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RECAP – PEM's live tweets from 2011 SKF North America Asset Management Conference

PEM‘s editorial staff (of one) attended the 2011 SKF North America Asset Management Conference Nov. 14 to 16 to hear and see the latest concepts, trends and innovations in asset management. Content was delivered through presentations by leading industrial asset management practitioners along with facilitated discussion panels, networking and one-on-one consultations.

Of course, we tweeted throughtout the event. For your reading enjoyment, we’ve complied all those tweets below (in reverse chronological order, as they would appear in Twitter).


ARC’s Will Chin nails it: "Millenials are a gen of digital natives that adapt quickly to tech w penchant for experiential learning" #AM2011

Skills shortage issues just won’t die: "60-80% of experienced ops and maint. personnel slated to retire in the next 5 years" #AM2011 #SKF

Alan Begg shares #SKF tech’s future: bearings that send postcards (less crazy than it seems) #AM2011

A quote to start the day: "Canada and Mexico, as the saying goes, have one common problem between them." Heh. #SKF #AM2011

Last day at #SKF #AM2011. After last night’s festivities, I’m shocked at how many made it for 8 am!

Last day in Arizona for #SKF Asset Mgmt conference. If any of you have the chance to attend a future event, I highly recommend it! #AM2011


Terry Wireman: PAS 55 isn’t just a European thing. Look for it in Canada in 2013. @SKFgroup #AM2011

Re: tackling large projects: "It’s a big elephant and we must eat it in small pieces" #AM2011 #SKF

#SKF Canada president @joaoricciarelli is on Twitter — and everywhere at #AM2011 here in Phoenix!

#SKF ‘s recent acquisition of Lincoln lubrication tools on display @SKFgroup #AM2011

What’s *your* biggest obstacle to change? @SKFgroup #AM2011

At SKF’s Productivity Pit Row in Phoenix. Busy busy! @SKFgroup #AM2011


"Leadership has to be consistent in message." @SKFgroup #AM2011 

Daniel Statile: Maintaining pride in your organization is critical. Poor processes and low reliability is discouraging. @SKFgroup #AM2011

Vartan Vartanian talks how #SKF shifted to total asset mgmt due to acquisitions/leadership #AM2011

Maintenance alone doesn’t ensure reliability. Engineering alone doesn’t ensure reliability either. Its *everyone*. Amen! #SKF #AM2011

There’s no such thing as a self-led team. You need focused, decisive leadership to be your best. Great presentation, Bob! #SKF #AM2011

Are any of your plants’ planned maintenance downtime periods too tight? A NASCAR pitstop crew likely has you beat. #SKF #AM2011

Do you do emergency fixes fast, or do it right? Williamson: "Do it right!" Duly noted. #SKF #AM2011

Bob Williamson says NASCAR can teach industry about excellence in reliability. Poor maint. can be what loses the race. Go team! #SKF #AM2011

Classic Gretzky excellence quote: "A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great player plays where it is going to be." #SKF #AM2011

The disembodied torso of #SKF CEO Tom Johnstone addresses us at #AM2011 "This is a key area for SKF"

On asset mgmt: "Every asset $ you save is a $ you can put to company profitability." #SKF #AM2011

Wow! SKF goes all out for multi-media keynote hall. Colour me impressed. #SKF #AM2011

Spotted: SKF Cdn pres Joao Ricciarelli and PEMAC Fort McMurray’s Amin Elsherif from Suncor chatting on Day 1 of the conf. #AM2011 #SKF

Cdn pres Joao Ricciarelli: "We are evolving from being bearing centric to asset mgmt" #SKF #AM2011

At Canadian meet-and-greet at SKF’s Asset Management conference in Phoenix! #SKF