Reliability Expert Center focuses on their strategy for advancing reliability and sustainability culture in Saudi Arabia
REC leads with reliability, energy, and sustainability transformation.
We are accomplishing this by providing innovative technology and software solutions, consulting and development services complete with access to leading industry data, that accelerates industry expertise in the Middle East.
Advancing the reliability culture, REC offers a dynamic development program for certifying reliability engineers and professionals.
We are empowering professions with the best tools to promote efficiency to improve operational productivity, reliability, availability and sustainability.
REC provides services to many sectors including: oil and gas, petrochemicals, mining, metal, power and utility, and is currently developing a customer base in banking and finance with corporate sustainability consultancy, training and software.
Abdulaziz Almardi Al-Ghamdi
"Our aim is to support the development of Saudi Arabia 2030's Vision by providing effective Reliability and Sustainability Solutions"
We aim to help you manage your assets proactively to ensure your business is empowered, and equipped to the peak performance level with the least environmental impact.
Our first rate consulting services, software and training are designed to improve operational productivity, plant maintenance, reliability and availability at the optimum lifecycle cost, with minimal carbon footprint.
CONSULTATION - SOFTWARE - TRAINING
Our Business Partner
ReliaSoft software from HBM Prenscia empowers reliability, quality and maintainability engineers to transform data into decisions. These innovative tools provide a powerful range of reliability and maintainability software solutions to facilitate a comprehensive set of reliability engineering modeling and analysis techniques, such as life data analysis, accelerated life testing, system modelling and RAM analysis, reliability growth, FRACAS, FMEA and RCM analysis to meet and improve reliability of your products, processes and optimize maintenance planning.Read more »
Our Business Partner
Antea specializes in highly flexible rbi-driven asset integrity management software solutions with 3D digital twin integration. Since 1989, we’ve used the synergy of supplying integrated services with highly flexible software to ensure that your business is equipped with the most advanced technologies. The key to Antea’s success has been the response to a constantly evolving market, always offering innovative technologies and cutting-edge solutions, all while paying particular attention to economic sustainability.Read more »
Our Business Partner
Sphera is the leading provider of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance and risk management software, data and consulting services with a focus on Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability (EHS&S), Operational Risk Management and Product Stewardship. Through SaaS software, proprietary data and consulting services, Sphera’s experts work with organizations around the world to help them surface, manage, and mitigate risk in the areas of Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability, Operational Risk Management and Product Stewardship.Read more »
Our Leadership Team
We are smart, driven people who care most about getting it done, and the relationships we build.
Our “one team” attitude breaks down silos and help us engage equally and effectively. We have a passion for our clients’ true results and a pragmatic drive for action.
We balance challenge and solving with our clients, building the internal capabilities required for them to create value and impactful results. We work hard, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously. We enjoy what we do and we laugh a lot… often at ourselves.
REC expert team has combined expertise in almost all areas of quality engineering with reliability sustainability lubrication and inspection with experience that spans a broad spectrum of product types. Unlike engaging a consultant who works independently, REC consultants have direct access to global resources, expertise and contacts.
Reliability Expert Center
Senior RCA, Reliability, and Operational Excellence Consultant
Abdulaziz is the Founder and President of the Reliability Expert Center. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He is a recognized RCA & Reliability expert. Abdulaziz established complete reliability systems for many industries and played a key role in establishing the reliability system for SABIC & Ma’aden. He’s having a total of 34 years of experience, 15 years in Reliability & RCA, and 19 years in Operation and Management. He has successfully developed around 4,000 professionals, conducted many assessments, and led more than 60 major investigations. His credible ways of consulting, teaching, and influential principles have significantly improved the safety, reliability, and performance of various major companies.
Senior Reliability and Management Consultant
Ali Saieed Al-Khuraimi is the former Executive VP of SABIC, Secretary-General of Saudi Council of Engineers, and CEO of Arabian Cements. He holds a BS & MBA Degree from King Fahad University of Petroleum & Minerals. He is a Certified Consultant, Senior Reliability & Leadership Consultant. He has over 22 years of experience as an executive leader. He holds over 35 years of experience in process engineering for operational plants, total quality management, innovative technologies, business problem solving (TRIZ), megaproject management, business development, financial analysis, plant operations, and management, changes management, and organizational effectiveness. He is a member of the advisory committee of KSU & KAU, a member of the national energy efficiency program. He is a highly strategic person and well-versed in all technical aspects of operational plants.
