President of the Board
David White is Technical Director for Heucotech Ltd. David has over 37 years’ experience in colorants, dispersions and coatings and has held a variety of positions in production, research laboratories, and sales. His technical experience includes architectural and industrial coatings, arts and crafts, inks and plastisols. David is currently based out of Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania.
He is a Past President for the New York Society for Coatings Technology and Metropolitan New York Coatings Association (MNYCA), MNYCA Chairman of the Board and Technical Committee Chairman for the Metropolitan New York Coatings Association, Philadelphia Society for Coatings Technology Board Member, and Technical Committee Chairman and Vice President for Eastern Coatings Show. He also serves on an advisory board for the Waterborne Symposium and the Science and Technology Committee for the ACA.
Bruce Schimmel is the Director of Sales for Superior Materials Inc., a large regional distributor located in Garden City, NY.
Bruce has been with Superior Materials for 6 years and is responsible for the sales activities in the Mid-Atlantic, New England & Midwest regions.
He has spent his entire career in the Paint & Coatings Industry (spanning 36 years) and currently serves as Chairman for the Metropolitan New York Coatings Association and is also a board member for the Metropolitan New York Printing Ink Association.
Daniel Canavan III
After beginning his employment with positions at Benjamin Moore, Dan went onto Sherwin Williams, in the New Jersey Paint Stores Group. In 1999, he joined D.B. Becker Co., Inc., where now serves as Vice President.
Dan’s continued involvement within the coatings marketplace has significantly grown through his involvement with the Philadelphia Society of Coatings Technology (President 2012-2014), Polyurea Development Association (Board Member 2006-2008), and most recently, the Eastern Coatings Federation (2014).
With over 30 years’ experience in the chemical industry, Bob has served various roles with raw materials manufacturers and distributors. Prior to JNS-SmithChem, Bob served as vice president, global sales & marketing at Munzing, General Manager at Pan Technology and Director of Sales at BASF Corporation.
Bob currently serves on the board of the Metropolitan New York Paint and Coatings Association, where he chairs seminars on Green Technology and Sustainability. He holds an MBA degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a B.S. degree in chemistry from Lafayette College.
Loyd J. Burcham, Ph.D
Loyd Burcham is currently the R&D Group Leader at Stonhard in Maple Shade, NJ, developing new products for seamless polymer flooring. Before joining Stonhard in 2010, Loyd worked in the R&D department for Congoleum Corporation and prior to that at TFL USA/Canada.
He obtained his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University in 2000, and his B.Ch.E. from the University of Delaware in 1994. He also serves as the Technical Chair for the Philadelphia Society for Coatings Technology (PSCT).
Rick Mazzariello is President and Founder of Enrichem Specialities representing several specialty additive suppliers to the Coatings Industry. He has over 40 years of experience in the chemical industry and has held a variety of sales, marketing and business management positions for Union Carbide, BF Goodrich and other specialty chemical manufacturers and distributors.
He is a Past President of the Metropolitan New York Coatings Association and continues as a member of its’ Board of Directors and the Board of the New England Society for Coatings Technology. He is also a member of the American Coatings Association and the Philadelphia Society for Coatings Technology.
C. Dale Pritchett
Dale Pritchett has been involved in magazine publishing for 29 years and is a graduate of the University of Miami where he majored in Music and Business.
He is currently the publisher of “Coatings World,” “Ink World,” “Coatings and Ink China” and “Printed Electronics Now” as well as the show daily newspapers for the CHINACOAT and the RADTECH Expositions.
He has been with Rodman Media for 19 years.
Dale is also a founding board member of the Metro New York Printing Ink Association and most recently, is part of the Eastern Coatings Federation (2014).
Carol is currently serving as a Technical Manager at Randolph Products Company in Chicopee, MA. Carol has been involved in the formulation and development of coatings for over 27 years.
She has a BS in Chemistry from Loyola College in Baltimore and a MA in Chemistry from Johns Hopkins University.
Carol has worked for Farboil, Valspar, Jotun, Sigma and NCP Coatings formulating products for both the General Industrial market and for the U.S. Military.
Chuck is currently an Applications Specialist at DSM Coating Resins specializing in Industrial Wood Finishes and UV-cure technologies. He is the group leader of the Industrial Coatings group in Wilmington, Massachusetts. Chuck holds a Bachelors degree in Chemistry/Biology from Annhurst College and has completed advanced Chemistry courses at Northeastern University in Boston.
Chuck is a past-President of the New England Society of Coatings Technolgy and currently serves as the New England representative on the American Coatings Association Liaison Committee.
President and founder of Aegis Polymers & Additives, LLC. Representing suppliers of specialty products to the CASE and plastics markets. He has over 30 years industry experience in consulting, sales and marketing. Aegis Polymers was founded in 2001.
Past president of the New England Society for Coatings Technology, and currently serving on the executive board
Eric Bennung is a product development engineer and Vice President with Acrymax Technologies, Inc., a 3rd generation protective coatings firm with over 65 years of experience in formulating and manufacturing flexible coatings for the building envelope. An honors graduate of University of Delaware’s rigorous chemical engineering program in 2009, Bennung has been engineering both coatings and coatings systems since joining Acrymax for over 8 years ago – this includes work for Acrymax on its commercial and industrial pursuits but also historic preservation projects through Acrymax’s sister company Preservation Products, Inc. Bennung was honored by the Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings as part of their spotlight on the next generation of coating professionals in 2015. He currently is serving as President of the Philadelphia Society for Coatings Technology.
Dana Charron is the Technical Sales Manager for Interpolymer Corporation based out of the headquarters in Canton, MA. He has over 25 years of experience in synthesis, formulation, and application of waterbased polymers for the coatings industry. He also has 10 years of experience in new business development for waterbased polymers. He has a Masters in Synthesis & Analysis of Polymers from Illinois Institute of Technology and a Bachelors in Chemistry from Salem State University.
Christine Gehres is VP International Sales flor LANSCO COLORS, a global supplier of quality pigments.
Christine has over 25 years of experience in marketing, product development, tech service and sales of specialty chemicals to the Coatings, Plastics, Inks and Cosmetics Industries. She has held senior management positions in Europe, the US and India. Christine holds an MBA from the University of RI, a Diplom-Betriebswirt degree from FH Reutlingen, as well as a BA (HONS) from Middlesex University in London. This is her first board involvement related to the Coatings Industry. Christine is based out of LANSCO COLORS headquarters in Pearl River, NY.
Anna is currently the North American Distributor Manager for Vencorex US Inc. She has been with the isocyanate group for 20 years, and in the coatings industry for 30 years. Anna holds a BS Degree from Rider University and is currently serving as the Vice President for the Philadelphia Society for Coatings Technology. Vencorex is a joint venture between PTT Global Chemical Company and Perstorp Polyols which supplies aliphatic isocyanates into the Coatings Market globally.