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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

OfficersBoard Members

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

Garry D. Manous
Vice President of Operations
Atsalis Brothers Painting
24595 Groesbeck Highway
Warren, Michigan 48089

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

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

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Ex-Officio Board Members

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

Keith W. Koebley - SSPC Staff/Treasurer
Director of Administration
SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings
Email: koebley@sspc.org

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

Kristin Leonard
Materials Eng. Technology – Coatings & Non-Metallics Specialist
Bechtel Corporation
3000 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, TX 77056

Gregory M. Redick
Potomac Redan Associates LLC

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

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

Don Holle
Vice President & Quality System Manager
Abhe & Svoboda, Inc.
18100 Dairy Lane
Jordan, MN 55352

Jay Kranker
Segment Strategic Key Account Representative
Herc Pro Solutions
929 W. La Cadena
Riverside, CA 92501

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

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

L. Skip Vernon
CLT, Inc.
P.O. Box 639
Tijeras, NM 87059

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

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


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.