Ms. Heather Stiner is a 1997 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh where she studied chemistry. She has been with SSPC since 2006 as the Society’s Protective Coatings Professional, serving as the staff technical expert on coatings. As part of her role at SSPC, she actively participates on standards committees and is an integral part of the Government Affairs committee. In addition, she represents SSPC’s interests in various other groups including ISO and NACE.
Prior to working for SSPC, Heather began her career at PPG Industries, where she worked in the General Industrial Lab as a Quality Assurance Technician. She left PPG to accept a position with Sauereisen Incorporated as the firm’s Organic Chemist, where she formulated coatings for the protective coatings industry.
At SSPC, in addition to her duties as a staff technical expert, Heather functions as both an instructor and contributing author for several SSPC training courses, as well as delivering technical presentations at various conferences and writing articles for the JPCL.
Ms. Stiner holds two widely recognized certifications in the coatings industry: SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist (PCS) and the SSPC Concrete Coatings Inspector (CCI). She is also a member of the SSPC, the American Chemical Society, NACE, ASTM, ISO US TAG TC 35.
Ms. Stiner can be contacted at SSPC’s offices by calling 1-412-281-2331 or via email at [email protected]
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