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Len Novak

Senior Consultant


Len Novak is an Electrical Engineer whose 38 year professional career has involved a broad range of maintenance management projects. He specializes in Maintenance Inventory and Storeroom control, having led the MRO effort that reduced the facility Inventory by $9.4 million over 4 years. Len continuously identified and evaluated plant maintenance operations using data from the CMMS. As the Project Manager, Len identified and documents all tasks required to successfully bring a plant through the CMMS conversion. He was asked to lead led the facilities component for Y2K project for 15+ plants.

Throughout his career at 3M, Len directed major training efforts for the organization, including Planning & Scheduling and Storeroom Management. He designed and implemented training programs for Electrical, Mechanical and Systems craft persons. Early on, Len encouraged sharing of “best practices” and training methods with the many 3M plant locations. His leadership encouraged awareness of newly emerging industry standards.

As a longtime employee of a major company, Len participated in numerous educational events – Project Leadership and Management, Team Effectiveness, Behavior Management, as well as all the core areas of maintenance, Planning & Scheduling and Inventory Control. In each case, his responsibility was to assure the new learnings were transferred to others in the organization to achieve the desired results.

After 38 year, Len retired in 2001 and for the last 5 years, his services are still requested by 3M as an independent consultant. He conducts training and consulting for Marshall Institute and was a major contributor to our latest material update in the area of Maintenance Storeroom Control.

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