A 1990 graduate of the MBA program at Concordia University, Richard Beer has been a Maintenance Management Specialist since 1993. Richard currently works as a Practice Manager where his knowledge and expertise assist our client organizations to transition from reactive to proactive maintenance. Richard brings practical experience having worked as a Maintenance Planner and Manager for Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport. In addition Richard worked for Datastream Systems as a lead consultant for their software implementations and training on their MP2 and MP5 (Currently Infor EAM) systems. His abilities in strategic management as it relates to maintenance is unrivalled as witnessed in his top ten golden rules of database management and can be found at www.trosolutions.com. Richard has thrived in a "misunderstood" and often forgotten niche of business offering maintenance management solutions to manufacturing, pharmaceutical, food processing and transportation industries in need of maximizing plant uptime, optimizing PM programs, stores management and reducing maintenance costs. Highly personable and down-to-earth, but at the same time, well-versed in technology and his Industry, Richard is a clear champion of "out-of-the-box" thinking. He knows what is needed to succeed.