The AMPP Podcasts series is a collection of free audio podcasts by the Association for Materials Protection and Performance. With our podcasts, industry experts come together to delve into cutting-edge topics in materials protection, corrosion control, and coatings, offering insightful discussions and valuable insights to empower and inform. Find an episode on a topic that interests you.
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Release date: February 22, 2024
In a discussion regarding the antimicrobial properties of metals,
journal for the second episode of a special series exploring corrosion and health. Focusing on copper and silver, topics include how the antimicrobial properties work, how they have been harnessed over the years, and some of the ways they can be used to prevent the spread of the disease.
Release date: February 13, 2024
Chris O’Brien, founder and president of Polymer Nation, and Michael Douglass, technical director, join the CoatingsPro Interview Series with insight on the evolution of coatings technologies. Topics include areas of industry growth and concern; common challenges that need to be overcome; which technologies could soon make the biggest jump; and the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on their business and the industry’s future.
Release date: February 1, 2024
Stephanie Chizik, Editor-in-Chief of CoatingsPro Magazine, shares key takeaways and observations from the recently completed 2024 World of Concrete (WOC) show in Las Vegas. Topics include common feedback themes and areas of interest for exhibitors and attendees; year-over-year market changes; memorable WOC highlights; and an early look at marquee trade shows on tap for upcoming weeks.
Release date: January 30, 2024
Gregory Muha, Director of Conferences, Exhibits, and Sponsorships, joins our interview series with answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the 2024 AMPP Annual Conference + Expo. Held from March 3-7 in New Orleans, discussion topics include what members can expect at the show; highlights of the 2024 schedule; feedback-based changes from previous years; and how the latest version of the conference serves the needs of AMPP members and the broader industry.
Release date: January 24, 2024
Dr. Sanna Virtanen, Chair of Surface Science and Corrosion at Germany’s Friedrich-Alexander University (FAU) Erlangen-Nürnberg, is the 2024 recipient of AMPP’s Willis Whitney Technical Achievement Award. In this roundtable interview also featuring Raul Rebak of GE Global Research and Dr. John Scully of the University of Virginia, Dr. Virtanen shares highlights from her distinguished career and lessons learned for the next generation, along with insight on what the Whitney Award means to her journey.
Release date: January 16, 2024
Dr. Gerald Frankel and Dr. Yolanda Hedberg join CORROSION journal for the first episode in a special series exploring corrosion and health to discuss metals and coatings with toxic effects on the body. This episode explores some of the metals, materials, and chemicals that have negative impacts on the body, along with some of the challenges replacing these materials.
Release date: January 4, 2024
As part of a new task force, AMPP is bringing together key stakeholders to better understand the relationship that corrosion engineering systems have within the infrastructure insurance industry. In this conversation, GPI’s Tony Serdenes, Nick Kuntz of Alliant Insurance Services, and David A. Scotti of Scotti Law Group share insight on challenges and best practices for those involved in designing, specifying, supplying, and performing those services, specifically as they relate to insurance and risk management.
Release date: December 22, 2023
On April 30 and May 1 in Houston, AMPP is hosting its first Coatings for Non-Coating Inspectors conference. Jorge T. Reyna, conference chair and a certified inspector and instructor, explains key challenges that non-coating inspectors often face and how the event aims to address those. The podcast conversation also explores strategies and relevant case studies to help bridge the gap between traditional inspection practices and the specialized knowledge needed for coatings work.
Release date: December 11, 2023
When considering RMUs for pipeline integrity monitoring, one key decision is whether to select a system using cellular technology to transmit data, or to purchase units sending data via satellites. Polly Stewart, head of marketing and legal insight at Abriox, explains how both platforms work; what users should consider when selecting cellular or satellite-based RMUs; and which, as a technical engineering expert, Abriox prefers.
Release date: December 4, 2023
This roundtable panel discussion features leadership figures within AMPP, the American Welding Society (AWS), and The American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT). Topics include the current state of workforce development, as well as common challenges encountered, innovative solutions, and initiatives where these associations can work together.
Release date: November 29, 2023
In this sponsored episode, Bullard CEO Wells Bullard speaks with CoatingsPro Magazine regarding the future of personal protective equipment (PPE) for protective coatings users and beyond. The discussion spotlights her vision for the company and its family lineage and history; feedback from clients regarding marketplace needs; and industry trends and new technologies to watch for within the PPE space.
Release date: November 21, 2023
Dr. Jason Lee, with the Naval Research Laboratory, and Dr. Susmitha Kotu, with DNV, join our CORROSION journal podcast series to discuss microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC). This episode explains what MIC is and which industries it affects, challenges in predicting and mitigating MIC, new advancements in the field, and areas that need future research.
Release date: November 13, 2023
Future-focused integrity and corrosion mitigation program directors are recognizing many operational challenges that the future may hold. As Will Maize of MOBILTEX explains, they are looking to IIoT companies to deliver both cutting-edge field hardware, as well as advanced and secure cloud-based software capabilities, to address these challenges and improve their system performance.
Release date: November 6, 2023
Dave Evans, director of business development at AMPP, explains what the newly released Industrial Coating Application (ICA) program could mean for members and the industry at large. Topics include how and why the new program was developed; updated features and opportunities to address current marketplace needs; and how it could help shape AMPP’s future education and training offerings.
Release date: October 24, 2023
Drs. Doug Hansen, from the University of Dayton, and Raghu Srinivasan, from the University of Alaska, join our CORROSION journal podcast series in celebration of International Open Access Week 2023. The episode features a roundtable discussion on why research and sharing findings is important.
Release date: October 9, 2023
In a panel discussion, AMPP members Cal Chapman (Chapman Engineering) and Sandy Williamson (Williamson Integrity Services) share what sustainability means to them and why it is critically important to our industry. Topics include how sustainability is already being practiced and its impact on business; expectations for the future; and how to get involved with initiatives within AMPP.
Release date: September 29, 2023
Job Coenen, AkzoNobel’s sustainability program manager and a strategic global corporate advisory board member of the World Green Building Council, explains how sustainable solutions for the built environment can combat the challenges of producing more green buildings. Topics include the role of circularity in product development; science-based targets and goals; and how new technologies can help.
Release date: September 26, 2023
In celebration of Peer Review Week 2023, Drs. Oumaïma Gharbi, with Sorbonne Universite, and Dave Kolman, with Los Alamos National Laboratories, join the CORROSION journal podcast series to discuss the importance of peer review. The episode includes a discussion of what makes for a good review; advice for reviewers; and an outlook on the future of peer review.
Release date: September 14, 2023
Drs. Henry Holroyd, a consultant, and Tim Burnett, with the University of Manchester, join our CORROSION journal podcast series to discuss environment-induced crack initiation and early stages of crack growth in aluminum alloys. They explain crack initiation, discuss some of the challenges encountered, and identify areas that need further exploration.
Stephanie Chizik, Editor-in-Chief of CoatingsPro Magazine, joins Ben DuBose, News Editor with AMPP Publications, to discuss CoatingsPro’s annual Contractor Awards. With the 2024 nomination window open now and extending through Oct. 31, 2023, the conversation addresses many frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the program, along with reasons to get involved and potential perks for winners.
Release date: September 7, 2023
Based near St. Louis, Mo., Eric Nenninger is a founding partner of 62Archer Inspection and Consulting and part of CoatingsPro Magazine’s Editorial Advisory Group. In this interview, Nenninger shares lessons learned after two decades in the coatings industry. Discussion topics include market and certification trends; advice for the next generation; and how AMPP and other associations have helped his career.
