Unsung Hero Finalist

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PEME’s Condition Monitoring Manager, Paul Varty, has been short-listed for the 2017 Manufacturing Champions – Unsung Hero Award in recognition of the outstanding support he provides to PEME and our clients.

Paul leads our Condition Monitoring team and the development and implementation of predictive maintenance solutions that helps our Asset Care clients achieve productivity improvements.  He is very pro-active in the development of young PEME engineers by mentoring them in Condition Monitoring, broadening their reliability skills.  The Condition Monitoring team is strategically important to PEME as it ensures our Plant Maintenance teams perform better.

Paul travels across the UK to support many factories by enhancing the safety, and productivity of their manufacturing assets: by detecting potential failures and avoiding breakdowns; providing training workshops to improve skills of PEME and local engineers and Failure Investigation to identify root causes of critical failures. He develops an excellent rapport with everyone he engages with, gaining their trust and respect.  This is invaluable when implementing new Condition Monitoring programmes, which can be a ‘cultural change’ for some.  He explains the underlying engineering principles, terminology and justification.

His calm demeanour and positive attitude means he never gets frustrated or complains and gets-on with it.  As his approach is one of facilitation, his contribution is often invisible and does not receive the full recognition it should. Paul engages with his colleagues and is supportive, even when this increases his workloads.  He is always willing to go the extra mile to help, even if that means jumping in his van and travelling to a site to assist with a breakdown. He enthusiastically mentors young engineers in their first Reliability roles.  He actively expedites others to introduce improvements and is happy for them to receive credit.

PEME’s Fanie Blignaut won this same award last year and in-support of Paul said “I really enjoyed winning last year and I truly hope Paul can repeat our success – no pressure then”.

PEME has been short-listed for 5 awards this year and full details are available Here