ATLANTA - Gail M. Pollano of NeoResins was elected the 80th president of the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology during the FSCT's recent Annual Meeting and International Coatings Expo (ICE).

Also elected officers for 2001-2002 were President-Elect David P. Jack, a coatings consultant based in Burlington, Ontario; and Secretary-Treasurer Richard M. Hille, vice president, Operations, at The Flood Co., Hudson, OH.

Pollano is a former chairman of the FSCT's Technical Advisory Committee and has been a member of the Annual Meeting Program, Corrosion, Planning, and Professional Development committees. She received the FSCT's highest honor, the George Baugh Heckel Award, in 1998. She is a past president of the New England Society for Coatings Technology.

Jack was formerly secretary-treasurer of the Coatings Industry Education Foundation (CIEF), and was a member of the FSCT board of directors from 1996 to 2001. He also is a past president of the Toronto Society for Coatings Technology.

Hille is a current member of the FSCT Executive Committee and the board of Directors, and is vice president and a trustee of the Coatings Industry Education Foundation. He has been chairman of several FSCT committees, including the Manufacturing and Program committees. He is a past president of the Chicago Society for Coatings Technology.