SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is seeking nominations to its Board of Governors in several categories.
The board is seeking nominations for the categories of Coating Contractor, Coating Material Supplier, and Other Service Providers. Other Service Providers are individuals who own, work for, or represent firms that provide engineering, consulting or other services that support the protective coatings industry.”
All nominees must be SSPC members, and nominations are due April 25.
To nominate a candidate, individuals must submit a brief statement detailing the nominee’s qualifications. These may be faxed to SSPC Executive Director Bill Shoup at 412-281-9992; emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org; or mailed to 40 24th St., 6th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 25222-4656.
Consultant Joins Board
L. Skip Vernon has been appointed to the SSPC Board of Governors, to fill the term of Steve Roetter.
Vernon is well-known in the coatings industry. He is a certified SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist, SSPC instructor, and SSPC Master Coatings Inspector. He holds certifications from ASPE (American Society of Professional Estimators), CSI (Construction Specifications Institute), NACE and PDRA (Paint & Decorating Retailers Association).
Vernon’s background includes over 25 years of industrial coating application experience. He currently works as a consultant and advisor to coating manufacturers, contractors, owners, engineering firms, DOTs and attorneys on coatings-related technical issues.
Vernon holds or has held licenses in New Mexico, Arizona and California in the building and painting trades and was an EPA-certified Lead Inspector and Risk Assessor (currently inactive). He has a Bachelor of Individualized Studies degree with a major emphasis in Chemistry from New Mexico State University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law.
He is also a retired New Mexico State Senator.
Roetter, a board member since 2000, left the coatings industry in 2010 and resigned his position in accordance with the SSPC by-laws. The by-laws state that the SSPC President must fill the position by appointment.