Dave White

President of the Board

David White is VP Technical Services at Pan Technology. David has over 40 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, and plastisols. David is currently based out of Carlstadt, New Jersey. He is a Past President for the New York Society for Coatings Technology and Metropolitan New York Coatings Association (MNYCA), MNYCA Board Member, Philadelphia Society for Coatings Technology Vice President, and President for Eastern Coatings Federation. He also serves on an advisory board for the Waterborne Symposium, Inorganic Pigments Issues Committee for CPMA and the Science and Technology Committee for the ACA.

Chris Mangano

Vice President

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


Bruce Schimmel

Board Treasurer

Bruce Schimmel is the Director of Sales for Superior Materials Inc., a large regional distributor located in Garden City, NY which covers all states east of the Mississippi River.
Bruce has been with Superior Materials for 8 years. He has spent his entire career in the Paint & Coatings Industry and currently serves on the board for the Metropolitan New York Coatings Association and for the Metropolitan New York Printing Ink Association.


Daniel Canavan III

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-Present).


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).

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.

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).

Erica Dziczek

BS Chemical Engineering WPI 1998
17 years in technical sales in the coatings industry
Regional Sales Manager / Market Manager – BYK Additives & Instruments 2002-2013
Technical Sales Representative – IMCD US 2013-present
Chemical Club of New England – Auditing Chair 2013-present
Current NESCT president 2018-2019, board member 2016-present

Chuck Shearer

Technical Committee Chair

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.

Eric Bennung

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

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

Christine Gehres is VP Business Unit Sales and Marketing for Heucotech, Ltd., a global supplier of quality pigments and dispersions.
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 Heucotech’s US Manufacturing location in Fairless Hills, PA. .

Anna Diretto

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.

Carl Sullivan, Ph.D.

Carl is currently the R&D Director at StanChem Polymer Products with responsibility for next generation polymer emulsion development and ALBI Protective Coatings R&D. Carl received his B.S. in Chemistry from Ursinus College and his Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Massachusetts. Carl has over 33 years of experience in the chemicals, polymers and coatings industries during which he authored 7 patents and over 30 publications and industry presentations.