During the two-week voting period, thousands of members of the two associations cast votes, with an overwhelming 89% of NACE members and 88.3% of SSPC members in favour of the merger.
Several steps are required before completion of the combination and most changes will not be immediate. Initial efforts will be focused on determining the new governance and membership structure by January 1, 2021. Member volunteers will drive discussions and decision-making to ensure the final combined organisation represents the best interests of the membership. McKinley Advisors will continue to serve as a third party, independent advisor to assist both organisations with combining resources, knowledge, and cultures.
NACE International CEO, Bob Chalker and SSPC Executive Director, Bill Worms issued the following joint statement, “From the time each of us began working for our organisations we have believed our members can be stronger together. We are devoted to providing our members with the best services, education, and products possible and we know this combined organisation will accomplish that and more. We are pleased to see this come together and look forward to a bright future ahead for the members of NACE and SSPC.”