Senior Organizational Effectiveness & Asset Management Consultant
Mosaed Al-Garni is a senior consultant and seasoned leader with 30+ years of industrial experience. He holds a BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from King Saud University. His notable experience includes performing and overseeing Asset Integrity, RBI, Asset Criticality, RAM studies, On-Stream Inspection programs, organizational effectiveness improvements, executive management of complex projects and maintenance contracts/activities, troubleshooting of operational and design failures and developing effective remedies, developing and coaching human capital, setting up platforms for technical support to business facilities and industrial plants and development of solid strategies that make a huge business impact. He is TRIZ, DISC, Emotional Intelligence certified Coach, and held various executive positions that culminated in the post of Vice President for Technical Affairs of UNICON
MOHAMMED IRFAN ALI
Reliability Expert Center
Reliability & Project Management Professional
Mohammed Irfan Ali is a well-experienced reliability and project management professional. He successfully worked and completed many projects of different industrial verticals. He has a profound knowledge of reliability software tools and techniques used to improve and manage plant assets. He effectively manages corporate-wide professional training & development programs for Reliability Expert Center customers. He is a highly skilled, talented, and accomplished corporate professional with extensive knowledge of planning, organizing, directing a wide range of activities. He is certified in six sigma green belt (SSGB), Certified Reliability Professional, root cause analysis methods, project management, and information technology infrastructure library (ITIL).
Head of APM Strategy & Innovation
Adam is a Trusted Advisor, Asset Performance Management, Industry 4.0, Solution Architecture, and Digital Transformation leader. He holds a Master's Degree in the field of Science in Mechanical Engineering with Reliability Engineering Emphasis and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Arizona Tucson, Arizona. He is working as a Vice President of ReliaSoft. He is a Certified Reliability Professional in technologies such as RCM, Life Data Analyses, Accelerated Testing, System Modeling and Simulation, Reliability Growth, FMEA, and DOE. And Research and Development manager of the largest Reliability tools and services provider. He developed mathematical models and algorithms for Reliability methodologies which were incorporated in ReliaSoft's suite of Reliability Analysis products and Spearheaded ReliaSoft's R&D, and published numerous papers on the topics of Accelerated Testing, System Analysis and Optimization, Simulation, Warranty Analysis, and Design for Reliability process. He is Authored and co-authored four reference books.
RBI, Corrosion, Material, and Failure Analysis Consultant
Ali Al-Beed is a Senior Consultant having more than thirty 33 years of experience in Stationary Equipment Engineering as a technical advisor, group leader, and manager, dealing with RBI, Corrosion and its control, repair of pressure equipment and piping, equipment inspection, coating, and lining selection, turnaround support, failure analysis/investigation, design calculation, and material selection in petrochemical plant produces (Ethylene, Styrene, Chlorine, Ethylene Dichloride, Crude Industrial Ethanol, and Caustic soda, MTBE, HCL, and Brine), having extensive experience and knowledge on plant problems, materials, failures, and repairs. Ali has led, as a General Manager, for more than two years the well-known NDT and Inspection company Saudi K-Chem. He authored and co-authored more than 15 technical papers that were published In international, regional, and local conferences, magazines, and forums such as NACE, Material Performance, and Hydrocarbon processing, ASNT PETROTECH, SABIC Exchange Meetings, and has participated in Steering Teams of various technical conferences.
Senior MRO and Asset Management Consultant
Dave Thompson is a specialist in Maintenance, Repair, and Operations Supplies (MRO) Spare Parts Management and Inventory Reduction. He has developed a 6-step Spare Parts Improvement Process comprising: Audit, Document, Cleanse, Rationalize, Optimize, Monitor & Take Action. To support the above, David has developed and conducted training courses such as MRO Spare Parts Optimization & Inventory Reduction, MRO Spare Parts Master Data Auditing & Cleansing, Conducting Critical Spares Reviews, and Inventory Management Best Practice Auditing. He has developed tools which includes Materials and Spare Parts Management Best Practice Audit Process, MRO Master Data Auditing Process, and MRO Stock Level Audit to evaluate current inventory control to help analyze, evaluate and optimize the complete process.
