Freese and Nichols Expands Asset Management Capabilities With Addition of Carter
FORT WORTH, TX Freese and Nichols, Inc. has expanded its asset management services with the addition of industry veteran Michael Carter, Senior Asset Management Project Manager in Fort Worth, Texas. Leveraging 23 years of national experience in information systems and public sector asset management, Carter will play an integral role in Freese and Nichols' services for cities, utilities and other public clients throughout the life cycle of their assets.
Before joining Freese and Nichols, Carter worked at national engineering firms, management consulting and software technology firms, where he consulted with a wide range of public sector and municipal clients. Over years of working within the industry he has developed a broad understanding of the organizational and departmental business needs throughout various core business units such as public works, water and wastewater utilities, engineering, capital planning, operations and maintenance, finance, budget planning, and information technology. In these roles, he was involved in national and regional projects related to planning and implementing work management / asset management software systems, software vendor selection, systems integrations, utilizing proven asset management methodologies and software integrations strategies.
In addition to his notable expertise with infrastructure asset management best practices and ISO 55000 guidelines, Carter is proficient with enterprise asset management software (EAMS) such as Maximo, Infor, Cityworks and others. His noteworthy asset management projects - for large cities and water utilities such as Austin, Dallas, Houston, Fort Worth and Tulsa - have involved numerous services:
Asset management assessments
Strategic asset management roadmap and implementation projects
Business process analysis and improvement projects
Pre-implementation EAMS requirements development and vendor selection
EAMS software implementation
Technology master plans
Carter also has experience utilizing GIS, utility billing and financial systems to support core business needs related to asset life-cycle management, condition assessments, inspections, renewal planning, maintenance planning, operations and long-range capital replacement forecasting.