2016 Winners

Veteran Professional Award

George Williams, CMRP, CRL

George is the director of asset management for B. Braun Medical, Inc. U.S. He holds a master’s degree in Reliability Engineering from Monash University. He spent 16 years at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company where he was ultimately responsible for asset management and awarded Uptime Magazine's Best Maintenance and Reliability Program in 2015. George teaches for the University of Wisconsin's Maintenance Management Certificate Program.

Finalists for the Veteran Professional Award: Jeff Shiver; Ron Reimer

Rising Leader Award

Robert Bishop CMRP, CRL, ISO 55K


Robert is the manager of maintenance and reliability at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. In his time there, Robert has worked in validation, equipment qualification and the maintenance and reliability fields.  He holds a bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rochester and a master’s in Bioengineering from Syracuse University. Robert is the Chair of the SMRP Pharmaceutical & Biotech Shared Interest Group and teaches reliability topics for the University of Wisconsin – Madison Department of Engineering Professional Development.

Finalists for the Rising Leader Award: Fahad Alotaibi; Pawel Lecinski

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