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SSPC, NACE Announce New Board of Directors

Friday, November 13, 2020

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Recently, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Authority, announced the governance structure of their new combined association and the members who will serve on the boards of the organization.

According to the associations, the new organization is slated to consist of two boards which will oversee two branches of the organization in compliance with United States tax code requirements for non-profit organizations with certification bodies.

The first board of directors will serve the 501(c)(6) branch, which will oversee areas such as certification, accreditation and advocacy. The second board will serve the 501(c)(3) branch, which will comprise activities such as education, standards, research, conferences and events.

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Recently, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Authority, announced the governance structure of their new combined association and the members who will serve on the boards of the organization.

Each board’s vice chair will also serve as a member of the other board to ensure clear lines of communication and consistency in working toward the same mission on behalf of the membership.

The members of the boards are as follows (* denotes international member):

Board of 501(c)(6)

  • Abdullah Al-dossary*, Division Head, Saudi Aramco;
  • Tim Bieri (Chair), Principal Corrosion Engineer, BP Exploration & Production Operating Co.;
  • Ross Boyd, Vice President, TruQC, LLC;
  • Amir Eliezer*, Director, Corrosion Research Center, Nano-Bio & Advanced Materials;
  • George Galis, General Secretary-Treasurer, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT);
  • Kevin Garrity, Executive Vice President, Mears Group, Inc.;
  • Bob Kogler, Founder and Principal, Rampart, LLC;
  • Michelle Lau*, Managing Director, Mach3 Engineering Sdn. Bhd.;
  • Garry Manous, Vice President of Operations, Atsalis Bros. Painting;
  • Russell Norris, FIRETEX Intumescent Coating Specialist, Sherwin-Williams Co.;
  • Doni Riddle, Sr. Vice President – Technology and Integration, The Sherwin-Williams Company;
  • Sam Scaturro (Vice Chair), President, Alpine Painting & Sandblasting Contractors;
  • Skip Vernon, Owner, CLT, Inc.;
  • Paul Vince*, Principal Materials Engineer, Aurecon; and
  • Joe Walker (Past Chair), Vice President, Elcometer, Inc.


  • Bob Chalker (NewOrg CEO);
  • Cris Conner (NewOrg 501(C)(3) Vice Chair), Vice President, Utility Service and Maintenance, Inc.;
  • Kris Ernst (NewOrg CFO); and
  • Helena Seelinger (Executive Director of 501(c)(6)).

Board of 501(c)(3)

  • Mana Al-Mansour*, Coating Consultant, Saudi Aramco;
  • Juan Caballero*, President, Naval & Industrial Solutions S.A.;
  • Cal Chapman, President, Chapman Engineering;
  • Steve Cogswell, Production Manager, Fincantieri Marine Services North America (FMSNA);
  • Cris Conner (Vice Chair), Utility Service and Maintenance, Inc.;
  • Brooke Divan, Physical Scientist, US Army Corps of Engineers;
  • Bernardo Duran, Manager, Technology and Market Development, International Zinc Association;
  • Emer Flounders, Technical Director, Asset Integrity, Pond & Company;
  • Roy Fultineer, President , Roberts Corrosion Services, LLC;
  • Terry Greenfield (Past Chair), Principal Consultant, CONSULEX;
  • Rolf Gubner*, Consultant;
  • Francisco Gudiel, Geotechnical and Physical Evaluations Engineer, Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development;
  • Kimberly-Joy Harris, Supervisor Corrosion Prevention Programs, Enbridge GTM;
  • Don Holle, Vice President, Abhe & Svoboda, Inc.;
  • Alison Kaelin, Owner, ABKaelin, LLC;
  • Doug Kellow*, Corporate Business & Technology Manager, Brenntag Canada;
  • Kristin Leonard, Non-Metallics Specialist, ExxonMobil EMRE;
  • Michael MeLampy, National Account Manager, PPG Industries, Inc.;
  • Michael O’Brien, President, Mark 10 Resource Group, Inc.;
  • Ahren Olson, Distribution Sales Manager, Covestro LLC;
  • Arcino Quiero, Value Stream Leader, Northrop Grumman Newport News;
  • Greg Redick, President, Potomac Redan Associates LLC;
  • Brian Saldanha, Engineering Fellow & Senior Principal Consultant, The Chemours Company;
  • Ryan Tinnea, Principal, Tinnea & Associates, LLC;
  • Leonardo Uller*, President, SURPLUS Soluções;
  • Paul Vinik, Cathodic Protection Services Manager, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.; and
  • Joyce Wright (Chair), Trade Manager for Strategy and Innovation, Huntington Ingalls Industries – Newport News Shipbuilding.


  • Sam Scaturro (NewOrg 501(c)(6) Vice Chair), President, Alpine Painting & Sandblasting Contractors;
  • Bob Chalker (NewOrg CEO);
  • Kris Ernst (NewOrg CFO); and
  • Cynthia O’Malley (NewOrg COO and Executive Director of 501(c)(3)).

New board members are slated to commence their duties when the new combined organization launches on Jan. 1, 2021.

View all PaintSquare Daily News’ coverage of the SSPC/NACE Merger, here.


Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; Business management; Business matters; Business operations; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Latin America; Mergers; NACE; NACE; North America; Program/Project Management; SSPC; SSPC NACE Merger; Z-Continents

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