Release date: August 24, 2023
Aaron Williams—Managing Director of Blast Abrasives Supply, an AMPP Certified Coatings Inspector, and member of the AMPP Global Center Board of Directors—offers perspective on the inaugural Malaysia Painters Competition 2023 and how it can benefit the industry. After helping to organize the event with esteemed industry partners, Williams shares key takeaways, lessons learned, and plans for the future.
Release date: August 23, 2023
The U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) is proposing a new rule that explicitly requires properly fitted PPE for each construction industry employee. Joe Brandel, business development manager at Mips, joins the CoatingsPro Interview Series to discuss OSHA’s proposed ruling; the importance of safe PPE usage; recent advances in helmet technology; and more.
Release date: August 17, 2023
Jason Becker, an experienced welder/fabricator with American Welding Society (AWS) certifications, explains why welding quality matters to AMPP members. Discussion topics include tips to understand weld quality; optimal welding processes, materials, and inspection techniques; important codes and standards; common pitfalls and defects; and why workforce development in skilled trades is critical.
Release date: August 9, 2023
Alexandre Correa, CEO of Gerdau Graphene, shares his perspective on the past, present, and future of nanomaterials and graphene in the coatings market. Topics include possible improvements in technical performance; future priorities for the company; potential changes for applicators; and overcoming challenges related to scale and beyond.
Release date: August 1, 2023
Michael Van Spankeren, SLB’s digital solutions manager for production chemistry, joins our latest MP podcast to discuss the company’s award-winning innovation, “Production Chemicals Optimization on DELFI.” Topics include the origins and future of the program; feedback from users and clients on its field performance; future demands and market trends in corrosion control software; and more.
Release date: July 25, 2023
Michael Beamish, vice president and general manager of DeFelsko, shares his perspective on industry trends. Topics include why innovation and sustainability are key challenges; advice for the next generation of coatings professionals; and how associations like AMPP, NACE International, and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings have helped both his individual career and DeFelsko as a company.
Release date: July 20, 2023
In 2023, PHMSA’s Mega Rule is at the forefront of the list when it comes to topical compliance issues for pipeline operators. In this sponsored podcast, Abriox’s Polly Stewart shares useful background information on what the Mega Rule entails; potential consequences for companies and individuals; and how companies can future-proof their compliance as part of a corrosion management plan.
Release date: July 12, 2023
Andy Shingledecker, area manager for Campos EPC and chair of the CEPC Exhibits and Sponsorship Task Force, shares his views on best practices, lessons learned, and case studies related to training and utilizing multi-certified inspectors. With multiple certifications, these professionals can assist with many inspection processes within the corrosion control and protective coatings industry.
Release date: July 6, 2023
Katie Chrobak, associate director of digital adoption for PPG’s architectural coatings business, explains our industry’s challenge of building appropriate digital solutions, tools, and platforms while simultaneously helping painters and professionals adopt those technologies. With a new PPG Paints app, the paints and coatings manufacturer hopes to address those evolving user preferences.
Release date: July 5, 2023
This sponsored episode featuring Ian Kinnear, product manager at GPT Industries, explores various challenges facing corrosion professionals in 2023 and beyond. In particular, the podcast dives into cathodic protection trends and challenges for the oil and gas, water, and emerging energy industries, along with a look at potential solutions.
Release date: June 22, 2023
Drs. Jen Locke, with The Ohio State University, and Erin Karasz, with Sandia National Laboratories, join the CORROSION journal podcast to discuss their careers in materials science and engineering. They discuss the people that influenced their careers, the benefits of diversity and inclusion to the field, and challenges they have experienced, as well as provide advice to those newer to the field.
For more information, contact Jen Locke or Erin Karasz.
Release date: May 31, 2023
As a winner in the 2023 MP Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards, the GeneCount Voyager is a deployable, 16-well qPCR thermal cycler instrument that LuminUltra has paired with a portfolio of GeneCount qkits. In this interview, Dr. Jordan Schmidt — senior director of technology and innovation — explains their innovation and how it can help mitigate microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC).
Release date: May 23, 2023
With decades of writing and editing experience, Kerry Cole was recently hired as Editor of Materials Performance (MP) magazine. In this interview, Cole chats with Ben DuBose, AMPP’s News Editor, about his new role. Topics include Cole’s career background in journalism and the transition to covering corrosion and coatings; how his previous experience with associations may help; first impressions on the job; hobbies and personal interests; and much more.
Release date: May 8, 2023
As of April 2023, Alan Thomas is now CEO of AMPP, replacing Bob Chalker. In this chat with Ben DuBose, AMPP’s News Editor, Thomas discusses his past career experience and the process leading to his appointment, along with insight on his initial priorities as CEO; key takeaways from the recent AMPP Annual Conference + Expo; background on his leadership style and personality; and more.
Release date: May 4, 2023
Ryan Amato, owner of Amato Painting in Easton, Pa., joins the CoatingsPro Interview Series after his company’s third-place win in the 2023 Contractor Awards. Topics include lessons learned from that job and keys to success, along with insight on industry trends; why his company prioritizes marketing and social media; workforce development strategies; and the importance of good communication.
Release date: May 2, 2023
Drs. Arjan Mol, Sanna Virtanen, Nick Birbilis, and John Scully, Editors in Chief and Technical Editors of four corrosion-related journals, join our podcast to discuss the future of corrosion research. In Part 2 of this Editor Roundtable series (listen to Part 1 here), discussion topics include areas of future research and challenges that the field will need to overcome.
Release date: Apr. 21, 2023
Drs. Arjan Mol, Sanna Virtanen, Nick Birbilis, and John Scully, Editors in Chief and Technical Editors of four corrosion-related journals, join the CORROSION journal podcast to discuss trends in corrosion research and how that compares to the past. In part one of this roundtable series, the panelists explore changes they have seen over the past decade, along with a brief look at where the research is heading.
Release date: Apr. 13, 2023
Charles (Charlie) Brown, deputy director of coatings at Greenman-Pedersen, Inc., joins our “member profile” series with reflections on nearly 40 years in the industry. Topics include the evolution of coatings and market trends over that time; Brown’s advice for the next generation; and how associations such as AMPP, NACE International, and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings have bolstered his career.
Release date: Mar. 30, 2023
John Salvadore, director of portfolio management at PPG, discusses the latest marketplace trends. Topics include the increasingly multi-functional nature of coatings and their technical properties; how manufacturers are developing new products to comply with sustainability standards; ways suppliers and applicators can work together; and feedback from users in the field.
Release date: Mar. 15, 2023
Drs. Narasi Sridhar, with MC Consult LLC, and Chris Taylor, with DNV, join our podcast to discuss corrosion life predictions, including a broader analysis of the advances and challenges experienced in lifetime predictions. This is the topic of CORROSION journal’s March 2023 special issue, which is dedicated to the 2022 Research Topical Symposium.
Release date: Feb. 21, 2023
Sonny Arwood, president and CEO of Ohio-based Fluid Applied Roofing, chats with CoatingsPro Magazine regarding key trends and market insights for the roof coatings industry. With experience working as a contractor, manufacturer, and in growing his own business, Arwood shares a number of lessons learned from his distinguished career.
Release date: Jan. 25, 2023
Drs. Ryan Katona, Erin Karasz, and Rebecca Schaller with Sandia National Laboratories join our CORROSION journal podcast to discuss their recent invited critical review, “A Review of the Governing Factors in Pit-to-Crack Transitions of Metallic Structures.” Based on an open access review, this discussion provides key takeaways and insights from the authors.
