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


Houston, Texas – March 14, 2020 – 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. Following the board’s vote, the next step toward combining the organizations is a member vote by the full memberships of both NACE and SSPC which will be held online from April 3-17, 2020.

“After extensive discussions and meetings over the past year the NACE board came to today’s vote with a thorough understanding of how and why combining these two organizations will benefit the corrosion and coatings industries,” said NACE president Terry Greenfield. “We’ve looked at this from every angle, every industry point of view; today’s unanimous vote is the result of careful and exhaustive consideration to ensure we are doing what is best for the members of NACE International.”

Prior to the vote NACE will host four virtual town hall meetings to provide members with information about the proposal, solicit feedback and answer questions. NACE International Vice President, Tim Bieri will present an overview of the combined organization proposal with Terry Greenfield, NACE CEO Bob Chalker, SSPC Executive Director and other members of the NACE-SSPC Task Group present to answer questions and provide additional perspective.

Participation in town halls is free and open to all NACE and SSPC members. The Town Hall meetings schedule is below. Each meeting’s link will take users to a registration page. Advance registration is recommended. Members are welcome to actively engage during these meetings and pose any questions or share any comments they may have.

Town Hall #1 - Monday, March 16 at 9 p.m. CDT   


Town Hall #2 - Thursday, March 19 at 10 a.m. CDT  


Town Hall #3 - Thursday, March 26 at 9 p.m. CDT  


Town Hall #4 - Friday, March 27 at 8 a.m. CDT  


NACE and SSPC have jointly updated a list of questions submitted by members to the staff and task group.  Those FAQs can be viewed here.


About NACE International
Founded in 1943, NACE International, The Worldwide Corrosion Authority, is the world’s largest nonprofit of its kind with more than 38,000 members in 130 countries. Based in Houston, Texas, with offices in the U.S., the U.K., China, Malaysia, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, and a training center in Dubai, the organization serves all industries impacted by corrosion. NACE International provides its membership with numerous benefits and offers the world’s most specified technical training and certification programs, industry standards, reports, conferences, and publications focused on corrosion prevention and mitigation.