Director, centralized maintenance and reliability
Phil Rettinger is the Director of Centralized Maintenance and Reliability for the Central Arizona Project. Previously as the Director of Field Maintenance, he was responsible for work execution teams that perform maintenance on Aqueduct and Pumping Plant assets. These assets are civil, mechanical, and electrical including pumping/generating stations, open channel aqueduct, pipelines, siphons, dams, and recharge projects.
Phil joined the Central Arizona Project as a reliability engineer in 2009 serving in this role for three years. From 2012-2019 he served as Maintenance West Manager responsible for Aqueduct and Pumping plant assets for one half of the canal system geographically from Parker to Mesa, Arizona. He began his career in the steel industry and for over 15 years held various positions in supervision, management, and reliability engineering for Bethlehem Steel Corporation.
Phil is a graduate of Purdue University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and reliability certifications as a Certified Reliability Leader and Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional. He is a member of professional organizations that helps to foster the use of maintenance best practices throughout the industry.