NACE SSPC News

Call for Committee Volunteers

When NACE and SSPC combine in January, the New Organization (aka “NewOrg”) will consist of many opportunities for members to contribute their time, talent, and energy to the success of the organization.

Program Committees: The purpose of each Program Committee is to provide strategic oversight of, and direction to, the assigned programmatic area. In furtherance of this purpose, they:

  • Provide strategic oversight and direction for the products, programs and services.
  • Provide recommendations to the Board of Directors on future initiatives, strategies and proposed investments.
  • Receive input and guidance from the Board of Directors about key gaps, desired areas of focus, industry needs and overarching NewOrg direction.
  • Surface issues that require Board / Executive Staff consideration and action.

If you are interested in becoming a member of any of the following committees, please fill out the application form below.

  • Accreditation Program Committee (Company Certification, e.g. QP/NIICAP)
  • Certification Program Committee (Individual Certification, e.g. CIP, PCI, etc.)
  • Advocacy & Public Affairs Program Committee
  • Membership Program Committee
  • Education & Training Program Committee
  • Technical Program Committee
  • Research Program Committee
  • Conferences & Events Program Committee
  • Publications Program Committee
  • Pre-Professional Program Committee

Awards Committee: The purpose of the Awards Committee is to administer all awards, honors, and recognitions established by the Board of Directors.

Ethics and Professional Practice Committee: The purpose of the Ethics and Professional Practice Committee is to handle violations of policies and/or ethics matters. The Committee is responsible for investigating and adjudicating technical violations and ethics matters which arise and are of such a nature that they may require corrective and/or disciplinary action.

Finance & Audit Committee: The Finance & Audit Committee is responsible for the following as they apply to the association:

  • Oversight of fiscal and risk management policies of the Association
  • Budgets of the Association
  • Ensuring fiscal policy aligns with the objectives of the Association
  • Oversight of staff compensation strategy
  • The method for selection of the investment funds of the Association
  • Oversight of the independent auditor
  • Recommend Board action in response to the independent auditor’s report
  • Other responsibilities assigned by the Board of Directors

If you are interested in volunteering on one of the above committees, please click on the appropriate link below:

Commitment: The time commitment will vary between committees. Generally, applicants should expect quarterly meetings of the full committee with some committee work occurring between meetings. Almost all committee meetings will occur virtually so as to enable greater global participation and lower the financial burden of travel. Committee chairs may decide to hold an in-person meeting, yet it is expected that all meetings will allow virtual participation.

If you have any questions please email cooperation@nace.org or cooperation@sspc.org


NACE and SSPC news

On April 21, 2020, NACE International and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings announced that, after an historic member vote, the organizations have agreed to combine to form a new association to serve the corrosion and coatings industry.

NACE and SSPC leaders are committed to being transparent during the combination process. All updates regarding the ongoing work by member-led, staff-led, and joint member-staff teams will be posted below. Our goal is to share as much information as possible with our members. This page is updated regularly so please check back frequently.

If you have any questions or concerns or simply want to provide feedback, please send email to cooperation@nace.org.

Working together

Scheduled town hall meetings

November

Tuesday, November 10
6:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Thursday, November 12
1:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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December

Monday, December 14
10:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Thursday, December 17
6:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Integration teams

News Articles

November 13, 2020

NACE/SSPC November Town Hall

October 13, 2020

NACE/SSPC October Town Hall

September 21, 2020

Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General Issues No Objection Letter for Combination of NACE International and SSPC

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.

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September 8, 2020

NACE/SSPC September Town Hall

August 5, 2020

NACE/SSPC August Town Hall

July 24, 2020

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.

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May 14, 2020

NACE/SSPC Next Steps Town Hall #1

May 14, 2020

NACE/SSPC Next Steps Town Hall #2

April 20, 2020

Members of NACE International and SSPC Vote Overwhelmingly in Favor of Combining Organizations

NACE International today announced its members have voted to approve the association’s proposal to combine with SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings. During the two-week voting period, thousands of NACE stakeholders worldwide cast votes with an overwhelming 89% in favor of combining forces with SSPC.

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March 27, 2020

NACE-SSPC Discussions - Update #12 - FAQs Continued

This is the 12th of a series of messages to keep you informed throughout ongoing discussions between SSPC and NACE leadership regarding a possible combined association.

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March 26, 2020

NACE-SSPC Town Hall

March 20, 2020

NACE-SSPC Discussions - Update #11 - NACE Board Meeting Update and Upcoming Member Vote

This is the 11th of a series of messages to keep you informed throughout ongoing discussions between NACE and SSPC leadership regarding a possible combined association.

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March 13, 2020

NACE International Board of Directors Votes Unanimously in Favor of Combining With SSPC, The Society for Protective Coatings

Today NACE International’s Board of Directors voted unanimously in favor of the resolution to bring the combination of NACE and SSPC, including the creation of “NewOrg” (actual name TBD) and “NewOrg Institute” (actual name also TBD), to a member vote.

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March 13, 2020

SSPC-NACE Discussions – Update #10 - Revised NACE Town Hall Schedule and COVID-19 Impact

This is the tenth of a series of messages to keep you informed throughout ongoing discussions between SSPC and NACE leadership regarding a possible combined association.

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March 6, 2020

NACE-SSPC Discussions - Update #9 - Review of Member FAQs

This is the ninth of a series of messages to keep you informed throughout ongoing discussions between NACE and SSPC leadership regarding a possible combined association.

