The NACE International Institute today announced that Cynthia O’Malley has been named Executive Director of the Master Painters Institute (MPI LLC).
O’Malley brings extensive experience and expertise in business management, protective coatings testing, standards development of both industrial and commercial coatings, and asset protection. MPI is dedicated to the establishment of quality, performance and sustainable coatings standards.
“After bringing MPI under the umbrella of the NACE Institute in 2017 we experienced growing demand for the organization’s expertise from both the commercial and industrial paint markets,” said Helena Seelinger, Executive Director of the NACE International Institute. “We needed someone with an established track record for business leadership and a strong grasp of the coatings industry--we found that and more in Cynthia.”
In this new role within the NACE Institute, O’Malley will focus on business development, building relationships with specifiers and paint manufacturers, meeting global and industrial market needs, and upgrading the existing key product areas of testing/standards and training.
“I look forward to joining the team at NACE by embracing the leadership opportunity at MPI. I was fortunate to be involved in establishing the MPI United States laboratory testing program and have been a member of NACE for decades,” said O’Malley. “NACE has been helpful to me throughout my career and I am excited to be a part of an organization with such an esteemed history of industry service and leadership.”
O’Malley will join NACE after more than 20 years with industry leader KTA-Tator, Inc. where she has served as Vice President, Professional Services Group Manager since 2016. She has also served in core leadership roles in the NACE International and SSPC professional organizations.
About NACE International
Founded in 1943, NACE International, The Corrosion Society, serves 36,000 members in 130 countries. Based in Houston, Texas, with offices in the U.S., China, Malaysia, India, Brazil and Saudi Arabia, and a training center in Dubai, the organization serves all industries impacted by corrosion and provides the most specified technical training and certification programs, conferences, industry standards, reports, and publications focused on corrosion prevention and mitigation.