About Us

Maintenance and Reliability professionals from the GCC countries felt a vacuum by not having a professional society that represents them. In 2008, attempts were made by several professionals to form a chapter of an already established society. However, all those attempts were not successful as the existing maintenance and reliability professional societies were not ready to expand internationally and were not chartered to do so. Therefore, the focus was shifted to create a grass root maintenance society to represent all maintenance and reliability professionals in the Arabian Gulf Region. From there, 26 maintenance professionals from major companies in the Gulf (Saudi Aramco, SABIC, BAPCO, KOC, QP, PDO, ALBA and others) started meeting in early 2009 with an intent to establish a new maintenance society. By July 2009, the 26 founders finalized the preliminary work and submitted a request to Ministry of Social Development in the Kingdom of Bahrain to officially register the society there. By January 2010, the Gulf Society of Maintenance Professionals (GSMP) was officially registered and announced.

GSMP held its first General Assembly in February 2010

GSMP held its first General Assembly in February 2010 and the first Board of Directors was elected. The first BoD members were:

  •   Nezar Al-Shammasi, Chairman
  •   Hussain Mattar, Vice Chairman
  •   Ahmed Barnawi, Treasurer
  • Jim Davis, Secretary
  • Essam Saeed, Member
  • Saleh Mesallati, Member
  • Mansour Al-Abdali, Member

In the following two years, GSMP continued to grow and held technical events in all GCC counties. The most important and biggest event was the creation of Middle East Maintenance Conference (MaintCon2010).

In February 2012, GSMP held its second General Assembly

In February 2012, GSMP held its second General Assembly was held and following are the new BoD members:

  • Nezar Al-Shammasi, Chairman
  • Hussain Mattar, Vice Chairman
  • Ahmed Barnawi, Treasurer
  • Jim Davis, Secretary
  • Jaber Hamed Al-Khayarin, Member
  • Nasser Al-Attar, Member
  • Naser Al-Hajri, Member

GSMP will continue to grow and prosper with the support of the major companies in the Arabian Gulf region.

In April 2014, GSMP held its third General Assembly

In April 2014, GSMP held its third General Assembly was held and following are the new BoD members:

  • Nezar Al-Shammasi, Chairman
  • Hussain Mattar, Vice Chairman
  • Ahmed Barnawi, Treasurer
  • Jim Davis, Secretary
  • Nasser Al-Attar, Member
  • Naser Al-Hajri, Member
  • Mohamed Al-Qahtani, Member

GSMP will continue to grow and prosper with the support of the major companies in the Arabian Gulf region.

In March 2016, GSMR held its fourth General Assembly

 

In March 2016, GSMR held its fourth General Assembly and following are the new BoD members:
  • Nezar Al-Shammasi, Chairman
  • Mahmood Mirza, Vice Chairman
  • Hussain Mattar, Treasurer
  • Ahmed Barnawi, Secretary
  • Abdullah Al Mugahwy, Member
  • Naser Al-Hajri, Member
  • Faisal Esmael, Member 

GSMR will continue to grow and propoer with the support of major companies in the Arabian Gulf region.