Release date: Jan. 24, 2023
Now 74 years old, Phil Fouche has traveled the world for decades as a Coating Inspector Program (CIP) Instructor and as a CIP subcommittee member. Today, Fouche holds an AMPP Senior Certified Coatings Inspector credential and continues to educate the next generation of coatings professionals across many countries and continents. In this “member profile,” we explore highlights and lessons learned from his distinguished career.
Release date: Jan. 23, 2023
Brunno Batista, a worldwide brand ambassador and social media influencer, shares how the roofing industry has evolved over his decades in the business. Topics include challenges and opportunities in the market; where the industry is going in the future; highlights from Batista’s career; why diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives are critical; and how contractors and vendors can use social media to their advantage.
Release date: Jan. 17, 2023
Jeremy Sukola, water and wastewater market manager at Carboline, shares insight on industry trends, feedback from the marketplace, and more. Discussion topics include lessons learned over a 25-year coatings career; Carboline’s education initiatives, technical development, and other resources to address market needs; advice for the next generation; and how Sukola’s work as a NACE/AMPP education instructor has helped his career and the broader industry.
Release date: Jan. 16, 2023
Brandon Acker, president of Titan Abrasive Systems, discusses key criteria for contractors to consider as they evaluate blast media, blasting equipment, safety gear, and other elements of the blasting process for surface preparation. Topics include the purpose of abrasive blasting and its real-life applications; the correlation between abrasive blasting and the success of a coatings application; and much more.
Release date: Dec. 28, 2022
Based in Edmonton, Canada, Dr. Harry Tsaprailis is the protective coatings subject matter expert (SME) at energy infrastructure company Enbridge. In this member profile with CoatingsPro Magazine, “Harry T” shares his perspective on important industry priorities entering 2023, along with the role of AMPP in addressing those challenges and enhancing his career growth.
Release date: Dec. 21, 2022
IThe 2023 AMPP Annual Conference + Expo is being held next March in Denver, Colorado, and AMPP is actively gearing up for its annual flagship event for the corrosion control and protective coatings industries. Greg Muha, director of conferences, exhibits, and sponsorships, tells us about what to expect in Denver and why there will be some changes from previous years.
Release date: Dec. 14, 2022
In a collaborative discussion, Joe Mazzella and Tom Hayden of Engineering Director, Inc. (EDI) join Enbridge’s Keith Parker to discuss the group’s engineered, integrated approach to external corrosion management (IECM). Topics explored on the IECM-themed podcast include the roles of machine learning, data governance, and the importance of building an observable system.
Release date: Dec. 6, 2022
Induron Protective Coatings offers ceramic epoxies to provide corrosion protection through high film build, low permeability, and self-healing properties. These coatings are used on potable water tanks; water and wastewater treatment plants; power transmission towers; and as a lining for ductile iron sewer pipes. Davies Hood, president, shares details on Induron’s technologies and its keys to success.
Release date: Nov. 30, 2022
Roland Anderson, business development director at monitoring solutions firm Axess Corrosion, explains how the group’s patented Janus range works to reduce risk. With integrated alarm systems available to measure process corrosion, erosion, wall thickness, and more, Anderson elaborates on feedback from the field; marketplace trends; unique needs for oil and gas clients; and more.
Release date: Nov. 22, 2022
Dr. Poorwa Gore, Director of AIChemy and an Associate Editor with CORROSION journal, joins our podcast to give advice to students considering a career in corrosion research. This includes short-term research projects, presenting and networking at conferences and events, and keeping your research organized.
Release date: Nov. 21, 2022
As owner of Advanced Concrete Coatings, technical director of SUNDEK Products, and a decorative concrete specialist for the American Society of Concrete Contractors, Clark Branum has overseen many trends during his distinguished career. In this episode, he shares what he’s learned from nearly 40 years in the decorative concrete finishing industry.
Release date: Nov. 15, 2022
Bob Chalker, CEO of AMPP, discusses his decision to retire in July 2023 and what the path forward looks like for the corrosion and coatings organization. Topics include motivations for the decision; the process of naming a replacement; highlights from Chalker’s 13-year tenure at AMPP and NACE International; and the legacy he leaves behind.
Release date: Nov. 4, 2022
In this exclusive interview for CoatingsPro Magazine’s upcoming 2022 Concrete Supplement, Jay Allred — architect and engineering business specialist at Rust-Oleum — shares his perspective on recent industry trends and developments related to the coating of concrete substrates.
Release date: Oct. 26, 2022
Malcolm McNeil, owner and president of McNeil Coatings Consultants, Inc., recently joined our “member profile” podcast series for an exclusive interview. This episode features numerous tips and lessons learned from his distinguished career, including useful perspective for industry newcomers.
Release date: Oct. 10, 2022
In our latest member roundtable, longtime member Stephanie Decker discusses recent updates to AMPP's Coating Inspection Program (CIP) with Alicia Yust, senior manager of learning and development, and Pam Nicoletti, senior director of global operations.
Release date: Sept. 21, 2022
Ed Kruft, CEO of American Innovations, shares his insight on trends in the compliance solutions market. Topics include feedback from the field and evolving needs by AI’s customers; advances in remote monitoring technologies for cathodic protection; how private companies and industry associations can work together; and what the future may look like, both from technological and regulatory perspectives.
Release date: Sept. 20, 2022
Phil Scisciani, coating specialist and owner of Specialty Coatings & Consulting, Inc. in Pittsburgh, Pa., shares his advice, lessons learned, and feedback from the field after four decades in the industrial coatings market. Topics include industry trends and emerging technologies; memorable projects; workforce development challenges; and how associations like AMPP and its members can help.
Release date: Sept. 14, 2022
With nearly a decade of specialized experience, Nicholas Bennett has gotten to know the Denver-area roofing market quite well. As time progressed, Bennett saw opportunities to expand, and he now reaps the benefits as owner of Advanced Consulting (dba AC Inc Roofing). In this podcast, Bennett shares several of his lessons learned and keys to success as a roof coatings contractor.
Release date: Sept. 12, 2022
Kim Ray, Director of Pre-Professional and Young Professional Programs at AMPP, explains how our EMERG program aims to bring more people into the materials protection industry. Topics include the program’s mission and its resources; how EMERG could help address the projected craftworker shortage; and upcoming events and opportunities.
Release date: August 29, 2022
Jim Kunkle, Manager of Engineering Specifications for North America at AkzoNobel’s International Protective Coatings, joins our “member profile” series. Topics include how the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the digital transformation of our industry; what changes are temporary and which are permanent; key technology trends to watch for; and how industry companies and associations like AMPP can work together to meet various challenges.
Release date: August 22, 2022
In collaboration with industry stakeholders, Enbridge’s external corrosion prevention team is developing a unification of corrosion monitoring and mitigation strategies to minimize and effectively manage external corrosion risks. For analysis of what IECM could mean for the corrosion industry, this panel discussion features Keith Parker, external corrosion specialist at Enbridge; Trey Johnston, principal engineer at Corrpro; and Christophe Baete, manager of corrosion engineering at Elsyca.
Release date: August 18, 2022
Coatings industry leader and consultant Alison B. Kaelin (ABKaelin, LLC) examines the proposed changes to OSHA’s Lead Standards for General Industry and Construction. Topics include the expected timeline and its implications for U.S. coatings professionals; what companies should be doing now to prepare; the role of engineering controls and new technologies (PPE, equipment, and materials) in assisting with this transition; and what industry organizations like AMPP and its members can do to help.
