AMPP CEO Bob Chalker to Retire Next Summer

(P&GJ) — AMPP CEO Bob Chalker has announced his plans to retire in July 2023, the company said in a statement on Monday. Chalker has served in his role for more than 12 years, starting first with NACE International and then as CEO of AMPP through the merger of NACE and SSPC in 2021.


In October, the AMPP board of directors will commence a formal search for a successor and consider internal and external candidates for the position.

“It has been a privilege to serve as CEO of this great organization, and I want to extend my thanks to AMPP’s employees and members who have enabled the association to achieve so much,” Chalker said. “I am honored to have had the opportunity to support such an important industry and so many hard-working people who share a sincere passion for the work they do.”

As CEO of NACE and now AMPP, Chalker has worked with the boards, member leadership, and AMPP staff to build a culture of excellence, expand the association’s global reach, and develop strategic approaches to supporting and serving industry and member needs. Chalker noted that he is proud of the work he has done over the years and particularly the success that has come from the merger of NACE and SSPC.

“We are grateful for Bob’s years of steady, thoughtful leadership and he will be sincerely missed,” Cris Conner, AMPP Global Center Chair, said. “As a leader and an innovator for our industry, Bob has delivered more in his tenure than we could have envisioned a decade ago. His commitment and tireless dedication to the association is evident in his many achievements and the invaluable legacy he leaves behind.”

The AMPP board of directors will appoint a search committee to oversee the CEO search process and choose a successor with a target date for a decision by March to allow the new CEO to meet AMPP members and industry leaders during the AMPP Annual Conference and Expo in Colorado.

Chalker will remain with the organization through the transition and support the onboarding of the next AMPP CEO.

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