Program Committee/Subcommittees

AMPP Accreditation Program committee meeting

2021 Meeting | February 25, 2021

Program Committee Members and Staff were announced.

Board of Director, Accreditation Liaison

Garry Manous – Accreditation Program Liaison

Accreditation Program Committee (APC) Members

Connor McManus – Chair Accreditation Program Committee

Kevin LaRue – Vice Chair Accreditation Program Committee

Subcommittee Chairs

Rich Capalupo - QP Core Subcommittee Chair (QP 1, QP 2, QP 7, QS 1, QN 1, and AS-3)

Heather Gilmer - QP 3 Subcommittee Chair

Matthew Mills - QP 5 Subcommittee Chair (Accreditation for Inspection Companies)

Jeff Theo - QP General Subcommittee Chair (QP 6, QP 8, QP 9, AS-3 ITO)

AMPP QP Program Staff Representatives

Helena Seelinger – AMPP Executive Director

Keenan Loubser – Staff Representative (Senior Director Certification and Accreditation)

Dave Evans – Director, QP Program

Jessica Gonzales – Staff Representative

Kathy Cornwall – Staff Representative

Michael Damiano – Technical Advisor

Advisory committee meeting minutes

2019 Meeting
February 13, 2019 | Orlando, FL

2018 Meeting
January 17, 2018 | New Orleans, LA

August 2015 DAC revision

The Disciplinary Action Criteria was updated in August 2015 with the following editorial clarifications:

  • The definition of affiliated company has been clarified in the note at the bottom of page 5.
  • The language about the informal conference has changed in Part V, Section G on page 7.
  • The language about Termination under Severe Critical Faults on the Table of Disciplinary Actions on page 11 has been clarified.
  • The note at the bottom of the Table of Disciplinary Actions on page 11 has been updated.

Download the revised DAC here

Latest contractor news

Contractor News is now available via the SSPC CoatingsConnect newsletter which is published quarterly online. Please access the newsletter via the link below.

Advisory committee CAS information

The periodic 5-year review and revision of The SSPC/NACE Joint Applicator Certification Standard (SSPC-ACS 1/NACE No. 13) “Industrial Coating and Lining Application Specialist Qualification and Certification,” is underway. This standard provides criteria for the education, training, experience, knowledge, and skills required by an Application Specialist to prepare and apply protective coatings to steel and concrete surfaces of complex industrial structures. This standard may be used for certification of Application Specialists for other substrates or conditions, as considered appropriate by facility owners, contractors, or certifying agencies. It is the basis for SSPC’s CAS program.

Draft revisions to this standard are being prepared by a joint task group comprised of SSPC and NACE members. The proposed revisions will be balloted to consensus committees within NACE and SSPC. If you are interested in joining the SSPC committee reviewing this standard, please contact Aimée Beggs, SSPC Standards Development Specialist at 412.288.6042 or email [email protected].

Former SSPC Advisory Committee Members

Richard Capolupo
Prime Coatings Inc.

Bob Cohan
Atlas Painting & Sheeting

Steven E. Smith
Superior Maintenance Co.

Robert Belisle
JW Egan Painting

Steve Cogswell
BAE Systems

Bruce Henley
Brock Enterprises

Don Holle
Abhe & Svoboda

Anthony Kavouris
Atlantic Painting Company

Sergio Flores
Cor-Ray Painting

Gabe Gonzales
Vigor Industrial

Gary Manous
Atsalis Bros Painting

Barry McCoy
Surface Technologies

Brad Wildner
Intech Contracting, LLC.

James Taylor
Newport News Shipbuilding

Rick Smith
Wheelblast, Inc.

Reagan Sabelhaus
Sabelhaus West

Sam Scaturro
Alpine Painting & Sandblasting Contractors

Scott Roystan
Modern Protective Coatings

Les Phillips
Phillips Industrial Service


Tom Schwerdt
Texas DOT

Brooke Divan
US Army Corps of Engineers

Michael Hewins

Ken Jaros
NJ American Water


Bill Campbell
Campbell Consulting Service

Tony Serdenes
Gannett Fleming

Mitch Blum
MB Environmental Consulting


Bob Murphy
Sherwin Williams

FTI Apprenticeship/Training IUPAT

Robert Porto
Finishing Trades Institute

Union / Labor

Angelo Serse

Former SSPC – Ex Officio

John Whalen
SSPC Director of Technical Services

Henry Arato
SSPC QP Certification Program Manager