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Jim Byrd, Maintenance Specialist
Jim has over thirty years of management experience in industrial equipment maintenance, mostly collective in Pulp & Paper, Oriented Strand Board (OSB), and Bio Fuel Pellets.
He has excellent skill sets with scheduling and planning equipment maintenance requirements. He is well respected in his leadership role in on-site development and implementation of Work Management Programs, such as equipment data acquisition, hierarchy, spare parts assignment, Work Order processing, and Back Log management. He has extensive knowledge of Preventative Maintenance program development and identification, along with management of the program.
Jim has over twenty years in Senior Level management of Maintenance Departments. He has been responsible for departmental training, scheduling and Human Resources activities.
Paula Byrd, ME CSP CIT CHMM
Paula is the founder of Byrd Safety and Maintenance Professionals, LLC, a consulting company dedicated to helping businesses succeed. She earned her B. S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alabama and then went on to achieve her CSP (Certified Safety Professional) and CIT (Certified Instructional Trainer). Paula has recently achieved her CHMM (Certified Hazardous Material Manager).
Paula has over 20 years of experience with both safety and maintenance. She started her career with the Pulp and Paper industry but spent the bulk of her years helping various different businesses. She has also worked with the State of Alabama and the College System updating curriculum and training the next generational workforce.
Paula continues her drive and passion to help others through her business. She provides training and assistance in a number of subject matter. From developing programs to mentoring new Safety Professionals, she enjoys helping others and seeing them succeed.
Paula is married to Kevin Byrd and has 4 children and 2 grandsons. They reside in Thomasville, Alabama.