Paul Fedor is Vice President of Maintenance, ensuring that Linde’s $20 million fleet of sophisticated construction equipment is kept in peak operating condition. He supervises Linde’s two maintenance and support facilities and at project sites, directing nearly 50 skilled employees in all facets of field and long-term repairs. This includes daily computerized repair logs, engine and mechanical work, hydraulic and electrical system repairs, body work, parts, painting, servicing, welding and fabricating, plumbing and inventory.
Most people say maintenance is an expense. But Scott is ‘old school’ and we can get twice to three times the hours out of equipment because we maintain it ourselves. ‘Old school’ is working.
Paul has also been a point man in the growth of Linde’s fleet of equipment. “In a sense we were lucky with timing,” he says. “The Marcellus shale boom happened just after residential housing in the south had crashed. Because of the economy, there are real deals out there. Used equipment that once sold for 75% of its new value is now at 30%.” Linde’s fleet has tripled in 3 years and Paul’s maintenance staff has doubled, now working two shifts. Paul Fedor joined Linde in 1988 and became VP in 1999.