AVON, OH – Joseph G. Fortman has been promoted to Technical Services Manager at Advanced Polymer Coatings Inc. (APC), a role that manages the company’s growing technical infrastructure for its MarineLINE® and ChemLINE® brands.

Fortman’s responsibilities cover various technical service functions including managing APC’s international inspection and heat cure teams, staffing and activities; directing technical operations of new building and repair projects; coordinating with APC’s After Sales Department for marine insurance and on-board vessel inspections; supporting APC’s propriety web-based technical portal; implementing quality standards and application guides; and responding to lab review requests from industrial and marine customers.

Prior to his new role, Fortman was an APC Coating Inspector for 14 years, in both the marine and industrial divisions and had also served as APC’s Regional Manager in China for two years and in the same role in South Korea for a year. Before that, he worked for two years as a Manufacturing Associate at APC in the production department.

Prior to joining APC, Fortman worked three years at Chi Corp. in technical support and as a Network Technician. He started his career at Anchor Tool & Die, where he worked for seven years in various departments including shipping and receiving, and in quality assurance and quality control of processed coated and plated parts.

Fortman is a member of NACE International and is a certified Level 2 NACE Coating Inspector.