Following the recent formation of its new Standards Board, NACE International
appointed David Barnes, Elcometer’s
technical manager, as its vice chair.
In addition to his role as Elcometer’s liaison to International Standards Organizations, Barnes heads up Elcometer’s global technical support and training department, training Elcometer and distributor personnel and customers across Elcometer’s range of abrasive blast equipment, NDT equipment and inspection equipment for the coating’s industry.
He will serve a three-year term as the NACE Standards Board vice chair, followed by a further three years as its chair. His term is scheduled to begin on June 20, 2020.
His role as vice chair will include developing strategies, objectives and tactics to enable the NACE Standards Program to better respond to the standardization needs of the corrosion industry.
Barnes will also overlook the performance of the NACE Standard’s activities, including global growth in the standards portfolio and being responsive to the industry’s standardization needs.
“It is an honor to be elected to become the first vice chair of this newly formed Board and I look forward to helping improve the development of standards within the organization," Barnes said.
“David’s many years of experience and involvement in the industry will be a tremendous benefit to NACE," said Michael Sellars, managing director of Elcometer. “We are very pleased to hear about David’s appointment and look forward to continuing the mutually beneficial relationship Elcometer has with NACE.”