Director, Industry 4.0, Stanley Black & Decker
Carl B. March currently holds the position of Director, Industry 4.0 at Stanley Black & Decker. In this role, he leads the Analytics value stream and is responsible for sponsoring and leading how the company engages externally with sharing and scaling Industry 4.0 best practices. Over the course of his career, he has spent more than 20 years in Manufacturing in various roles in operations, Operational Excellence, Technology and Analytics.
Carl has a wealth of experience in the areas of Maintenance, Asset Management, Reliability Engineering, and Lean Operations. He also holds an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and a graduate degree in Automotive Systems Engineering. His list of publications include technical papers written for the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress as well as the IMechE International Journal of Automobile Engineering and other industry periodicals and reference texts. Carl has had had proven success in numerous industry sectors, in the application of optimization methods leading to higher levels of equipment reliability, operability and maintainability. His passion and focus has been in the transfer of knowledge in Reliability and Asset Optimization Techniques, RCM, TPM, Lean, Root Cause Analysis and Reliability Excellence to clients and teams worldwide seeking to achieve manufacturing distinction.
Carl also attained a significant level of professional recognition as a licensed Professional Engineer (PE), a Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE) by the American Society for Quality, a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) by the Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals and a Certified Smart Industry Readiness Index (SIRI) Assessor by the SIRI Institute.