The NACE International Institute has appointed Helena M. Seelinger as its new executive director. Seelinger has been a staff member of NACE International since 1986 where she has served in multiple leadership roles within the organization including service as interim executive director of NACE in 2005; director of education during the organization’s initial international expansion and global training partnerships; and currently serves as senior director of membership and government relations.
The NACE International Institute was formed in 2012 to establish an organization focused on certification activities and further advancing the corrosion profession. The Institute will support growth and quality of certification for the corrosion control field, improve the business conditions of the industry, and advance knowledge through certification programs that promote public safety, protect the environment and reduce the economic impact of corrosion. The Institute will also lead NACE’s certification programs toward compliance with the ISO standard for certification bodies (ISO17204).
Seelinger will be a non-voting, ex-officio member of the Institute’s board of directors, responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership to the Institute’s day-to-day operations, and will maintain oversight of NACE International’s technical activities, membership, public relations and public affairs activities.