Rob Probst has thirty years of international experience as a manufacturing operations engineer and manager. A graduate in mechanical engineering from UC Berkeley, he has authored articles on operational behavior, maintenance and engineering practices, as well as co-created the “ROI Engine”: a software program used to calculate the potential return for best-practices maintenance engineering program implementation. Rob has achieved certification as a maintenance reliability professional by SMRP, and production and inventory management by APICS. He also holds a graduate certificate in career development from Auckland University of Technology. Rob and his colleagues at the Edgecumbe site for the Fonterra Dairy Cooperative (NZ) were recognized for their achievement of world-class maintenance engineering practices in 2009. He is currently based in North San Diego County, California, and Ohope, New Zealand, where he works as an international consultant in maintenance engineering and pursues study and writing projects related to leadership and career development.