Sergio Rossi founded RP4M in 2000 after having worked as a plant engineer, a maintenance manager, a corporate reliability manager and a senior engineer in the food, plastics and aerospace industries. He learned hands on how to implement Continuous Improvement Processes such as TPM, RCM, OBM and PdM.After experiencing these implementations, he saw the need to simplify and improve existing approaches for solving all machine related issues. His vision was to become a complete and single provider of an integrated maintenance, reliability and performance solution for reducing breakdowns and maintenance costs in machine-dependent industries. Finite Element Manufacturing (FEMsm) was the final result of his development efforts.
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Dr. Tom Landers
Instruments & Measurements
University of Texas, Arlington
Dr. George Kondraske
Programmable Logic Control
University of Texas, Arlington
Dr. Wei-Jen Lee
Vibration Analysis I & II*
* Was president of the Vibration Institute North Texas Chapter 1999
Creative Work Patents US Patent Number 6,598,464, "Oil and Contaminants Analyzer." Granted July 29, 2003, US Patent Pending Serial Number 11548924, "Eliminating Sources of Maintenance Losses." October 12, 2006 US Service Mark Register Number 3,584,191, "Finite Element Manufacturing (FEM)." March 3, 2009
Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) 5th Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 1997. Presented "A Reliability and Performance Study on Motors" Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) 7th Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado, October 1999. Presented "Oil Analysis Within an Asset Management Integration (AMI) Program" with Brian Wilson and Terry Mensinger from Boeing, Rocketdyne Division, Canoga Park, CA.
Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) 4th Regional Conference, Houston, Texas, August 2010. Presented "Using FEM to reduce breakdowns"
Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) 5th Regional Conference, Houston, Texas, August 2011. Presented "Minimizing Reactive Maintenance in 90 days"
Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) 6th Regional Conference, Houston, Texas, August 2012. Presented "A Plan to Reduce Breakdowns and Maintenance Costs in 30 days"
Seminars Developed and delivered two days seminar titled "Reliability Centered Maintenance Programs" for Advanced Manufacturing Institute (AMI), April 1999
Developed and delivered two days seminar titled "Improving Maintenance, Reliability & Performance" for Zimbabwe Power Company, Zimbabwe, Hwange, June 2012
Publications "Strategic Goal Setting for Maintenance." Competitive Edge, Tompkins Associates, 1999 Spring "Maintenance Goals Should State Purpose." AFE Facilities Engineering, April 1999 "Integrate Your Predictive Maintenance technologies." AFE Facilities Engineering, June 1999 "Eliminate Breakdown Losses Using FEMsm." SMRP Solutions, Volume 4, Issue 3, June 2009 "Eliminate Breakdown Losses Using FEMsm." Reliable Plant Online, 2009/08/03