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San Diego, California – April 28, 2021 – CoatingsPro Magazine proudly announces the winners for the 2021 Contractor Awards Program. In its fifth year, the program showcases and recognizes projects and crews that demonstrate excellence in the field of high-performance commercial and industrial coatings. Project and individual submissions were rated by CoatingsPro ’s Editorial Advisory Group, composed of five experts from various areas of the coatings industry. For 2021, a new award was added to the program. The inaugural Work It Safe award was judged by a safety expert, scoring for contracting companies that demonstrated recognized and promoted safe ...
Materials Performance ( MP ) Magazine honored the new class of winners for the 2021 MP Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards program in a special ceremony on Monday, April 19, at the CORROSION 2021 Virtual Conference & Expo.  The complete list of finalists is available at the event web site , along with full descriptions of each innovation. The 10 winners were announced publicly by Tim Bieri (Chair, AMPP Board of Directors) and Joyce Wright (Chair, AMPP Global Center Board of Directors) at Monday’s ceremony. Each winner will receive a trophy to commemorate their success.  Since 2014, the MP Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards program has provided ...
Washington, DC –  The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP), a new professional association for the corrosion control and protective coatings community, has joined the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Network of Experts Program which is designed to provide the FDA with rapid access to scientific, engineering, and medical expertise when it is needed to supplement existing knowledge within the FDA. “AMPP is proud to be participating in the FDA’s Network of Experts,” said AMPP CEO Bob Chalker. “Corrosion of medical devices is a highly specialized discipline and among our membership are some of the world’s leading experts in the field. ...
Washington, DC – The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP), a new professional association for the corrosion control and protective coatings community, has joined the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Network of Experts Program which is designed to provide the FDA with rapid access to scientific, engineering, and medical expertise when it is needed to supplement existing knowledge within the FDA. “AMPP is proud to be participating in the FDA’s Network of Experts,” said AMPP CEO Bob Chalker. “Corrosion of medical devices is a highly specialized discipline and among our membership are some of the world’s leading experts in the field. ...
For Release: January 6, 2021 Contact: Alysa Reich, alysa.reich@nace.org , 281-827-3401   Represents Corrosion Control and Protective Coatings Industries Washington, DC –  To create a unified voice for the corrosion control and protective coatings industries, a new association launched today at a global virtual event. The new organization, the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP), was formed by a merger between Houston-based NACE International, The Corrosion Society; and Pittsburgh-based SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings. AMPP’s name, logo, and other brand elements were revealed at the event led by AMPP CEO, Bob Chalker ...
Washington, DC – October 30, 2020 – NACE International and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings, today announced the governance structure of their new combined association and the members who will serve on the boards of the organization. Launching on January 1, 2021, the new organization will consist of two boards who 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, ...
The Canada International Measures of Prevention, Application and Economics of Corrosion Technologies (IMPACT Study) is gaining momentum. Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of this important project and contribute to our corrosion industry, the Canadian economy, and your company’s own knowledge resources. What is the IMPACT Canada Study?  The Canada IMPACT study is an in-depth analysis of corrosion management practices, policies and procedures of asset owners nationwide. The study’s data is acquired from Canadian companies surveyed confidentially by experts from APQC (American Productivity and Quality Center). APQC’s experts analyze the data and develop ...
Houston, Texas – NACE International proudly announces the release of its newest course, Ethics for the Corrosion Professional, now available online. The 90-minute course uses an engaging format to deliver content which is reinforced by examples, activities and case studies based on real-life ethics violations received by the NACE International Institute. “We’re excited about offering this new educational program because we have built in a lot of interactivity to keep the student engaged, including videos, knowledge checks and other activities designed so students see how to apply the concepts to their professional life,” said Pam Nicoletti, Director of Education ...
Houston, Texas and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – September 21, 2020 – NACE International, The Corrosion Society and SSPC, The Society for Protective Coatings announced today that the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General has issued a statement of no objection to the combination of the two organizations. This milestone represents the last approval needed to combine the associations. In May, the NACE-SSPC Transition Team approved the appointment of integration teams consisting of members and staff from both organizations to manage the process of combining the associations’ operations and services. The official transition to one organization is expected to take ...
NACE International is actively monitoring Hurricanes/TS Marco and Laura for any impact to our Headquarters, Distribution Center, and Training Facilities in Houston, Texas. It is possible the storms may cause power outages or local damage that may cause closure to our facilities and/or a delay to the shipment of any orders made this week. We will keep all course registrants, customers and members informed of any changes and updates via email as soon as possible. We will also post updates on this website.
