David Folkman

David Folkman

Alberdingk Boley

David has been formulating paints and coatings for substrates ranging from bobby pins to bridges for almost 40 years.

Ziniu Yu

Ziniu Yu

BASF

Ziniu a Technical Specialist focused on energy curable resins, photo latent catalysts and initiators for Transportation, Industry, Floor and Furniture Coatings.

Tony Neely

Tony Neely

BASF

Tony is a Technical Specialist for waterborne resins within transportation, industrial, furniture, and floorcare markets.

Steffen Pilotek

Steffen Pilotek

Bühler

Steffen is the Market Segment Manager in Bühler’s Grinding and Dispersing activities in North America.

Stuart Lipskin

BYK USA

Stuart Lipskin graduated from Temple University with a B.A. in Science and a M.B.A.

Chris Barbe

Chris Barbe

Ceramisphere

Chris is the founder and CEO of Ceramisphere, based on sol-gel encapsulation of actives inside silica micro- and nano-particles.

Steve Raper

Steve Raper

ChemQuest

Steve joined Chemquest in August 2017 as Director of Product Development.

Jerry Powers

Chromaflo Technologies

Jerry currently manages the Development group and the Analytical group of Chromaflo.

Romesh Kumar

Romesh Kumar

Clariant Plastics & Coatings USA, Inc.

Romesh Kumar's expertise includes colorants for coatings, color measurement and other related applications.

Rick Ridenour

Rick Ridenour

Colors & Effects

Rick is currently a Technical Industry Manager at Colors & Effects where he provides technical support for pigments.

Joydeep Lahiri

Joydeep Lahiri

Corning

Joydeep is Division Vice President and Program Director of Specialty Surfaces, part of the Emerging Innovations Group at Corning.

Christian Allemang

Christian Allemang

Dow

Christian has been working in the chemical industry for 6 years in both Sales and TS&D capacities.

Ibrahim Eryazici

Ibrahim Eryazici

Dow

Ibrahim is an Associate Research Scientist in Dow Coating Materials, where he developes new materials used in coating applications.

Mike Peck

Michael Peck

Evonik

Mike is part of the Americas technical team in the Coating Additives business line of Evonik.

Maria Nargiello

Evonik

Maria is currently the Head of Applied Technology & Technology for Industrial & Transportation coatings segments at Evonik.

Jacob Shevrin

Jacob Shevrin

Evonik

Jacob's research has focused on silanes for coatings and metal treatment applications.

Shafiq Fazel

Shafiq Fazel

Evonik

Shafiq is an application development chemist at Evonik Corporation in the Resource Efficiency market segment.

Shiying Zheng

Shiying Zheng

Evonik

Shiying is a research director at Crosslinkers business line at Evonik Corporation in Allentown, PA.

Sudhir Ananthachar

Sudhir Ananthachar

Evonik

Sudhir holds several patents in epoxy curing agents, and radiation curable coatings.

Joshua Hayes

Joshua Hayes

Glassflake

Josh completed his undergraduate and Master’s Degree at Newcastle University in the North East of England.

Dana Charron

Dana Charron

Interpolymer

Dana has over 25 years of experience in synthesis, formulation, and application of waterbased polymers for the coatings industry.

Jadel Baptista

Jadel Baptista

LANSCO

Jadel has 28 years of experience in the coatings industry, specifically in Research & Development of polymers, paints and colorants.

Thomas Sames

Thomas Sames

Lanxess

Thomas is currently Technical Marketing Manager at Lanxess Biocides.

Cecilia McGough

Cecilia McGough

Lanxess

Cecilia McGough is the Technical Marketing Manager for LANXESS Corporation MPP US Group.

Kevin Janak

Kevin Janak

Lonza

Kevin has 14 years’ experience in product development in specialty chemicals industry.

Jeff Norris

Jeff Norris

Lubrizol

Jeff is Technical Market Manager for Lubrizol’s Hyperdispersants & Specialty Additives in North America.

Israel Skoff

Israel Skoff

Lubrizol

Israel has worked at Lubrizol for the last six years with roles in product development and technical service.

Kajal Parekh

Kajal Parekh

Munzing

Kajal is currently the lab manager of the coatings application group at Münzing.

Lee Walko

Lee Walko

Omni Tech

Lee has over 40 years of experience in the chemical industry with the last 16 years focused on the bio economy.

David White

David White

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.

Milind Heble

Milind Heble

Patcham USA

Milind has been involved in the field of coatings for over 25 years.

Traves Ogilvie

Traves W. Ogilvie

Poraver North America

Traves is a Technical Sales Representative for Poraver North America.

Kevin Braun

Kevin D. Braun

PPG Industries

Kevin D. Braun is vice president, industrial coatings, Americas, of PPG Industries.

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Sam Morell

Sam Morell Co.

Sam Morell is a Chemical Engineering graduate of New York University and, formerly, the founder of S.P. Morell and Company.

Scott Van Remortel

Sibelco

Scott has over 25 years of experience with mineral filler processing and applications development holding several patents in coatings, UV and plastic composites.

Linda Adamson

Linda Adamson

Solvay

Linda Adamson is a Technical Manager for Performance & Color Solutions for Solvay.

Greg Monaghan

Greg Monaghan

Specialty Polymers

Greg has been working in applications supporting product development for the metal, concrete and wood markets.

Paul Stenson

Paul H. Stenson

StanChem Polymers

Dr. Paul H Stenson is CEO of StanChem Polymers.

Mengfei Huang

Mengfei Huang

UMass

Mengfei is third year PhD student in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Rolf Klucker

Rolf Klucker

Vencorex

Rolf is currently in charge of the American customer base and market development support at Vencorex.