With over 165 years combined vibration and industrial technologies experience, supported by an impeccable safety record, accreditation and innovation, the EnVibe Analyst Team is one of our greatest assets. Our daily, in-the-field experience with different machinery configurations, equipment and operating environments and the problems produced give us unparalleled access to proven, creative solutions. Everyday, EnVibe Analysts pride ourselves with getting to the root cause of the equipment problems, correcting machinery malfunctions and providing solutions for our clients.
All of EnVibe’s analysts have up-to-date Basic Orientation Plus training from a Safety Council that is part of the Association of Reciprocal Safety Councils (ARSC). Additionally, each EnVibe Predictive Maintenance analyst carries a current Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card, and several are Helicopter Underwater Egress Training (HUET) and Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS) certified. Please see our Safety is Priority One page for more information.
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Grady Gage Sr. joined EnVibe in 1999. He is responsible for managing predictive maintenance programs for many facilities including buildings, offshore platforms, water treatment, power and petrochemical plants. He has utilized a host of trouble-shooting techniques including vibration analysis, infrared thermography and laser-alignment to solve problems with hundreds of different types of rotating equipment and on fixed structures as well. Over the years Grady has worked on rotating elements from small blowers to 800-megawatt steam turbine generators.
Grady began his career in 1991 with Vibranalysis Engineering Inc. where he traveled the world performing vibration analysis, balance and alignment. He was also involved in many vibration and acoustic projects including the building of sound walls for compressor stations and assisted in long and short term acoustical surveys. Throughout his career, Grady has continued to develop his skills by attending industry courses including those held by the Vibration Institute.
Glen W. Parker has been in the Predictive Maintenance and Equipment Reliability Industry since 1988. With over 25 years experience in all things manufacturing, Glen brings a 360 degree perspective to his position with EnVibe as he head’s up EnVibe’s SouthEast Division.
Glen developed his aptitude for mechanics at age 17 and worked his way up the ranks to top-tier management positions within any and every industrial environment, including work with NASA’s Delta II Rocket Engines. Glen’s background of hands-on Maintenance and Engineering, PM/PdM Coordination, Maintenance Planning and Scheduling, CMMS Implementation and RCM Strategies develops an acute understanding of all sides of an efficient operating environment. With this practical wisdom in hand, Glen prioritizes, diagnoses and communicates with all levels of operations, resulting in clear, concise and on-target recommendations and outcomes for EnVibe clients.
Glen is a Level II Certified Vibration Analyst and a Level I Certified Thermographer. As a Senior Analyst, he is responsible for performing turbo-machinery start-ups, vibration diagnostics and analysis, Ultra-Sound Leak Detection, Ultra-Sound Thickness measurements, on-site motor diagnostics, structural analysis, field balancing, infrared studies, laser alignment, machinery acceptance testing of new/rebuild machinery and lubrication programs. Glen’s comprehensive knowledge, skill and hands-on, in-field experience makes him an EnVibe go-to analyst.
A graduate of the University of Texas with a B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering (1958) and the University of Houston with a B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering (1960), Robert has extensive experience in the implementation of condition monitoring and diagnostics programs. Robert also has extensive experience in assessment and control of acoustics and noise problems.
Robert is a Registered Engineer in the State of Texas and is a Charter Member of the Houston Chapter of the Vibration Institute and a member of the Acoustic Society of America.
Christopher Boggs spent 6 years in the United States Navy and was deployed during Operation Enduring Freedom on the USS Harry S. Truman CVN-75 during 2006 — 2009. During Chris’ Navy career he was trained as a Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Electrical) GSE3 (SW) and Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS) and attained the level of Non-Commissioned Officer. While serving as Central Control Supervisor on the USS Nicholas FFG-47 Engineering Department for two years, Chris was awarded Navy and Marine Corp. Achievement Medal for his accomplishments in the Engineering Department while doing Drug Operations in South America. In addition, Chris is qualified Gauge Calibration Level 1, Quality Assurance, Maintenance Man, Tag-Out, Switchboard Operator and Advanced Damage Control.
