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NACE, SSPC Name Boards of Directors for New Organization

NACE International and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings announced the governance structure of their new combined association, as well as the members who will serve on the boards of the organization. Having launched on January 1, 2021, the new organization consists of two boards who will oversee two branches of the organization in compliance with U.S. tax code requirements for nonprofit organizations with certification bodies.

The first board of directors is for the 501(c)(6) branch, which will oversee areas such as certification, accreditation, and advocacy. The second board serves the 501(c)(3) branch, which comprises activities such as education, standards, research, conferences, and events. The vice chair of each board will also serve as a member of the other board to ensure clear lines of communication and consistency in working toward the same mission on behalf of membership.

The governance and transition team tasked with seating the board worked to ensure the current leadership of both organizations would be a part of the new boards, as well as to balance representation from both NACE and SSPC’s membership. All new board members commenced their duties when the combined organization officially launched  on January 1, 2021.

The members of each board are as follows, with the * denoting international members.

Board of 501(c)(6)
Abdullah Al-dossary*, Division Head, Saudi Aramco
Tim Bieri (Chair), Principal Corrosion Engineer, BP Exploration & Production Operating Co.
Ross Boyd, Vice President, TruQC, LLC
Amir Eliezer*, Director, Corrosion Research Center, Nano-Bio & Advanced Materials
George Galis, General Secretary-Treasurer, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT)
Kevin Garrity, Executive Vice President, Mears Group, Inc.
Bob Kogler, Founder and Principal, Rampart, LLC
Michelle Lau*, Managing Director, Mach3 Engineering Sdn. Bhd.
Garry Manous, Vice President of Operations, Atsalis Bros. Painting
Russell Norris, FIRETEX Intumescent Coating Specialist, Sherwin-Williams Co.
Doni Riddle, Sr. Vice President – Technology and Integration, The Sherwin-Williams Company
Sam Scaturro (Vice Chair), President, Alpine Painting & Sandblasting Contractors
Skip Vernon, Owner, CLT, Inc.
Paul Vince*, Principal Materials Engineer, Aurecon
Joe Walker (Past Chair), Vice President, Elcometer, Inc.

Bob Chalker (NewOrg CEO)
Cris Conner (NewOrg 501(C)(3) Vice Chair), Vice President, Utility Service and Maintenance, Inc.
Kris Ernst (NewOrg CFO)
Helena Seelinger (Executive Director of 501(c)(6))

Board of 501(c)(3)
Mana Al-Mansour*, Coating Consultant, Saudi Aramco
Juan Caballero*, President, Naval & Industrial Solutions S.A.
Cal Chapman, President, Chapman Engineering
Steve Cogswell, Production Manager, Fincantieri Marine Services North America (FMSNA)
Cris Conner (Vice Chair), Utility Service and Maintenance, Inc.
Brooke Divan, Physical Scientist, US Army Corps of Engineers
Bernardo Duran, Manager, Technology and Market Development, International Zinc Association
Emer Flounders, Technical Director, Asset Integrity, Pond & Company
Roy Fultineer, President , Roberts Corrosion Services, LLC
Terry Greenfield (Past Chair), Principal Consultant, CONSULEX
Rolf Gubner*, Consultant
Francisco Gudiel, Geotechnical and Physical Evaluations Engineer, Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development
Kimberly-Joy Harris, Supervisor Corrosion Prevention Programs, Enbridge GTM
Don Holle, Vice President, Abhe & Svoboda, Inc.
Alison Kaelin, Owner, ABKaelin, LLC
Doug Kellow*, Corporate Business & Technology Manager, Brenntag Canada
Kristin Leonard, Non-Metallics Specialist, ExxonMobil EMRE
Michael MeLampy, National Account Manager, PPG Industries, Inc.
Michael O’Brien, President, Mark 10 Resource Group, Inc.
Ahren Olson, Distribution Sales Manager, Covestro LLC
Arcino Quiero, Value Stream Leader, Northrop Grumman Newport News
Greg Redick, President, Potomac Redan Associates LLC
Brian Saldanha, Engineering Fellow & Senior Principal Consultant, The Chemours Company
Ryan Tinnea, Principal, Tinnea & Associates, LLC
Leonardo Uller*, President, SURPLUS Soluções
Paul Vinik, Cathodic Protection Services Manager, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.
Joyce Wright (Chair), Trade Manager for Strategy and Innovation, Huntington Ingalls Industries – Newport News Shipbuilding

Sam Scaturro (NewOrg 501(c)(6) Vice Chair), President, Alpine Painting & Sandblasting Contractors
Bob Chalker (NewOrg CEO)
Kris Ernst (NewOrg CFO)
Cynthia O’Malley (NewOrg COO and Executive Director of 501(c)(3))

For more information, contact: NACE International, (281) 228-6200,