Master Painter History



The history of the Master Painters Institute

  • 1996 - The Master Painters Institute was formed.
  • 1997 - MPI Architectural Painting Specification Manual published by Master Painters Institute : [SOURCE]
  • 1998 - MPI Maintenance Repainting Manual published by Master Painters Institute [SOURCE]
  • 1999 - Coatings Lab Established [SOURCE]
  • 2000 - GSA replaced U.S Federal Paint Specs with MPI / U.S Navy Guide Spec
  • 2001 - Canadian National Masterspec / U.S Military UFGS [SOURCE]
  • 2002 - First MPI Environmental Standards created [Source – Buildings Guide to Green Paint Certificates: [SOURCE]
  • 2003 - AIA Masterspec, SpecLink, Spex adopt MPI
  • 2005 - Green Performance Standard #1 introduced
  • 2006 - Essentials of Paint and Painting Technology Course completed [SOURCE]
  • 2008 - Green Performance Standard #2 Introduced [SOURCE]
  • 2009 - X-Green Standard launched
  • 2010 - Architectural and Maintenance courses competed [SOURCE]
  • 2011 - Ontario adopts MPI manuals [SOURCE]
  • 2012 - ASM Decision Tree final launched [SOURCE]
  • 2013 -  Master Painters Institute becomes first trade organization to integrate with SpecBuilder+Expert™ platform [ARCOM Announces Strategic Alliance with Master Painters Institute [SOURCE]
  • 2015 - Inspection Course completed [SOURCE]
  • 2017 - NACE International Institute Acquires Canada’s Master Painters Institute (Materials Performance) [SOURCE]
  • 2018 - Cynthia O’Malley announced as Executive Director for Master Painters Institute [SOURCE]
  • 2019 – MPI 500 Series announced -  [SOURCE] [Source - Paint and Coatings Industry Magazine:]
  • 2021 – NACE and SSPC merge, becoming the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) -  [SOURCE]
  • 2021 – John Whalen replaces Cynthia O’Malley as Executive Director for Master Painters Institute
  • 2021 – The first MPI Commercial Coatings Summit held in Washington, DC. -   [SOURCE]

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