Gulf South Rotating Machinery Symposium

•        In 1982 a group of industry “experts” recognized the need for more technical training.

•        In 1983, the Gulf South Compression Conference (now Gulf South Rotating Machinery Symposium) was created in conjunction with LSU Continuing Education.  This conference was established to provide the Oil & Gas Industry a resource of technical and hands-on training as well as technical discussions and presentations.

•         In 2004, the GSCC was renamed GSRMS

•        The mission of the GSRMS is to lead the compression and rotating machinery industries to excellence by providing a high quality forum for technology sharing, technical information, and experience exchanges.  This is done by industry leaders dedicated to training, demonstrating innovations in product development, and exhibiting their products for the benefit of the User.  

Exhibits Committee
Vice-Chair - Chuck Henry, Sulzer Turbo Services

Program Committee

   Chair - Lou Boothe, Arkos Field Services

Education Committee

   Chair - Dennis Schaibly, Kaydon


PRESIDENT - 2016 & 2017

   Marty Flach, ACI

PAST PRESIDENT - 2014 & 2015

   Dennis Schaibly, Kaydon

Committee Members 

Allan Bailey, IVC Technologies
Carl Bourque, Chevron
Buddy Broerman, SWRI
Allen Gilson, Solar Turbines, Inc.
Don Keller, Shell
Terry Tumminello, GE Oil and Gas
Chris Zielewski, ExxonMobil, Retired

Committee Members
Lisa Graves, LSU-CE

Chris Zielewski, ExxonMobil, Retired

Exhibits Committee

   Chair - Darren Lesinkski, Total Lubricants US, Inc.

Finance Committee
Vice-Chair -  Frank Parks - Exterran

Finance Committee

   Chair - Jim Meadows, Amasa Services, LLC


Josh Berard, Ignition Systems & Controls
Mike Hebert
Trevor Miller, Solar Turbines
Jarrett Willoughby, TOTAL Specialties USA Inc.

Golf Committee

   Chair - TBA

Marketing Committee

   Chair - Jeff Derosia, Denka

Douglas Weimer - Executive Director

Social Committee

   Chair - Dennis Schaibly, Kaydon

LSU Continuing Education
GSRMS Host Institution


Lisa Graves - Conference Manager