MANCHESTER, UK — Following the recent formation of its new Standards Board, NACE International has appointed David Barnes, Elcometer’s Technical Manager, as its Vice Chair. Barnes was elected Vice Chair due to his proven leadership role within Elcometer Limited and familiarity with NACE International as a whole and its technical committees in particular.

Barnes has worked as Technical Manager at Elcometer for over nine years, where he has worked closely with NACE, SSPC, ASTM, BSI and ISO on standardization, writing and presenting technical papers at industry conferences around the world. 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.

Barnes will serve a three-year term as the NACE Standards Board Vice Chair, followed by a further three years as its Chair. His term as Vice Chair is scheduled to begin on June 20, 2020. Playing a vital role in providing oversight and management of the NACE Standards Program, Barnes’s 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. He will also oversee 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,” said Barnes.

“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.”