Release date: August 15, 2022
U.S. Rep John Garamendi (CA-3) has introduced H.R. 8033, the Bridge Corrosion Prevention and Repair Act, to the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation requires corrosion planning and the use of qualified and trained professionals on all bridge construction, repair, and maintenance projects. In this conversation, the Congressman explains the bill’s origins and motivations for it; what the path forward could look like; and how AMPP members can get involved to help.
Release date: August 9, 2022
Bob Baughman, CEO of HUVRdata, shares how industrial market trends led to the founding of a new company with a purpose-built inspection data management platform. Topics include feedback from users and partners in the field; inspection tools the system can be integrated with; where it fits within a corrosion management plan; and what the next steps are over the coming months and years.
Release date: August 5, 2022
Marian Welsh, Media Sales Specialist with AMPP Publications, discusses her new role as a sales representative for CoatingsPro Magazine. Topics include Marian’s history in the coatings industry and opportunities with the new role; how CoatingsPro and advertisers can work together; industry trends and changes in media and publishing; and much more.
Release date: July 25, 2022
Sam Navarro, vice president of business development and marketing at IPC Industries, joins our “member profile” series. Topics include industry trends; strategies for the future; what associations like AMPP, NACE, and SSPC have meant to Navarro’s career; and how he’s personally working with students in his local community to try and address a growing craftworker shortage in skilled trades.
Release date: July 18, 2022
Rebecca Emanuelsen, our new Editor at CoatingsPro Magazine, joins Editor-in-Chief Stephanie Chizik and AMPP News Editor Ben DuBose for a roundtable discussion regarding her new role. Topics include the job scope and why Rebecca was the best fit; initial impressions; contact points for the broader industry; and what’s on the horizon for a fully staffed CoatingsPro moving forward.
Release date: June 28, 2022
Danny Pelaez, coatings inspector at GPI, had an early introduction to the world of coatings by visiting numerous jobsites as a child. The reason is that his father, Ramon Pelaez, is GPI’s New England coatings and corrosion manager! Today, they work together. In this podcast, Danny and “Ray” reflect on their unique combination of family and business while sharing some lessons learned from their careers.
Release date: June 21, 2022
Warren Brand, respected coatings industry consultant and longtime CoatingsPro Magazine contributor, joins our podcast with information on his latest consulting company, the Alternative Response Method (ARM). Using specific tools and practices common to any challenge needing strategic thinking, ARM teaches organizations and leaders about how to more intentionally approach their decisions.
Release date: June 9, 2022
CoatingsPro Magazine’s latest “member profile” podcast features an extended conversation with Yvonne Haley, president and founder of Commerce, Calif.-based Haley Industrial Coatings & Linings. In this interview, Haley shares perspective on her time with the company and in the coatings industry, along with insight on how it has changed over the past four decades.
Release date: May 23, 2022
Tom Higginbotham, category manager at PPG Industrial Coatings and chair of the AMPP Education Committee, explains the latest Coating Inspector Program (CIP) updates from the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) and what it means to the industry.
Release date: May 17, 2022
AMPP member Stephanie Decker sits down with CEO Bob Chalker for an in-depth conversation about AMPP’s social media presence and its approach to negative comments. Other topics include the role of AMPP customer service, as well as answering member questions regarding the AMPP Ethics course and professional development hours (PDHs).
Release date: May 11, 2022
Based in Lexington, Kentucky, Intech Contracting, LLC is primarily focused on inspection support and rehabilitation work for highway bridges. For over a decade, a key player in their growth has been Brad Wilder, bridge painting division manager. In this podcast, Wilder shares advice and perspective on his road to success while outlining the role of organizations like AMPP in helping him achieve it.
Release date: May 2, 2022
Kevin Kipp, co-owner of Hardig Industrial Services, joins our podcast to reflect on his award-winning career. Topics include the evolution of the coatings field and how having a holistic understanding can help contractors; the role of industry associations, trade publications, and social media in Hardig’s success; advice for the next generation of coatings professionals; and much more.
Release date: April 14, 2022
Lesley Martinez, manager of conferences at AMPP, shares her takeaways from the first AMPP Annual Conference + Expo. Topics include feedback, data, and lessons learned from the 2022 in-person event in San Antonio, Texas; information on the newly released virtual component; and key dates and highlights for the 2023 AMPP show in Denver, Colorado.
Release date: April 8, 2022
In celebration of National Robotics Week, Robert Dahlstrom—founder and CEO of Apellix—joins us to discuss new trends in the aerial robotics market. Topics include recent developments in the industry and at Apellix; feedback from users in the field; workforce implications; and what the future looks like for using robotics in corrosion control and coatings projects.
Release date: April 5, 2022
The annual IAAPA Expo is the largest trade show for the attractions industry. Janna Schulze, AMPP’s social media specialist, attended the show and interviewed corrosion experts including Chris Ball (Vector Corrosion Technologies) and Ryan Tinnea (Tinnea & Associates, LLC).
Release date: March 28, 2022
This “member profile” episode features an extended conversation with Bill Corbett, chief operations officer at coatings and corrosion engineering and inspection firm KTA-Tator, Inc., and Pete Ault, incoming president.
Release date: March 16, 2022
Johnny M. Sanchez, owner and president of U.S. Department of Defense painting contractor Prime Time Coatings, shares how NACE and SSPC courses and certifications helped his career take flight.
Release date: Feb. 28, 2022
Jay Whitaker, technical services specialist, and Paul Trautmann, project development manager, are two experienced team members at Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine. In this “member profile,” they share insights on their time with the company and industry trends, as well as their hopes for AMPP.
Release date: Feb. 21, 2022
In the second episode of this series, AMPP CEO Bob Chalker joins members Jane Brown and Stephanie Decker. Chalker explains the back story of AMPP’s brand, including how the name was formed, what the logo stands for, and the legal process taken to ensure AMPP’s brand remains strong for decades.
Release date: Feb. 4, 2022
Mike Chambers, owner of Chambers Painting in Sellersburg, Indiana, shares his creative ideas for addressing a growing shortage of craftworkers for skilled trades. He also explains how a chance encounter with Mike Rowe, host of Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs, has helped his contract company.
Release date: Jan. 26, 2022
Travis Parigi, CEO of LiquidFrameworks, offers insight on how training, learning management systems, and comprehensive tools and solutions can help workers grow their skills and allow the industry to evolve.
Release date: Jan. 25, 2022
Andrew Croll, director of organizing at IUPAT DC 57, has found his affiliations with SSPC and now AMPP quite helpful to both his career and the objectives of the union.
Release date: Jan. 11, 2022
Bob Chalker, CEO of AMPP, joins our 20th anniversary podcast series at CoatingsPro Magazine.
Release date: Dec. 30, 2021
Davies Hood, president and owner at Induron Protective Coatings, has worked in a leading executive role for the past decade.
Release date: Dec. 9, 2021
Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, who represents the 7th District of Texas, joins our podcast to discuss what the corrosion industry can expect from the newly signed U.S. infrastructure package.
Release date: Dec. 1, 2021
With the landmark U.S. infrastructure bill recently being signed into law, we discuss its implications for the corrosion industry with Adam L. Christopher, manager of government relations at AMPP, and Dan Adley, recently retired CEO of engineering consultancy KTA-Tator, Inc.
Release date: Nov. 22, 2021
David O’Bryan Jr., technical services manager at Rust-Oleum, joins our “member profile” podcast series to share his experiences and key takeaways from decades in the protective coatings industry.
Release date: Nov. 9, 2021
Ron Puszynski, president and co-founder of concrete protection and restoration company Concare, Inc., joins our podcast to discuss his career in the coatings industry and potential trends moving forward.
Release date: Nov. 3, 2021
In the first episode of the Member Roundtable Series, Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) members Jane Brown and Stephanie Decker interview AMPP CEO Bob Chalker.
Release date: Nov. 1, 2021
Lou Frank is currently the business development principle at Coatings for Industry, Inc. (CFI), but he's also known in the industry as the founder of CoatingsPro Magazine.
Release date: Oct. 13, 2021
Matt DiBara, owner of DiBara Masonry and founder of The Undercover Contractor, offers advice for how contractors can grow their business through effective marketing and communication strategies.
Release date: September 24, 2021
Professor Jerry Frankel, Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Director of the Fontana Corrosion Center at The Ohio State University, joins the CORROSION journal Interview Series to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on universities, labs, and the research community.
Release date: September 23, 2021
AMPP is working on a new initiative to collect all legacy and current intellectual property content (standards, conference papers, books, etc.) while using best practices in content management and its supporting technology to make it discoverable for the audience.
Release date: September 15, 2021
Curt Hickcox, vice president of business development at Public Utilities Maintenance, Inc., joins our “member profile” series to discuss his corrosion career.
Release date: September 7, 2021
Niles Hickman, global product marketing manager at Graco, joins our “member profile” series to share some of his company’s keys to success.
Release date: August 18, 2021
Warren Brand currently heads Chicago Corrosion Group, a leading vendor-neutral consultancy. With lessons learned from a successful career of more than four decades, Brand shares many of his personal keys to success, insights on the coatings industry, and perspective on the recent launch of the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP).
Release date: August 12, 2021
Stephanie Chizik, Editor-in-Chief of CoatingsPro Magazine, joins us from Las Vegas to share her experiences at the 2021 International Roofing Expo (IRE).
Release date: August 6, 2021
Jim Kunkle, manager of business development at AMPP, sits down with Lou Lyras, CEO of Corcon, Inc.; Sam Scaturro, president of Alpine Painting and vice chairman of the AMPP Board of Directors; and Adam Christopher, government relations manager at AMPP, to discuss the surface transportation and water infrastructure bill that is currently progressing in the U.S. Senate.
Release date: July 29, 2021
Ingrid Milošev, Head of the Department of Physical and Organic Chemistry at Jožef Stefan Institute in Ljubljana, Slovenia and scientific advisor for Valdoltra Orthopaedic Hospital, joins this episode of the CORROSION journal Interview Series to discuss her career.
Release date: July 27, 2021
This episode features our interview with Dr. Mehrooz Zamanzadeh, technical director and principal investigator at Matergenics, and Nathan Pace, corrosion engineer for Matergenics.
Release date: July 15, 2021
In the debut episode of AMPPLIFY, Jim Kunkle and Dave Evans explore the new AMPP QP Accreditation Programs, featuring QP-1, QP-2, QP-3, QP-5, QP-6, QP-8, and QS-1.
Release date: July 14, 2021
Joe Walker, vice president and general manager of Elcometer Inc., joins our “member profile” series to share some of his company’s keys to success.
Release date: July 7, 2021
Black Bear president and co-founder Justin Tousignant discusses priorities for his company and the coatings industry; the importance of industry associations; the need for more internal training programs among contractors; career highlights and goals; and strategies to recruit, develop, and retain workforce talent.
Release date: July 6, 2021
Cindy O'Malley, Chief Operations Officer and AMPP Global Center Executive Director, joins our podcast to discuss corrosion concerns in residential buildings and the possible implications of corrosion in the Champlain Towers collapse in Surfside, Florida, USA.
Release date: June 28, 2021
Oladis Troconis de Rincón, the founder and former Director of 30 years of the Centro de Estudios de Corrosion at the University of Zulia (LUZ) in Venezuela, joins our podcast to talk about her career in corrosion.
Release date: June 21, 2021
Roy Schauffele, executive advisor to the ABAA Board and president and founder of Division 7 Solutions, Inc., has been in the air barrier industry for decades.
Release date: June 17, 2021
Marcelo Senatore, technical marketing manager for the Americas region at Sandvik, joins our podcast to discuss the features of his company’s new Sanicro 35 alloy.
Release date: June 10, 2021
Stephanie Chizik, Editor-in-Chief of CoatingsPro Magazine, and Bree McCullough, Multimedia Specialist, join the podcast from Las Vegas to recap the 2021 World of Concrete trade show.
Release date: June 8, 2021
Kamal Taher, Director of Global Operations at AMPP, joins our podcast to explain how his department is helping members and customers around the world adjust to the combination of NACE International and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.
Release date: June 4, 2021
Tony Serdenes, National Coatings Director at Gannett Fleming, has been in the bridge coatings industry since the ‘80s.
Release date: May 31, 2021
Gary Harvey is general manager of Wedge Roofing, a California-based company that has earned recognition at the CoatingsPro Contractor Awards for five straight years.
Release date: May 28, 2021
Dr. Patrick Dodds, founder and CEO of Hexigone, joins our podcast to discuss his company’s high-performance corrosion inhibitors.
Release date: May 26, 2021
Henry Staggs, roofing consultant with Preferred Roof Consultants of Arizona and Founder of the School of Roofing, wants to help the roofing community through safer practices, skilled labor, and more.
Release date: May 14, 2021
Lesley Martinez, Manager of Conferences at AMPP, joins our podcast to recap the recently completed CORROSION 2021 Virtual Conference & Expo. Martinez shares highlights from the show and lessons learned from the virtual experience, along with a preview of the upcoming transition to in-person events. She also offers an early look at the Coatings+ 2021 show and the first AMPP Annual Conference + Expo in March 2022.
Release date: May 12, 2021
Tony da Costa, vice president of engineering at MOBILTEX, discusses recent advancements in remote cathodic protection (CP) monitoring.
Release date: May 7, 2021
In a new series spotlighting winners of the 2021 MP Corrosion Innovation Awards, Northrop Grumman's Harvey Hack and Jim Wandgassen join us to discuss the technology behind the NiobiCon underwater electrical connector.
Release date: May 6, 2021
Having a contracting company that continuously works on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging can make an internal impact for your company, as well as externally for your clients.
Release date: April 28, 2021
Anthony Maracic, Vice President at Champion Painting Specialty Services Corp. (CPSSC), shares lessons learned from his company's recent project recoating the Tribeca Bridge in New York City.
Release date: April 23, 2021
Stella Amador joined German Duerte’s Florida Quality Roofing nearly 10 years ago. Over the past decade, the lifelong friends have created a partnership that has found success in south Florida by building relationships, giving back to their community, and doing what they say they’re going to do.
Release date: April 22, 2021
Danos, Graco, and Tesla NanoCoatings recently worked together to develop a functional non-slip deck coating for offshore clients. Their work, which was profiled in Materials Performance (MP) magazine, explains how a coatings applicator was able to overcome many traditional challenges through the use of an innovative protective coatings pump design with a new single-coat carbon nanotube non-slip deck coat slurry.
Release date: April 21, 2021
Narasi Sridhar, CEO of MC Consult LLC, discusses some of the highlights from his 40-year career. He discusses how creativity and openness to possibilities in your career can lead you to unexpected places, such as working on a project for NASA to detect past life on Mars with Raman spectroscopy.
Release date: April 16, 2021
The January 2021 issue of Materials Performance magazine featured the article, “Enabling Manufacturing and Fuel Efficiencies with Novel Pretreatment,” written by John D. Watkins, senior scientist, and Crystal G. Morrison, leader of business development, both with LumiShield Technologies, Inc.
