In an emailed press release, coating consulting, inspection and services company KTA-Tator, Inc. (KTA) (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA) announced that its current president, Ken Trimber, will retire effective December 31, 2020. KTA also announced that Bill Worms will be joining the organization as its new president and chief operating officer- (CEO-) elect.
Trimber has been with KTA since 1968, beginning as a part-time employee until his graduation from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1974. In his remarkable 52-year career, he has amassed many certifications and awards. He is a NACE-certified coating inspector (CIP Level 3 Peer Review) and a Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA) certified protective coatings specialist. In 2015, Trimber was named the SSPC Honorary Life Member, an award given by the SSPC Board of Governors that recognizes “long-term activity on behalf of the organization.”
“We value Ken’s leadership and friendship and will miss his daily presence in the corporate office,” says Dan Adley, CEO for KTA. “We are, however, pleased that he will stay on in a part-time consulting role and continue as an active member of the KTA-Tator, Inc. Board of Directors.”
As for KTA’s incoming president and CEO-elect, Worms joins the company after a five-year tenure with SSPC, where he served as executive director from 2015 to 2020. As of October 1, Worms is working closely with current CEO Adley to transition to the new role. Adley is expected to retire to part-time status near the end of December 2021, at which time Worms will officially become KTA CEO.