Speaking Engagements

If you’re looking for an impersonal, dry and non-engaging professional speaker for your company’s event, look somewhere else.  Maintenance Innovators delivers the thought-provoking hard-truth through a highly-energetic and engaging departure from the ‘dry and boring’ technical presentations that riddle our industry.  Make your next corporate or facility event a truly memorable experience.

Our principal, Dr. John L. Ross, Jr. is:

  • A Toastmaster Charter Member
  • A United States Air Force presentation award winner
  • A College professor
  • An author of two best-selling books on maintenance and reliability
  • A vastly experienced keynote, session, and work shop facilitator
  • A welcome departure of the ‘usual’

We are humbled and fortunate to have been asked to provide Keynote addresses, session addresses, and to facilitate 1, 2 and 3 day workshops on virtually all topics and current events involving maintenance and reliability practices.  We want to share our experience and motivational energy with you and your team.

Your associates will hear a message that will be the catalyst for better things.

Our addresses have been to audiences large and small. 

  • “Maintenance Leadership,” Guest Speaker, International Maintenance Conference, Ft. Myers, FL, 2009
  • “Who’s Flying the Plane-Leadership,” Guest Speaker, Smithfield Foods Annual Engineering Conference, Nashville, TN, 2011
  • “World Class Maintenance,” Keynote Address, MicroMain Annual User’s Conference, Austin, TX, 2012
  • “MRO storerooms-the 3rd rail of equipment reliability in the 21st century,” Guest Speaker, Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals Annual Conference, “Leadership,” Jacksonville, FL, 2016
  • “Care for your Spares-Preservation of Spare Parts,” Guest Speaker, Poultry Protein and Fat Seminar, Kansas City, MO, 2017
  • “Asset Management,” MRM Summit, Raleigh, NC 2019
  • Speaker, Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals Annual Conference, “Asset Management,” Louisville, KY, 2019
  • “Making Predictive Maintenance Relevant in Industrial Practice,” Keynote Address, OPMUG Annual Conference, Stillwater, OK, 2021
  • “Making Predictive Maintenance Relevant in Industrial Practice,” Workshop, OPMUG Annual Conference, Stillwater, OK, 2021
  • “What Are We Doing Wrong?” Keynote Address, SMRP NE/IA Regional Conference, SAC Museum, Ashland, NE, 2021
  • “Getting Maintenance Dollars to Make Sense,” Workshop, SMRP NE/IA Regional Conference, SAC Museum, Ashland, NE, 2021
  • “Getting Maintenance Dollars to Make Sense,” Workshop, Reliable Plant Conference, Louisville, KY, 2021
  • “What Are We Doing Wrong?” Keynote Address, Reliable Plant Conference, Louisville, KY, 2021
  • Speaker, Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals Annual Conference, “My Advice? Hire Less Than Extraordinary People,” St. Louis, MO, 2021
  • “Strategic Asset Management Plans – Developing a SAMP That Excites and Energizes,” Workshop, Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO, 2021

“John Ross is one of, if not the most prolific professionals I've had the pleasure of knowing. His contributions to Maintenance and Reliability practitioners is unmatched. Additionally, he freely gives to anyone who asks, and pours rocket fuel on those who are ambitious and driven, in order to propel them to their next level. He has a heart of gold, and his charming and clever wit, style and teaching ability provokes high-level engagement, and the realization he has left you a better person for having known him.” – David Smith, REC

Charge your associates with this ‘rocket fuel’ and watch them propel to a different level of interest and attitude.  Call now to book your next event!