This conference seeks to present papers on various methods of corrosion control, featuring unique educational presentations, forums, and new technologies on the exhibit hall floor. This will be your opportunity to learn about local corrosion issues from experienced local experts.

Keynote Speakers

Jeffrey L. Didas

Senior Corrosion Engineer
Matcor, Inc (Chalfont, PA)
Current NACE International President (2018-2019)

Jeffrey L. Didas, senior corrosion engineer with Matcor, Inc. is the 2018-2019 NACE International president. Mr. Didas has been a member of NACE for over 40 years and served on the NACE Board as Treasurer 2009 to 2013. In addition to this post, Didas also served simultaneously as the NACE Foundation’s Treasurer. Between the years 1996 to present he has served on the following committees: NACE Finance Committee, NACE Policy Committee, NACE Member Activities Committee Chair, NACE Public Affairs Committee, NACE Nominating Committee and NACE Area Coordination Committee. Other Association positions held are Board Director (2006-2009) and NACE Institute Treasurer (2012-2015). He served in leadership positions of the Saudi Arabia Section (1992-1995), Virginia Old Dominion Section (2002-2011) and the West Virginia Section (1997-2000). He also served as arrangements chair of the Houston Section 1990-1991. His Eastern Area service includes treasurer, secretary, vice chair and chair 2003-2007 inclusively. Didas has been active within the technical committee community since the late ‘90s and holds several NACE certifications – corrosion specialist, cathodic protection specialist and certified coating inspector – to name a few. He has published many conference papers and presented oral presentations at many area conferences and short courses. He has received the NACE Distinguished Service Award (2001) and NACE R.A. Brannon Award (2014) in addition to the AUCSC General Chairman Plaque (2005) and Colonel Cox Award (2010). Mr. Didas earned his ASEE in industrial electronics technology degree from Springfield Technical Community College (Springfield MA) and BSET in electrical/ electronic engineering technology degree from Thomas A Edison State College (Trenton NJ).

A.I. (Sandy) Williamson, P.Eng.

Williamson Integrity Services
Former NACE International President (2016-2017)

A.I. (Sandy) Williamson, P.Eng., is the president of Williamson Integrity Services and former NACE International president (2016-2017). Mr. Williamson has been a member of NACE for over 38 years and is currently serving as the Technical Program Co-Chair for the 2019 Northern Area conference to be held in Calgary. In 2004, he founded the NACE TEG 341X Corrosion in Oilsands committee and has served as an ongoing NACE Refinery Corrosion Course instructor and as part of the Technical Resource Panel for IMPACT. He has held several leadership positions within the Northern Area including Past Director (Canada and Alaska), Past Director of the NACE Foundation of Canada, Northern Area Conference Chair (2011), Technical Program Chair (2014), Oilsands Corrosion Symposium Chair (2015). In addition to his service positions in the Northern area, Mr. Williamson has served in several international positions including Refinery Corrosion Symposium Chair for SinoCorr 2014 (Beijing), CorCon 2013 (New Delhi) and 2014 (Mumbai). Mr. Williamson earned his Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering from Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario, Canada) and has over 38 years of oil and gas experience in corrosion, materials and inspection sectors for Ammonite Corrosion Engineering, Inc. (President), Cormetrics Labs (Director), Shaw Pipe (Technical Manager), and Shell Canada.


Sheraton Seattle Hotel

1400 6th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

Single/Double - $185.00 USD
Triple/Quad - $205.00 USD

Deadline for hotel registration is November 5, 2018

Book Your Room

Please indicate you’re with “NACE International Western Area Conference” when making your room reservations to receive the official discount.

Conference Committee

Chair: Ryan Tinnea, Tinnea & Associates, LLC

Vice Chair: Logan Swanson, MESA Products, Inc.

Exhibits Co-Chairs:
Alex Fussell, RH2 Engineering
Kim Karmil, MESA Products, Inc.

Education Chair: Daniel Hamilton, Cascade Natural Gas Corporation

Sponsorships Chair: Jake Sowders, Farwest Corrosion Control Company

Technical Program Committee:
Patrick Clark, Cascade Natural Gas Corporation
Stuart Ell, Corrosion Mitigation
Philip Goodwin, Norton Corrosion Limited
Madeline Lee, Tinnea & Associates, LLC
Daniel Powell, FNACE, Powell Corrosion Consulting

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