Jerry Putt

Senior Technical Consultant

About Jerry

Jerry Putt recently retired after 38 years of industrial experience with the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. During his tenure with Goodyear, he held key management positions in corporate engineering, production and maintenance, with the last 12 years spent creating a process reliability team with worldwide responsibilities. Jerry served approximately one-third of his career overseas in South Africa, England and Argentina. For the last 11 years with Goodyear, Jerry developed and managed Goodyear’s global maintenance and reliability engineering function.

A mechanical engineer, Jerry has a certificate of mechanical competency from the Republic of South Africa and is a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP). In addition to being an executive member of the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) for more than 10 years, he has been on the advisory board for the International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML) since 2001. Jerry has delivered numerous papers at reliability conferences and was the keynote speaker for one of Noria’s early Lubrication Excellence conferences.

Fields of Specialization

  • Condition-Based Maintenance
  • Machinery Lubrication
  • Project Management
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Maintenance Management
  • Six Sigma
  • Machine Lubrication Technician (MLT) Level II
  • Maintenance Training
  • Reliability Engineering
  • Lubricant Contamination Control
  • Plant Maintenance
  • Lean


  • Machinery Lubrication Engineer (MLE), International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML)
  • Machine Lubrication Technician (MLT) Level I
  • Machine Lubricant Analyst (MLA) Level I
  • Certified Lubrication Specialist (CLS)
  • Certificate of Mechanical Competency, Republic of South Africa


  • University of Akron, Bachelor’s Degree, Mechanical Engineering

Professional Memberships

  • International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML)
  • Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Conference Presentations

  • Keynote Address, Reliable Plant 2000
  • Equipment Installation for Optimum Reliability, Reliable Plant 2012
  • The Often Overlooked Role of Fasteners in Reliability, Reliable Plant 2012
  • Why Maintainability Should not be an Afterthought, Reliable Plant 2013
  • Fundamentals for Designing and Procuring Equipment to Increase Reliability, Reliable Plant 2013-2014
  • What to Consider Before Changing Your Vehicle’s Oil and Filter, Reliable Plant 2014
  • The Importance of Designing Reliability into Machines, Reliable Plant 2015