Joel Levitt - Resume

Work Experience

1980 to present: President of Springfield Resources

Maintenance Management Consultant in a wide variety of industries including airports, food processing plants, hospitals, high tech manufacturing, rail roads, utilities, primary metal, warehousing, mining, universities, school systems, military, government, etc.

Maintenance Trainer for universities throughout the US and Canada. He has trained over 15,000 maintenance professionals in 20 countries in 500+ sessions. 98% of participants rated the training very good or excellent. Mr. Levitt has been a speaker at National meetings of AFE, NAWGA, and others.

Projects include

  • Maintenance Audit
  • Maintenance Manager certification
  • PM/PdM training
  • Planning and scheduling training and coaching
  • Shutdown Auditing
  • Shut-down training
  • Upgrading maintenance supervisor skills
  • Helping choose CMMS
  • CMMS benefits training, implementation, choosing
  • Training assessment
  • Stock room and maintenance inventory management
  • Cost reduction projects

As President of Springfield Resources, Mr. Levitt served as a Senior consultant to Computer Cost Control Corp. Assisted the companies' president design, market, install computerized maintenance management systems to major organizations including Town of Islip, Village of Babylon, Triangle Maintenance (JFK Airport), Fed Ex, BFI, etc.

Provided source inspection services for over $100 million worth of equipment Gelco Leasing, Zim Container Lines and Lykes Brothers Shipping.

Designed, installed and provided 24 hr service coverage for BP 30,000 barrel/day oil terminal including complete automation with rack control, accounting, inventory control.

Designed Railroad fuel security & accounting system for Conrail, design was adopted by the American RR Association as the recommended standard for the industry Marketed and installed 50 computerized refueling sitebr />s with technology licensed from the UK throughout Northeastern US for organizations such as Frito Lay, Macarthur Airport, Pepsi Co., Chester Water Co. etc.


SL Industries Vice President, General Manager, P & L responsibility for 2 manufacturing plants, 24 hr operation, peak of 100 employees.

Division Manager wire harness production. Manufactured wire harnesses for the automotive and appliance industry.

Diversified product line, Installed short interval schedule for production and increased thru-put by 30%. Computerized reporting systems. Division manager Wayne Recreation Division basketball backstops. Supervised the acquisition of the division from Tubular Products and built a national sales force and increased production and sales 5 fold in 2 years.

1988-present and 1969-1977

Part time commercial and residential rental property ownership and management

1969-1977 part time residential rental property ownership and management


Temple University BA Computer and Information Science, (National Honor Society for Computer Science), additional course work in engineering, psychology. (after graduating, taught programming for Temple University school of Engineering), Penn State additional courses in accounting, law. PA Gestalt Institute completed 3 year certification in gestalt psychology. Completed courses in communication and high performance team management at Landmark Education Corporation.

Memberships Present and Past

The Miquon School board member, chairperson of maintenance and environment committee, executive committee, chairperson of investment committee

AFE (Association for Facilities Engineering formally AIPE) member add and Vice President Philadelphia Chapter 6

ANSI (American National Standards Institute- Health and Safety board ) board member

National Family Business Council past president and board member

Small Business United (formally the National Small Business Association) trustee

Books Authored, Publications and Interviews,

A partial list

  • TPM Reloaded, (2010 Industrial Press)
  • Basics of Fleet Maintenance, (2010 Reliabilityweb Publishing)
  • Maintenance Planning, Scheduling and Coordination, (second edition 2010 Industrial Press)
  • Lean Maintenance, (2009 Industrial Press)
  • Managing Factory Maintenance, (1996 Industrial Press)
  • Handbook of Maintenance Management, (1997 Industrial Press)
  • Internet Guide for Maintenance Management, (1999 Industrial Press)
  • Managing Maintenance Shutdowns, Turnarounds and Outages, (2003 Industrial Press)
  • Complete Guide to Preventive and Predictive Maintenance, (2004 Industrial Press)
  • Engineered Performance Standards, in Facilities Operations Manager Handbook,(1999 McGraw-Hill)
  • Seminar texts: Maintenance Management for Buildings and Facilities
    • Management Skills for Maintenance Supervisors I, II
    • Breakthroughs in Fleet Maintenance
    • Maintenance Management for Small Rental Buildings.
  • "New Directions in Maintenance," interview Supply Link Magazine Spring 1995
  • "PM to support TPM," Plant Engineering 6-95
  • "Practical application of theories is often lost among buzzwords," interview Maintenance Solutions Magazine 4-95
  • "Zero-based Maintenance Budgeting," Maintenance Technology Magazine 2-95
  • "A dozen ways to cut fleet costs fast," Asphalt Contractor 11-94
  • "Tough questions before computerization," Maintenance Technology 5-94
  • "Twenty steps to world class maintenance," Maintenance Technology 12-92
  • " New horizons in fleet management," Fleet Equipment 2-89
  • "Hard Choices of trucking software," Fleet Owner 4-84
  • "Small companies act to patch things up rather than split up," interview Wall Street Journal 5-80

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