SMRP has announced the winners for the inaugural CMRP of the Year Award. Terrence O’Hanlon, CMRP (ReliabilityWeb.com) takes the top honor in the Veteran Professional category. Christopher Mears, CMRP (ATA/Arnold Engineering Development Center) is our Rising Leader winner.
CMRP of the Year winner Christopher Mears (3rd from left) accepts his award from Butch DiMezzo, Larry Hoing and Shon Isenhour at the SMRP Annual Conference.
In addition to distinguishing themselves by earning the Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) certification, Mr. O’Hanlon and Mr. Mears were selected by the SMRP Award Committee due to their demonstrated leadership, professional development and accomplishments in the M&R industry.
Mr. O’Hanlon has spent more than 30 years in the M&R industry. He is co-founder of ReliabilityWeb.com and publisher/founder of Uptime magazine, based in Ft. Myers, FL. Mr. O’Hanlon served as President of UE Systems for 18 years between 1981 and 1999. He has served many volunteer positions within SMRP, including the Board of Directors, Certification Committee and Exam Development Team.
Mr. Mears currently serves as Section Manager of the Asset Management Processes & Technologies Section at Arnold Air Force Base in Tennessee. Among his career accomplishments is the development a CBM/PdM program, which won several industry awards. Mr. Mears holds a Master’s degree in industrial engineering and has served numerous volunteer positions within SMRP, including the 2013 Annual Conference Committee.