NACE International, the Corrosion Society, named Robert Chalker as its new executive director. Chalker has served as managing director and CEO of ASQ Global, a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Society for Quality, for the past year and half.
"On behalf of the entire board, we are pleased to welcome Bob to NACE," said 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 to 2003, Chalker 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.
"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."