ALN Newsletter 8 June 2021

Welcome to new ALN Organizational Member Lifecycle Engineering. LCE has executives participating in the US Technical Advisory Group for ISO 55000, has consulted with organizations on ISO 55001 Certification and offers lifecycle training courses (see more below). We look forward to upcoming programs and content creation with LCE.

This week’s ALN Th@4 pm ET on June 10 will feature a chat between Thomas Smith and Jim Dieter, ALN CEO. As always, see more below in People and register at this link.



Thomas Smith, MS was a member of the U.S. Delegation to the first ISO 55000 series and continues to contribute to its evolution. Mr. Smith spoke at the first ALN event in Washington, D.C. and spoke at numerous other events for the ALN and the IAM. He is Faculty Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he established a Master of Engineering Professional Practice, contributed to the establishment of the Distance Teaching and Learning program and created a series of short courses on asset management. He has authored numerous White Papers on asset management and has provided asset management consulting. It is good to be visiting with Mr. Smith again at a time when there is much discussion about asset management and higher education.


World Economic Forum Infrastructure White Paper

Just in time to remind the U.S. about the importance of appropriate Infrastructure investment, the World Economic Forum has published an Infrastructure White Paper. The 24-page paper includes powerful graphic information, addresses creating new ecosystems, creating new business models and providing the skills and education needed to support these new approaches. But the Paper may best be summed up in the following sentence, “Done right, infrastructure investment has the potential to help us build a more sustainable, equitable and prosperous world and can serve as a platform that focuses on outcomes that help the planet and its people thrive.” The U.S. has the chance to do infrastructure investment right. ALN hopes upcoming infrastructure legislation provides a structured approach to asset management and requires a Strategic Asset Management Plan from organizations receiving funding. (Thank you to ALN friend Michael Salvato of Mott MacDonald for making us aware of this Paper.)


AJAG and LCE Combined Training

Consider having your asset management team take a combination of training programs from the Andrew James Advisory Group (AJAG) and Lifecycle Engineering (LCE). AJAG provides the detailed overview of the mission-focused approach to a structured asset management system as demonstrated by ISO 55K and LCE provides the boots-on-the-ground training need to successfully operate assets to their highest level. For more details on combination packages contact Mike Bordenaro, ALN, Director, Communications at

Upcoming Events


Thursdays at 4 pm EasternRegister Here

June 10 –

Thomas Smith, Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin

June 24 –

Tim Ingram, Technical Director, Strategic Asset Management, and chair of UK’s mirror committee for ISO 55000