Wim Vancauwenberghe, MSc. in industrial engineering, is since 2000 society manager of Bemas, the Belgian Maintenance Association. He is also treasurer of the EFNMS, The European Federation of National Maintenance Societies.
Bemas is a non-profit organisation for both maintenance managers in the industry and suppliers & service providers in the maintenance sector. Based on this active network of maintenance professionals, Bemas has become a true knowledge sharing platform covering various fields of Maintenance Management, Asset Management, Production Reliability, Building & Facility Maintenance, Energy Management and Service Management.
By organizing the ‘Maintenance Manager of the Year’ contest, Wim Vancauwenberghe has witnessed dozens of best practices in maintenance in top maintenance organisations in various industries. He also had the chance to meet some of the top maintenance guru’s in the world.In April 2008 he has organized the Euromaintenance conference, accommodating more than 750 delegates and 156 speakers from 48 countries. Euromaintenance 2008 has been called by several parties the best maintenance conference ever.
As no other he understands that a lot of companies still have huge potential for improvement by narrowing the gap between maintenance and production / top management and by focusing on long term production reliability. Wim Vancauwenberghe is a true believer in the importance of maintenance and the maintenance profession. That is why some people call him Belgium’s “Maintenance Evangelist”...