RIck Hoffman is a registered professional Mechanical Engineering and Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional. Hoffman has over 40 years experience in plant, corporate and consulting roles in the refining, petrochemical and synthetic fuels industries. The main focus of his career has been in plant reliability improvement. He has held worldwide responsibility for the mechanical engineering, strategic maintenance, mechanical integrity, standards, capital project support, vendor qualification and high level troubleshooting for a major petrochemical and refining company. Hoffman also has experience implementing and auditing the PSM rule.