Materials Performance

SEP 2018

Materials Performance is the world's most widely circulated magazine dedicated to corrosion prevention and control. MP provides information about the latest corrosion control technologies and practical applications for every industry and environment.

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A Look Back on the History of Corrosion Control NACE International has been celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, recognizing the achievements of its members, staff, and the industry itself over many decades. In the area of Publications, NACE released the book, The History of NACE International— The Worldwide Corrosion Authority, 1943-2018, 75 Years of Progress. Authored by NACE Past Presidents W. Brian Holtsbaum, Pierre Crevolin, and Elaine Bowman, the book is an update of the first edition published in 2013. It covers the activities, governance, and growth of the association since its founding by 11 pipeline engineers in 1943. Our magazines and journal—Materials Performance, CoatingsPro, and CORROSION—have also been highlighting NACE's history throughout the year. On that note, I am pleased to introduce this special issue of MP, the 11th issue in a row commemorating NACE International's 75th anniversary with classic MP articles from the past, guest editorials from NACE Past Presidents and Fellows, content about NACE's evolution across all activities, and more. The focus of this issue is a look back on important milestones in the corrosion control industry. A highlight of our special historical insert following p. 16 of the September issue is the NACE roundtable article featuring renowned corrosion experts who identify what they believe are the most important corrosion innovations throughout history. Our regular "Up Front" department has items from decades past this month to reveal what was deemed important in the corrosion industry as far back as 1986 when the column originated. Other content includes three corrosion basics articles on various time-proven technologies, classic MP features on automotive corrosion and cathodic protection of external tank bottoms, and advertising pages and editorials from longtime supporters describing their corrosion control products, services, and activities with NACE. Other areas of the magazine feature commemorative content as well, including a classic MP article from 1962, when the magazine originally launched. And then there is the usual slate of technical articles and departments to provide readers with information they need to be suc- cessful in their jobs. Our 75th coverage isn't over yet, however. After this issue's look into the past, October 2018 MP will address the future of the corrosion industry. This will not only feature predictions by experts on the future of corrosion control tools, services, and management, but will address topics such as effective leadership and business practices that are crucial to the success of the industry. This "futurist" issue will also contain the CORROSION 2019 Advance Program, especially relevant as attendees prepare for the most leading-edge corrosion conference and expo in the world. As the celebration of our 75th anniversary continues, I recognize and commend the skills, talents, and hard work of our members—many of whom have volunteered countless hours over the years that have made NACE International the great worldwide technical society it is today. I am convinced that through continued emphasis on leadership development, education and training, career path planning, top-quality content, and breakthroughs in technologies, the future will be even brighter for professionals involved in the critical industry of corrosion control. Bob Chalker Chief Executive Officer, NACE International 1 9 4 3 – 2 0 1 8 NACE INTERNATIONAL 75 Viewpoint W W W.MATERIALSPERFORMANCE.COM SEPTEMBER 2018 A4

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