Maintenance Recognition


Nezar Al-Shammasi was recognized with SMRP's prestigious Veteran Professional Award during its 23rd annual conference. Al-Shammasi is recognized as a leader in advancing professional maintenance and reliability skills globally.

Al-Shammasi, ambassador for reliability culture, receives international award

Cincinnati, Ohio (U.S.) — Playing an important role in operational excellence are our maintenance and reliability professionals who have the skills and certification to watch over the company's growing number of assets. Nezar Al-Shammasi, head of Corporate Maintenance Services and who was recently recognized with a Veteran Professional Award by the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP), emphasized this during the organization's 23rd annual conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the U.S. Al-Shammasi received the award for his contribution to the industry over his 30-plus year career with Saudi Aramco. Recognized as a leader for his commitment and enthusiasm toward building the next generation of practitioners and professionals with maintenance, reliability, and physical asset management skills, he has been a virtual ambassador for building a reliability culture within the company, the region, and the industry.

Working with people of character

During his acceptance speech, AlShammasi emphasized that success has been the result of always working with quality people — people with character, integrity, and ethics. He thanked Saudi Aramco management, his colleagues in Corporate Maintenance Services, and others within the company. "The world of maintenance, reliability, and physical asset management is evolving at a dramatic pace," said Al-Shammasi. "It has gained increasing recognition as being a core business that adds value to the bottom line. Al-Shammasi, a certified maintenance and reliability professional (CMRP), has long been dedicated to the profession and was instrumental in establishing a professional society in the Arabian Gulf Region: the Gulf Society of Maintenance Professionals (GSMP). He serves as chairman of GSMP and is also a member of the Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management. "The Veteran Professional Award recognizes individuals who globally exemplify SMRP's mission of providing industry professionals and practitioners with world-class education and certifications," said conference chairman Bob Kazar. "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." SMRP has over 4,000 members worldwide. The number of CMRP professionals within Saudi Aramco has grown to more than 40 CMRPs.