Hendrix Instructors transfer a lifetime of learnings from our successful careers as craftsmen, maintenance and engineer leadership & finally as reliability consultants to 200+ industrial facilities.


Instructor and Field Reliability Specialist

After serving his country in the USN as an aircraft mechanic he was honorably discharged and took a job where he was trained as a pipefitter/welder. This led to a craftsmen job in a newsprint papermill where he would do both pipefitting and millwright work on rotating equipment for 25 plus years. He was promoted to 1st line supv over the powerhouse and utilities maintenance crew and eventually Mtce supt for the entire pulpmill portion of the plant which included woodyard, pulping, and power/utilities. He left that mill and became maintenance supt in a caning factory and then went to be mtce supt in another papermill. When that mill was downsized his previous plant mgr left and recruited/hired him as maintenance reliability director for 26 OSB (chipboard) plants worldwide. In that company he established and taught various reliability techniques including implementing precision maintenance. He retired from full-time work 5 years ago and teaches Precision Mtce for us 2 weeks each month.


Instructor and Field Reliability Specialist

A graduate from South Georgia Technical and Vocational School in Americus, Georgia, Mr. Beale has held many positions throughout his 38 years in the mechanical maintenance industry.  His years in this industry were spent at three different Pulp and Paper Mills, all of which were new start-ups. The first 11 years of his career were spent as a multi-craft mechanic, from there Charlie moved on to become a Maintenance Supervisor for the next 11 years.  The last 16 years of Charlie’s career in the paper industry, he held the position of Maintenance Superintendent.  Mr. Beale was part of many reliability improvement projects and as part of his Superintendent position he was responsible for the cost and reliability of his assigned areas within this industry.  Charlie retired in 2006 and joined Hendrix Precision Maintenance as one of our expert trainers.  You will find Charlie teaching both Skills 1 and Skills 2 trainings.  Charlie’s years of reliability maintenance experience makes him a valuable part of our Hendrix Team.   Do it Once, Do it Right!


Instructor and Field Reliability Specialist

Alfred DeVaux has many years of hands-on experience working with businesses including steel fabrication, chemical processing, mining, and construction. His experience in industry started in his high school days working as a helper in overhaul of diesel engines, dredging operations and other jobs to build savings for his future college education. Since earning his BSME he has served as reliability engineer, supervisor, and manager at various levels. In all these assignments he has maintained a hands-on approach, working hand in hand with diverse personnel of all levels to meet the task at hand. Since starting his career, he has been passionate about two main objectives: 1) Reliability of equipment and the resultant operational process and 2) Proficiency of Maintenance Tasks and Operations, that in his mind is the main contributor to objective number 1.

Throughout his career, working with diverse cultures, he has successfully instituted and directed training classes at several companies including international locations. These achievements contributed to hundreds of thousands of dollars in avoided maintenance costs and avoided production outages while synergistically improving overall safety of the operations.

While he has a wide-ranging competence in several areas, his focus is on Precision Alignment of rotating and stationary equipment, Integrity of vessels and piping, Best Lubrication Practices, PM Optimization and Root Cause Analysis with implementation of Corrective Action.


Shop & Simulator Project Manager

Grew up as a Multi Craftsman who can do just about anything mechanical or electrical. Today, after early retiring from a 32 yr career in plant operations w/ BP Amoco, He builds and ships our simulators all over the world, handles logistics and repair of our considerable fleet of trailers, tools, and all training materials working with the machine shop on new simulator development. In his spare time he enjoys farming for wildlife, and deer hunting. 

Phil Hendrix

Co-Founder / Instructor and Field Reliability Specialist

Phil Hendrix earned a BS in Engineering at night school, while working as a Maintenance Superintendent in a large pulp and paper mill. In his career, Phil has worked every mechanical position in a maintenance department, including welding and construction. His first managerial role included taking over a failing reliability effort across three facilities as the M&E Manager. Although successful in leading dramatic improvements in safety, cost and reliability, the most important acceleration to record reliability and cost control was the understanding and adoption of a precision approach to maintenance.


