NACE International, the Corrosion Society, today named Robert (Bob) H. Chalker as its new Executive Director. Chalker has served as Managing Director & CEO of ASQ Global, a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Society for Quality, for the past year and half. He is a dynamic leader with a vast background in strategic planning and global development.
Prior to being named Managing Director at ASQ Global in 2009, Chalker served as Director, Global Development and Strategic Planning at SAE International for five years where he was responsible for the Society’s $57m in revenues, and setting the sales and marketing direction for the global, 115,000 member organization. Additionally, he led the organization’s customer service team, membership and section activities, pre-professional educational initiatives and the SAE Foundation. From 1981 – 2003, Bob worked for Delphi Corporation where his most recent assignment was as Sales Director and Global Customer Manager. During his twenty two -year career with Delphi he held positions in sales, engineering and manufacturing.
The combination of his ASQ Global, SAE International, and Delphi experience has allowed Bob to develop a unique, in-depth understanding of the diverse and complex customer requirements within the global market place.
Bob earned his MBA at Oakland University (Rochester, Michigan) and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Cincinnati, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering. He and his wife Kim will be relocating to Houston, TX. They have two grown children.