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Houston Group Names Next President

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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A coatings executive with 28 years of experience has been named the next president of the Coating Society of the Houston Area.

Tim Siemek, Safway Group's VP of Multiservices, will serve as the society's 2015 president.

Siemek has been active in the society for over 15 years and served on the executive board in various positions for the last three years.

"I am deeply honored to have the privilege of serving as the 2015 President of the Coating Society of the Houston Area," Siemek stated in a press release.

Tim Siemek Safway

The Coating Society of the Houston Area has announced Tim Siemek, VP of Multiservices for Safway Group, will serve as its 2015 president. Siemek has been in the coatings industry for 28 years and a member of the society for 15 years.

Siemek joined Safway in 2012. Before Safway, he spent 13 years as the operations/specialty service manager for The Shaw Group, which provides engineering, construction and related services for a variety of industries.

2015 Officers

The society's other officers for 2015 are:

  • Vice President Joe King, MineralTech;
  • Secretary Anthony Grigsby, Carboline; and
  • Treasurer Dwayne Lum, Hempel.

The Coating Society's officers start as treasurer and advance to president their fourth year in office.

"I look forward to working side by side with other board members—all volunteers from various companies who have dedicated their time to our cause—as we strive to accomplish the Society's goals," Siemek said.

Presidential Duties

As president, Siemek says he will advocate for more scholarship support for young people pursuing corrosion-related studies.

"There is a growing need for corrosion prevention," Siemek said. "By providing instruction and sharing our knowledge base on safe, best practices, we will ensure that future industry pioneers will have an in-depth understanding of the mitigation of this industry-wide problem."

In the past five years, the Houston Coatings Society has awarded more than 50 academic scholarships, totaling over $60,000. It has also started to partner with NACE, which awarded an additional $10,000 in 2014 for industry-specific scholarships.

Coatings Society of the Houston Area
Infinity Construction Services

Houston Coatings Society president Tim Siemek will advocate for more scholarship aid for students pursuing corrosion studies. The society hosts an annual trade show and painters competition (pictured).

Siemek's other duties as president include:

  • Chairing trade show committees;
  • Participating in special scholarship fundraising; and
  • Facilitating the society's by-laws.

"I hope to be able to continue the legacy left by all the board members over the last 50-plus years and with the support of every member, I know that we can make 2015 the best year yet!"

About the Society

Established in 1956, the Coating Society of the Houston Area serves owners, suppliers and contractors as a forum for sharing best practices for corrosion control through the use of protective coatings.

The society hosts a variety of networking events throughout the year, including an annual trade show (April 17 this year) and painters' competition (April 11 this year).


Tagged categories: Associations; BrandSafway; Coating Materials; Conferences; Corrosion protection; Education; Houston Coating Society; North America; Personnel

Comment from Norman Petticrew, (2/25/2015, 9:09 AM)

Congratulations Tim on your election as Preisdent for the Coating Society of the Houston Area! We are all aware of your hard work and dedication towards the CSHA and are quite pleased with the outcome of this year's 2015Officer's selection. Joe King, Anthony Grigsby and Dwayne Lum, I want to personally congratulate all of you as well. What a board team we have here! Excellent choices!

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