Reliability and Asset Management Consultant
Mr. Fawaz Al-Harbi is holding a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from KFUPM. He has a professional career of more than 25 years working in Petrochemical Industry. He started his career in Maintenance, moved into engineering and inspection followed by Reliability and Asset Management, wherein he retired as Reliability Chief Engineer from SAFCO. Mr. Fawaz is exceptional in conducting various Reliability improvement Studies, RCM, ACA, and RCA investigations. He organized and led, a Reliability assessment and enhancement project for 2 years, wherein multifunctional teams study the history of failures and uncover active and hidden failures in more than 10 plants.
He is a Certified Reliability Leader (CRL) and conducted hands-on RCM training for multifunctional teams and delivered various RCM studies. His expertise includes Reliability assessment projects, RCM Facilitation, RCA studies quality review and assessments, Reliability performance enhancement, Leak detection and repair program (LDAR) for syngas systems, and Asset management systems.
Omar Abdulaziz Al-Ghamdi graduated with first honors from Prince Mohammed bin Fahad University as a mechanical engineer. Omar had worked at Farabi Petrochemical Company in Jubail and participated in a major shutdown. He has ensured complete preventive maintenance on a Screw Compressor and Hot Oil Pump. Since joining Reliability Expert Center, Omar was working closely with senior consultants on RCA assessments and investigations. During pandemic 2020, Omar was part of the execution team in delivering a complete reliability program for M’aden Rolling Company. He participated in RAM, RBI, SIS, RCM & RCA training & Studies for all the affiliate areas. He is a certified Machinery Lubrication Technician 1 from the International Council of Machinery Lubrication.
Altaf is am Senior Reliability professional with 20-Years of Reliability Experience in Process Equipment, currently holds the position of Senior Application Engineer in HBM Prenscia. His primary responsibility is to deliver projects and training on Reliability engineering concepts for Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Fertilizers, Cement Industries they are mostly in areas of RAM - Reliability and Maintainability analysis, RCM - Reliability Centered Maintenance, FMEA - Failure Mode Effect Analysis, etc., He has delivered RCM and RAM projects of various process plants units of like Crude Gathering Centres, Natural Gas Booster Stations, Sulphuric Acid Plant, Ammonia Plant, Thermal Power Plant, Off-shore platforms, Di-Ammonium Phosphate Plant.., Trained more than 2000 engineers on Reliability Concepts especially RAM & RCM, handled Large Scale Projects on Reliability Systems Implementation for companies like Kuwait Oil Company, Ma’aden Phosphate Company, Ma’aden Aluminium Company, Aditya Birla Group (India, Indonesia, Thailand & Egypt), Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Petronas Malaysia, ADNOC.
AMIChemE - Lead Process Engineer
Mr. Shujaat Hamdani a Lead Process Engineer and has been providing Engineering and EHS consulting services to the industry for over 17 years in the areas of manufacturing, operational, engineering procurement, and construction (EPC) project through an international career spanning, Pakistan, China, South Korea, and the Middle East. He worked in the petrochemical, chemicals, and food industry. He is a dynamic team-spirited and performance-driven professional with an extraordinary blend of leadership, business, manufacturing industry, and project development knowledge as End-to-End in Greenfield projects from conceptualization to commissioning involving project core activity as Project Financing, contracting Value Engineering.
