Life is full of unexpected surprises.  Rolly has been one of these surprises.  I have known Rolly for about seven years, the last two years as a professional affiliate.   In the beginning, our relationship was totally via email.  Then, 2 years ago we met face-to-face in Indonesia when he attended a Root Cause Analysis class I taught for one of my clientsLooking back on that initial encounter, it must have been very difficult for Rolly.  As you will find out when reading this book, Rolly has a broad background in numerous industries, has experience with a diverse array of cultures, an incredible amount of professional contacts, and most importantly some life-changing experiences that have molded him.  He had to stifle what was inside of him for 4-days while sitting in my class – a bundle of energy wanting to scream out to the humanity all around him.


About 6 months ago, Rolly announced that he was going to write a book.  He asked if I could write an introduction.  One month ago, I received an electronic copy of the book.  It was 314 pages.  My eyebrows rose a bit, because of all the other work I wanted to do, but I opened the first page and started reading.  Almost immediately, I knew this was going to be a different book.  Rolly’s introductory comments were a release of pent-up enthusiasm, bursting with credits, especially acknowledging his Maker.  His preface started with a story called “Last Man Standing,” a testament to those first experiences which so significantly mold our lives.  As it turned out, Rolly drenched this potentially dull book with many of these experiences, and in the process introduced “Mang Tibo.”  You’ll have to read the book to find out about Mang Tibo, but I assure you it will be worthwhile.


I should explain that six years ago I purchased a used backhoe to help me with where I live.  I had never operated a backhoe before and have more-or-less learned how to use it through trial and error.  It is a sturdy piece of equipment powered by a diesel engine that drives a powerful hydraulic system.   I use the backhoe an average of 50 hours a year, so maintenance has never been a significant issue to me.  But the backhoe developed a leak in its hydraulic system this year that made me start to wonder:  Shouldn’t I be doing more to maintain this significant investment?


As I began reading Rolly’s book, I found myself thinking about my backhoe, and then my automobiles, lawnmowers, house, and even myself.  I’ve heard about things like “Autonomous Maintenance” before, but whenever I did my mind would drift.  “That’s just some Japanese stuff that would only work in Japan.”  As Rolly says, “How wrong I was!”  After being fascinated by Rolly’s description, I cleaned my backhoe as best as possible, read the owner’s manual, purchased a shop manual, then hired a backhoe mechanic and asked him to take me through the Preventative Maintenance checklist, one thing at a time – asking him questions at each point.  learned from Rolly the importance of initial cleaning, and then routine inspection as part of my ownership duties.  I learned to make all the lubrication points visible, and not to try to fix something unless I knew what I was doing.  Although this might sound ridiculous, my backhoe and I have become partners. My mindset towards it has changed.  After my backhoe, I moved to my riding lawnmowers.  I cannot say I’m on top of everything because I’ve started so far behind.  But I imagine that what I am going through is the same as anyone would go through in a complex industrial facility where things might have gotten a bit out of hand.


Aside from the many interesting and engaging stories to drive home his points, and his Philippine humor which makes me smile when I think about it, you will also see that Rolly is a meticulous planner.  His many detailed charts help suggest how to get where you need to be, wherever you might be starting.  One final thought:  Do NOT miss the last chapter, and the story of Comia.  Rolly knows how to begin and how to end.  By C. Robert Nelms, President, Failsafe Network, United States


Rolly, your people-focus on reliability improvement and your commitment to helping people grow through improving their understanding of equipment and of themselves come through loud and clear in the book. The workplace stories you tell will resonate with people working in operations and maintenance in every industry.  I very much like that you have provided practical answers with explanations and examples of how companies can move up the path to world-class maintenance performance.  You have written about   TPM, RCM and RCA with great passion and obvious depth of knowledge and experience.  I’ve learnt much more about the right way to use those tools by reading your book than I ever understood before.  There is no doubt that the World Class Maintenance Management - The 12 Disciplines book will become a well-thumbed reference book for me.  Rolly, I’ve been fortunate to come across you and value your honest perspectives and insights on doing maintenance right. I share your desires for what maintenance can become and do for a company and hope that we can combine our efforts in the futureBy  Mike Sondalini,  Reliability Consultant , Lifetime-Reliability, Australia


