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SMRP Announces Winners of CMRP of the Year Awards

ATLANTA, Sept. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) today announced the winners of its annual CMRP of the Year Awards. These awards recognize two CMRP-certified professionals who demonstrate leadership, commitment to continuing their education and a positive impact through their professional accomplishments.

SMRP recognizes the following winners:

  • Veteran Professional Award: Nezar Al-Shammasi, CMRP is the head of the Corporate Maintenance Services division at Saudi Aramco. With over 10 years of experience as a leader in the industry, Al-Shammasi has been instrumental in spreading the culture of learning and certification among professionals in the Arabian Gulf region. He serves as Chairman on the Gulf Society of Maintenance Professionals (GSMP) and is a member of the Global Forum on Maintenance & Asset Management (GFMAM).
  • Rising Leader Award: James Daniel Rader, CMRP. Having earned his CMRP certification last year, Rader uses his knowledge as a supervisor and engineer to improve oil analysis practices and expand the reliability capabilities from within his manufacturing and energy-focused positions. He uses the available resources from SMRP to build his reputation as a capable professional to other veteran employees in his industry.

"These awards allow us to recognize individuals who globally exemplify SMRP's mission of providing industry professionals and practitioners with world-class education and certifications," said Craig Seibold, CMRP, PE, SMRP Chair. "With demonstrated veteran leadership and an enthusiastic next generation of professionals, the maintenance, reliability and physical asset management global industry has an exciting future for both professionals and real value-delivery for organizations."

The winners will be honored on October 14 during the closing reception at the SMRP 23rd Annual Conference in Cincinnati. The conference attracts over 1,000 maintenance, reliability and physical asset management professionals from all over the world for several days of networking, education workshops and facility tours. Registration is still open for the conference, which runs from October 12 – 15. Visit to register.

About Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals 
The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) is a not-for-profit professional society formed by practitioners to serve leaders and advance Reliability and Physical Asset Management. SMRP provides value for individual practitioners and companies who practice and sustain maintenance, reliability and physical asset management best practices. With over 4,000 members worldwide, the SMRP community is dedicated to providing a vast array of benefits, including international affiliations, domestic public and private partnerships, educational opportunities, M&R Body of Knowledge resources, ANSI-accredited certifications, special interest groups, and many local and global networking events. For more information on SMRP, please visit 

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