Upon return to civilian life, Chris, quickly attained Category I Vibration Analyst certification while expanding knowledge with fellow EnVibe Analysts. Chris has developed extensive experience with testing repairs and new motors from 7,500 – 10,000 horsepower, understanding crucial steps including oil, measuring resistance value on BTDs and RTDs, then performing vibration and temperature analysis before shipping to customer site. Chris also has considerable knowledge with reciprocating compressor motors, with critical understanding of pressure and acoustic measurements in relationship to bottle structure and development. Chris now has his Vibration Analyst Cat II Certification.
Chris’ experience has helped firm up his guiding philosophy for success with all EnVibe clients: every situation is different and it takes time, past experience, strategy and willingness to learn to excel at being a Vibration Analyst and Equipment Reliability professional.
Darren Schur joined EnVibe in 2003. Darren is responsible for vibration analyst recording data for EnVibe’s ongoing Predictive Maintenance (PdM) Programs for major companies like Arkema, Inc., Anheuser-Busch InBev, Maximus Coffee Group, GB Bioscience Corp. – Syngenta, Ben E. Keith Foods and AmeriCold.
Darren started his Vibration Analysis career in 1990, with Joe McCollum as his mentor. He cut his teeth on long-term PdM contracts with the City of Houston Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTP) where he was the go-to guy about any piece of equipment at any of the facilities. During his 13 years with Vibranalysis Engineering Corp (VEC), Darren learned machine and coupling alignment using the reverse dial indicator method, then continued to learn and adapt to new equipment and measurement technology, learning laser alignment method when it was still in developmental days.
Darren’s dedication to perfect alignment gains him the title of “Mr. Zeros”—when given machine alignment responsibility, he aligns to all “0”s, far more accurate than the industry accepted 1/1000th of an inch. In addition, Darren’s personal work ethic, commitment to excellence on the job and attention to detail makes him a Balance Technician beyond compare.
Prior to his Vibration Analysis career, Darren was an ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certified Master Technician specializing in transmission rebuilding.
Mario Pena has served as a 15R AH-64D Aircraft Mechanic/Crew Chief for Apache Attack Helicopter in Army National Guard 2009–present. During service in National Guard, Mario served a 9 month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Kuwait, where he performed preventative maintenance for Apache Helicopters during 500-hour phase inspection, stripping the helicopter down to basic components, identifying any maintenance faults, then rebuilding the bird, ensuring equipment reliability and keeping meticulous maintenance records required for safety history.
Mario’s experience with the Army has gained him knowledge performing preventive and corrective maintenance on all things aviation related: hydraulic, hydrostatic, and pneumatic systems; gas turbine compressor units; gasoline/diesel engines and transmissions; steering and suspension systems; electrical and hydraulic power generating equipment; electrical, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems.
Mario has been recognized for his service to the War On Terror with two Service Medals: for enlisting during time of war, awarded Global War on Terrorism Service Medal (GWOTSM); and for recognition of deployment during time of war, Mario was awarded Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (GWOTEM). During this stint with the US Army National Guard, Mario also was awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal for serving three consecutive years of “honorable and faithful service” without disciplinary offenses.
Mario continues to serve as E4/Specialist (SPC) of Company B 449th ASB (Aviation Support Battalion) while working with EnVibe, developing his vibration analysis skills and applying his Infrared Thermographer Level I while seeking his Vibration Analyst Level II certification.
Working within diverse industries with companies such as Murphy Oil Exploration, Chevron, Nuevo Midstream and Enterprise Products has provided James with significant condition maintenance experience. From start-up to shut down, repair to optimization, James’ mechanical knowledge is broad and well grounded. Combining this with his passionate ambition for success, insatiable thirst for knowledge and experience, his intuitive, innovative, and thorough approach to unknown problems makes him the perfect Equipment Reliability Analyst for EnVibe.
At Moore Control Systems, James utilized extensive electrical experience including, but not limited to, fabrication and installation of electrical components to custom specs with NEC code compliance; grounding bonding, cable tray/conduit fabrication, assembly, installation and termination; diagnostics and trouble shooting.