I hope you don’t mind if I use your life, of course the part you shared with us and the ones you wrote in the book, as an example to our AM (Autonomous Maintenance) teams to encourage them to look beyond what they are capable of doing at this moment in their lives and to inspire them to dream and grab every opportunity to learn and improve themselves.  The book simplified the concepts of maintenance to aid practitioners like us.  As I browse through the book I can see that this is not just a technical book about maintenance, but a book about your passion, your life. Congratulations!  From Flordeliza V. Aldaya, TPM Chief Engineer, ST Micro-electronics – Calamba, Laguna, Philippines


I am already half-done reading your book and I find it very, very useful. I was shocked, from a welder/mechanic's point of view, the explanations in your book, especially the metaphors, has accomplished in making me understand more easily what it is you are trying to convey. It should be a Handbook for Maintenance personnel and of course, an eye-opener for the operations. Regards to Mang Tibo. Good day to you Sir,  From Julius Fungo, CE Casecnan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines


Hi Mr. Rolly, Hopefully you still remember me. I am the one who give you my thesis during WCM - 12 Discipline courses @ Eastin Hotel, Malaysia. Here I want to review about the WCM Book. I already read the book twice. It really fills me with hope for the maintenance role to be outstanding. The setting for this book was perfect. Every disciplines was made easy to grasp. It covers almost all dimensions of maintenance management. Without reservation, I heartily recommend this book.  Thank you.  From Khairul Haffiz Noriddin, delegate from World Class Maintenance Training, Malaysia


Rolly’s book “World Class Maintenance Management” comprehensively explains the 12 Disciplines and thus provides a valuable reference for maintenance personnel. He has a dynamic vibrant personality, which he uses to presents the knowledge and wisdom condensed in his book in interesting and dynamic ways. He has a broad knowledge of the field of Maintenance and operator involvement in achieving greatest profitability from production plant. Rolly is an excellent experienced trainer in Reliability and Maintenance Best Practice."  From Howard Witt, Maintenance Consultant from Australia



First I want to thank you Mr. Rolly for giving me this very rare opportunity to comment in a book and have my comment in print.  At first I was wondering where would this book leads me? Your quote “changing a system means changing a culture” captured my attention. So as I read, I already knew I need to finish reading this book.  I can relate to most of what was illustrated, stated and example in this book. They’re all true and happening. A reality. I dreamed of having a kind of maintenance organization such as those described. My only worry is that I am not in the position to implement such. It is true that this kind of approach should be top to bottom, no support from upper management means you’ll end up to nothing.  I am a maintenance guy and proud to be one. But it is great to know somebody that dedicates too much time and adhere to improve the lives of maintenance people like Rolly AngelesFrom Darwin Abragante, Level 2 Thermographer , Analog Devices Gen. Trias, Inc.


This book is easy to read (take it from a guy who is a selective reader) and the flow of thought is smooth – relatable; to maintenance, production and quality people.  The book provides general and specific inputs that should be considered in preparing a maintenance roadmap for an organization. The author, who is a maintenance guy, a facilitator and a trainer shares his vast experience in the actual maintenance task, implementation of maintenance strategy and analysis on maintenance management issues.  This book has a good established link from the initial book that Rolly released.  The way the book was written is just like having Rolly in front of you, explaining with passion the different topics about maintenance strategy – book well written.  The TPM-PM implementation and TPM lessons shared by Rolly gives the reader of this book a glimpse – guidance on what needs to be done plus the pit-falls that need to be avoided. As each organization forms and develops its own maintenance culture, this book is a good reference to have.  From Charles D. Mendoza, Sr. Quality Improvement Engineer/TQM/TPM, STMicroelectronics Inc.


I am a bit of a fanatic on trying to understand maintenance and equipment reliability. When I look at my bookshelves I have rows and rows of books on maintenance and reliability or related topics. There are some great books but the ones that try to give a comprehensive overview of maintenance and reliability all come up lacking, either from being too theoretical, too boring and hard to read or just too narrow in their focus. This book “Maintenance –Roadmap to Reliability” by Rolly Angeles rates a positive score on all these points. It has a wider scope, it’s not boring or hard to read and if you know anything about Rolly, he is practical and down to earth. The book is based on solid front line experience and sound theoretical knowledge.



