The ChemQuest Group, Inc.
Panel Discussion - Where Do We Go from Here? The Future of the Coatings Industry
Mr. Pilcher has spent over 50 years in the paint and coatings industry in a variety of technical, production and marketing capacities. Following his retirement as Global R&D Director for Coil and Extrusion Coatings from AkzoNobel in 2005, Mr. Pilcher worked with BASF as the Management Coach to its North American Industrial Coatings Business, and then joined The ChemQuest Group, the leading global strategic management consulting firm focused on specialty chemicals, in 2007 as Vice President. Mr. Pilcher has published over 60 invited papers in numerous U.S., European and Chinese technical journals, and has written or co-authored several book chapters.
Mr. Pilcher has delivered invited Keynote Addresses all over the globe for the past thirty years, most recently at the Coatings Trends and Technologies Conference held virtually in September, 2020, with attendees from six continents and at the 19th Annual China Coatings Summit in Shanghai, in 2019.
Mr. Pilcher is the only American to be elected an Honorary “Corresponding Member” of the Paint and Pigment Division of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker. He was named the 2004 Mattiello Memorial Lecturer, and has been honored by the American Coatings Association with both the “George Baugh Heckel” and “Industry Statesman” awards. George has also been named a PMSE Fellow of the American Chemical Society. He is a member of the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Coatings Technology and Research, and in 2019, George was named to the masthead position of “Global Correspondent” for the China Coatings Journal.