Jose Duran shortlisted for IAM Global Award

We are delighted to congratulate Jose Duran (Woodhouse Operations Director, Latin America) on being selected for the final shortlist in the IAM Global Awards; Individual Achievement.

Jose was nominated for the Individual Achievement category for his outstanding contribution to asset management across Latin America over many years and just narrowly missed out on the top award at the event.
For over 20 years, been the most prolific and successful promoter of good asset management practices in Latin America. He led Spanish translation of PAS55, helped develop ISO55000 and led/facilitated multiple large, diverse and highly successful AM transformation programmes.
His client and project responsibilities have included ISA (5 countries; utilities, transport and telecoms), ICE (Costa Rica, 26 power generating stations), EPM (largest multinational LatAm company) Shell, Ecopetrol, CIER (utilities professional association), Codelco (Chilean copper mining), BHP, Fibranova (Manufacturing), Panama Canal and many asset classes in regulated and non-regulated contexts. Responsibilities ranged from maturity assessments and strategic planning to implementation support, performance, and benefits reporting, dealing with all stakeholder groups.

From a blank slate, José has generated one of the most active, interested, and fast-developing regions in the world for asset management. Over 20 years he has been making conference presentations, lobbying regulators, teaching on university programmes and public courses, guiding large organisations and establishing a continent-wide dialog and appetite for asset management. He has built a personal reputation as a deeply informed and very practical guide in translating asset management concepts to range of LatAm cultures, organisational models and maturity starting points. This has involved almost continual travel (pre-COVID!) and great personal investment (with family in Venezuela).

Such efforts have yielded more ISO55001 implementations and greater tangible reported benefits than can be attributed to any other single person worldwide. With his personal encouragement and support, energy regulators have now mandated ISO55001 in Colombia, and Chile. And Jose-led programmes in ICE (Costa Rica), ISA (Colombia), AES (multiple countries), REP (Perú) and CTEEP (Brazil) have all been recognised on the international stage for their successful AM initiatives.

It is difficult to think of anyone who has done more to ‘spread the word’ of good asset management – across 23 countries. He has also always insisted on measuring/reporting real, on-the-ground transformations, with hard evidence of business benefits

Jose says “I am really happy that my efforts are being recognised in this way, but it really also acknowledges the amazing support I have from the whole Woodhouse team.”

A review of published case studies in asset management rapidly demonstrates Jose’s impact. Many of the cases which cite quantified business benefits from the implementation of ISO 55000 are projects initiated and/or facilitated by José. For example, ISA Colombia quotes US$40 Million of validated benefits, ICE Costa Rica (winner of the very first IAM Achievements award) achieved 8-digit $$ benefits and RepsolYPF in Argentina credited the work done as yielding a 6-year life extension for economic viability of the company. The monetized impact of Jose’s work is unrivalled.

From the service provider perspective also, his responsibility for the regional operations of The Woodhouse Partnership has been impressive. With 20 years of growth in both revenues and profits, José has built a thriving business unit with a dispersed team (based in 4 countries). A recent review revealed that he and his team have been instrumental in over 60 % of all ISO 55000 known certifications in Latin America.

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Susan Steyn

Susan Steyn is a seasoned expert with over 30 years of experience in Management, Operations, Business Development, and Supply Chain across diverse industries. Her core focus lies in spare parts management and inventory optimization. Throughout her career, Susan has held key leadership roles in multinational companies such as GE, Dow, Roche, Bayer, Lloyds Register, and Woodhouse Partnership.

With a strong background in strategic leadership, P&L management, and lean manufacturing, Susan has consistently driven business turnarounds and growth. She excels in international global business management and has a proven track record of expanding market presence and building strong client relationships.

As a Six Sigma Black Belt and PMP certified professional, Susan is adept at implementing process improvements and managing complex projects. Her expertise in data analysis, project management, and ERP systems ensures effective spare part management and optimal inventory levels.

Susan’s contributions to various companies include revenue growth, cost reduction, successful software launches, and the establishment of strategic alliances. Her commitment to diversity and inclusion, coupled with her leadership in team building and mentorship, have created a culture of excellence in every organization she has worked with.

Overall, Susan Steyn is a results-oriented leader with a passion for leveraging data-driven decision-making and innovative strategies to optimize spare parts management, reduce downtime risks, and enhance profitability in any business environment.

