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Management

The Board of Governors

The affairs of SSPC are managed by a Board of Governors composed of thirteen (13) elected members, plus a non-voting Secretary and Treasurer, and ex-officio members.

The composition of the Board is based on the demographics of the organization, as follows:

  • 3 members elected from individuals representing Facility Owners (individuals who are employed by public or private sector owners of assets who are responsible for the maintenance of coatings of heavy or light industrial structures and surfaces).
  • 2 members elected from individuals representing Coating Material Suppliers (individuals who own, are employed by, or represent firms that manufacture or distribute coatings, linings and or the raw materials used to manufacture these products).
  • 3 members elected from individuals representing Other Product Suppliers (individuals who own, are employed by, or represent firms that manufacture or distribute equipment, abrasive or peripheral products for use in the protective coatings industry).
  • 3 members elected from individuals representing Coating Contractors (individuals who own or are employed by contracting firms specializing in the removal or application of coatings and linings, either in the field or shop).
  • 1 member elected from individuals representing Other Service Providers (individuals who own, are employed by, or represent firms who provide services such as engineering and consulting, that support the protective coatings industry).
  • 1 member shall be elected from the International Membership. An international delegate shall be from any demographic. An International delegate can be from any country outside North America.

Current Board Members

Effective July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017

Officers Board Members

Gunnar Ackx
President
Managing Director/Senior Coating Consultant
SCICON Worldwide bvba
St-Sebastiaanstraat 20
8200 Brugge, Belgium

Brian Skerry
President-Elect
Global Director - Corrosion Programs
The Sherwin-Williams Company
4440 Warrensville Center Road
Warrensville Heights, OH 44128

Garry D. Manous
Vice President
General Manager of Coatings
Brock Industrial Services
1500 S. Schoolhouse Road
New Lenox, IL 60451

L. Skip Vernon
Immediate Past-President
Owner
CLT, Inc.
P.O. Box 639
Tijeras, NM 87059

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Ex-Officio Board Officers

William M. Worms - SSPC Staff/Secretary
Executive Director
SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings
Email: worms@sspc.org

Barbara B. Fisher - SSPC Staff/Treasurer
Controller
SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings
Email: fisher@sspc.org

Mana H. Al-Mansour
Coating Specialist
Saudi Aramco
Al-Midra Tower, Saudi Aramco
Dhahran 31311
Saudi Arabia

Ross D. Boyd
CEO
TruQC, LLC
108 North Clay, Suite 210
Kirkwood, MO 63122

James R. King, Jr. 
John B. Conomos, Inc.
P.O. Box 279
Bridgeville, PA 15017

Jay Kranker
Western Region Sales Manager
DRYCO, LLC
P.O. Box 13161
Palm Desert, CA 92255

Ahren Olson
Marketing Manager - Corrosion Protection
Covestro
1 Covestro Circle
Pittsburgh, PA 15205

Sam B. Scaturro
President
Alpine Painting & Sandblasting Contractors
17 Florida Ave
Patterson, NJ 07503

Paul Vinik
State Structural Material Engineer
Florida Department of Transportation
5007 N.E. 39th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32609

Joseph Walker
Vice President
Elcometer
1893 Rochester Industrial Drive
Rochester Hills, MI 48309

Joyce A. Wright
Protective Coatings-Process Improvement
Huntington Ingalls Industries - Newport News Shipbuilding
4101 Washington Avenue, Bldg. 86/3 Dept. 007
Newport News, VA 23607

 

Directors

SSPC's day-to-day operations are run by five directors who oversee different parts of the organization. The Executive Director is the head of the organization with the other four directors reporting to that position.