Senior RAM and Asset Management Consultant
Dr. Eduardo Calixto is holding Bachelor's degree In Industrial engineer, a Master's Degree in Safety Management, and a Doctor in Energy and Environment - Risk management. He is a Certified Reliability Professional Reliability (CRP) since 2006 by Reliasoft, RAM & LCC Certified for the railway industry (IRIS Academy DE) in 2013, Certified Functional Safety Expert (Exida US) in 2016, and Automotive Functional Safety professional (SGS TÜV SAAR DE) in 2018. He has 20 years of experience working in the fields of Asset Management, Reliability, and Safety Engineering for the Oil and Gas, Railways, Mining, and Aerospace Industry in major projects across the globe. Since 2016, Dr. Eduardo Calixto has been working with Enkelt with the solution Integrity PRO SaaS for Asset Management, it's based on ISO 55001 elements, and has developed an asset management solution for the railway industry. Dr. Eduardo Calixto is the author of many best seller books on RAM and Asset performance management
HUSSAIN ASSAF AL-SHARIF
Senior OSHA, Safety & Management Consultant
Mr. Hussain Assaf Al-Sharif presently working as Career Development Consultant. He successfully developed many staffs in the field of Effective Supervisor, Positive thinking, Effective Interview, EHSS different aspects (work permit, fire watch Standby man, Fire prevention, HaZOP, PSM & SHEM) new operators development in my 35 years of experience working as operator and lead operator at UDD plant, as Supervisor and superintendent at MTB Plant, Supply chain leader at Planning, Logistics & Economics Department (PL & E) SADAF Company, as Sr. Manager Resource Planning Section & Knowledge Management Center, Projects Support (PS), E&PM SABIC. Led numerous assignments and initiatives. Mr. Hussain Led and participated in several investigations teams using RCA methodology and submitted several abstracts & one of them was accepted and presented at Middle East Mechanical Engineering Conference and Expo in Bahrain in November 2007.
Technical coordinator, and RBI software expert
Alberto Mura is having 10+ years of working experience working with REC/Antea. He holds a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Padova.
His responsibilities include:
- Software development for industrial risk calculation and inspection planning (RBI compliant to API 580-581 and API 571-570)
- Management of industrial risk results (RBI) and plant data for industrial equipment with the use of 3D software Technical project management
- Consultancy in management activities integrated with RBI (risk-based inspection) and 3D model of plants
- Review of P&IDs and plant documentation through laser scanning technology
Luca Lambert is having 10+ years of working experience with REC/Antea. He holds a Master's degree in Statistical and Financial Sciences from the University of Padova. He is responsible for the Management and review of P&ID, Technical and inspection documents analysis, Data loading, Quality check, Consultancy in management activities and 3D model of Oil&Gas plants, Inspection, and maintenance management support, and Expert of Eviews, Office, Matlab, Mysql.
Service project manager and RBI software expert
Alberto Rubinato is having 6+ years of working experience with REC/Antea. He holds a Master's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Padova. His responsible includes: Consultancy in management activities and 3D model of Oil & Gas plants, Inspection and maintenance management support, Review of P&IDs and plant documentation, and Software development for industrial risk calculation and inspection planning (RBI compliant to API 580-581 and API 571-570).
He was a Technical Project Manager of ENI Sannazzaro (Italy), MEMC-SunEdison (Italy), STOGIT (Italy), TTOPCO (Iraq), ENI Zubair (Iraq), Pertamina (Indonesia).
His publication includes a Simplified Model to Describe the Effect of Alkyl Anilines on the Polymerization of Methyl Methacrylate Macromol. Symp. 2016, 370, 26–40.
David Babolin is having 7+ years of working experience with REC/Antea. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Padova.
His responsibility includes:
- Software development to manage Items in Petrochemical, refinery, Oil or Gas plant.
- Palladio software installations expert, database management expert (Firebird, SQL, Oracle).
- RBI software expert and developer and bug fixing.
RCA & EHS Consultant
Mr. Majed holds a master’s degree in engineering management from the University of Missouri Rolla, U.S.A, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUP). Certified Master Trainer OSHA in the University of Texas at Arlington, USA. He has over 39 years of experience in Operation, Maintenance, and Management while working in the world’s largest oil and gas plants in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (SAUDI ARAMCO). He had a lead major investigation, conducted Loss Prevention Compliance Review and Safety Management System workshops for many plants. He has led many “Boot Camp” safety workshops. He also led a multi-million transformation project for Distribution and Terminal Operations.
