TROY, MI - The Detroit Society for Coatings Technology announced that award-winning journalist, broadcaster, analyst and lecturer John McElroy will be the keynote speaker for the society’s 40th annual FOCUS conference, taking place May 7, 2015 in Troy, MI.

The event will feature two concurrent tracks with expert speakers presenting leading edge coatings technology, a poster session that will highlight work of students from local colleges, exhibitor tables from industry suppliers, and many networking opportunities throughout the day.

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