PaintSquare.com
      | Connect Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook
About | Subscribe | Advertise
  

 

Download our free Transmission Pipeline Coating Systems eResource Book

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


Rust and Reward: A Well-Coated Life

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

More items for Program/Project Management

Comment | More

When Joyce Wright started in industrial coatings, she was so green that she didn’t touch paint for two years. Today, she is godmother to many industry leaders.
 
Joyce Wright

The journey took more than 30 years—most good, some not so much, Wright, program manager for organizational development at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, says in a new video about her life in coatings.

Wright, who pioneered a well-attended “Women in the Coatings Industry” session this year at SSPC 2011, sat down recently with Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings editor Karen Kapsanis to reflect on leadership, training, change and a career built on bustin’ rust.

‘We Don’t Have Time for That’

Some Wrightisms:
  • On Mentoring: “My mentors were really unspoken mentors. I didn’t really ask anybody to be my mentor. I don’t know that I really had that option in the years that I came up through the industry. But I missed that, and I wished I’d had it.”
  • On Change: “As an industry, we have got to open our minds and our doors to change. If we spent half as much time as I see some people spending on how not to do a procedure or how not to have to follow all of those  steps, we would probably be light years ahead of what we are now.”
  • On Environmentalists: “We’ve got to have people on our staffs that probably have been so-called people that we don’t talk to. Those are the people we need to work together on. Environmentalists—they should be on our staffs as we do coatings.”
  • On Leadership Development: “Leaders don’t just come out of the woodwork.  All of us that have been with SSPC and in this industry for many, many years, we evolved. And a  lot of us have had to evolve alone. And we don’t have time for that anymore.”

   

Tagged categories: Marine Coatings; Northrop Grumman; SSPC; Worker training

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

SAFE Systems, Inc.
SAFE Systems'
Blast Lights &
Deadman Switches

Halogen or LED blast lights available with our NEW urethane bumper. Switches available in many colors for color coding your hoses.


Ethox Chemicals LLC
Ethoflex® ER instantly upgrades your epoxy!

The only epoxy additive that improves flexibility, corrosion resistance, toughness, and adhesion, without hurting pot life, cure time, or increasing VOCs.


DRYCO
DEHUMIDIFICATION FOR
ANY SIZE PROJECT!

Temporary climate control equipment. Dehumidifiers,
Heaters, A/C, Power, More…
Toll Free: 866-379-2600


Armakleen Company, The
ARMEX when nondestructive cleaning is critical

When cleaning substrates that cannot be damaged the only blast abrasive to use is ARMEX. Other blast abrasives can remove surface materials damaging the substrate.


US Minerals
US Minerals -
Black Magnum

With nationwide production and distribution capabilities, U.S. Minerals supplies a complete range of coal slag and other abrasives to meet all of your blasting needs.


Sherwin-Williams
Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings

With 4,000 distribution points and 3,700+ years of experience, Sherwin-Williams delivers the products, support and expertise you need, right where you need it.


Minerals Research & Recovery

HIGH PERFORMANCE ABRASIVES


“Made in the USA!”

Why recycle waste from other countries? Go FASTER, CLEANER, at 1/3 THE COST with MR&R “All-American” Sharpshot®HP!!

WATCH THE VIDEO


SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings
http://www.sspc.org/

Join SSPC and Enhance
Your Career !


Atlantic Design, Inc.
POWER ON WITH ADI!

The most air flow possible… In the smallest package imaginable… For a price you won’t believe! 866.Call.ADI


KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office
KTA Analyzes
Coating Failures

• Field Diagnosis
• Lab Diagnosis
• Determination of Cause
• Recommendations
www.kta.com
800-245-6379

 
 
 
Technology Publishing

The Technology Publishing Network

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
Durability + Design Paint BidTracker

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
 

© Copyright 2000-2015, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com