Mr Mark Barnes, PhD, CMRP
SVP-Global Business Development
Mark has been an active consultant, author and educator in the maintenance and reliability field for 25 years and has worked with clients around the world to design and implement lubrication improvement plans. Mark is a frequently invited speaker at maintenance conferences around the globe and has won awards for his ability to inspire companies to change the way they think, act and feel about lubrication. He also writes a monthly column for Efficient Plant Magazine focusing on popular topic around precision lubrication, fluid contamination control and oil analysis.
Mark currently serves as the Senior Vice-President of Global Business Development for Des-Case Corporation, a Tennessee based company focused on providing lubrication and fluid contamination control solutions to asset intensive industries around the world.
Prior to joining Des-Case, Mark was Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for NoriaCorporation with complete responsibility for all lubrication and oil analysis training and consulting activities.
Mark holds a PhD in Physical Chemistry from The University of Southampton, UK and is a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) from SMRP (Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals). His list of current and former clients includes ExxonMobil, Chevron, Kimberley Clark, Cargill, International Paper, EDF, Goodyear, Heinz, Georgia Pacific, Coors, Southern Power, Alcoa, General Mills, Kellogg, Weyerhaeuser, Nissan and Lubrizol.