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SSPC Welcomes Malaysia, Brazil Chapters

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

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SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings recently announced the approval of two new chapters, made official with votes at January’s SSPC 2018 conference.

Brazil chapter

Members of the new Brazil chapter celebrated the approval of their charter at SSPC 2018.

The Board of Governors approved the charters of both the Malaysia chapter and the Brazil chapter as of Jan. 13; both chapters also announced their charter officers.

Malaysia Chapter

The Malaysia chapter is the fourth in the Asia-Pacific region, joining China, Japan and the Philippines. The chapter’s officers will be:

  • Chairperson Rehan Ahmed, Petronas Carigali;
  • Vice Chairperson Aaron Williams, Schmidt Abrasive Blasting;
  • Secretary Tariq Mehta Mohd Ishaq, Schmidt Abrasive Blasting; and
  • Treasurer Edmond Chow, Schmidt Abrasive Blasting.

"Today we lay the seeds of a promising future for SSPC's contribution and development of the Malaysia chapter, and to light up the ASEAN Region with the spirit and determination this association was founded on,” said Ahmed. “The journey is long, with lots of ups and downs, but our hearts are focused, and our will is strong."

Brazil Chapter

Brazil becomes the third chapter approved in Latin America since 2017. The chapter’s officers will be:

  • Chairperson Jefferson Da Silva, The Sherwin-Williams Company;
  • Vice Chairperson Fernando Fragata, SmartCoat;
  • Secretary Renata Freitas, Technofink; and
  • Treasurer Emilio Castro, Technofink.

The Brazil chapter issued a statement to PaintSquare Daily News reading in part, “We are aware and confident that we are writing an important page for Brazil and there will be no lack of commitment, compromise and effort of all members to help in what is necessary for the common good of growth and strengthening.”


Tagged categories: AS; Asia Pacific; Latin America; Program/Project Management; SA; SSPC; SSPC 2018

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