While with Wood Group PSN, James performed mechanical commissioning of various equipment and systems on the Chevron FPU Jack St. Malo, including N2/He pressurized leak detection testing, equipment lube oil flushing, equipment start-up, hydraulic diagnostics and repairs, and Isolation of Hazardous Energy/SPOC team.
James is a graduate of Texas State Technical College Waco where he earned four Associates Degrees: Heavy Truck, Agriculture Equipment, Construction Equipment and Outdoor Power Equipment. In addition to compliance with Safety Certification required by EnVibe, James is current with STIHL Master Wrench Bronze Level Certification; Apprentice Electrician Certification from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (License 293611); Mobile Air Conditioning Society (License 968517) focusing on CFC-12 recycling and storage procedures; and Production Safety Systems (T-2) Certification from Falck Safety Services (US). James achieved his Category I Vibration Analysis certification within one year of being at EnVibe.
James continues to challenge his abilities and intellect at EnVibe, applying his energetic innovative, and task oriented personality to all aspects of Equipment Reliable and with every client he encounters.
Michael started his professional career as a maintenance manager in a coal mine in the UK. When introducing the process of ferrographic analysis to the mine in 1983, Michael officially started his focus on condition monitoring and predictive maintenance.
Michael has gained endless experience and knowledge working with Beta Machinery in Calgary, supporting sales and services for the Recip-Trap portable reciprocating machinery analyzer; starting his own PdM company that provided reciprocating machinery analysis services in Europe, the Middle East and Asia; and as CEO and Director of new products of condition monitoring systems at Navitas International.
With Michael’s diverse and extensive experience, he has pioneered and developed new technology for reciprocating compressors, resulting in patents like Compressor Valve Monitoring System and Method, Patent #US7318350.
Today, Michael works around the world providing reciprocating machinery analysis and support to many of the Oil and Gas companies with a mission is to bring low cost and innovative diagnostics into the oil & gas sectors as well as the rig drilling, fracturing pumps and chemical industries. His focus is Reliability and Availability of Reciprocating Engines and Compressors and Pumps.
Michael holds a HND in mechanics from a UK Technical Institute, he has presented papers at many USA and European maintenance conferences and provides training in PdM of reciprocating machinery. Michael has also developed new products for reciprocating machinery applications. In addition Michael has experience in RCM and CMMS consulting.
When not working, Michael enjoys, jogging, sailing, playing the trumpet and his family.
Involved with Predictive Maintenance Programs since 1979, Mr. McCollum is responsible for managing data collection and evaluation for all types of industrial Predictive Maintenance Programs. He is a Level III Vibration Specialist certified by the Vibration Institute and a Level I Thermographer certified by the Infraspection Institute and has also successfully completed Basic Ferrographic and Wear Particle Training. His involvement in industry includes responsibility for programs at Petrochemical, Power Utilities, Marine, Building Maintenance and Mining facilities.
Mr. McCollum is also proficient in vibration analysis and trouble shooting of rotating and non-rotating equipment with an experience base over 33 years applicable to numerous types of equipment. His capabilities also expand to rotor dynamic balance of large and small rotors ranging from 2 HP to 180MW turbo machinery, mechanical shaft alignment, acoustic analysis, seismic and structural surveys, theoretical modal analysis, ODS (operational deflection shapes) and infrared imaging technologies.
Tom launched EnVibe in 1997 with the priority to deliver high-quality and timely data to the Equipment Reliability Industry. For over 19 years, Tom has grown EnVibe from a single idea to a 12 person operation. From being ‘once-in-the-field’ to being CEO, Tom’s knowledge and acumen of the equipment reliability industry leads the way in servicing the industries dependent on operating efficiencies.
With strategic partnership development, employment of new technologies, acquisition of industry talent, exceptional safety priorities and customer service, Tom continues to advance EnVibe to the next level of equipment reliability service and visionary accomplishment. He is a member of the Vibration Institute, ACOE, RETA and SMRP and is currently seeking CMRP certification.
In addition, Tom is a graduate of the University of Texas and continues his alum responsibilities by attending every possible UT football game with his family.
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