premiere of maintenance shop talk

Episode 1 – Work smarter, not harder: How to make your maintenance program more efficient

Welcome to the series premiere of Maintenance Shop Talk. In this episode, host Michelle Segrest of Efficient Plant magazine welcomes contributor, Asset Management Consultant and Lubrication Expert Ken Bannister and Mobil Serv℠ Lubrication Engineer Corey Patz for an in-depth roundtable discussion on maintenance program efficiency.


  • Insider tips on how to increase maintenance program efficiency
  • Methods that help boost maintenance team availability
  • Advice from industry experts on how to reduce overall costs

Ken Bannister, Asset Management Consultant and Lubrication Expert; Contributor, Efficient Plant magazine
Corey Patz, Mobil Serv℠ Lubrication Engineer

Michelle Segrest, Journalist and Content Strategist, Efficient Plant magazine

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  • ken bannister headshot

    Ken Bannister is a UK technical apprenticed and accredited mechanical design engineer with numerous engineering design patents to his credit. A frequent contributor for Efficient Plant magazine, he is one of few who holds expertise and accreditation in tribology and lubrication failure management.

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    Corey Patz is an Exxon Mobil lubrication engineer based in Dallas, TX. Since 2014, he has generated over $10 million in savings through expertise in the development and enhancement of maintenance and reliability programs for manufacturing, oil and gas, and on-highway fleet operations.

  • michelle segrest headshot

    Michelle Segrest is an award-winning journalist, who has experienced the manufacturing industry up close and personal. As a reporter for Efficient Plant magazine and national keynote speaker, she’s dedicated to sharing stories, trends and tips to navigate any and every plant.

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Next up:
Episode 2 – When an oil is more than just a lubricant: Hydraulic oils
Guests: Ken Bannister, Michelle Ruiz, Michelle Segrest