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David Brewster

Asset Management: A Systematic Approach to Streamlining Asset Management

David Brewster, CMRP, CMRT | Maintenance Manager

Trinity River Authority of Texas

The Trinity River Authority of Texas [TRA] is a conservation and reclamation district for municipalities within the almost 18,000-square-mile Trinity River Basin. Operating five wastewater facilities and four water-treatment facilities, the organization is committed to strategic planning and continuous improvement – so it follows that TRA approaches asset management with the same overall objectives in mind: customer service excellence; efficient and effective operations; and human capital development.

This session will outline how TRA has achieved new heights in the planning and development of its asset management strategy by: strengthening its organizational commitment and communication; identifying key metrics to monitor and measure; developing an Asset Management Manual; improving its Computerized Maintenance Monitoring System [CMMS]; leveraging synchronization between the CMMS and the Geographic Information System; and using reliability engineering services and software to help create a critical assets list, complete initial failure mode and effects analysis, and find opportunities for cost savings.

ABOUT DAVID: David Brewster is a retired Naval Officer with over 25 years of experience in leadership and asset management, and more than 13 years of wastewater and refinery management experience. He is a Magna Cum Laude graduate from Hawaii Pacific University with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science (1994), and a Cum Laude graduate from the University of Phoenix with a Master's Degree in Business Administration (2011). David Currently serves as the Maintenance Manager for the Central Regional Wastewater System (CRWS) within the Northern Region of the Trinity River Authority of Texas.

David is a licensed wastewater operator in Virginia (Class III - 2014), and Texas (Class B - 2017). He is a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Technician (CMRT- 2014), as well as a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP -2015) through the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP).

David serves as a member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF), Workforce Sustainability Subcommittee for the development and presentation of workshops at the annual Utility Management Conference (UMC).