GARY, IN — Bill Krippes, Director of New Product Development for Chemcoaters, is officially retiring on July 28, 2018, after 16 years of dedicated service.

Krippes has been in the coil and mill-applied coating industry for over 46 years, serving in R&D, technical service, and sales roles. He started his career developing products for JM Eltzroth before moving on to spend more than a decade at PPG specializing in mill-applied coatings, with a specialty in dry film lubricants (Chemform) and mill-applied zinc phosphates. In 2001, Krippes brought his experience and knowledge to Chemcoaters in Gary, Indiana, where he has been a staple of the organization. His expertise in dry-film lubes for stamping and his product development skills have helped advance Chemcoaters’ core business and aided in educating a future generation of employees.

In August, Krippes will officially retire but will continue to serve as a New Business Development Consultant. In that role, he will continue to help Chemcoaters’ customers find coating solutions to overcome issues with stamping and corrosion.

As Krippes moves into his new consulting role, Brit Capizzano will move into the role of R&D Manager. Capizzano has spent the last six years under the guidance and mentorship of Krippes. Moving into the future, Chemcoaters will continue to provide customers with unique coating solutions and unparalleled expertise.

Chemcoaters Inc. is a leading supplier of green coil coatings, as well as traditional prepaint and protective coil coatings such as dry film lubes and other RoHS-compliant coatings.