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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.

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Instructor / 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 / 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!

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Instructor / Field Reliability Specialist

With over 45  years of mechanical experience, Mike Beassie has been involved in the service, repair, and replacement of more types of equipment than we can list. He has completed machinist work, welding, and many years of management/supervision in various industries associated with mechanical equipment. Mr. Beassie was employed by a sealing system manufacturing company which also designed and manufactured centrifugal pumps, as holding a role as Assistant Superintendent in a paper mill. His position within the paper products industry required extensive training in pumps and seals.  Mike trained sales specialist and customers nationwide in classroom settings in virtually all industries that use pumps and sealing devices. In addition to these responsibilities, he was required to do analysis on specific pieces of equipment and complete systems using pumps, mechanical seals, and/or mechanical packings in their specific process.  Mike has been instructing for over thirty years. He personally designed and built a pump system simulator for Hendrix Precision Maintenance. This simulator can duplicate the exact process situations that destroy equipment, but on a much smaller scale, and is understood much easier than large industrial systems.  In addition to training, Mike is also available for on sight analysis of flow systems considered to be “bad actors” in customer’s facilities, upon request and scheduling. Mike’s extensive experience and knowledge with mechanical precision maintenance and his expertise in pumps and seals is invaluable to our Hendrix Team.



Instructor / 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. 

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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

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Wynn Galloway

Instructor / Field Reliability Specialist

Wynn started working with Hendrix a few years back, just a few days after his retirement from a 31 year employment with one of the largest papermills in the country. Wynn started in an entry level paper machine role that transformed into a 24 year role as a mechanical maintenance technician. In 2012, he was selected and encouraged by the mill to become a certified Mechanical Precision Maintenance instructor, which led to a very rewarding career experience for Wynn. "Through the years, I've learned that the attention to detail and the philosophy of "Do it Once, Do it Right!" is an extremely valuable mindset. I enjoy passing on this philosophy and sharing my knowledge of precision maintenance with others."  Wynn's career path has been in the Pulp and Paper Industry, however, his roots are in carpentry and wood. Born the son of an expert carpenter, who was known to be a perfectionist, Wynn couldn't help but acquire this deep seeded passion, for not only doing things the right way, but making things that last ("Do it Once, Do it Right!"). Today he enjoys running his own band saw mill (turning logs into lumber), hunting, fishing and spending time with his wife and family.



Instructor / 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.

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Instructor / 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.

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Instructor / Field Reliability Specialist

With over 28+ years as a Maintenance Mechanic in one of the top Paper Mills in the country, Brad comes to Hendrix with a vast knowledge of industrial maintenance. Nine of the 28+ yrs at the mill focused on pump building, installation, aligning and balancing. Brad has also worn many hats throughout the years and his skills are endless, including welder, millwright, operator and precision maintenance work throughout oil fields, sawmills, papermills and chemical plants. He believes deeply in the "Do it Once, Do it Right!" thought process that Hendrix prides itself with.  He has many years of instructing precision maintenance, 18 to be exact, and continues to travel all over the U.S. doing just that for Hendrix.

When Brad has spare time, he enjoys spending it with his wife, children and 6 grandchildren.  He is often found offering his time to help his church and his community with projects, such as the many wheel chair ramps he has built or volunteering for the local fire department as a rescue diver.  His interests also include hunting, fishing, and riding his Goldwing motorcycle that he and his wife have ridden through 48 of the 50 US states.  



Instructor / 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 / 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 / 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 / Reliability Field Specialist

25+ yrs hands-on as a millwright and multi-craft mechanic, Mike is recognized by his peers as one of the most accurate alignment persons they've ever met. He never misses or skips the very steps most mechanics skip in their haste to get the laser on the machine and start shimming. He religiously follows the same procedure on most all rotating equipment. Mike has lived the Precision Maintenance Work Process in 2 different large mills where he additionally has led and planned for maintenance crews.


In his off time he enjoys hunting, playing guitar and prepping and driving his 100+ bracket wins and former 7 time world champion drag racing Camaro “Cletus”. No surprise, his attention to detail is responsible for his racing success. Mike gets rave reviews from every class he teaches and also field consults, coaches and mentors mechanics in the field when he is not in instructing a class. Mike is a valuable member of our Hendrix Team and we are proud of the in-depth knowledge and expertise that Mike brings to the table while instructing our classes.

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