I have attended two of Rolly’s public trainings. The first time was for MRO Spare Parts Management.  It seems that I was transported to his world of World Class Maintenance. The second one was about Condition Based Maintenance. Though the stories and sidebars are the same as when I attended the first, I am still amazed at how he could relate all of his stories and connect them both to the roles of Operation and Maintenance in any industry.  Being from the manufacturing industry for more than twenty five years and being employed by four companies, I have often seen issues and the disconnection between operations and maintenance, over and over again.  The most common issue moving forward as heard from one quality expert which escapes my memory, and relating it with Operations and Maintenance, is that “we are managing the present with the tools of the past and thinking about the future with the mindset of the past.”  Rolly’s book, provides a wealth of wisdom and actual years of experience on the roles of operations and maintenance. This is mostly recommended to leadership as this book shall serve as a guide and a template on how to move towards Reliability.  The stories will definitely change our mindset and paradigm on the dealings and transactions of operation and maintenance.  The tools mentioned in the book shall guide us to the future with our ultimate goal of improving reliability. Be it Japanese (TPM) or Western (RCM) style of maintenance model, the common denominator is the partnership between operators and maintenance.  A must have book for industry’s leadership or better yet, attend Rolly’s trainings. Congratulations, Mr. Rolly “Stones” Angeles!  From Rodel T. Domingo, Corporate Engineering and Maintenance Manager at Multiflex RNC Philippines, Inc. (URATEX).


Reliability – A Shared Responsibility for Operators and Maintenance is a powerful book that provides a significant fact of Operators and Maintenance relationship and how these two functions evolve into a team that works together to greatly improve the Reliability of the Plant.  A masterpiece by Mr. Rolly that would be a vehicle for cost efficient operation in any Manufacturing Plants or industries. This book also includes a powerful tool to aid us in implementing Autonomous Maintenance, Planned Maintenance, Reliability-Centered Maintenance, Root Cause Failure Analysis and FMEA/FMECA.  Thank you very much Mr. Rolly for making our lives (Operators and Maintenance) more effective and efficient especially for me as a Mechanical Maintenance Head, this book will shape not only me but my team into a World Class Maintenance.  From Marion Fajardo Gomez, Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor, Therma South Inc., Philippines


Congratulations Mr. Rolly for writing this book.  First, I would like to thank you for accepting me as part of the review team. I was very happy since I only heard of World Class Maintenance from my bosses and only few representative were allowed to attend your training.  I only heard the echoed training which is quite hard to understand.  I appreciate your choice of simple language in writing this book for easily grasping your point.  Reliability - A Shared Responsibility for Operators and Maintenance is an enlightenment for industry putting maintenance dilemma into words.  The truth is, it is overwhelming that reliability should be a priority which is not I used to hear from my 10 years of my industry experience as a maintenance, but you explain it with examples that is easily understood.  Operators and maintenance working together will take a long journey of change. This change is hard to implement with the old mindset of operator and maintenance especially in my plant where operators are just high school graduates but with the current industry trend, hiring technical graduate operator or at least college level, I perceive is doable. I hope and pray people will read this book especially Top Management, so the operations will finally adapt this change.  From Janice Dacles Casas, Former maintenance at Cebu Mitsumi Philippines and Fairchild Semiconductor, Cebu Philippines


This book contains significant and relevant theory and idealism. I never read this kind of books before but it hits the core value of TPM.  It is indeed maintenance quite necessary in any kind of manufacturing companies.  I salute for all technicalities which I don’t know it comes from before, I have learned a lot from this book.  As a technical personnel I can say that it’s very much informative and vibrant. It makes a lot of sense in dealing with the alternative way on maintenance. All throughout, I was amazed by the author’s knowledge’s.  Proud being a Filipino. Thank you for sharing this kind of book with us the author is really a mastermind on this TPM world.  I absolute enjoyed reading it even though I’m not really a reading enthusiast. I miss the Rolling Stone part which you gave the color on this book. Kudos Mr. Rolly Angeles for the good job. I now truly understand and felt being one of the maintenance team.  This book has a heart and is very lively.  I hope you continue to spread the meaningful story of the maintenance people.  We owe you all the knowledge and being a part of this team review.  Congratulations Mr. Rolly this is a heck of success.  Thank you. From Wilma S. Magbujos, Process Technician, Transitions Optical Phil's Inc., Philippines


Never accept failures in your plant. Troubleshooting and repair is no longer an effective strategy, In today's competitive world of manufacturing, the analyst find real solutions to their equipment problems. Remember that when our people become really good at repairing failures then something is wrong since they are doing it much too often but when we expect a different result from the same things that we are doing, it just ain't possible, the Chinese called this insanity.