José Luis Perdomo R

José Luis cuenta con una experiencia exitosa en multi-industrias públicas y privadas, donde desempeñó cargos gerenciales, líder de aplicación técnica especializada, puestos operativos y en mantenimiento, así como en áreas de consultoría sustentando nivel operativo, táctico y estratégico.

Ha formado parte de proyectos de mejoramiento de gestión de activos, confiabilidad operacional, integridad y mantenimiento en Latinoamérica en diferentes empresas creando valor al negocio con resultados técnicos y económicos importantes.

Facilitador e instructor acreditado en temas relacionados con la gestión de activos, mejores prácticas, metodologías de administración gerencial y técnicas especializadas.

Robinson Medina

Mechanical Engineer with 31 years of experience. Specialist in implementation processes of activities
associated with Asset Management under the ISO 55001 approach, Implementation of diagnostic
programs and audits of management systems, Specialist in applying reliability methodologies such as
Reliability-Centered Maintenance, risk-based inspection, Cause Analysis Root, Life Cycle Cost Analysis,
Condition Based Maintenance, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, Mechanical Integrity among others.
He has been an Equipment Mechanical Integrity Engineer, an experienced user of traditional NonDestructive Testing such as Ultrasound, Infrared Thermography, Superficial Techniques, Industrial
He has led and participated in countless applications in the field of reliability and condition monitoring,
with special emphasis on the generation and execution of policies and maintenance plans aimed at
achieving the “minimum total business impact” guaranteeing Safety, Hygiene and Environment

Damien Carter

Over his 28 plus year span in the industrial sectors with working technical backgrounds in Project & Construction Management, Asset Operations and Maintenance Reliability Management, and being certified in various courses of study; Damien has gained the knowledge and experience and has had proven successes throughout his tenure in the Oil, Gas, Petro-Chemical and Construction sectors. Establishing his-self in the various sectors, Damien’s first experience and success started in the Construction Sector in estimating engineering. This was the stepping stone for Damien and has paved the way for his passion and continued success in supporting People, Process, and Systems in an organization.

Damien has held positions in local, international and multi-national corporations and comes from a working background in the fields of environmental, operations, project and construction management, operations maintenance and reliability management, planning, supervisory management, and has proven his abilities to succeed in each field.

Richard Ardolino

Rich was an Engineer and Project Manager professional at the New York Power Authority for over 30-years. In addition to being the first Project Manager for the Niagara Project Upgrade, Rich rose to be the Vice President of Engineering having started in Operations Engineering decades earlier. Rich went on to be Vice President, Transmission and Substation at AECOM responsible for hundreds of millions of dollars in design and construction. Rich joined Woodhouse Partnership, North America and participates in aligning organization towards ISO 55000 and many reliability studies supporting DST.

Aleck Santamaría De La Cruz

Executive in Operational Excellence, Asset Management and Best Practices in Projects, Operations and Maintenance in the Energy and Industrial Sector.
Consultant, Instructor and International Lecturer on issues related to project management (risk management), operational reliability, strategic management of operations, maintenance, Asset Management in the energy sector (ISO 55001) and Applied Data Analytics.
PMP, CMRP, IAM and CAMA certifications, being recognized by the SMRP in 2019 as CMRP of the Year

George Galambos

George has over twenty-five years of experience as a consulting engineer providing design, planning, program and project management, and strategic asset management services for asset-intensive organizations in the Americas, Africa, and the Middle East. His primary focus has been in the public infrastructure sector; as a result, he has intimate knowledge of the assets, processes, and resources necessary to deliver and sustain safe, reliable services to the customers of public asset-owning organizations.

George has assisted organizations with the development of PAS 55, ISO 55000, and GFMAM AM Landscape aligned asset management systems (AMS), has performed gap analyses of their AMS against industry standards and best practices, and has guided them through the creation of strategic asset management plans (SAMPs), asset management plans (AMPs), AM policy and supporting documents. He has undertaken asset risk modelling to ascertain organizations’ capability to sustain their desired levels of service. George has performed asset health-informed lifecycle cost modelling and forecasting capital and operational expenditures over near and long-term planning horizons.

John Woodhouse

With 30 years’ experience in utilities, oil & gas, transport and other sectors, John is one of the most widely known experts in integrated asset management projects for some of the largest companies in the world.

John is a Founder and Life Fellow of the IAM; he has written 4 books, chaired the development of BSI PAS55 and represents the UK on the ISO55000 committee.

He also led the international MACRO and SALVO collaboration projects in optimised asset management decision-making.

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