NACE Podcasts


The NACE Podcasts series is a collection of free audio podcasts by NACE International. In each episode, industry experts address a new topic that is at the forefront of today’s battle against the adverse effects of corrosion.

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Carboline President Chris Tiernay on Leadership during COVID-19

Chris Tiernay , president and chief operating officer of coatings manufacturer Carboline, explores how the COVID-19 pandemic is changing the short-term outlook for his company and the industry.

Tiernay discusses important leadership steps and lessons learned during the crisis, as well as the role of government bills and oil prices in the potential recovery.

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Bob Chalker, Bill Worms on Potential NACE-SSPC Combination

In a roundtable discussion, NACE International CEO Bob Chalker and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings Executive Director Bill Worms address the potential combination of the two organizations.

With voting now underway among members of both organizations and continuing until April 17, the leaders of NACE and SSPC explain the challenges and opportunities of a combined association. Tune in!

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CoatingsPro Interview

Interview: Tnemec VP on COVID-19 and the Coatings Industry

Cory Brown, Vice President of Operations at protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company, Inc., speaks out regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its business implications for his company and the coatings and corrosion control industries moving forward.

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CoatingsPro interview: NRCA’s Reid Ribble on COVID-19’s business impact

The launch of the CoatingsPro Magazine interview series welcomes Reid Ribble, CEO of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA). In the March 25 interview, Ribble explains how industry operations have changed since the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, as well as what could come next in the weeks and months ahead.

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Ep. 2: NACE at IAAPA Episode 2 with NACE Member and Instructor, Steve Hickey

In this episode, NACE member and Senior Project Manager for Baynum Painting, Inc., Steve Hickey shares insights from his nearly 30 years of corrosion control work in the amusements and attractions industry. From changes he’s seen over the years to why painting rides and roller coasters is about much more than visual appeal, Hickey has some valuable advice for anyone looking to save money and extend the life of their assets.

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Ep. 1: NACE at IAAPA with NACE President, Terry Greenfield

In the first episode, NACE International President and Principal Consultant for Consulex, Terry Greenfield, is interviewed from the loud and lively floor of the global attractions industry’s premier event. Greenfield shares insights into how attractions owners can assess and minimize risk, benefits of corrosion management planning, and his thoughts on the outlook for the future of the amusements industry in the area of corrosion prevention and control.

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Driving the future

Ep. 27: Driving Toward The Future

Specified: Building Materials & Coatings Growth Podcast

After a varied career from corporate to nonprofit, Bob Chalker, CAE, is now CEO of NACE International, The Worlwide Corrosion Authority. He started at Packard Electric and crisscrossed his way to NACE, where he really found his current niche. NACE is the foremost organization for setting standards and offering certifications in corrosion control. It also provides conferences and direct learning for those in the industry to come together to learn about new products and methods of containing corrosion. NACE has 36,000 members in more than 130 countries. Along the way, he acquired experience in strategic planning, governance, operations management, business development, marketing, and financial management. He is also comfortable working globally in countries such as Brazil, China, and India. Through the lessons he’s learned, he formed his core philosophy. First, do right by your people, then do right by the business. And always remain mission-based but also fiscally responsible. One of the things he’s done at NACE is to have the website redesigned to improve outreach and to use more online communication such as Facebook and Twitter, even though the industry hasn’t completely caught up to these new avenues. He sees many new trends in corrosion mitigation. These new methods are available for extensive online study and courses for certification. These courses help the practitioner to keep pace with the ever-changing world.

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Flint Phenomenon - Episode 2

Flint Phenomenon, Episode 2

Release date: September 26, 2019

Episode Two of the Flint Phenomenon series continues the roundtable discussion surrounding the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. In this chat, panelists explore the science behind the problem while evaluating the difficulty in monitoring lead in water systems; the use of corrosion inhibitors and water filters; the changing standards of lead in metals and drinking water; and how Flint is doing today. Panelists include John Scully, Technical Editor in Chief of CORROSION journal; Virginia Tech’s Marc Edwards, who led the team that collected the water samples; and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Darren Lytle.

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Flint Phenomenon, Episode 1

Release date: September 12, 2019

The first episode of the Flint Phenomenon series discusses the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, including the causes of lead release in the drinking water and how the situation was handled. It includes discussion on the difficulty in identifying and replacing lead pipe in Flint and throughout the United States. The episode includes discussion with panelists Marc Edwards, who led the team that collected the water samples in Flint, and Darren Lytle with the Environmental Protection Agency.

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