In 2001, Mr Hendrix founded Hendrix Precision Maintenance, focusing on providing high quality precision maintenance training and reliability consulting. Since starting Hendrix Precision Maintenance, he and his instructors, engineers, and predictive maintenance personnel have provided services to over 250 facilities/companies, enhancing their employee's skills sets required to maintain rotating equipment at a highly reliable level. Developing and utilizing unique training tools combined with effective hands-on learning techniques, his customers in many cases have experienced double and even triple the expect life of their rotating equipment within their facilities


Instructor and Field Reliability Specialist

Trained as Machinist by apprenticeship he worked several years in local machine shops until hiring on with Champion Paper's Courtland AL Mill. In the mill he soon learned 90% of the work is heavy millwright work on small and huge rotating equipment. Perhaps the greatest compliment on "Junior" is when mill instructors were selected based on earned trust of the 500 person workforce he was front and center. After teaching Precision Mtce, he and his fellow instructor were placed in charge of planning and maintenance of the 3 huge pulpmill's were they set and sustained the highest uptime record in the world for that industry. When the mill was shuttered for lack of product demand. Junior was so valued for attention to detail, he was the very last maintenance employee laid off after complete disassembly and distribution of plant assets.  When not teaching or doing other reliability projects, he enjoys blacksmithing as a hobby and spending time with his family.


Instructor and Field Reliability Specialist

Garnet was a Tool and Die Maker for 20 + yrs and then was recruited to start and run the machine shop and industrial maintenance training program at Iowa Central Community College where we ran in to him 8 years ago and immediately admired his methods and degree of detail he was teaching. We partnered with him and ICCC to teach Precision Maintenance to local industry and he has taught part time for us as his schedule allows. In his off time he enjoys helping his son build record winning hot rods and a host of other projects in their huge shop.


Instructor and Field Reliability Specialist

Terry Meredith is best known throughout heavy Industry as the BEST Bearing Service Field Service person ever in Timken Torrington Bearing Co. and their Steel, Paper, Bridge, Power and other heavy industry customers. He has changed bearings and taught plant mechanics all over the US. The best millwrights we know say Terry is a "walking book of bearing knowledge" He splits his retirement time between teaching, restoring antique Rolls Royce and Bentley autos and traveling the world. 


Instructor and Field Reliability Specialist

Starting his career as an auto dealer mechanic he transitioned to industrial plant maintenance in the 1970's and excelled in every assignment including large shutdown project manager, until he retired finaly as maintenance manger 30 + yrs later. Today in addition to teaching and implementing Precision Maintenance and reliability consulting in all industries he helps his sons with their small businesses, as he enjoys raising hay, cattle, and enjoying his grandchildren


Instructor and Field Reliability Specialist

A machinist by training, Joel spent the first years of his career working in machine shops and/or on turbine and machinery rebuild crews in the field doing both machinist and millwright repairs and installs. Much of this work was new power plant construction. In 1990 he was employed in the largest papermill in the world in AL as a millwright/machinist and spent the next 15 years or so doing repair work of a mostly millwright nature. Here he was exposed and trained in the philosophy of "Precision Maintenance" Techniques and helped that mill achieve and sustain record reliability in its industry.  During this time he also attended night classes in college and received a bachelor’s degree in education. When that mill was shuttered for lack of demand for printing and writing papers he transferred to IP - Orange, TX where he was soon chosen to train their craftsmen (all trades) in Precision Maintenance Techniques. He recently retired from IP to work part time for us teaching same. He tows the trailer and teaches ac ouple of weeks per month. He has taught at Ogden and Maumelle.




Instructor and Reliability Field Specialist

Mr. Toxey is a millwright who worked most of his career at the Hamermill, later Union Camp and later IP - Prattville, AL Pulp and Papermill. Because of his skill and attention to detail he was selected by IP to teach Precision Maintenance at Prattville and further selected to help initially build the original IP Hands On Bearing Class. Jon has been teaching for us for over 10 years since his retirement from IP and has helped us further develop and include many things in Skills 2 which were not initially included. Jon was a private pilot for years and today is an avid outdoorsman.


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