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AMPP Celebrates Milestone as 100th Chapter Is Formed

Recently, the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) proudly announced the formation of its 100th chapter. 

As the global authority in materials protection and performance, this milestone marks the organization’s global expansion and a commitment to connecting professionals across the industries it serves. 

This historic moment took place during the 2024 AMPP Annual Conference + Expo in New Orleans, La., which has gathered nearly 6,000 attendees from around the world.

The association’s Membership Program Committee approved the creation of three new chapters in Kentucky, Iraq, and Australia. With the inclusion of these chapters, Australia was designated as AMPP’s 100th chapter, symbolizing the organization’s broad reach across continents.

“The establishment of our 100th chapter in Australia is not just a number, but a testament to the vibrant and growing community of professionals dedicated to the advancement of materials protection and performance,” said Cortney Chalifoux, chair of the Membership Program Committee. “It represents our commitment to providing our members with local networks and resources, regardless of where they are in the world.”

AMPP’s CEO also commented on this significant expansion, emphasizing the organization's vision for the future.

“The formation of our 100th chapter marks a pivotal point in our journey towards fostering a more connected, informed, and skilled global community,” said Alan Thomas, AMPP’s CEO. “As we continue to grow, especially on an international scale, our focus remains on empowering our members through education, certification, and networking opportunities that advance their careers and the industry at large.”

The launch of the new chapters underscores AMPP’s dedication to its mission of uniting the materials protection and performance community under a single, integrated banner. 

It reflects the organization's ongoing efforts to provide its members with unparalleled support, access to leading industry standards, and opportunities for professional development.

About AMPP

AMPP is a global community of professionals focused on the protection of assets and the performance of industrial and natural materials. Established in 2021 after a merger between NACE International and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings, the new association unites 145 years of corrosion control and protective coatings expertise and service to industry and members worldwide. 

Today, AMPP is the world’s largest corrosion control and protective coatings organization, serving more than 35,000 members in over 140 countries. AMPP is headquartered in the United States with offices in Houston and Pittsburgh, along with additional offices in Brazil, Canada, China, Dubai (training center), Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, and the United Kingdom.

For more information, contact: AMPP, (800) 797-6223,