May 2023, Vol. 250, No. 5


Associations in the News May 2023


AMPP Names Alan Thomas as CEO 

The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP), a global nonprofit representing more than 32,000 members in the materials, corrosion and coatings industries – among them pipeline companies – named Alan Thomas as its new CEO effective April 1.  

Most recently serving as CEO for SaaS company Gridiron LLG, Thomas previously launched Array Coating Technology, LLC, an industrial blasting, coating, powder coating and metal finishing company focused on the subsea oil and gas sector. A past International Facility Management Association (IFMA) executive vice president and CEO, he also was responsible for developing strategic alliances and channel partners globally for the international nonprofit.  

Thomas earned a bachelor’s degree in Christian Education from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and a master’s in business administration in finance from Tulane University. He also is a former member of the U.S. Coast Guard, where he served for six years and received the U.S. Coast Guard Achievement Medal for distinguished leadership and exceptional performance of duty. 

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