Colin Beaney

Colin Beaney is vice president for energy, utilities, and resources within IFS, where he has worked for nearly 20 years. Beaney has been involved in implementing and project managing IFS software into many project and asset-intensive organizations in Europe and worldwide. These cover many industries including energy, utilities, pulp and paper, aviation, and defense. He is, therefore, ideally placed to understand the real challenges faced by organizations working in the service and asset-intensive industries. He is a key member of the IFS product directions board and plays an instrumental role in the decisions regarding IFS product strategy. Prior to this, Beaney worked as a management consultant specializing in maintenance continuous improvement philosophies such as TPM and RCM. He completed a mechanical engineering apprenticeship many years ago and spent more than 15 years working in automotive manufacturing including time as a maintenance and facilities manager.