About the Author
Michael V. Brown is an electrical and maintenance engineer with 30 years of experience in industry, and has held positions at both the plant and corporate levels of Fortune 500 companies. As founding partner and president of New Standard Institute, he has designed and implemented maintenance management improvement programs for numerous industrial clients. New Standard Institute provides seminars, consultations, and computer-based training programs specific to maintenance-related subjects. For more than a decade, he has written articles that have been published in many U.S. and Canadian magazines, as well as on the Internet. Other books he has written and published by Wiley include Audel Managing Maintenance Storerooms and Audel Managing Shutdowns, Turnarounds, and Outages.