2016 Engineering Leader Under 40: Brendon Russ, 33
Reliability Engineer, Southern Gardens Citrus, Clewiston, Fla.
Brendon Russ, 33
Reliability Engineer; Southern Gardens Citrus, Clewiston, Fla.
BS Mechanical Engineering, University of Central Florida
MBA, Florida Atlantic University
Russ has worked at Southern Gardens for 10 years. Russ received his BSME from the University of Central Florida and his MBA from Florida Atlantic University. He was hired on as a reliability engineer where he developed the Reliability Program including the development of Reliability Analysis Teams (RAP), FMEA, and RCA. He has received industry competency in six different PdM technologies. Russ helped develop and manages Management of Change (MOC) processes for all capital and expense projects. Russ developed, trains, and oversees the Predictive Maintenance and Instrumentation departments. He is currently a Six Sigma Black Belt. In 2015 he received the Reliability Web Uptime Award for Asset Condition Monitoring. Outside of work, Russ is an avid runner. He and his wife participate in at least four runs/year varying in distances from 5K to ½ marathons to benefit a children's health charity.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey