MEDIA, PA - Gerard E. Maratta was honored by the Philadelphia Society for Coatings Technology as this year’s recipient of the Sammy Award. Maratta was recognized on March 11 at the Iron City Brewery in Media, PA, after enjoying a tour of the Congoleum Nairn Marcus Hook plant.
Don McBride, General Manager of the Heucotech Fairless Hills plant, introduced Maratta to the Philadelphia Society members. Maratta is Heucotech’s Senior Vice-President. He is responsible for many areas within the company including research and development, tech service, regulatory affairs, and more recently heading Heucotech’s design and construction of its Universal Colorant plant.
Maratta started his career with Inmont Corp., located in Bound Brook, NJ. He joined Heubach in 1986 as Technical Manager for Graphic Arts & Plastics, working at its Newark, NJ, plant. Heucotech was formed in 1988, and Maratta was one of the founding fathers with Rainer Heubach in setting up the current plant in Fairless Hill, PA.
The Sammy Award is given every year to a production individual who has shown expertise in management and technology and is dedicated to the advancement of science in the coatings field.