Vancouver, BC – August 11, 2020 - Today, the NACE International Institute (NII) launched the preliminary phase of its International Measures of Prevention Application and Economics of Corrosion Technologies (IMPACT) Canada Study. After producing valuable results in the U.S., Europe, Asia and the Middle East, the study will now analyze the financial and societal effects of corrosion on six industry sectors representing 36.5% of Canada’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Using data from the study, NII will produce a report identifying actionable solutions to increase public safety and reduce costs nationwide.   “We are very excited to bring this study to Canada ...
Houston, Texas – NACE International Institute (NII) is pleased to announce Dave Evans has been hired as a Chief Auditor on staff for the NACE International Institute Contractor Accreditation Program (NIICAP). Evans brings decades of experience working in the industrial coatings field where he specializes in coating recommendations, specification development, failure analysis, facility audits, and training. He is president of Evans Industrial Coating Consultants, LLC, has served as a chief auditor for NIICAP on a consulting basis, and has been a NACE CIP Instructor for 33 years. “Dave brings outstanding knowledge of the protective coatings and corrosion industry, ...
When does the new Standards Program launch?   The new NACE Standards Program will officially launch during Corrosion Technology Week (CTW) 2020 in Houston, Texas USA, September 13 – 17, 2020. Virtual training for Standards Committee officers has already begun and will continue through CTW.   How does the new Standards Program differ from the previous program?   In October 2019, the NACE Board of Directors approved the establishment of an independent standards-only committee structure focused on meeting the corrosion control industry’s needs.  Governed by the Standards Board, standing Standards Committees are responsible for a defined ...
NACE and SSPC Ad-Hoc Integration Teams In June the NACE-SSPC Steering Committee appointed teams consisting of members and staff from both organizations. Each team is focused on a different area of the associations’ operations and services and the steering committee includes member leaders of NACE and SSPC who have been involved with bringing the organizations together from the beginning. Working with McKinley Advisors, a third-party advisor helping the organizations manage the transition, the steering committee developed a charter which lays out each team’s purpose and goals and provides a timeline for completion of a range of steps toward combining. Following ...
NACE and SSPC Announce Ad-Hoc Integration Teams Thirteen teams of association members and staff working collaboratively to form a new combined organization Houston, Texas and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – July 24, 2020 – NACE and SSPC today announced the launch of thirteen ad-hoc teams which have been convened to begin the process of combining the associations. The teams were appointed by the NACE-SSPC Steering Committee and consist of members and staff from both organizations. Each team is focused on a different area of the associations’ operations and services. “We are entering a very exciting and challenging period of this process for the NACE and SSPC ...
Houston, Texas – July 1, 2020 – NACE International, The Corrosion Society, today announced its global Board of Directors for 2020-2021. The Executive Committee will be led by Tim Bieri of bp America Inc. Mr. Bieri has been an active member of NACE International for nearly three decades and has served the NACE membership in several leadership roles on the association’s board and several committees. A Principal Corrosion Management Engineer with bp America’s Upstream Engineering Center, Bieri has over 25 years’ experience leading a broad range of global, multi-discipline engineering teams in the areas of mechanical engineering and integrity management in support ...
Houston, Texas and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – NACE International, The Corrosion Society and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement to combine. This unified endeavor brings together two non-profit professional associations who are global leaders in corrosion and coatings standards, training, and certification. “This is an important and exciting step forward for everyone involved in the fields of corrosion and coatings,” said SSPC President-Elect Sam Scaturro. “We’re bringing together the best of two strong organizations and providing our stakeholders with more value at a time when they need ...
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act. Among other things, the legislation provides $1.5 trillion to our nation’s transportation systems, including highways, bridges, public transit, airports, and ports. “NACE International applauds the House of Representatives on passing comprehensive infrastructure legislation at a time when America needs it the most,” said Bob Chalker, NACE Chief Executive Officer. “In addition to funding important projects throughout the nation, increasing public safety, and putting millions of Americans back to work, the bill ensures bridges are protected from corrosion and corrosion planning is ...
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – On the heels of the inaugural virtual ceremony, CoatingsPro Magazine has launched its fifth annual Contractor Awards Program, including enhancements from the 2020 program. Designed to acknowledge the outstanding work of coatings contractors that demonstrate excellence in the field of high-performance coatings, the awards program acknowledges six categories: Commercial Concrete Commercial Roof Industrial Concrete Industrial Steel Specialty Project (any project that doesn’t fit into the other categories) Contractor/Crew MVP From the new enhancements instituted with the 2020 Contractor Awards Program, we will continue ...
Houston, Texas – The NACE International Institute (NII) announced today that a new award has been named for the late Oliver Moghissi, Ph.D., a globally recognized expert in the advancement of corrosion control technologies and an advocate for the corrosion industry. Moghissi devoted his career to developing and implementing technology to optimize corrosion management programs and was an active member of NACE International where he chaired numerous technical and administrative committees, received the Presidential Achievement Award in 2003, was recognized as a NACE Fellow, and served on the Board of Directors for many years including a term as the association’s ...