K. Michael (Mike) Peck is part of the Americas technical team in the Coating Additives business line of Evonik. He received a B.A. degree in Chemistry from Dartmouth College and an M.Eng. in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University. During the recent years he has focused on surface active chemistries and their interactions within complex coating formulations, while previously contributing in product research and process development roles over 22 years supporting additive chemistries for the coatings industry.