About Us

Our team was founded in 2005 with a unique goal:  To provide rotating equipment users with an independent source for vibration analysis solutions to rotating machinery problems. We have the engineering depth and skills diversity to solve your equipment problems quickly and cost-effectively.

Stan Bognatz, P.E., CMRP
President / Owner

Stan has over 30 years of Rotating Machinery & Reliability analysis experience in power generation, petrochemical, pulp/paper, and wastewater facilities. Prior to founding M&B Engineered Solutions in 2005, he managed and staffed GE / Bently Nevada’s Machinery Diagnostic Services (MDS) and Asset Care teams for almost 20 years. He specializes in critical rotating machinery analysis & inspection, balancing of large turbo-machinery trains, modal & ODS analysis, optical & laser alignment and predictive maintenance.

Being an ISO-Certified Vibration Analyst, Category IV, he has authored & presented technical papers covering diagnostic techniques, balancing, modal analysis, optical alignment, condition monitoring systems integration, and lube oil analysis. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University in 1985, and a Masters Degree in Business Administration (Finance) from Wilkes University in 2009. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. With earlier Six Sigma Green Belt certification, he continues to focus on  customer-based reliability improvement projects. He is also a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and is a Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP) through the Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals.

Machinery Experience

We have the experience to effectively analyze most machinery in an efficient and timely manner, and have worked with machinery from most OEMs. Our experience includes:

  • Steam Turbines, up to 1200 MW
  • Gas Turbines, aero-derivative & industrial frame
  • Hydro-Turbines
  • Generators and Exciters
  • Induction & Synchronous Motors
  • Variable Frequency Drives
  • Vertical & Horizontal Pumps
  • Reciprocating Engines
  • Compressors
  • Boiler & Process Fans
  • Cooling Tower Fans & Gearboxes
  • Vertical & Horizontal Pumps
  • Reciprocating Engines
  • Gearboxes
  • Pulverizers & Ball Mills