Michael Brown is an associate technical consultant with Noria Corporation. He has more than 20 years of experience in heavy manufacturing and holds Level I Machine Lubrication Technician and Machine Lubricant Analyst certifications through the International Council for Machinery Lubrication. Prior to joining Noria, Michael worked for nearly 25 years in Australia as a team leader for Pilkington/Viridian Glass and as an operations manager for Bingham Freight and Eagle Container.

Michael Brown

Fields of Specialization

  • Lubricant Analysis
  • Lubrication Systems
  • Oil Analysis
  • Grease Analysis
  • Condition-Based Maintenance
  • Machinery Lubrication
  • Reliability Engineering
  • Lubricant Contamination Control
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Manufacturing
  • Plant Maintenance
  • Process Improvement
  • Project Engineering
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • FMEA
  • Reliability
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Hydraulic Fluids
  • Tribology and Wear
  • Compressor Lubrication
  • Motor Oils and Engine Lubrication
  • Maintenance Training
  • Engineering Economics
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Maintenance Management
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Process Engineering
  • Six Sigma
  • 5S
  • Process Control
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Operational Excellence
  • Quality Management
  • Automation


  • Machine Lubrication Technician (MLT) Level I
  • Machine Lubricant Analyst (MLA) Level I
  • Forklift License/Crane No. 000104116401, Front End Loader No. V1300092
  • In-House Tip-Truck License (Articulated), Bedford
  • Confined Workplace Emergencies, In-Train
  • Behavioral Event Interviewing, Pilkington
  • Safety and Wheel Loader Operator, William Adams
  • Specialized Glass/Loading-Unloading, Pilkington
  • Emergency Warden, Parcor
  • Fire Warden, Protector Alsafe


  • New England University/TAFE, Diploma of Business
  • TAFE, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • TAFE, Apprenticeship in Manufactured Mineral Products


  • “Why You Should Reclaim and Recycle Used Oil,” Machinery Lubrication, July-August 2015

Conference Presentations

  • Lubricant Storage and Handling Do’s and Don’ts, Reliable Plant 2014
  • Contaminant Exclusion vs. Removal: Understanding the Difference, Reliable Plant 2015
  • Get the Lowdown on Your Lubricants: How to Read a Product Data Sheet, Reliable Plant 2015