Houston, Texas-based NACE International, the Corrosion Society (NACE), has announced that Executive Director Tony Keane has resigned, effective January 8, 2010.
“I am disappointed to learn of Tony’s resignation,” said Mark Byerley, NACE President. “Under his leadership NACE has experienced dynamic growth and I know that he put NACE in a position to continue to succeed. I speak on behalf of the full Board in observing that the future of NACE is bright as a result of his having been here.”
Del Doyle, P.E., NACE Senior Director for Strategic Initiatives, will be the Interim Executive Director while the NACE Board of Directors conducts a global search for a permanent replacement. The Board Search Committee, chaired by Dr. Louis D. Vincent (past president), is being organized in accordance with NACE policies and procedures, and the search will begin immediately. “I look forward to working with our dedicated and committed staff, volunteers and supporters in strengthening the work of NACE. It is an honor and a privilege to be part of this important transition within NACE,” Doyle said.
Mr. Doyle is a registered Professional Engineer and has a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from Purdue University. He has over 35 years of experience in technical and leadership positions for various industrial companies. Most of his career was spent in the air pollution control field, but he has spent the past seven years in leadership positions in corrosion mitigation, coating, and technology development for corrosion control.
Founded in 1943, NACE has over 22,000 members in 110 countries.