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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 2018 - June, 30 2019

OfficersBoard Members

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

Joseph Walker
Vice President
Elcometer, Inc.
6900 Miller Drive
Warren, MI 48092

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

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

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Ex-Officio Board Members

Juan Caballero, PCS, MCI
Naval & Industrial Solutions S.A.
VIA Principal Chanis, Casa 10B
Local 2 Parque Lefevre

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

Kristin Leonard, PCS
ExxonMobil Research & Engineering
Materials Engineering Section
22777 Springwoods Village Parkway
Spring, TX 77389

Gregory M. Redick
Potomac Redan Associates LLC

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

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

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

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

Robert A. Cloutier
Manager Coatings & Corrosion Control
General Dynamics – Bath Iron Works
700 Washington St. MS 4055
Bath, ME 04530

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

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

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


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.