AMPP Announces Newly Elected Board Leadership


Houston, Texas and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – AMPP proudly announces the ratification of its newly elected Board of Directors slate for 2023-2025 and 2023 Vice Chair Candidate put forth by the Nominating Committee. The slate includes:

2023-2025 Directors
Khalil Abed, CORTEC Middle East – UAE
Guillermo Loayza, Setmix – Ecuador
Tom Weber, TWC Group – U.S.

2023 Vice Chair Candidate
Paul Vinik, Greenman Pedersen, Inc. – U.S.

The AMPP Board of Directors serves the 501(c)(6) branch of the association, which oversees AMPP certification, accreditation, and advocacy initiatives.

The full membership of the AMPP Board includes:

  • Sam Scaturro, Chair - Alpine Painting & Sandblasting Contractors – U.S.
  • Amir Eliezer, Vice Chair - Corrosion Research Center, Nano-Bio & Advanced Materials – Israel
  • Tim Bieri, Past Chair - BP Exploration & Production Operating Co. – U.S.
  • Ross Boyd, Director - TruQC, LLC – U.S.
  • Kevin Garrity, Director - Mears Group, Inc. – U.S.
  • Michelle Lau, Director - Mach3 Engineering Sdn. Bhd. - Malaysia
  • Garry Manous, Director - Atsalis Bros. Painting – U.S.
  • Russell Norris, Director - Sherwin-Williams Co. – U.S.
  • Doni Riddle, Director – WDR Consulting – U.S.
  • Skip Vernon, Director - CLT, Inc. – U.S.
  • Paul Vince, Director - Aurecon – U.S.


  • Kristin Leonard, AMPP Global Center Vice Chair – U.S.
  • Bob Chalker (AMPP CEO), Secretary – U.S.
  • Mitra Shahbaz (AMPP CFO), Treasurer – U.S.
  • Helena Seelinger (AMPP Executive Director) – U.S.

About AMPP

The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) is a global community of professionals focused on the protection of assets and the performance of industrial and natural materials. AMPP was established in 2021 following a merger between NACE International and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings. The new association unites 145 years of corrosion control and protective coatings expertise and service to industry and members worldwide. Today, AMPP is the world’s largest corrosion control and protective coatings organization serving more than 30,000 members in 130 countries. AMPP is headquartered in the United States with offices in Houston and Pittsburgh, and additional offices in Brazil, Canada, China, Dubai (training center), Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, and the United Kingdom.