Mr. Scheller, CMRP, brings over 35 years of experience in asset management and reliability consulting to GPAllied. This includes over 30 years with BASF AG where he successfully managed the BASF maintenance and reliability business in the NAFTA region, responsible for its implementation across all 60 plants in the region. Mr. Scheller was also a member of the BASF Global Benchmarking and Best Practices Team and successfully management realigning operations, engineering and maintenance organizations with stellar contributions and permanent savings of over $100M to the bottom line.

He is actively sought after for speaking engagements and currently serves as the SMRP Carolinas Board Member and Chapter Treasurer.

“Erich is a rare find, someone who has tremendous success in global multiple-plant implementations. He has a pragmatic and diverse background that ties directly with the corporate blue chip transformations that is core to the success of GPAllied,” said John Schultz, member of GPAllied Board of Directors.

Mr. Scheller will join with the rest of the GPAllied workforce to bring inspired solutions, reliable results, and global reach to clients looking to do more than survive during these tremendously tough economic times. The capabilities of this joint venture are designed to support manufacturers looking to reduce production costs and achieve increased ROI by utilizing optimized processes and reliability.

About GPAllied
GPAllied is a joint venture with General Physics Corporation, a global performance improvement solutions provider of sales and technical training, e-Learning solutions, management consulting and engineering services, and Allied Reliability, Inc., a global engineering firm specializing in predictive maintenance and reliability engineering.

GPAllied provides the most diverse reliability and operations consulting and services globally available today. With offices in the Americas, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, GPAllied has extensive experience in the specialty fields of Lean, Reliability Engineering, Six Sigma, Condition Monitoring, Change Management, Maintenance Planning and Scheduling, Workforce Development and Maintenance Craft Skills training. GPAllied serves clients in asset-intensive industries, like petrochemical, mining, energy, manufacturing, food and beverage, and life sciences to name a few. GPAllied brings together unique capabilities and synergistic strengths of two thought leaders and allows for global implementation never before realized by the industry. The result is the joining of People, Processes and Technologies in one total package never before realized - now available to the global marketplace.

Additional information may be found at http://gpallied.com

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