NACE Announces New Standards Board
In mid-December, the NACE International Board of Directors approved the membership slate for the new Standards Board. Members were also authorized to provide management for NACE International’s standards program.
The Standards Board will also have a seat on the International Board of Directors, beginning in March 2020.
NACE Board Creation
To get things moving, Standards Board members will attend a two-day orientation in Houston, Texas, on Jan. 28-29. During this time, members’ roles and responsibilities will be further detailed, key issues will be prioritized and standards committees will be developed in order to develop and approve Authority standards.
“The NACE International Board of Directors consistently demonstrates its continued support and commitment to this initiative to strengthen the association’s industry standards program,” said Interim Standards Board Chair Cris Conner.
“This is an important step to ensuring we continue to produce state of the art standards for the corrosion industry.”
According to NACE, the Standards Board is slated to meet twice a year during the Authority’s spring CORROSION Conference, as well as during its fall Corrosion Technology Week.
NACE, founded in 1943 and now with more than 38,000 members in 130 countries, is the world’s largest nonprofit of its kind, according to the organization. NACE is based in Houston, with other offices across the U.S., the U.K., China, Malaysia, Brazil and Saudi Arabia, as well as a training center in Dubai. Membership with NACE includes specified technical training and certification programs, industry standards, reports, conferences and publications focused on corrosion prevention and mitigation.
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