Media Advisory: Launch Event for New Corrosion and Coatings Association this Wednesday

NEW Organization for Corrosion Control and Protective Coatings Industries Unveiled at Global Virtual Launch Event

Association announces new name, logo, brand; January 6, 2021, 10:00 a.m. (CST)


To create a unified voice for the corrosion control and protective coatings protection industries, a new organization will be unveiled at a virtual global launch event on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. CENTRAL (U.S. and Canada). Accompanied by member leadership, the new association’s CEO, Bob Chalker will host the event where the association’s new name and logo will be introduced.

Houston-based NACE International, The Corrosion Society; and Pittsburgh- based SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings have combined their decades of corrosion and coatings expertise and resources to create a new organization representing today’s global workforce skilled in materials protection and performance.

The new non-profit organization will consist of two governance structures under one umbrella—a 501(c)(6) to manage membership, certification, accreditation and advocacy; and a 501(c)(3) providing standards and technical activities, conferences and events, education and training, research activities, publications and pre-professional programming.


Wednesday, January 6, 2021

10:00 a.m. (CENTRAL Standard Time)


In addition to Bob Chalker, CEO, New Org, event speakers include:
  • Tim Bieri (NewOrg 501(c)(6) Chair), Principal Corrosion Engineer, BP Exploration & Production Operating Company, Houston, TX
  • Cris Conner (NewOrg 501(c)(3) Vice Chair), Vice President, Utility Service and Maintenance, Inc., St. Louis, MO
  • Terry Greenfield (Past Chair), Principal Consultant, CONSULEX, Cocoa, FL & Fairhope, AL
  • Sam Scaturro (NewOrg 501(c)(6) Vice Chair), President, Alpine Painting & Sandblasting Contractors, Paterson, NJ
  • Joe Walker (Past Chair), Vice President, Elcometer, Inc., Warren, MI
  • Joyce Wright (NewOrg 501(c)(3) Chair), Trade Manager for Strategy and Innovation, Huntington Ingalls Industries – Newport News Shipbuilding, Hampton, VA


The free, public event will be held on Zoom. Here is the link:


Alysa Reich,; 281-827-3401