About GPM Hydraulic Consulting, Inc.
Serving Industry Through Training, Troubleshooting and Reliability Since….
GPM Hydraulic Consulting is a hydraulic and pneumatic training, consulting and reliability company located just east of Atlanta, Georgia. GPM’s team of 5 knowledgeable consultants and instructors have over 100 years of classroom and in plant experience. Since the company’s inception in 1994, GPM has worked with major corporations such as Georgia-Pacific, General Motors, Weyerhaeuser and Goodyear, to name a few.
Since 1994, GPM has been employed by companies in over 30 states across the country, in Canada, South America and Scotland. The Basic Hydraulic Troubleshooting and Basic Pneumatic Troubleshooting workshops are designed specifically for the mechanics, electricians, reliability technicians and supervisors that are responsible for maintaining hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
The “Machine Specific Hydraulic Troubleshooting” workshop is designed and taught on how to troubleshoot the hydraulically controlled machines at your plant. Once the training is complete, the customized manual can be used when hydraulic issues occur in the future.
The company specializes in performing customized Reliability Assessments on your in plant systems. Once the assessment is complete, specific recommendations for improving your operation will be provided along with a detailed P.M. schedule on each machine.
AL SMILEY JR.
Founded “GPM” in October of 1994. Al initially worked with a leading hydraulic distributor from 1977 to 1986. In 1987, his father Carl A. Smiley, Sr. hired Al to work with his company, Southeast Maintenance Consulting Services. Since then he has taught and designed hydraulic troubleshooting programs for companies throughout the United States and Canada. Al also conducts reliability assessments and does technical writing for GPM’s “Machine Specific Hydraulic Troubleshooting” manuals.
He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Mississippi in 1977. He has written columns for Hydraulics and Pneumatics, Southern Lumberman, Maintenance Technology, Canadian Wood Products and Papermill 360 magazines on hydraulic troubleshooting methods. Al is married with two boys and two granddaughters. He is a musician and an avid golfer.
Operations Manager & Consultant
joined GPM’s team of hydraulic instructors and consultants in 2000. He has 16 years of previous hands-on mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic troubleshooting experience with International Paper Company, a leading forest products manufacturer. Alan has trained more than 2000 electricians, engineers and mechanics throughout the US, UK, Canada and Mexico. Alan has been a speaker for the ExxonMobil Maintenance Symposiums since 2010. Alan is experienced at hydraulic system troubleshooting, CAD drafting and technical writing. He also conducts reliability assessments and hydraulic surveys for our customers.
GPM’s Training Coordinator and Office Manager, joined the organization in 2004. In addition to coordinating the training classes and acting as a liaison with our customers, she also does the company word processing, accounting and the production of the training manuals. Robin also does the desktop publishing for the design of GPM’s troubleshooting manuals.
Hydraulic Instructor & Consultant
Entered GPM’s organization in January of 1997 as a CAD draftsman and hydraulic instructor. He has trained thousands of electricians and mechanics in Hydraulic Troubleshooting methods. His computerized animations have made GPM’s presentations and training CD’s the recognized leader in the industry. He received his education from the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Electrical Engineering and the Department of State Foreign Service Institute. Jack taught radio wave propagation for the US Air Force and telecommunications equipment operation and repair for the Central Intelligence Agency at American embassies overseas.
Hydraulic Consultant & Instructor
joined GPM’s team of hydraulic instructors and consultants in 2012. Hank has 26 years of previous experience in hydraulic pump, servo and proportional valve repair and troubleshooting. Hank has trained hundreds of electricians and mechanics in the US and Canada in how to troubleshoot their hydraulic systems. Hank teaches our Basic Hydraulic Troubleshooting and Machine Specific Hydraulic Troubleshooting workshops, is a CAD draftsmen as well as a technical writer of our customized manuals. He also performs reliability assessments and hydraulic surveys for our customers.
Hydraulic Instructor & Consultant
Joined GPM’s team of hydraulic instructors and consultants in 2012. Prior to joining GPM, Chris had 3 years experience in AutoCad drafting. He currently develops our power point presentations, electronic eBooks, hydraulic system schematics and desktop publishing. Chris teaches GPM’s Basic Hydraulic Troubleshooting and Machine Specific Hydraulic Troubleshooting workshops. He also writes many of GPM’s troubleshooting manuals and conducts hydraulic surveys on our customers’ in plant systems.
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