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March 6, 2020

NACE-SSPC FAQ

These FAQs relating to the proposed combination are informational only and will be updated from time to time in connection with same.

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February 28, 2020

NACE-SSPC Discussions - Update #8 - Membership Considerations Q&A - Part 2

This is the eighth of a series of messages to keep you informed throughout ongoing discussions between NACE and SSPC leadership regarding a possible combined association.

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February 21, 2020

NACE-SSPC Discussions - Update #7 - Education Considerations Q&A

This is the seventh of a series of messages to keep you informed throughout ongoing discussions between NACE and SSPC leadership regarding a possible combined association.

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February 14, 2020

NACE-SSPC Discussions - Update #6 - Next Steps in the Discussion Process

This is the sixth of a series of messages to keep you informed throughout ongoing discussions between NACE and SSPC leadership regarding a possible combined association.

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February 7, 2020

SSPC-NACE Discussions - Update #5 - SSPC Board Meeting and Annual Conference Update

This is the fifth of a series of messages to keep you informed throughout ongoing discussions between NACE and SSPC leadership regarding a possible combined association. 

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January 31, 2020

NACE-SSPC Discussions update #4 - Standards and Committees Considerations Q&A

This is the fourth of a series of messages to keep you informed throughout ongoing discussions between NACE and SSPC leadership regarding a possible combined association.

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January 24, 2020

NACE International and SSPC discussion update #3 - Membership Considerations Q&A - Part 1

This is the third of a series of messages to keep you informed throughout ongoing discussions between NACE and SSPC leadership regarding a possible combined association. 

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January 17, 2020

NACE International and SSPC discussion update #2 - Certification Considerations

This is the second of a series of messages to keep you informed throughout ongoing discussions between NACE and SSPC leadership regarding a possible combined association.

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January 10, 2020

NACE International and SSPC discussion update #1

This is the first of a series of messages to inform you throughout ongoing discussions between NACE and SSPC leadership regarding a possible combined association.

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October 22, 2019

Discussions Continue on Potential Collaborative Efforts Between NACE International and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings

Last month the joint staff and leadership task group from NACE International and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings, re-convened to continue discussion of a possible combination of the two organizations.

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August 6, 2019

NACE International and SSPC Select McKinley Advisors as Facilitator of Cooperative Agreement

Today NACE International and SSPC, The Society for Protective Coatings announced their joint decision to hire McKinley Advisors to manage the ongoing exploratory process for a potential cooperative relationship between the organizations. Through its experience with many similar transactions, McKinley Advisors has developed a thorough model to gather member and stakeholder feedback and evaluate options for collaboration.

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July 3, 2019

NACE International and SSPC Progress Discussions of Potential Partnership

Leaders from NACE International and The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) recently convened to hold further discussion about options and approaches to combining the organizations to mutually benefit the members of both organizations. Deemed a success by NACE International President Terry Greenfield and SSPC President Garry Manous, the meeting led to multiple positive outcomes.

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March 18, 2019

NACE International and SSPC Explore Unified Efforts on Behalf of Stakeholders

The discussions were initiated by the board officers of each organization who recognize the complementary nature of each respective organization’s mission, products, and services.

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April 18, 2019

SSPC and NACE International Advance Talks at CORROSION 2019

Member leaders of SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Worldwide Corrosion Authority, leading associations in the field of corrosion and coatings, met in March at NACE's CORROSION 2019 Conference & Expo in Nashville to advance discussions about the pursuit of synergistic opportunities between the two organizations.

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March 19, 2019

World Pipelines: NACE and SSPC explore unified efforts

The discussions were initiated by the board officers of each organisation who recognise the complementary nature of each respective organisation’s mission, products, and services.

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March 18, 2019

World Oil: NACE International and SSPC explore unified efforts on behalf of stakeholders

NACE International, The Corrosion Society and The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC), two non-profit professional associations in the field of corrosion and coating standards, training, and certification, have initiated exploratory discussions about synergistic opportunities that may exist between the two organizations.

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March 19, 2019

Materials Performance Magazine: NACE International, SSPC Begin Exploring Unified Efforts

NACE International, The Corrosion Society (Houston, Texas, USA) and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA), two nonprofit professional associations in the field of corrosion and coating standards, training, and certification, have initiated exploratory discussions about synergistic opportunities that may exist between the two organizations.

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April 25, 2019

Paint Square: Coatings Industry News - SSPC, NACE Leadership Discuss Unified Efforts

The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International announced that both organizations were discussing possible “synergistic opportunities” between the two. Last week, PaintSquare Daily News sat down with the leaders of each organization—Bill Worms of SSPC and Bob Chalker of NACE—to learn more.

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March 20, 2019

Paint Square: SSPC, NACE Explore Unified Efforts

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society announced Monday (March 18) the beginning of discussions regarding “synergistic opportunities” between the professional associations.

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March 2019

Carboline interviews Bob Chalker (CEO NACE International) and Bill Worm (Executive Director SSPC)

Jack Walker and Paul Atzemis interview Bill Worms (Executive Director of SSPC) and Bob Chalker (CEO of NACE). The discussion centers around the big announcement of the investigation into synergistic opportunities in which the two organizations can work together or join efforts. They talk about what lies ahead for these two organizations.

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March 18, 2019

NACE International and SSPC explore unified effort

NACE International, The Corrosion Society and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings, two non-profit professional associations in the field of corrosion and coating standards, training, and certification, have initiated exploratory discussions about synergistic opportunities that may exist between the two organizations.

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