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Freese and Nichols Expands Asset Management Capabilities with Addition of Michael Carter

February 16, 2018

Freese and Nichols has expanded our asset management services with the addition of industry veteran Michael Carter, senior asset management project manager in Fort Worth. 

Leveraging 23 years of national experience in information systems and public sector asset management, Michael will play an integral role in our services for cities, utilities and other public clients throughout the life cycle of their assets.

“Michael’s in-depth experience and successful track record managing and implementing complex processes to optimize infrastructure investments bolsters our firm’s expanding asset management services,” said Jessica Brown, Vice President and leader of the asset management team. “His deep understanding of water industry asset management best practices and ISO 55000 guidelines, along with his extensive knowledge of work management systems, will be a great resource for our clients and further extend our approach to asset management projects.”

Before joining Freese and Nichols, Michael 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, Michael 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 implementations 
  • Technology master plans 

Michael 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.