Aladon and Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced that Marius Basson, a long-time Reliability-centered Maintenance (RCM2) practitioner and Aladon member, has acquired the Aladon business from Bentley. Bentley Systems will remain a member of The Aladon Network and will continue to be its priority technology partner.

The Aladon Network, which became part of Bentley through the company’s acquisition of Ivara in 2012, is a global community of reliability professionals whose members are certified by Aladon as “practitioners” and “facilitators” in the delivery of RCM2, as well as Maintenance Task Analysis (MTA2) and Asset Prioritization (AP). Basson will lead the Aladon membership to further advance the discipline of RCM2 and, in doing so, help make industrial operations safer and more productive.

Commenting on the announcement, Al Gray, Bentley vice president, asset lifecycle information management sales and services, said, “The Aladon Network, as a global authority on RCM2, requires a dedicated and passionate expert to lead it. That’s why Bentley is pleased to hand over the reins of Aladon to Marius Basson, a very capable and highly talented reliability practitioner, accomplished business executive, and natural leader whose steadfast commitment to the Network will serve its members well, and help them achieve even greater success.”

Basson was previously vice president, asset management, at CH2M HILL, and also served as director, reliability, at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is a qualified mechanical engineer and has worked in the field of reliability and maintenance management for more than 20 years. Basson has successfully implemented RCM2 in almost every industry, including mining; transport; water, gas and electric utilities; fabrication; manufacturing; and petrochemicals.

Basson said, “I look forward to collaborating with the Network members to take the Aladon Reliability Practices to the next level. With a worldwide presence and stellar reputation, the Network is poised for exponential growth.”

About Bentley Systems

Bentley Systems is the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure. Bentley users leverage information mobility across disciplines and throughout the infrastructure lifecycle to deliver better-performing projects and assets. Bentley solutions encompass MicroStation applications for information modeling, ProjectWise collaboration services to deliver integrated projects, and AssetWise operations services to achieve intelligent infrastructure - complemented by worldwide professional services and comprehensive managed services.

Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 3,000 colleagues in over 50 countries, more than $600 million in annual revenues, and since 2006 has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.

Additional information about Bentley is available at www.bentley.com and in Bentley’s annual report. For Bentley news as it happens, subscribe to an RSS feed of Bentley press releases and news alerts. Visit The Year in Infrastructure 2014 Conference for highlights of Bentley’s premier thought-leadership event. To view a searchable collection of innovative infrastructure projects from the annual Be Inspired Awards, access Bentley’s Infrastructure Yearbooks. To access a professional networking site that enables members of the infrastructure community to connect, communicate, and learn from each other, visit Be Communities.

To download the Bentley Infrastructure 500 Top Owners ranking, a unique global compendium of the top public- and private-sector owners of infrastructure based on the value of their cumulative infrastructure investments, visit www.bentley.com/500.

About The Aladon Network

The Aladon® Network is a global community of reliability professionals whose members are certified by Aladon as Practitioners and Facilitators in the delivery of RCM2®-based equipment reliability methodologies. The Network is a fraternity of experts with a profound understanding of what must be done to ensure that reliability practices are correctly understood and effectively executed and applied. This global network has helped clients apply RCM2-based practices in over 80 countries. More than 70,000 people have attended Aladon training courses worldwide. Aladon is owned and operated by Marius Basson. For additional information about The Aladon Network, visit www.thealadonnetwork.com or call 1-406-861-3337.

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