Dr. Norman R. Roobol, founder and president of NR Paint & Powdercoating Consultants, Inc., will retire effective December 31, 2007. Dr. Roobol, a long-time columnist for Finishing Today magazine, started the consulting business in 1968 in Flint, MI. The firm moved to Atlanta, GA, in 1989. Today, the company’s client list includes more than 600 plants in North and South America, Europe and Asia. It currently employs 17 people. The firm specializes in ultra-secret coatings work for governments and private companies.

On October 19, 2007, NR Consultants was purchased by Pinnacle Consulting Group, headquartered in Nashville, TN. Twelve NR employees have accepted positions with Pinnacle, and two others have taken early retirement. Pinnacle is assisting those who elect to remain in the Atlanta area in finding new consulting positions.

For more information, call 770.487.9133 or e-mail drpaint@consultant.com.