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Topic: Increasing Reliability and Availability, what works and what does not work

Much is, and has been, written on increasing reliability and availability of our equipment; but now we can see with real life experience what actually works and what does not.


Michael Eisenbise PE, CMRP, CPE, CPMM, CRL

Principal Reliability Engineer, BP Refining

Michael Eisenbise has 42 years of maintenance technology and reliability experience.  

Eisenbise is a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) with the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals Certifying Organization (SMRPCO), a Certified Plant Engineer (CPE) with the Association of Facility Engineers (AFE), a Certified Plant Maintenance Manager (CPMM) with the AFE, and a Certified Reliability Leader (CRL) with the Association of Asset Management Professionals.   He is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in Florida.

Eisenbise holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University, and a Master’s Degree in Maintenance and Reliability from Monash University in Australia.

Michael is a former Chairman of the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals. (SMRP) and, he is the current Chairman of the Houston Chapter of the Society of Reliability Engineers. 


September Webinar - Michael Eisenbise - TBD

Topic: Tax Exemption 101: Exclusive webinar for AFE chapter leaders

Exclusively for AFE regional and chapter officers, this webinar will give you an opportunity to hear what your chapter needs to stay in IRS compliance for a 501c(6) non-profit organization. You will also have ample opportunity to ask questions concerning any of these requirements. Chapter leaders DO NOT want to miss this one!


Charles M. (Chip) Watkins

Webster, Chamberlain & Bean, LLC Washington, DC

Charles M. (“Chip”) Watkins is an attorney with Webster, Chamberlain & Bean, Washington, D.C. A graduate of Franklin & Marshall College and the Dickinson School of Law, Mr. Watkins served as an attorney in the office of the Associate Chief Counsel (Employee Benefits and Exempt Organizations), Internal Revenue Service, from 1981 through 1985.  

Since joining Webster, Chamberlain & Bean in 1986, Mr. Watkins has counselled and represented churches and other religious organizations, trade and professional associations, charities, and other tax-exempt organizations on tax, employee benefits, corporate governance, fundraising, contracts, and other legal and regulatory matters.


Topic: Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)


The newest technology topic for maintenance managers, facility/reliability engineers and asset management is IIoT. What is this IIoT? Also known as the Industrial Internet, IIoT incorporates machine learning and big data technology, harnessing the sensor data, machine-to-machine (M2M) communication and automation technologies that have existed in industrial settings for years.

John R. Murphy started Gallatin Management Services on his retirement in 2016 from CSX as Chief Mechanical Officer - Engineering and Strategy. CSX is a leading freight transportation company headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida with over 29,000 employees and $11 billion in annual revenues. Originally from Montana, John holds degrees in Management and Marketing, and an MBA with post-graduate work in Transportation. For the last seven years he has been an international quality judge and routinely speaks or writes on the subjects of continuous improvement, change, asset management, predicative analytics/IOT, and reliability.


In his CMO role, John was responsible for development of locomotive and railcar business intelligence systems, physical infrastructure modernization, creation of asset management and workforce planning strategies, and led the Mechanical, Electrical, and Industrial Engineering maintenance functions.


He founded Gallatin with the objective of helping businesses, agencies, and the military by providing comprehensive solutions optimizing the reliability, availability, and cost management of their physical assets. As part of his support in driving those leading asset management practices, John recently joined the Association of Asset Management Professionals, part of the network, as Senior Business Advisor.