2016 Annual Conference
I am so excited to welcome you to SMRP’s 24th Annual Conference in Jacksonville, FL! SMRP’s Conference continues to be the premier maintenance and reliability event for attendees to Educate, Equip and Excel. This conference brings together the knowledge and experience of professionals, technicians, educators and executives from around the world.
This year’s Conference Committee is proud to bring you the best event to date! We encourage you take part in all of the different networking and educational opportunities. Each one of the 54 track sessions, 24 hands-on workshops, and facility tours were selected by the Committee for their educational and real-world value, and we are confident that each one of these sessions or tours will help improve your career.
Opening this year’s event is Jim "The Rookie" Morris. Subject of the hit movie, The Rookie, Jim is a true storyteller who captivates and teaches us that we’re never too old to chase your dreams. Wrapping up the Conference this year is Robert DiStefano, CMRP. Bob has nearly 40 years of professional engineering, maintenance, reliability, management and consulting experience, and has seen this industry evolve into what it is today. He’s a friend, mentor, and a true asset to our community and I know he’ll send us all off ready to work not just harder – but smarter.
I’d like to close by thanking our sponsors, exhibitors, the Conference Committee, and especially the staff for all of the time and dedication they’ve put into making the 2016 Annual Conference the valuable – and fun - experience you have come to expect from SMRP.
I look forward to seeing each of you in Jacksonville, learning from you, and exchanging ideas in maintenance, reliability, and asset management. It really is like a big family reunion – join us won’t you?
All the best,
Maureen Gribble, CMRP
Chair, 2016 Annual Conference