CLEVELAND – Sherwin-Williams announced the election of Brian Skerry, Ph.D., Global Technical Director, Protective and Marine Coatings, to a four-year term on the Board of Governors of The Society of Protective Coatings (SSPC). The SSPC is a leading nonprofit, member-based trade organization that issues industry standards and provides resources, certifications and training for protective coatings professionals.

“I’m honored to have been chosen to serve on the SSPC Board of Governors,” said Skerry. “I look forward to helping the organization carry out its central role in providing education and information to protective coatings professionals.” Skerry brings to his board position nearly three decades of experience in corrosion and coatings. He joined The Sherwin-Williams Co. in 1984, and since then, has held a series of research and technical management positions with increasing levels of responsibility. He currently oversees global new product development, commercialization and technology innovation programs.

Skerry has published 41 technical papers and received two Sherwin-Williams awards and six coatings industry technical publication awards as well as the National Association of Corrosion Engineers’ A.B. Campbell award. He has made more than 50 technical presentations in the United States, Europe, South America and Australasia. In addition, he has published 38 scientific papers in publications that include Journal of Coatings Technology, Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings, and Progress in Organic Coatings, among others.