Jake Jakowitz
Jake Jakowitz
Southeast Regional Business Developer
 

John “Jake” Jakowitz has more than 30 years of experience in industrial manufacturing, including food processing, distribution, parts and service.  He has spent the last three years as a business developer with Stellar where he cultivates and manages relationships between the industrial refrigeration division and large, well-known food and beverage clients to ensure their needs are met.

What Is Your Maintenance Program (or Lack of One) Costing You?

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What Is Your Maintenance Program (or Lack of One) Costing You?

For many manufacturers — especially in the food and beverage space — the COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in new challenges and increased demand, all at the same time. This has many corporate leaders under the gun and pushing production to the max in order to keep their pipeline filled. To meet this demand, many are working overtime, plants are reluctant to shut any lines down and smaller maintenance jobs have dropped lower on the priority list.

But, none of that matters if you’re rushing in the wrong direction. Ignoring maintenance or only fixing things when they fail (a reactive approach), has long-term consequences. The continual deferment of maintenance will ultimately result in failure.