• Gunnar Ackx will be President of SSPC for a period of 1 year starting July 1st 2016

Gunnar Ackx will be President of SSPC for a period of 1 year starting July 1st 2016

We are extremely proud and honored to announce that our Managing Director and Senior Consultant Gunnar Ackx will, effectively July 1st, 2016, assume the role of 'President' on the Board of Governors of SSPC, The Society for Protective Coatings, and this is for a period of 1 year.

Elected as (first) 'International Representative' to the Board of Governors of SSPC in 2010, Gunnar is currently serving his 2nd term (of 4 years) at the highest level of one of the worlds leading member organizations in the field of corrosion protection and protective coatings.

In this capacity, Gunnar was also elected to "Vice President" 3 years ago, which automatically transcends into the (annual) functions of 'President Elect', 'President' and "Immediate Past President".

We would like to invite you to visit SSPC's website (www.sspc.org) and more specifically the next sections that are likely unknown to some of you, but would surely be a benefit to you, your staff, your company or organization, your projects, ...:

  • The 'Standards'-section where you can consult and download many dozens of valuable industry standards (free as SSPC-member!)
  • The 'Trainings'-section lists approximately 50 training- and/or certification programs, some of which can be organized & taught by SCICON worldwide bvba here in Europe.  But also other programs or Webinars that you can follow online as well.
  • The 'Membership'-page where you can become an 'individual member' for as little as 120 USD/year, which immediately provides you with the following benefits:
    • Free and unlimited access to all SSPC standards.
    • Monthly Magazine: Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL)
    • Reductions for SSPC training (in the classroom or online)
    • Reductions for the annual SSPC Conference
    • Possibilities to participate & network in Technical Committees, and specialized task-groups drafting and revising industry standards and guidelines.
    • ...
  • Do you have multiple people in your company or organization who would like to benefit from an SSPC membership, then there are also 'Corporate Memberships' available starting from 700 USD/year, for which in addition to the above benefits (for x people) you will also receive a number of 'Flex-Points' (at the value of your membership-fee) that you can use to purchase books & technical publications from the extensive library, obtain reductions for training- or certification-programs, etc...
  • And in conclusion, also take a look at the 'Events' page where you will find more information on the Annual SSPC Conference (next year from January 30th through February 2nd, 2017 in Tampa, Florida), well worth the visit!

In short, I'm absolutely convinced that your membership with SSPC will certainly provide you with "value for money".

And should there be any questions, tips, or suggestions with regards to SSPC-related matters, especially with respect to international topics, do not hesitate to send the President himself an e-mail: Gunnar Ackx

At your service,

Gunnar Ackx

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