SSPC Seeks Nominations for 2019 Board of Governors Election – SSPC
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February 18, 2019


SSPC is seeking nominations for the Board of Governors in the following categories:

Coating Material Suppliers (2 positions): Defined in the bylaws as “individuals who own, are employed by, or represent firms that manufacture or distribute coatings, linings or the raw materials used to manufacture these products”.

International Membership: Defined in the bylaws as “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.”.

Other Service Providers: Defined in the bylaws as “individuals who own, are employed by, or represent firms who provide services such as engineering and consulting, that support the protective coatings industry”.

There are a total of four (4) positions involved in the upcoming election.

All nominees must be SSPC members and meet the requirements specified in Article IV, Section 2 of the SSPC bylaws (excerpt below):


Individual Members may be nominated to represent a particular demographic on the Board by a written
nomination presented or authorized by another Individual Member in good standing. The nominee must
be at least 21 years old and an Individual Member or verified corporate Individual Member for at least
Three (3) years. Self-nominations or nominations by a Member of the same organization are not allowed.
Previous Board members may be nominated to serve on the Board after that person has been off the Board
for a period of five (5) years. These nominations with a letter from the nominee detailing his/her
qualifications and reasons for wanting to be a board member shall be filed with the Secretary of the Board
for submission to the Governance Committee.

Previous Board members that have been terminated by the Board (as described in Article IV, Section
11) are not eligible for nomination.

The Governance Committee shall select candidates to ensure that the Board composition meets the
requirements in Article IV, Section 1. The Governance Committee shall select a slate of candiadates from
the list of nominees based on their involvement in the industry, involvement in the association, skills,
experience and other qualifications detailed in the Governance Committee Charter.

If there is no qualified candidate nominated to run for an open position, the President (with the approval
of a majority of the voting members of the Board) has the authority to extend an existing Board Member’s
position for a period of one (1) additional year, or appoint a qualified candidate to serve for such one (1)
year period. Extensions shall not conflict with the requirements of Article IV, Section 4.
Open Board positions shall be posted publicly by SSPC no later than February 15th. Nominations shall
be accepted from February 15th through March 15th.

To nominate a candidate, SSPC asks that members submit a brief statement detailing the nominee’s qualifications by March 15, 2019, to:

Attn. Bill Worms, Executive Director
800 Trumbull Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15205