Rich Wurzbach

President, MRG Labs, Pennsylvania, USA

Improving Reliability in Biomedical Research and Manufacturing Facilities

Rich started his career in 1989, developing an oil analysis lab and maintenance reliability programmes 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 recognised 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.

He holds certifications as CLS, MLA-II, MLT-II, LLA-II and ASNT PdM Level III in infrared; 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).

Rich’s presentation will focus on improving reliability in biomedical research and manufacturing facilities, drawing on his experience in developing a condition-based facilities maintenance programme at the US National Institutes of Health and several US pharmaceutical manufacturers.