AMPP Welcomes New Board Member to Strengthen Its Commitment to the Transportation Sector

By: Association for Materials Protection & Performance
HOUSTON - Feb. 13, 2024 - PRLog -- The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP), the global authority in materials protection and performance, announces the addition of Todd Bennett to its Board of Directors. His appointment, effective immediately, marks a significant milestone in AMPP's efforts to enhance its engagement with the transportation sector.

The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP), the global authority in materials protection and performance, welcomes Todd Bennett to its Board of Directors. Effective immediately, this non-voting position runs through December 2024. Bennett's addition signifies a pivotal step in AMPP's strategy to deepen its engagement with the transportation sector.

Bennett, who serves as the Chemical Laboratory Director at the U.S. Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), brings to AMPP an unparalleled depth of experience in chemical testing, laboratory management, and coatings technology, honed over three decades of dedicated service. With a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Missouri State University and a distinguished career from laboratory chemist to chemical laboratory director, Bennett's expertise is set to play a critical role in guiding AMPP's strategic initiatives.

After his appointment, Bennett expressed enthusiasm about his new role: "Joining the AMPP Board of Directors is a profound honor and a tremendous opportunity to improve corrosion and coatings science. My journey in this field, especially within the transportation sector, has shown me the vital importance of our work. I am committed to leveraging my experience to foster innovation, collaboration, and education within AMPP and beyond."

Bennett's leadership roles, notably as the Technical Committee Chair for the Association of American State Highway Transportation Organizations' (AASHTO) Product Evaluation and Audit Solutions/Structural Steel Coatings/Concrete Coatings & Sealers, underscore his commitment to enhancing material performance standards and practices. His work has significantly influenced the adoption of cutting-edge coatings and corrosion protection strategies, benefiting infrastructure projects nationwide.

Paul Vinik, chair of the AMPP Board of Directors and a former Florida Department of Transportation member, lauded Bennett's appointment: "Todd is a visionary leader whose contributions to the field of corrosion and coatings have been instrumental. His work with AASHTO and his leadership in integrating the transportation sector's needs with AMPP's objectives are exactly what we need to drive our mission forward. Todd's unique perspective will be invaluable as we strive to reconnect with Departments of Transportation nationwide and reinforce our commitment to the communities we serve."

Formed in 2021 from NACE International and SSPC merger, the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) is the largest global corrosion and coatings organization, uniting 145 years of expertise, serving over 35,000 members in 140 countries.

Jennifer Kramer, APR
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