James C. Fitch

Noria Corporation

1328 E. 43rd Court
Tulsa OK, 74105

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Global leader in technical consulting and education in the fields of lubrication, tribology, machine reliability, and oil analysis.
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EW #691 has a wealth of “in the trenches” experience in oil analysis and machinery lubrication. A highly sought-after consultant and trainer, he  is described by his clients as “insightful, dynamic and thorough.” Jim has successfully helped dozens of companies set up lubrication and oil analysis programs, including 3M, ExxonMobil, Detroit Edison, Georgia Pacific, Phillips Petroleum and Lockheed Martin - just to mention a few.

One of his specialties is machinery failure investigations. He is a founder and president of * Corporation. Jim is a widely published author and is editor of Practicing Oil Analysis and Machinery Lubrication magazines.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY (Partial Biography)
* Corporation, Tulsa, OK, Chairman and President (1997-present). Global leader in technical consulting and education in the fields of lubrication, tribology, machine reliability, and oil analysis. Branded, franchise affiliates in twenty countries. Noria is a vendor-neutral organization. For details on Noria Corporation go to

*, Tulsa, OK. Publisher and Editor of Practicing Oil Analysis magazine (North American & EU editions), Machinery Lubrication magazine, and Lube-Tips (weekly email newsletter).

* UK, LTD., Chairman, Chester, England. EU-based company providing training, publishing, and consulting services in lubrication and oil analysis.

* Latin America, S.A., Monterrey, Mexico (pending merger). Serves all of Latin America providing training, publishing, and consulting services in lubrication and oil analysis

Diagnetics, Inc., Tulsa, OK, Founder & CEO (1982-1997). The company was sold to the Entek Division of Rockwell International, June 1997.

International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML), Chairman, Board of Directors. Volunteer position. The ICML is a non-profit professional organization. Serves as ANSI (American National Standards Institute) TAG member to ISO (International Standards Organization) and is involved in international standards development, professional certifications in lubrication and oil analysis, curriculum development, annual achievement awards, & scholarship.

International Standards Organization (ISO), Serve as United States Delegate on Technical Committee TC108/SC5. Convenor of Working Group 4 for Tribology and Lubricant Analysis Standards. Project Leader over the Development of several ISO Standards.

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), Founding member of Inter-laboratory CrossCheck Program for In-Service Lubricants. Member of the In-Service Lubricant Testing and Condition-Monitoring, pending new Subcommittee.

Society for Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE), Oil Monitoring Analysis Certification Committee, Past Chairman Educational Programs, member of STLE since 1988.

Society of Automotive and Aerospace Engineers (SAE), Member since 1986. Member of the Filter Test Methods Subcommittee of the SAE Engine Committee (1986-1991). Past member of Committee on Diagnostics and Service Equipment (1992-1996). Past member of the Contamination and Filtration Panel, SAE A-6 Committee on Aerospace Fluid Power and Control Technologies (1986-1991).

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Member, 1999-2001.

Public Courses. Have trained over 6,000 people in seminars at public venues (2-4 days in length) in more than 20 countries throughout North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

Private Courses. Have given private seminars (2-4 days in length) to NASA (Langley AFB), Martin Marietta, Lockheed Martin, CTC Analytical, Eaton Corporation, Weyerhaeuser, Eli Lilly, Lockheed Martin, Pacific Gas and Electric, Champion International, ALCAN, TXU (4 times), Houston Lighting and Power (7 times), Seigler Coal, Schematic Approach, Southern California Edison, Seminole Electric, Exelon, Ontario Power Generation, ARCO, AMZOIL, Great River Energy, American Crystal Sugar, WearCheck International, Pharmacia, International Paper, American Electric Power., Temple Inland, ExxonMobil, Equistar, Eaton Corporation, Columbia Transmission.

Georgia Institute of Technology, BIE, Industrial and Systems Engineering, 1978.
University of Tulsa, MBA, Business Administration, 1981
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