Release date: April 9, 2021
Kimberley Robles, president and owner of Robles Concrete Design, joins the podcast to discuss about her experiences in coming up through the trades as a journeyman.
Release date: April 7, 2021
Lewis Black, CEO of Almonty Industries (Paris, France), joins the MP Interview Series to discuss an executive order signed by President Biden that will begin a review of the supply chains that support several crucial American manufacturing industries, including automobiles, pharmaceuticals, and clean energy.
Release date: March 31, 2021
Ross Boyd, founder and CEO of TruQC, joins our podcast to discuss the growing role of digitalization in the coatings industry.
Release date: March 26, 2021
Lesley Martinez, Manager of Conferences, and David Briley, Manager of Global and Specialty Exhibits, join the AMPP Interview Series to discuss preparations for the upcoming CORROSION 2021 Virtual Conference & Expo.
Release date: March 18, 2021
Kyle Hough, executive vice president for Champion Painting Specialty Services Corp. (CPSSC), explains how the company is achieving success in the industrial coating sector. There’s no secret sauce, but CPSSC is making sure to focus on its most valuable access: its people. For more information, contact Champion on LinkedIn.
Release date: March 12, 2021
R. Winston Revie, CORROSION journal's longest-serving Associate Editor, looks back over his 55-year career on this episode of the CORROSION journal Interview Series.
Robert "Bob" Dahlstrom, CEO of aerial robotic systems provider Apellix, joins our podcast to explain the increasing role of drones in corrosion and coating inspections — with a particular emphasis on aboveground storage tanks (ASTs).
Release date: Feb. 27, 2021
Brandon Eckenrode, director of development of Collision Repair Education Foundation, joins CoatingsPro to discuss the foundation’s goals, as well as overlaps within the coatings community.
Release date: Feb. 26, 2021
This episode features a roundtable discussion with Elisabeth Charmley, Naval Architect for one of the world's largest ship managers; Johnny Eliasson, Hull and Coatings Engineer at Chevron Shipping; and Buddy Reams, Captain USCG (retired), Chief Technical/Maritime Officer of the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP).
Release date: Feb. 19, 2021
Bo Andersen, product manager for thermal spray aluminum (TSA) at Integrated Global Services (IGS), shares experiences and lessons learned from his company's pilot project at one of Nigeria LNG's six operational trains for liquefied natural gas (LNG).
Matthew Koerner, who recently sold his epoxy flooring contracting business (Manhattan Concrete Systems), joins our podcast to discuss conditions in the industry. Koerner is starting his own selling and distribution business for coatings and equipment, and he shares lessons learned from his extensive time in the field.
Release date: Feb. 12, 2021
Charles Brown, Deputy Director of Coatings for Greenman-Pederson Inc. (GPI), joins the podcast to talk about his experience in the coatings world, including training, the State Highway Administration, and beyond.
Release date: Feb. 11, 2021
Tony da Costa, vice president of engineering at Mobiltex (Calgary, Alberta, Canada), and Shawn Lawrence, service manager, join the MP Interview Series to discuss lightning immunity in pipelines, as well as the use of remote monitoring systems to evaluate potential damage.
Release date: Feb. 5, 2021
Professors Joey Kish (McMaster University) and Geraint Williams (Swansea University) join the CORROSION journal Interview Series to discuss corrosion of magnesium and its alloys and provide highlights of CORROSION's magnesium-themed February issue
Release date: February 4, 2021
Trent Cotney, CEO of Cotney Construction Law, discusses potential regulatory changes for coatings contractors in 2021.
Release date: February 1, 2021
Jim Kunkle, Manager of Business Development for accreditation and certification for newly formed Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP), has 13 years of experience in the coatings world!
Release date: January 29, 2021
Troy Rankin, president of Farwest Corrosion Control Co. (Downey, California, USA), discusses his company's latest advances in cathodic protection (CP) technology and shares feedback that he's heard from clients in the field.
Release date: January 22, 2021
With a new U.S. president and new changes to the COVID-19 pandemic, the scope of safety in the construction sector is expecting to see some changes for 2021. Anthony Krake, VP of operations for ConstructSecure, shares opinions, trends, and outlooks with CoatingsPro in today’s episode.
Release date: January 21, 2021
Bob Chalker, CEO of the new Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP), sits down with us for an exclusive interview.
Release date: January 13, 2021
In this episode, four industry experts and leaders with the new Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) share their perspectives on what the merged organization could mean for the corrosion control and protective coatings industries.
Release date: January, 7, 2021
Corrosion experts Terry Greenfield, principal consultant at CONSULEX, and Joe Walker, vice president and general manager at Elcometer, discuss the recent launch of the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP).
Release date: December 18, 2020
Rick Duncan, new Executive Director at the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA), joins the podcast to share what the future looks like for the SPFA.
Release date: December 14, 2020
Christopher Taylor, principal engineer of materials technology and development at DNV GL, and Jeffrey Johnston, founder and principal engineer at Rapid Prototypes LLC, join the MP Interview Series to discuss a new industry research collaboration.
Release date: December 10, 2020
Tim Seay, co-owner of Decorative Concrete of Virginia, joins our podcast to share some of his recent challenges and experiences in 2020, including how the holidays can affect their work in the field.
Release date: December 4, 2020
Steve Vlahakis, owner of Seaway Painting, describes the ongoing work by his crews to recoat the towers of the historic Mackinac Bridge, which connects the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan.
Release date: December 2, 2020
In this newly released episode, NACE International member Dr. Homero Castaneda-Lopez joins the MP Interview Series.
Release date: November 23, 2020
Chip Blankenship and Ji Ma, professors in the University of Virginia’s Materials Science and Engineering Department, join the CORROSION journal Interview Series to discuss why we’re drawn to additive manufacturing.
Release date: November 20, 2020
Alexander Murillo, technical service engineer at Belzona (Miami, Florida, USA), joins the MP Interview Series to provide technical insight and application tips regarding industrial coatings and engineering composites.
Release date: November 18, 2020
Spray-Tec’s Haley Jordan joins the podcast to discuss the benefits of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) for buildings as well as other tips they’ve incorporated into their roof contracting business.
Release date: November 12, 2020
Aaron Moore, co-founder of the Commercial Painting Industry Association (CPIA), sits down with us to discuss what the present and future look like for the commercial painting industry.
Release date: November 6, 2020
Vincent Higgins, global director of technology and innovation at Honeywell, joined Friday’s podcast to discuss a new virtual reality-based training tool for plant operators and field technicians.
Release date: November 2, 2020
Scott Keilbey, Tnemec's director of sales for the water tank market, and Mark Thomas, vice president of marketing, joined Monday's podcast to discuss the coating manufacturer's recently completed 2020 Tank of the Year program.
Release date: October 28, 2020
Jeff Steuben, executive director of the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC), joined the CoatingsPro Interview Series to share with us what cool roofs are, how these technologies may be effective, and new developments at CRRC and beyond.
Release date: October 23, 2020
Eric Duvekot, director of North American operations at Integrated Global Services (IGS), joined Friday's podcast to discuss challenges and opportunities for IGS in 2020.
Release date: October 21, 2020
Reid Ribble, CEO of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), joins our podcast to share recent developments pertaining to roof coatings and roofing contractors.
Release date: October 16, 2020
Bob Franco, president and owner of Franco Corrosion Consulting, LLC, joins the MP Interview Series to discuss corrosion control in the oil and gas industry, as well as his new book on the topic.
Release date: October 14, 2020
Sarah Copsey of EU-OSHA joins us to discuss the implications of COVID-19 and an aging workforce on the construction industry and beyond.
