Shipbuilder Receives Women in Coatings Impact Award

Published January 19, 2022

Joyce Wright, a product trainer and Master Shipbuilder at Newport News Shipbuilding, recently was honored with the 2021 Women in Coatings Impact Award by the SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.

The award recognizes women who have contributed to creating a positive impact on the culture of the coatings industry.

At NNS, Wright continues to seek out new technologies and support the transformation of coating processes and training needs across all programs. She was the first woman to serve as president for the SSPC Board of Directors and also the last. In 2021, SSPC merged with NACE International to form the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP). Wright currently serves as chair of the AMPP Global Center – Board of Directors.