THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS

Board of Governors (referred to herein as the “Board”), composed of a minimum of thirteen (13) elected members, shall manage the affairs of SSPC. The Board acts as the Board of Directors of the SSPC as described in its Articles.

The composition of the Board shall be elected from individuals representing the following categories:

  • Facility Owners (individuals who own or 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).
  • Coating Material Suppliers (individuals who own, are employed by, or represent firms that manufacture or distribute coatings, linings, or the raw materials used to manufacture these products).
  • 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).
  • Union Coating Contractors (individuals who own or are employed by contracting firms who are part of a collective bargaining agreement for labor and specialize in the removal or application of coatings and linings, either in the field or shop).
  • Non-Union Coating Contractors (individuals who own or are employed by contracting firms whose labor force is open/merit shop and specialize in the removal or application of coatings and linings, either in the field or shop).
  • 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).
  • International Membership (individuals who own or are employed by companies who do business and are located outside of North America). An international delegate shall be from any demographic. No more than one (1) international member shall be represented from each geographical area (i.e. Central/South America, Asia/Pacific, Europe, etc.) and must hold a valid passport from a country in that area. The Board may specify the geographical area for each international member position.

The number of Board members in each category will be guided by the demographics of the total membership and needs in a particular category. The Board may change its composition with the approval of two-thirds (2/3) of the voting members of the Board.

CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS

Effective July, 1 2018 – June, 30 2019

Board Officers

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

Joseph Walker
President-Elect
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

Ex-Officio Board Members

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

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

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

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

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

Gregory M. Redick
President
Potomac Redan Associates LLC

Board Members

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.