six Sigma Green Belt” (CSSGB), Andrew regularly presents at conferences and delivers training workshops globally. Mr. Gager receives accolades for his unique presentation style and understanding of adult learning styles in delivering sustainable competency results and served as an adjunct teacher at North Carolina State University (NCSU). Andrew is also a renowned author with articles published in numerous trade magazines and is referenced as a contributing expert in the field of Leadership, Change Management, MRO management and Overall Operational Improvement. Andrew currently submits commentary for a quarterly column in a series of popular trade publications.


Andrew will lead courses in following locations:







  • Ricky Smith

Ricky Smith has over 30 years of experience in maintenance as a manager, training specialist and consultant. Ricky has worked with maintenance organizations in hundreds of facilities and industrial plants worldwide to develop reliability, maintenance and technical training strategies. He worked for GPAllied, and Allied Reliability before that.

In 2008, Ricky worked as a professional maintenance employee for Exxon Company USA, Alumax (one of three plants certified with World-Class Maintenance status in the world), Kendall Company and Hercules Chemical, providing the foundation for his reliability and maintenance experience. His last assignment in maintenance management was as a US Army Reserve Maintenance Company Commander in Iraq. In addition to authoring several books, Ricky has also written for numerous trade magazines over the past 20 years on technical, reliability and maintenance subjects and is a frequent speaker and presenter at industry conferences and trade shows.


Ricky will lead courses in the following locations: