Coating Society of the Houston Area

2021 Officers

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President:                              Amber Anderson



Vice-President:                     Belinda Gibson

       DH Tech


Treasurer:                                Pete Mitchell

                                                        GMA Garnet




Secretary:                                   Josh Gray

       Elcometer USA


2021 Board of Directors

Alex Petkas, HoldTight Solutions


Amy Hoke, BGE

Andrew Swan, MTest

Anthony Grigsby, Carboline

Brian Battle, DH Tech

Charmaine Phillips, International Paint

Dwayne Lum, Carboline

Ed Fuller

Eric Piotrowski, SSPC

Ernie McDaniel, GMA Garnet

Hector Solis, Ames Tools

Jeanne Haner, Blastlink USA

Jeff Bogran, The Warehouse Rentals & Supplies

Joe King, Mineral Tech

Kat Coronado, International Paint

Ken Rossy, HoldTight Solutions

Kevin Kelleher, Continental Coatings Inc.

Loren Hatle, Corrosion Exchange, LLC

Manny Nerios, Retired

Meghan Leyva, NACE

Michael Stelmach, Salsbury Industries

Peter Bock, PPA LLC

Phil Muller, Dow Chemical

Rachel Hairston, Thermal Polymer

Raleigh Whitehead, Retired

Robin Frye, TF Warren

Sherry Klimple, Master Rig International

Skyler Zochert, Quality Product Finishing

Steven Acker, PPG

Tom Swan, MTest

William Goulette, GC&S


What We Do

Who We Are

The primary objective of the Coating Society is to act as a conduit for exchanging ideas, experiences, and best practices for protective coating for the purpose of corrosion mitigation. To achieve this goal the Coating Society conducts regular membership meetings throughout the year, holding fundraising and networking events, and awards academic scholarships.

The Coating Society of the Houston Area was established in 1956 as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with the purpose of promoting education and best practices in corrosion control and to expand the knowledge and proper use of protective coatings to mitigate the effects or corrosion in industry.


Our membership consists of individuals and companies in Southeast Texas and neighboring areas, that are involved in all aspects of protective coatings including end users, applicators, inspectors, manufacturers and suppliers.