My first real maintenance job was in a steelworks foundry. During my time there as a maintenance supervisor we had some bearing failures in a system that was critical to operations. I decided that it should be easy to avoid these types of in-service failures by changing out the bearings on service time before failure occurred. My thought was “it’s just maintenance, how hard could it be?”  I started researching SKF bearing technical information about when bearings should be changed out to avoid failures. My assumption was the bearing would wear out in a predictable manner. When I understood the SKF technical data my reaction was, WHOA, this is much more complex than I ever would have imagined. Thirty five years on I am still often staggered by the real complexity of getting the reliability of equipment under control. Ever since then I have witnessed consultants, managers, accountants, supervisors, almost everyone, all making the assumption, “It’s just maintenance, how hard could it be” and being so very wrong. This assumption has caused and is still causing massive damage to the success and profitability of many businesses.


There is only one good starting point when faced with a complex problem and that is “Begin with the basics and work your way up”. That is exactly Rolly’s approach in this book. He creates a road map to achieve world class equipment maintenance and reliability.   If you ask who does the basics well with maintenance and reliability, you don’t need to go any further than the Japanese. After World War 2 their manufacturing industries faced some serious challenges and improving the reliability of their increasingly complex equipment was near the top of their list. Nippondenso is an automotive component manufacturer that faced a shortage in experienced maintenance people to manage their reliability problems. They started training their operators to do some of the maintenance work such as cleaning, inspection and lubrication for the equipment they operate. This approach was far more successful than even they expected. The Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance studied the Nippondenso success and put it together with other best practice experience and created this Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) methodology. The first half of this book is based on the TPM approach to maintenance and reliability, with Rolly’s own experience added to the Japanese best practice.  So why is the TPM approach of getting operators involved with maintenance such a good idea? Numerous studies have shown that operations people are able to exert much more control over reliability than maintenance people can. When operations management and operators feel ownership for reliability and treat maintenance as a partner to help drive improvement, good things happen. The thing to remember is that TPM is a people centric approach to getting the basics right and strongly encourages defect elimination to try to stop problems reoccurring.  But TPM only gets you half way there, which brings us to the second half of this book.


Through the 1960’s and 1970’s the Federal Aviation Authority and the aircraft industry in America ran a number of maintenance steering groups to define maintenance best practice for commercial aircrafts. The maintenance strategies used for aircraft became a major problem with the development of the Boeing 747. If the preventive maintenance overhaul strategies that were used on the previous generation aircraft were used, the 747 would be uneconomical to operate. A study was carried out by Nowlan and Heap which showed that the failure patterns of most aircraft components were far better suited to condition monitoring and design-out strategies as opposed to the previous strategies. This new approach was called Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and was utilized for the Boeing 747. With RCM the maintenance man-hours for 20,000 hours flying went from 2,000,000 down to 66,000, which is a 30:1 reduction. This revolution was achieved by not making assumptions about how equipment fails rather than using the actual failure patterns of the equipment. RCM thinking sparked a huge increase in the use of condition monitoring across many other industries, especially for rotating equipment.


The second part of this book deals with the ideas and the thinking from RCM and integrates them with the TPM approach and gets the best of both worlds. TPM is a very cost effective way to get the basics right with a people centric defect elimination approach. Then using RCM to make sure you have best practice failure pattern thinking for all the high cost, high risk or safety related maintenance issues. The unique strength that Rolly Angeles brings to this book is that he has significant expertise in implementing both TPM and RCM and so can bring these two methodologies together seamlessly. There are very few people who have experience in both approaches.  All this technical stuff that gets me excited might not mean much too many of you. Luckily, Rolly keeps things interesting with his engaging stories, his personal insights and his fast pace all of which keep things moving along. I love the words of wisdom at the start of each chapter and the multiple choice questions at the end of each chapter that check you have understood what you have read.  By Peter Todd, Reliability Engineer, SIRF Roundtable, Australia


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