Keynote Speakers

Rich Wurzbach

President, MRG Laboratories

Rich started his career in 1989, developing an oil analysis lab and maintenance reliability programs at the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Under his leadership, MRG Labs was founded in 2007, and has become recognized as a global leader in grease analysis technology. Rich holds two US patents and has helped develop several international standards for grease sampling and analysis. Rich holds certifications as CLS, MLA-II, MLT-II, LLA-II and ASNT PdM Level III in Infrared. He has published over 50 technical papers and peer-reviewed scientific journals and serves on the Board of Directors of the International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML).

Suzy Hitchcock

Executive Director, Global Strategy & Advocacy of the International Council for Machinery Lubrication

Suzy is internationally published and a sought after presenter, speaking regularly in conferences around the globe. She has been involved in industry for over twenty years.

Suzy is a delegate for Australia to ISO, where she is project leader for ISO standards on the qualification and assessment of lubrication and oil analysis personnel. Suzy is also a member of Standards Australia’s CM Committee and a contributing author for several technical publications.

Martin Williamson

B.Sc.(Mech.)Eng. CMRP MLA MLT

Martin Williamson is a graduate Mechanical Engineer from the University of Cape Town and began his maintenance career working in the mining industry. This experience included condition monitoring with a focus on oil analysis and Tribology. In 1994, Martin joined Pall Filtration and provided technical support on their contamination monitoring instruments to clients in a variety of industries. He later joined Entek IRD to work in product management of their oil analysis tools, as well as providing a technical support role including training on oil analysis to international clients. For the last 15 years, he has been presenting training classes and undertaking consulting projects on an international level on behalf of Noria Corp and other key clients such as BP, Dow Corning, Marathon Oil and Cargill.  He attained his CMRP (Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional) status with SMRP (Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals) and has been involved with ICML (International Council for Machinery Lubrication), as well as working on various related ISO working groups.  Martin is currently managing director of KEW Engineering Ltd, a business he set up in 2005.