Doug Dean has been with Schaeffer Manufacturing Company since 2007. He and his wife Ginger have three grown children. A daughter and son still live in the Lufkin area and one son in Denver, CO.
Working in the maintenance department at an East Texas Paper mill, he gained valuable experience on pumps, motors, gear units, and numerous types of rotating equipment. He also spent a great deal of time dealing with machine integrity and reliability issues using vibration analysis and thermal imaging. His #1 goal is to help his customers increase the uptime of their equipment.
When doing Failure Root Cause Analysis he will hear people say "that's just normal wear". He says "Never accept wear as normal; it does not have to happen".
Farm and heavy equipment
Doug has attended numerous training classes by Schaeffer and visited to the plant several times to learn how these products are made.
Doug has received his CLS (Certified Lubrication Specialist) designation.
Doug has held numerous training classes for Precision Maintenance showing oil analysis.
Doug is a member of the STLE (Society of Tribologist and Lubrication Engineers). He is also a member of East Texas Gas Association.