Jim Watt

Global Asset Management Solutions Leader

Expert in: Maintenance and Reliability Optimization

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About Jim

I'm the global lead for KBC’s Asset Management Solutions, responsible for ensuring our solutions meet customer needs, providing the “highest safe and predictable availability at lowest cost”.

Following graduation from the University of Surrey as a Mechanical Engineer, I joined ExxonMobil Fawley Refinery, initially as a static equipment Inspection Engineer, then moving to Refinery Operations Planning covering mogas, naphtha & LPG operations, before taking on a role to drive maintenance and reliability optimization across the site. I joined KBC back in 1997 and helped to establish what was then our Reliability, Availability and Maintenance (RAM) solutions and over the years have worked numerous projects (large and small) globally.

Outside of work I’m an enthusiastic rugby follower, although sadly my playing days are behind me.