IBT’s Industrial Maintenance Technologies (IMT) uses state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to analyze machine dynamics and performance, identifying misalignment and imbalance problems that cause vibration and excess wear and tear on rotating equipment.
Technology is great – and essential to their process. But, the best technology is only as good as the people who use it. Not to worry. IMT’s team of techies is tops.
Team leader is Chris Treat. He came to IBT in January, 2001 as the Operations Manager for IMT. Chris handles personnel management, proposal preparation and directs field projects, starting at the bidding process and going through to completion. He also handles IMT operations.
Chris has 21 years experience, mostly in heavy industry and power generation. He has amassed extensive knowledge while trouble-shooting, repairing and installing mechanical systems.
Other team members are Jeremy Messer, Cory Reed, Bill Cooper and Keith Manka.
Jeremy Messer concentrates on troubleshooting vibration problems on a wide variety of rotating equipment, using vibration analysis. Previously, he served ten years in the US Army as a helicopter mechanic.
Cory Reed’s responsibilities include vibration analysis, dynamic balancing, laser and dial indicator shaft alignment, bearing installation and mechanical troubleshooting of rotating equipment in customer locations such as power plants, manufacturing facilities and office buildings. He spent twelve years at Douglas Pump Company as a field service technician.
After 27 years at Armco-GST Steel Manufacturing Plant in Kansas City, Bill Cooper joined IMT to do vibration analysis, dynamic balancing, laser and dial indicator shaft alignment, bearing installation, and mechanical troubleshooting of rotating equipment in customer locations. Bill is a former vice-president of the Kansas City Predictive Maintenance User’s Group.
Keith Manka logged six years in the U.S. Navy as a Machinist Mate. Now for IMT, he is engaged in troubleshooting vibration problems on a wide variety of rotating equipment using vibration analysis.
The five members of the IMT technical team have diverse backgrounds and perform different functions. They are united by one major belief system: commitment to excellence in quality, service, accuracy and prevention of problems through technology.
Contact Chris Treat to see how IMT’s team can help you prevent and predict mechanical problems, leading to costly downtime and unplanned repairs.