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NACE Names New MPI Executive Director

Thursday, August 2, 2018

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The NACE International Institute announced Tuesday (July 31) the appointment of Cynthia O’Malley as its new executive director for Master Painters Institute LLC.

According to NACE, O’Malley’s career includes positions held in business management, protective coatings testing, asset protection and standards-development for both industrial and commercial coatings. She was previously employed for more than 20 years with KTA-Tator Inc.

New Executive Director

Helena Seelinger, Executive Director of the NACE International Institute, noted that since bringing MPI under NACE in 2017, “we experienced growing demand for the organization’s expertise from both the commercial and industrial paint markets. We needed someone with an established track record for business leadership and a strong grasp of the coatings industry—we found that and more in Cynthia.”

NACE International Institute

The NACE international Institute announced Tuesday (July 31) the appointment of Cynthia O’Malley as its new executive director for Master Painters Institute LLC.

As  executive director of MPI, O’Malley will work on developing the business as well as building relationships with both specifiers and paint manufacturers. O’Malley will also be in charge of upgrading the existing product areas of standards and training, and meeting industrial and global market demands.

While working with KTA-Tator Inc., O’Malley served as Vice President, Professional Services Group Manager. She also worked in core leadership roles for both NACE International and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.

“I look forward to joining the team at NACE by embracing the leadership opportunity at MPI. I was fortunate to be involved in establishing the MPI United States laboratory testing program and have been a member of NACE for decades,” said O’Malley.

“NACE has been helpful to me throughout my career and I am excited to be a part of an organization with such an esteemed history of industry service and leadership.”


Tagged categories: Business matters; Business operations; NACE; Personnel

Comment from Fred Salome, (8/2/2018, 3:08 AM)

Congratulations to both Cynthia and NACE. I hope this appointment will help to further reinforce the relationship between NACE and SSPC.

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