Reliability-based Manufacturing                 


Ron Moore, Managing Partner RM Group, Inc


Ron Moore is Managing Partner of The RM Group, Inc., and an internationally recognized authority on strategies and practices for operational and manufacturing excellence.  He travels worldwide working with manufacturing companies in North and South America, Europe, Australia, Africa, and Asia.  His efforts focus on applying 1) key leadership principles; 2) the reliability strategy, which requires that we design, buy, store, install, operate, and maintain our plants for manufacturing excellence; 3) cultural change management, and 4) performance measurement.  This process necessarily requires the integration of the marketing/product mix strategy with the manufacturing capability in order to optimize business performance for maximum return on assets.  Clients are typically Fortune 500 manufacturers, and include companies such as Alcoa, BP, Cargill, Chevron, Dow, Eastman Chemicals, FMC, Hormel, Huntsman Chemicals, Johnson & Johnson, Koch Industries, Novelis, Nyrstar, Proctor & Gamble, Rio Tinto, SABIC, Shaw Industries, J.M. Smucker, Pharmacia, Timken, Union Carbide, UPS, Valero, Weyerhaeuser, and many others. 


Ron is the author of Making Common Sense Common Practice: Models for Operational Excellence, of What Tool? When? A Management Guide for Selecting the Right Improvement Tools, of Where Do We Start Our Improvement Program, of Business Fables & Foibles, of A Common Sense Approach to Defect Elimination, and of Our Transplant Journey: A Caregiver’s Story, as well as author of over 70 journal articles.  Ron has applied the principles described in these books worldwide to help companies to improve productivity and global competitive position. 


Prior to starting The RM Group, Ron served for five years as President of Computational Systems, Inc (CSI), a supplier of industrial equipment condition monitoring technologies, principally instruments and software for vibration, oil, infrared, and ultrasonic monitoring and analysis of industrial equipment condition.  During his tenure, the company grew at 30% per year, while concurrently maintaining healthy profits and cash position, and a strong balance sheet.  Prior to that he served several years in various capacities with companies that primarily served the power generation industry.  His first job out of university was five years working on the reactor plant design of the Trident Class nuclear submarine. 


Ron has over 45 years of experience working in the industrial manufacturing field, and since 1984 has served at the executive level with companies serving industrial manufacturers, at both the president and vice president levels.  Ron holds BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire, a MBA from the University of New Haven, is a Professional Engineer, a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional, and speaks a tiny bit of Russian. 


Ron was also a Senior Fellow with the University of Dayton's Center for Competitive Change, Chairman of its Manufacturing Series Advisory Board; a former advisory board member for the Instrumentation and Control Division of Lockheed Martin Energy Systems; and a member of the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals.