Houston, Texas – February 3, 2020 – The NACE International Board of Directors announces the unanimously approved slate of members of the new NACE Standards Board. The Standards Board is authorized to provide oversight and management of NACE International’s standards and its chair holds a voting seat on the NACE International board.
“The members of the new NACE International Standards Board come from a decidedly global arena with four of our ten members hailing from countries outside North America,” said Interim Standards Board Chair, Cris Conner. “This is a big step toward our goal of ensuring that NACE International is truly representative of the worldwide corrosion community.”
The Standards Board members approved by the NACE International board are:
- David Barnes Elcometer Manchester, England
- Steve Biagiotti DynamicRisk Denver, Colorado
- Tim Bieri BP Houston, Texas
- Cris Conner (Interim Chair) USM Louis, Missouri
- Samir Degan Osnar Paints Mumbai, India
- Khlefa Esaklul Oxychem Houston, Texas
- Roy Fultineer (Incoming Chair) Roberts Corrosion Harrisville, West Virgina
- Robert Herron DoD CPO Washington, DC
- Hank Kleinfelder CorrTech Buffalo, New York
- Nurul Mohamed Petronas Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Elise Owen U.S. EPA Washington, DC
- Standards Board Secretary - Ed Manns, NACE International Staff
The Standards Board will meet twice per year, once at NACE International’s spring CORROSION Conference & Expo, and again during Corrosion Technology Week each fall.
The Standards Board first convened last week at NACE International Headquarters in Houston for a two-day orientation and strategic planning session. The second meeting will take place on March 17, 2020. Cris Conner will serve as the Standards Board’s interim chair until March 2020 when Roy Fultineer will become chair for a three year term.
About NACE International
Founded in 1943, NACE International, The Worldwide Corrosion Authority, is the world’s largest nonprofit of its kind with more than 38,000 members in 130 countries. Based in Houston, Texas, with offices in the U.S., the U.K., China, Malaysia, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, and a training center in Dubai, the organization serves all industries impacted by corrosion. NACE International provides its membership with numerous benefits and offers the world’s most specified technical training and certification programs, industry standards, reports, conferences, and publications focused on corrosion prevention and mitigation. www.nace.org