SSPC Names Bill Worms New Executive Director


SSPC: The Society For Protective Coatings has announced the appointment of William M. Worms as executive director, effective September 1, 2015. Worms will succeed William (Bill) Shoup, who is retiring with over 15 years of distinguished service.

Worms, a Pittsburgh native, joins SSPC following a more than 25-year career with Bayer MaterialScience. In his most recent role as vice president of commercial operations, Worms led the sales, operational marketing, and strategy development efforts of Bayer’s $1.5B Polyurethanes Raw Material Sales business. While at Bayer, Worms served as a board member of BayOne Joint Venture and as past Chair of the Bayer United Way Campaign. Worms’ personal commitment to philanthropy led him to becoming the President of the Board of Directors for the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, an organization with which he will continue to serve.

“The Board of Governors is thrilled that our search led us to Bill Worms, and we enthusiastically welcome him as our new Executive Director,” said Jim King, president of the SSPC Board of Governors. “As SSPC continues into the future, it is important that the organization continues to have a strong leader to meet the growing needs of our membership. Bill Worms is such a leader.”

“I’m excited and honored to be chosen to lead such a prestigious organization,” said Worms. “SSPC is poised for continued growth in both North America and internationally. I look forward to building on the foundation established by Bill Shoup and the SSPC staff to meet the needs of our growing membership.”

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