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Society for Protective Coatings Honors Award Winners

Monday, October 23, 2017

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The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) has announced the winners of the John D. Keane Award and the Honorary Life Member Awards, highlighting lifetimes of achievement and contribution to the society.

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The winners of the John D. Keane Award and the Honorary Life Member Awards, highlighting lifetimes of achievement and contribution to the society, will be honored at the society's 2018 conference, slated to be held Jan. 15-18, at the Morial Convention Center, in New Orleans.

The winners, Robert Kogler and Jeff Theo, respectively, will be honored at the society's 2018 conference, slated to be held Jan. 15-18, at the Morial Convention Center, in New Orleans.

John D. Keane Award

Robert Kogler was named the winner of the John D. Keane Award of Merit. Over the course of his career, Kogler has worked as a corrosion and durability engineer, which includes experience with protective coatings, cathodic protection and materials selection. He specializes in enhancing the durability of the built environment.

Kogler’s career has also involved working with the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Federal Highway Administration. In this capacity, for the past 30 years he has worked with corrosion coatings technology and development. Additionally, he has worked everywhere from laboratory to field testing.

Kogler has been a protective coatings specialist since 2002, and has taken the C2, C3 and Evaluating Coating Contract Clauses. He currently serves on the SSPC Standards Review Committee. Previously, he served on the SSPC Board of Governors from 2000-04, moving up to board president in 2004.

SSPC

The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) has announced the winners of the John D. Keane Award and the Honorary Life Member Awards.

The John D. Keane Award is named for the SSPC executive director that served from 1957-84, and is geared toward celebrating exemplary leadership and contribution to the development of protective coatings, as well as the society.  

Honorary Life Member Award

Jeff Theo, named the recipient of the Honorary Life Member Award, has been working in the coatings industry for 40 years. Over the course of his career, he has worked in project management, sales, marketing and business management.

Beginning with his first SSPC meeting he attended in 1984, Theo has remained active with the society since then, and has gone on to serve as a presenter, workshop instructor and committee member. He also participated in the development of the applicator training bulletins and the National Painter Competition.

Theo also served on the SSPC Board of Directors from 1999-2009, and also acted as Board President from 2003-04. Currently, he acts as chair for the Power Tool Cleaning and Commercial Contractor Certification subcommittees, while also spending time on the Standards Review Committee.

Theo has been a Protective Coatings Specialist since 1996, and has taken the C3, C5 and C7.

The Honorary Life Member Award commemorates long-term contribution and activity for SSPC.

For more information, visit: http://www.sspc.org/event-sspc2018.

   

Tagged categories: Awards and honors; NA; North America; Program/Project Management; Protective Coatings; SSPC

Comment from Warren Brand, (10/23/2017, 9:33 AM)

Congratulations!


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