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NACE International Names Robert H. Chalker as the New Executive Director

Published on 2010-07-16. Author : SpecialChem

HOUSTON, Texas -- NACE International, the Corrosion Society, named Robert (Bob) H. Chalker as its new Executive Director.

Chalker has served as Managing Director & CEO of ASQ Global, a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Society for Quality, for the past year and half. He is a dynamic leader with a vast background in strategic planning and global development.

"On behalf of the entire Board, we are pleased to welcome Bob to NACE," said Dr. Chris Fowler, President of NACE International. "Bob is a proven leader and brings over 15 years of executive leadership experience to NACE. He has the ideal skill set to lead NACE into the future."

Prior to being named Managing Director at ASQ Global in 2009, Chalker served as Director, Global Development and Strategic Planning at SAE International for five years where he was responsible for the Society's $57 million in revenues, and setting the sales and marketing direction for the global, 115,000 member organization. Additionally, he led the organization's customer service team, membership and section activities, pre-professional educational initiatives and the SAE Foundation. From 1981 - 2003, Bob worked for Delphi Corporation where his most recent assignment was as Sales Director and Global Customer Manager. During his twenty two -year career with Delphi he held positions in sales, engineering and manufacturing.

The combination of his ASQ Global, SAE International, and Delphi experience has allowed Bob to develop a unique, in-depth understanding of the diverse and complex customer requirements within the global market place.

Bob earned his MBA at Oakland University (Rochester, Michigan) and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Cincinnati, where he received a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering. He and his wife Kim will be relocating to Houston, TX. They have two grown children.

"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead NACE International at such an important moment in the history of our association," Chalker said. "I am looking forward to working with NACE members, volunteer leaders, and staff in fulfilling our mission to protect people, assets, and the environment from the impact of corrosion."

About NACE International:

NACE International, the Corrosion Society, based in Houston, Texas, has over 23,000 members in 110 countries. It is recognized worldwide as the largest professional association dedicated to protecting people, assets, and the environment from the impact of corrosion. It was founded in 1943, and offers technical training and certification programs, sponsors conferences, and produces industry standards, reports, publications, and software to prevent and mitigate corrosion.

Source: NACE International


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