Bennett Fitch, a Noria senior technical consultant, is an animated, experienced instructor with an interactive, yet relaxed approach to engage his audience. His expertise is established from years within oil analysis and machinery lubrication as the core of his career. He received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology with a concentration in applied tribology. Bennett holds Level II Machine Lubrication Technician and Level III Machine Lubricant Analyst certifications through the International Council for Machinery Lubrication.
Bennett Fitch

Fields of Specialization

  • Product Development
  • Engineering
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Manufacturing
  • Simulations
  • Process Improvement
  • Engineering Management
  • Product Design
  • Machinery Lubrication
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Project Engineering
  • Team Building
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Oil Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Petroleum
  • Strategic Planning
  • Training Delivery
  • FMEA
  • Process Engineering
  • Testing
  • New Business Development


  • Machinery Lubricant Analyst (MLA) Level III
  • Machinery Lubrication Technician (MLT) Level II


  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Bachelor’s Degree, Mechanical Engineering


  • 2013 Azbee National Silver Award, Technical Article
  • WACE International WIL Student Achievement Award
  • Eagle Scout Award


  • “Applications and Benefits of Magnetic Filtration,” Machinery Lubrication, September-October 2005
  • “Optimizing Oil Change Intervals in Heavy-Duty Vehicles,” Machinery Lubrication, September-October 2012
  • “Anatomy of a Grease Gun,” Machinery Lubrication, March-April 2013
  • “Anatomy of an Oil Filter,” Machinery Lubrication, May-June 2013
  • “Anatomy of a Viscometer,” Machinery Lubrication, July-August 2013
  • “Anatomy of Wear Debris,” Machinery Lubrication, September-October 2013
  • “Anatomy of an Oil Analysis Report,” Machinery Lubrication, November-December 2013
  • “Anatomy of a Representative Oil Sample: Part 1 – Sample Bottles,” Machinery Lubrication January-February 2014
  • “Anatomy of a Representative Oil Sample: Part 2 – Sample Extraction Tools,” Machinery Lubrication, March-April 2014
  • “Anatomy of a Representative Oil Sample: Part 3 – Sampling Frequency and Location,” Machinery Lubrication, May-June 2014
  • “Follow the Chain of Success for Oil Analysis Optimization,” Machinery Lubrication, July-August 2014
  • “The Silent Danger of Abrupt Lubricant Failure,” Machinery Lubrication, September-October 2014
  • “Why You Should Be Measuring Air Contamination in Oil,” Machinery Lubrication, November-December 2014
  • “Follow the Trend for Successful Oil Analysis,” Machinery Lubrication, January-February 2015
  • “The Value of Analytical Ferrography as a Critical Exploratory Test,” Machinery Lubrication, March-April 2015
  • “Identifying the Stages of 
Oil Oxidation,” Machinery Lubrication, May-June 2015

Conference Presentations

  • The Ultra Clean Vacuum Device, OilDoc 2011