“…you’re working with leaders…”

Genéne Kleppe, CEO of Digital Twinning Australia was asked, by our client, to share her experience of selecting Strategic Asset Management tools and market research conducted before engaging The Woodhouse Partnership and Decision Support Tools.


Along with several documents that demonstrated the veracity within a comprehensive procurement process (with sensitive information redacted), Genéne supplied the following reference.

“…having worked with John & his team at Woodhouse I can attest that you’re working with leaders and must therefore be doing good work.

Our global search for strategic Asset Management tools drew a higher than expected response.  Of the approximately 132 responses our first cull was to 39.  This group of 39 appeared to meet the selection criteria however, a more comprehensive investigation resulted in a further 29 being eliminated.

The remaining 10 vendors were required to make presentations and demonstrate their tools.  Copperleaf and PowerPlan were in the group providing a demonstration. 

A critical decision element was the tools sustainability in a digital world.  As you would be aware decisions made in utilities, become lore,  for many years, and in software making the wrong decision result in organizational capability uplift delays.

At the time of selection with the exception of Woodhouse and SAP, the tools were embedded in legacy software engineering, engineering that would not be compatible moving forward.

SAP tools were predicated on having a Hanna platform, our Client would not have Hanna for 10-15 years.  Subsequently, I have discovered that the SAP tools are still embedded in transaction-styled thinking, limited when it comes to working with the complexities of Asset Management and Systems Engineering.

Woodhouse was a standout for a few reasons including:

  • Process – Woodhouse wasn’t just a software solution it was strong on engagement.
    • It required cross-discipline, cross-trades, and vertical slice across Asset Classes
    • It required Systems Engineering concepts to be applied across the Asset Classes
    • It did get people engaged in the process and comfortable with the software
  • Practice – Woodhouse DST software demanded practice knowledge
    • Workers had as much right at the table as did the Engineers and function experts
    • Evidence-based decision making was given meaning
    • Outcomes belonged to the team, not individuals
    • It did empower employees, it gave evidence-based credibility to both the people and tool
  • Price – Woodhouse was by far the best value price
    • The investment was returned within week 1
  • Future proof – Woodhouse DST tools appeared [when compared to other software] to be more nimble and better able to respond to IT-OT convergence.
    • As I have moved into Digital Twinning I believe this interpretation to still hold true.

If you require any further clarification or confirmation I am willing to [provide further information]…”

We are thrilled to receive such positive endorsements of our work and Decision Support Tools. If you would like to apply these standout benefits to your organization please contact us now.

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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.

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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 https://smrp.org/2019-CMRP-Winners.

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.

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