SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society has announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to combine. This unified endeavor brings together two non-profit professional associations who are global leaders in corrosion and coatings standards, training, and certification.
“This is an important and exciting step forward for everyone involved in the fields of corrosion and coatings,” said SSPC President-Elect Sam Scaturro. “We’re bringing together the best of two strong organizations and providing our stakeholders with more value at a time when they need it.”
“SSPC and NACE have a long history of working cooperatively in areas where we share common goals and purpose,” said NACE President Tim Bieri. “This combination helps advance the missions set by the leaders of both associations and positions us to provide the asset protection industry with a stronger workforce.”
The transaction is expected to close in October 2020, subject to the approval of the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office.
NACE and SSPC have begun taking steps to integrate programs and operations and expect the transition to take place on January 1, 2021. Total integration of the organizations’ operations is expected to occur sometime beyond that date.
Bob Chalker, chief executive officer of NACE International, will serve as the CEO of the new organization which will retain the staff and facilities of NACE’s headquarters in Houston, Texas and SSPC’s headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and all staff and offices located in the U.S. and abroad.