Release date: October 9, 2020
Our latest episode welcomes Jack Fearing, managing partner of Fearing International Group, LLC, to the CoatingsPro Interview Series.
Release date: October 8, 2020
Ken Wunch, energy technology advisor at DuPont Microbial Control, joins the MP Interview Series to discuss growing concerns in 2020 related to microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC).
Release date: October 2, 2020
In today's episode, three experts in corrosion-related pipeline failure from Corrpro—Ajay Arakere, Marlane Rodriguez, and Dirk L. van Oostendorp—discuss various threats to pipeline integrity.
Release date: September 29, 2020
To cover developing challenges and opportunities in today’s construction industry, and, more specifically, the finishing trades, IUPAT’s International Finishing Trades Institute (>IFTI) Director Anton Ruesing joins us for the second and final episode of this exclusive series. He and the larger IUPAT organization are actively working on several strategies to raise the bar in the industry. (Part 1 of this series is available here.)
Release date: September 24, 2020
Stephanie Chizik, Editor-in-Chief of CoatingsPro Magazine, joins Staff Writer Ben DuBose for this special preview of CoatingsPro's 2021 Contractor Awards.
Release date: September 17, 2020
To cover developing challenges and opportunities in today’s construction industry, and, more specifically, the finishing trades, IUPAT’s International Finishing Trades Institute (IFTI) Director Anton Ruesing joins us for this special episode.
Release date: September 15, 2020
NACE International member and Consultant Corrosion Engineer Ali Morshed joins the MP Interview Series to discuss the concept of corrosion management, the benefits of corrosion management in hydrocarbon and non-hydrocarbon industries, as well as his soon-to-be published book on the topic.
Release date: September 11, 2020
Cynthia O'Malley, chief integration officer at NACE International, offers an inside look at the integration process between NACE International and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings. O'Malley, who is also executive director of the Master Painters Institute (MPI), explains why her background has uniquely positioned her for the important role.
Release date: September 9, 2020
Alan Robinson, commercial vice president at Dow Polyurethanes, details his company's new journey into the world of predictive intelligence and shares insight on what it could mean for end users within protective coatings and corrosion control.
Release date: September 3, 2020
Nick Birbilis, Deputy Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the Australian National University in Canberra, joins the inaugural episode of the CORROSION journal Interview Series to explain the basics of additively manufactured metals.
Release date: September 2, 2020
Richard Tooley, owner of Kansas City-based Elite Roof Systems, explains how his roofing company is setting up a new program to award a free commercial roof to a regional nonprofit later this year. In the episode, Tooley explains the motivations and steps involved in setting up this type of program, which could potentially be adopted by other contractors, as well.
Release date: August 28, 2020
In this podcast, NACE members Joe Mazzella and Tom Hayden of Engineering Director, Inc. join the MP Interview Series to discuss the work they are doing to combat corrosion through the use of machine learning.
Release date: August 27, 2020
Jennifer Wilkerson, Senior Director of Innovation & Advancement at the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER), shares some insights on how to help shrink the skills gap in the construction industry.
Release date: August 21, 2020
Justin Tousignant, president and co-founder at Black Bear Coatings & Concrete, joins our podcast to discuss how business has changed for coatings contractors in 2020.
Release date: August 20, 2020
Tim Bieri, corrosion management engineer at BP and president of the 2020-21 NACE International Board of Directors, joins the podcast to discuss the next year for the association.
Release date: August 14, 2020
Jon Franko, thinker and founder at Gorilla76, works in the marketing realm with mid-sized industrial manufacturers. In this episode, he gives us an overview of the different types of marketing available for B2B and B2C companies and shares tips on options that might be useful for contractors today.
Release date: August 13, 2020
Darby Howard, principal engineer and president of JDH Corrosion Consultants, joins the MP Interview Series to share tips and lessons learned from the testing, inspection, and rehabilitation of offshore cast iron pipes in the San Francisco Bay.
Release date: August 7, 2020
Heather O'Brien, President of Easycove, joins the CoatingsPro Interview Series to discuss the growing market in 2020 for seamless flooring and the importance of coving for clients and contractors.
Release date: August 5, 2020
Materials Performance (MP) Technical Editor Jack Tinnea expands on his environmental analysis of corrosion in Antarctica and the Southern Hemisphere, as well as key takeaways and lessons learned for other areas throughout the world. After listening to the podcast, check out his recent MP technical article entitled "Antarctica—Corrosion in a Polar Desert" for further information.
Release date: July 31, 2020
Friday's podcast features unique insights from Materials Performance (MP) Editor Rebecca Bickham, Managing Editor-in-Chief Gretchen Jacobson, and Staff Writer Ben DuBose regarding the upcoming 2021 MP Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards program. Topics include how to submit a nomination; details about the judging panel of corrosion experts, and what it is that they're looking for; new perks for the winners; and much more.
Release date: July 29, 2020
Stuart Binstock, President & CEO of the Construction Financial Management Association, discusses the association’s Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention (CIASP). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide is the number one cause of fatalities in the construction industry. Additionally, construction has the highest number of suicides compared to other groups.
Release date: July 24, 2020
This interview podcast features Dan Adley, CEO of coatings and corrosion engineering and inspection specialist KTA-Tator, Inc. and a member of the NACE International Board of Directors. In the episode, Adley shares business updates and considerations for the corrosion industry in 2020 while also exploring the important roles of leadership and strategic planning during these uncertain times.
Release date: July 22, 2020
Ryan Miller, director of the coatings tools division at Seymour Midwest, explains how and why tool providers are working to make their products more user intuitive for coatings applicators. In the interview, Miller also offers perspective on how select segments of the coatings industry have fared during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as what could be ahead in the remainder of 2020.
Release date: July 16, 2020
Lisa Ryan, Certified Speaking Professional and Chief Appreciation Strategist at Grategy, is changing the conversation around company culture and employee engagement in the construction industry. In our latest podcast, she shares tips and tricks about using technology, recognizing your employees, and more, which contractors can start putting into action today.
Release date: July 10, 2020
Bob Dahlstrom, CEO of Apellix, joins our podcast for a discussion of how new drone technologies are changing the landscape of corrosion inspections. Dahlstrom shares updates on pilot programs and other recent developments in 2020, including whether the COVID-19 pandemic could make asset owners explore alternatives to traditional field inspections.
Release date: July 7, 2020
Mel Kleiman, founder and president of Humetrics, gives tips and tricks for hiring and retaining good employees. How important is experience? How often should you be interviewing? What should you look for in future employees? All of this — and more! — are discussed in this episode.
Release date: June 30, 2020
Phil Kinnane, vice president of sales at COMSOL, joins us to discuss the growing role of modeling and simulation tools in the fight against corrosion. COMSOL offers software that can help predict coating lifespan and many other corrosion problems for many end users, and Kinnane explains how that business has fared in the era of a pandemic.
Release date: June 17, 2020
Ken Rossy, vice president of sales at surface preparation company HoldTight Solutions, explains how the pandemic has prompted the corrosion control industry to become more creative to overcome logistics and market constraints. He also breaks down why it's the type of business, rather than geography, that is most likely to shape a company's outlook for the remainder of 2020.
Release date: June 12, 2020
Sylvia Fontes of Forensic Analytical Consulting Services shares how the environmental consulting company has helped support hygiene efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fontes gives tips for companies as they start to transition back into the workplace or jobsite, along with an explanation of how the company has continued its work in the field by analyzing environmental information and helping to guide and monitor.
