MaRS

Maintenance and Reliability Symposium

The Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP) is a nonprofit professional organization formed by practitioners to develop and promote excellence in maintenance, reliability and physical asset management while creating leaders in the profession. SMRP provides unparalleled value for individual practitioners and professionals looking to expand their knowledge and skills and build more business connections with others. SMRP is the premier asset management resource for companies looking to improve their processes and procedures. The Houston Chapter is affiliated with SMRP and fulfills the industry best practices and standards set forth. We provide value for individual practitioners as well as companies practicing and sustaining Maintenance and Reliability (M&R) best practices. With 7,000 members worldwide, our community is dedicated to provide you benefits such as international affiliations, domestic public and private partnerships, education opportunities, M&R Body of Knowledge resources, ANSI accredited certifications and many local and global networking events.

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“The Houston Chapter of SMRP is the oldest and largest of the SMRP chapters and holds an annual Maintenance and Reliability Symposium (MaRS) in August of every year.”

MaRS is an annual meeting produced by a committee of volunteers in the Houston Chapter and is the chapter’s fulfillment of its mission to provide educational opportunities for current industry practitioners and future maintenance and reliability professionals. The 2020 event will be August 12-14 and is open to all industries. The symposium is located in Galveston, Texas at Moody Gardens Hotel.

Our golf tournament is held in conjunction with our annual symposium and is held at Moody Gardens Golf Course which is just a short drive from the hotel.

The technical program offers timely presentations that address topics under one of the Five Pillars of the Maintenance and Reliability Body of Knowledge: Business and Management; Process Reliability; Equipment Reliability; Work Management and Organization and Leadership. A sixth track which covers Operations & Maintenance has been added to the presentation topics. Attendees create their own course of study by selecting from 6 sessions and 18 presentations to choose from.

“Since inception the Houston Chapter has awarded over $355,000 in Scholarships and endowments.”

In 2018 the Houston Chapter donated $30,000 to the Houston Chapter of ABC to support the startup of the CMEF crane and rigging training program and another $15,000 in 2019. The Houston Chapter is also proud to sponsor $10,500 to the Young Women Energized Organization.

The MaRS event is supported by the Texas Chemical Council (TCC) and the Associated Chemical Industry of Texas (ACIT) for its training value and networking opportunities for the industry’s newest generation of maintenance and reliability professionals. Additionally, the proceeds from MaRS are used to provide scholarships for engineering students and technicians enrolled in degree plans/programs in related fields of study. MaRS supports current and future industry needs for skilled personnel and enhances the productivity of the refining and chemical industry in the U.S.A. We hope to see you in Galveston!

For MaRS Inquiries please contact: Crystal Cedro, MaRS Conference Chair – CCedro@hunterbuildings.com

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