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).


Robert Whiteley

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).

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Shaun Julian
Vice President of Sales at GMZ, an Azelis Americas company

Shaun began his Sales and Marketing career within the chemical industry in 2001. He has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Villanova University and an MBA from Rider University. Shaun joined E.W. Kaufmann in 2010 as Technical Sales Representative responsible for servicing the CASE markets in the Central/Northern NJ, Metro NY through Eastern Upstate NY territory. His previous position was with Halocarbon Products Corporation managing the sales and marketing of inert lubricants for chemical processing and specialty fluoro-chemicals used in the synthesis of Industrial Resins, Microelectronics and Agricultural markets. Prior to this, he was the Northeast Technical Sales Representative with E.M. Sullivan Associates for over 9 years selling into the Coatings, Adhesives, Inks, Metal Working, and Construction industries. Shaun is active in numerous technical organizations including Past President of the New York Society of Coatings Technologies and part of the team to merge with Metropolitan New York Coatings Association where he is also Past President. He is also an active Board Member within the Eastern Coatings Federation, who is responsible for putting together the biennial Eastern Coatings Show. In 2015, was appointed Vice President of Sales responsible for the field and inside sales program along with a co-liaison with key principals.

Rick Mazzariello

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.

William Nicholas

Currently the Sales Manager for DB Becker Co., Inc., Bill earned a BS in Biology from Salve Regina University (’03), and is currently seeking his MBA. Bill began his career in Bio-tech with Bayer and Amgen.

In 2005 he joined the DB Becker Company and has spent the past 9 years in the chemical industry, all with DB Becker.

Bill is a Past President of the New England Society for Coatings Technology, where he remains active today as a Chair Member of the NESCT.

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 Rosler

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 Shearer

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.

Bruce Schimmel

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.

Dave White

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.

Chris Mangano

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