Senior Maintenance & Reliability Consultant
Chris Armitage is a dynamic leader and reliability visionary and the CEO of The Reliability Optimization Company with a history of leading Reliability Optimization Projects. He has more than 36 years of experience in developing and implementing aggressive preventive maintenance strategies with an average annual customer return on investment of 3.5 to 1. He has managed more than 100 customer projects spanning more than 20 types of industries including Pulp/Paper, Power, Manufacturing, Chemical, Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Water/Wastewater, Pharmaceutical, and Military operations. He is the originator of The Reliability Optimization Company’s Streamlined Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM) process which creates a customer foundation resulting in Average of 25% reduction in customer PM workload, Average of 10% reduction in unscheduled downtime, and With an average Customer ROI of 3.5:1 in the first year
ABDULLAH MOHAMMED MUJATHEL
EHSS, MRO, and Management, Consultant
Abdullah is a certified master trainer and curriculum developer of the training materials for inventory, warehouse, safety, and soft skills. He is a highly experienced supervision and Management Professional with 30+ years of experience working with the SABIC petrochemicals plant as Operation Supervisor, Emergency Team Commander, Inventory Spare Parts Warehouse Supervisor, and Project Team Member in reviewing and complying with the Warehouse Layout Design and Equipment according to international safety standard. At the same time was a Certified Master Trainer for SABIC to prepare and conduct several subjects according to SABIC requirements. He was a SABIC internal trainer for conducting courses for Sabic employees in soft skills programs such as CRM, effective communication skills, Time Management, etc.
Risk Based Inspection (RBI) Consultant
Majed Al-Rassi is a certified RBI specialist from TUV, RBI practitioner from Tischuk, and a certified API 510, 570, 580/81. He holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. He has 25+ years of experience in Risk based inspection, Inspection and engineering with SABIC and SIPCHEM. His core responsibilities includes leading the strategic reliability section, technical advice to O&M technical team, inspection rotating and static, engineering design and review, project testing and commissioning. He is very dynamic and most knowledgeable and valuable asset to any organization.
OT Cybersecurity and Safety Instrumented (SIS) Consultant
Dominik is Certified SCADA Security Architect (FBI Cyber background Chart), Certified in Functional Safety, SCADA Security Architect, ISO27001 Lead Auditor, and Prince2 Foundation. He holds a Masters degree in Engineering specialized in Automation Control and Robotics. He is having an exceptional 12+ years of experience dealing with OT/ICT cybersecurity, Security audits and advisory, functional and process safety and PM. He has completed international projects on perform a Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) with safety integrity level allocation, improving asset management for safety and control system. He conducted HAZOP, C-HAZOP, LOPA and risk graph studies and methods, modernization of the ESD system during FAT and SAT and final assessment after modernization and specification of safety requirements for emergency shutdown system, probability of failure calculation, engineering verification of client’s existing infrastructure, FAT and SAT supervision.
OT Cybersecurity and Safety Instrumented (SIS) Consultant
Mr. Michal Karolak is a Certified SCADA Security Architect (FBI Cyber background Chart), Certified Reliability Professional (CRP), and Certified expert in the field of process and functional safety. He holds a Masters degree in Engineering specialized in Automation Control and Robotics. He is having an exceptional 14+ years of experience dealing with OT/ICT cybersecurity, functional and process safety, production optimization, and reliability.
- Successfully implemented OT/ICT cybersecurity and process safety projects in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Japan, Germany, and Lithuania.
- Lead the RBI implementation projects for oil and gas sector.
- Developed and implemented cybersecurity and process safety tools in the refinery, petrochemical, energy and gas industry.
ABDULLAH ABDULAZIZ ALGHAMDI
Training and Admin Manager
Abdullah Alghamdi is a Training and Admin Manager responsible for developing training programs, designing courses, leading and directing a team of trainers and subject matter experts. Experienced in RCA methodology, Reliability Program, Computer Networking, Software Development, ISO 9001 Auditor and PMP. He demonstrated success in establishing best practices to sustain business goals and advance admin initiatives by adapting a result-oriented admin methodology, tracking and reporting results that drive continuous improvements. He is a certified Root Cause Analysis Leader. And has a bachelor’s degree in computer science with Honors from Saudi Electrical University.
Awards & Accreditations
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