ATLANTA, GA (January 31, 2012) — The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) announced today that it has selected Kellen Company for full-service association management, effective February 1, 2012. Kellen Company is a global professional services company with operations in Atlanta, Beijing, Brussels, Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C.
Chartered in 1992, SMRP is a not-for-profit professional society formed by practitioners, with a mission to serve leaders and advance Reliability and Physical Asset Management. SMRP Chair Stan Moore, of Ascend Performance Materials, said the relationship with Kellen will provide the Society with a strategic partner that can help SMRP live its mission, fulfill its vision and enhance the services and programs it offers to members.
“We see this partnership as an essential step in our further development as the premier professional society for leading and advancing Reliability and Physical Asset Management,” said Moore. “We feel that Kellen is a great fit for our organization and look forward to growth in our visibility and outreach, increased benefits for our members and renewed vision.”
SMRP’s global headquarters will be Atlanta, Georgia where Kellen Company will manage all aspects of SMRP, including strategic planning, membership recruitment and retention, conference marketing and management, certification administration, communications and financial services. Kellen Company will also manage the Society’s 501(c)(3) Foundation.
“Kellen Company’s years of experience managing associations will help SMRP achieve its goals,” said Peter Rush, chairman and chief executive officer, Kellen Company. “We look forward to applying our unique understanding and well-established best practices in association management to assisting SMRP now and for the continued enhancement of the Maintenance and Reliability (M&R) industry.”