Phil G. Phillips, managing partner, CHEMARK Consulting Group, said that Ellerhorst believed that the coatings industry was in need of a significant increase in the quality of trend data being made available to the coatings industry. He understood the impending fragmentation impact of the new EPA-driven technologies, and the fact they were going to make a significant difference in how products were to be developed and marketed, long before most of the industry was aware of value chain analysis.
Obituary: CHEMARK Founder Howard Ellerhorst Jr. Had Vision for Industry
On December 10, 2004, Howard Ellerhorst Jr. died at age 84 of heart failure. Mr. Ellerhorst held several high-level management positions in the coatings industry, including his creation of The CHEMARK Consulting Group, Inc., 29 years ago in 1975. Howard served on the CHEMARK board until his death.