Preston Ingalls, president and CEO of TBR Strategies, has 44 years experience leading mechanical maintenance and reliability improvement efforts at large corporations.He consults extensively with oil and gas industry and construction industry fleets in areas of equipment uptime and cost reduction.
TBR Strategies is an advocate of Proxy Tech programs. A Proxy Tech is an operations person that is assigned the responsibilities of providing service on equipment to fill the gap between mechanic crews that handle major repairs and operators that handle daily preventive maintenance. The Proxy Tech’s primary role is part of a strategy to overcome the shortfall of mechanics and help to eliminate equipment downtime.
TBR Strategies is a maintenance and reliability consulting firm that has worked with numerous companies across industries to implement Total Process Reliability (TPR) and preventive maintenance programs that reduce downtime.
As an advocate of Proxy Tech programs, Ingalls has worked with many companies to implement TPR and Proxy Tech programs. Together, these have shown benefits of very significant reductions in downtime as well as significantly reduced repair costs. Although the risks are low in terms of Proxy Tech program implementation, program development takes a companywide commitment that starts with leadership and permeates through the crews and equipment operators.