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Stan Switches Shaft Alignment Teams

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By on March 1, 2012

I actually used our competition’s lasers for 25 years. I had never used a VibrAlign tool until I went to work for them.

I’ll tell you a little story. I came up here when I was hired and I was brought into this little training room. They had an XA and a demonstrator set up in front of me. The guy who came to introduce himself and told me he owned the company said “I’ve got to step out for a couple of minutes and make a phone call, so why don’t you just play with that thing and see what you can do with it.”

And I did my first alignment with a VibrAlign tool in eight minutes, start to finish. After that I was hooked, and I told him I would throw my old laser in the river on my way back home.

And that’s the truth.

About the Author

Stan Riddle joined VibrAlign in 2008. He has 30 years experience in aligning industrial machinery. Stan received his AAS Degree in Machinist Technology from Surry Community College in Dobson, NC, and also holds a diploma in Industrial Systems Technology from Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem, NC, where he was also an instructor in the program.

Stan began his maintenance career working as a machinist and millwright for companies such as Weyerhaeuser, R.J. Reynolds, and Tyco Electronics. He also has over 25 years experience in Predictive Technologies, such as vibration analysis, thermography, oil analysis, and ultrasonic inspection. He is a certified Level III Vibration Analyst with the Vibration Institute, and is a Past Chairman and Board Member of the Piedmont Chapter.

Stan and his wife live in Yadkinville, NC.

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