Release date: June 5, 2020
DECO Coatings President Janet South and Vice President of Business Operations Laura Blechl discuss how COVID-19 has affected the contracting side of the coatings industry. They share challenges that they’ve had to overcome in the recent weeks, a few tips that contractors can use in the field and shop, and suggestions for the industry moving forward.
Release date: June 3, 2020
Troy Rankin, president of Farwest Corrosion Control Co., explores the lessons learned from COVID-19 for the corrosion industry, as well as the role of oil prices in the potential recovery. Farwest, which is now offering free technical consultations for cathodic protection (CP) and corrosion control services, also shares its business outlook for the remainder of 2020 and what to watch for in the months ahead.
Release date: May 28, 2020
SpeedCove President Doug Standal explains how business in the resinous flooring world has changed due to COVID-19. He also provides examples of what the company is doing virtually in the food and beverage, health care, and other markets.
Release date: May 26, 2020
Executives from Mobiltex, which provides cathodic protection monitoring for corrosion detection across many North American pipelines, share their views of business during COVID-19. CEO Marc Bracken and Product Manager Will Maize explain lessons learned from the pandemic and how remote monitoring technologies are now more important than ever for many operators.
Release date: May 21, 2020
John Glass, vice president of sales for Amcorr Products and Services, joins the NACE Publications podcast series on COVID-19 to discuss how his company is maintaining support for in-field workers during the pandemic.
Release date: May 20, 2020
Former U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent and Cyber Security Task Force member John Iannarelli shares what to watch for as the COVID-19 pandemic boosts cyber scams. Just as maintaining good personal hygiene can help in our ongoing fight against the novel coronavirus, Iannarelli offers tips on how businesses and employees can utilize sensible ‘cyber hygiene’ to avoid destructive viruses of the computer world.
Release date: May 15, 2020
American Industrial Hygiene Association CEO Larry Sloan outlines strategies that businesses can utilize to reopen safely amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as well as unique considerations for small business owners. Further industry-specific guidance from AIHA about reopening safely is available at their newly created website, backtoworksafely.org.
Release date: May 13, 2020
Air Equipment and Repair's Jason Weber shares some of the challenges that those working from home are likely experiencing, as well as some tips and tricks that coatings and spray polyurethane foam (SPF) contractors might be able to use in the field.
Release date: May 7, 2020
Greg Martin, vice president of product strategy and development at MSA Safety, discusses respiratory protection in the times of COVID-19. MSA Safety has been involved in the personal protective equipment (PPE) world for 100+ years, and they’ve been actively supporting the health care and industrial industries during this time.
Release date: May 5, 2020
Pam Nicoletti, Director of Education at NACE International, and Melanie Diaz, Senior Manager of Education Business Development, join the podcast to discuss NACE's new virtual education offerings and the early feedback from students.
Release date: April 30, 2020
Jerry Lastovica, CEO of gasket and sealing solutions provider Flexitallic, joins the MP Interview Series to discuss how COVID-19 is impacting his company and the industry in 2020.
Release date: April 27, 2020
Tats Nakagawa, COO and co-founder of Castagra, has been sharing insights and collaborating in the digital space for some time now. Not only has he been sharing information on his social media platforms but he also hosts his own podcast on the building materials and coatings industry.
Release date: April 24, 2020
Dex-O-Tex’s marine division has been involved with the HSNS Mercy and HSNS Comfort since their inceptions as oil tankers in the early ‘80s. These ships are now on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.
Release date: April 22, 2020
In keeping with the company’s track record to give back to the community during times of crisis, KEEN Footwear implemented a program during COVID-19 called “Together We Can Help” that sent 100,000 pairs of shoes — about $10,000,000 — to workers on the front lines and families at home.
Release date: April 20, 2020
Water and wastewater coatings company Epoxytec is repurposing portions of its Florida facility to produce hand sanitizer to meet rising demand during COVID-19. Michael Caputi and Silvia Caputi, president and vice president at Epoxytec, join our podcast to share how the new initiative is going.
Release date: April 17, 2020
Davies Hood, president at Induron Protective Coatings, and Mark Ragsdale, maintenance manager at the Great Lakes Water Authority, joined our podcast for a roundtable discussion.
Release date: April 12, 2020
Mark Cadle, director of services with corrosion control solutions company MESA Products, joins the Materials Performance (MP) Interview Series. Topics include how COVID-19 is impacting his business, as well as the optimal path forward for the corrosion industry.
Release date: April 9, 2020
Though Bullard manufactures a wide range of personal protective equipment (PPE) frequently used by coatings contractors, the COVID-19 pandemic is prompting the company to shift its focus to the health care industry and its need for powered air-purifying respirators (PAPR).
In this episode, NACE Western Area Director and Project Engineer for Tinnea & Associates, LLC, Ryan Tinnea, talks about his experiences working with aquaria, challenges he has faced, and the two most common mistakes he sees in his work. Tinnea also offers advice on how aquaria can save money and actions the attractions industry can take to increase safety for visitors and extend the life of assets.
Release date: April 7, 2020
Trent Cotney, CEO of Cotney Construction Law, joins the CoatingsPro Interview Series to examine the legal implications of COVID-19 for businesses involved with the construction industry.
Release date: April 3, 2020
Chris Tiernay, president and chief operating officer of coatings manufacturer Carboline, explores how the COVID-19 pandemic is changing the short-term outlook for his company and the industry.
Release date: April 2, 2020
In a roundtable discussion, NACE International CEO Bob Chalker and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings Executive Director Bill Worms address the potential combination of the two organizations.
Release date: April 1, 2020
Cory Brown, Vice President of Operations at protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company, Inc., speaks out regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its business implications for his company and the coatings and corrosion control industries moving forward.
Release date: March 25, 2020
The launch of the CoatingsPro Magazine interview series welcomes Reid Ribble, CEO of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA). In the March 25 interview, Ribble explains how industry operations have changed since the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, as well as what could come next in the weeks and months ahead.
Release date: March 24, 2020
In this episode, NACE member and Senior Project Manager for Baynum Painting, Inc., Steve Hickey shares insights from his nearly 30 years of corrosion control work in the amusements and attractions industry. From changes he’s seen over the years to why painting rides and roller coasters is about much more than visual appeal, Hickey has some valuable advice for anyone looking to save money and extend the life of their assets.
Release date: March 6, 2020
In the first episode, NACE International President and Principal Consultant for Consulex, Terry Greenfield, is interviewed from the loud and lively floor of the global attractions industry’s premier event. Greenfield shares insights into how attractions owners can assess and minimize risk, benefits of corrosion management planning, and his thoughts on the outlook for the future of the amusements industry in the area of corrosion prevention and control.
Release date: September 12, 2019
Specified: Building Materials & Coatings Growth Podcast
After a varied career from corporate to nonprofit, Bob Chalker, CAE, is now CEO of NACE International, The Worlwide Corrosion Authority. He started at Packard Electric and crisscrossed his way to NACE, where he really found his current niche.
Release date: September 26, 2019
Episode Two of the Flint Phenomenon series continues the roundtable discussion surrounding the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. In this chat, panelists explore the science behind the problem while evaluating the difficulty in monitoring lead in water systems; the use of corrosion inhibitors and water filters; the changing standards of lead in metals and drinking water; and how Flint is doing today.
The first episode of the Flint Phenomenon series discusses the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, including the causes of lead release in the drinking water and how the situation was handled. It includes discussion on the difficulty in identifying and replacing lead pipe in Flint and throughout the United States. The episode includes discussion with panelists Marc Edwards, who led the team that collected the water samples in Flint, and Darren Lytle with the Environmental Protection Agency.
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