V1: Diving to Deal Making: Transitioning from the Navy into Maintenance / Reliability Sales

Eric Bevevino, CLS, CMRP, Senior Director , Valvoline / (Retired Navy Commander)


Navy veteran Eric Bevevino will share some of his most memorable experiences in the service as well as the trials and tribulations of transitioning to and working as a reservist in the private sector.  Eric will also connect the lessons of leadership, maintenance, and reliability learned during his time in the service to his career in corporate America.  In conclusion, Eric will describe his current passion, assisting the elimination of veteran homelessness and suicide.  This includes volunteering as a peer coach for 22zero.org and hosting the Mobius Veterans Connect podcast that documents the stories of veterans who have successfully made the transition.


Eric Bevevino has spent his entire 27 year career in the business of heavy duty maintenance and reliability.  Born and raised in northwestern Pennsylvania, Eric is a graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering.  Honoring his ROTC scholarship commitment to the US Navy, Eric spent four years on active duty as a Navy Surface Warfare Officer with a Diving and Salvage specialty.  Following his stint on active duty, Eric entered the private sector by taking a position with Castrol Industrial.  This five years with Castrol was followed by eight years with Chevron Lubricants.  Looking to gain more perspective while using his solid foundation in maintenance from the Navy, Eric left Chevron to join a small reliability consulting firm in Connecticut.  Over the next five years he focused on preventive maintenance, predictive maintenance, reliability centered maintenance and best practices in asset management.  This ultimately led him to his current position at Valvoline as the Senior Director of Channel Partner & Heavy Duty Sales, officed out of Valvoline World Headquarters in Lexington, KY.   In the 31 years after graduating from college, Eric has set foot in almost every type of commercial and industrial operation in over 10 countries around the world.  Eric is a married father of two, a retired Navy Reserve Commander, a Certified Lubrication Specialist, a Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional, and a Certified Reliability Leader.