BABYLON, NY — GPI Labs Inc. announced that Dwight G. Weldon has joined the company. With over 35 years of experience in the paint and coatings industry, Weldon is an expert in the field of failure analysis, having worked on well over a thousand projects. Based out of the Grand Rapids, Michigan, GPI Labs office, Weldon will provide consulting services for the company.

Weldon started his career in the automotive coatings industry before becoming Laboratory Director for a consulting company specializing in testing and failure analysis of coatings. He was most recently the owner and President of Weldon Laboratories, an independent paint testing laboratory devoted exclusively to the physical testing, analytical testing and failure analysis of paints and coatings. He has a wide range of experience working with several different industries such as transportation, civil, rail, marine, aerospace, commercial and residential construction, pipeline, tanks and vessels, power generation and other various industry markets.

Weldon is an SSPC Certified Protective Coatings Specialist and author of “Failure Analysis of Paints and Coatings.” He has an extensive list of additional published works in industry magazines such as the Journal of Coatings Technology, Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings, and American Painting Contractor.

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