ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - The Eastern Coatings Show executive committee announced that Peter Molinaro, Vice President of North America Government Affairs for The Dow Chemical Co., will be the keynote speaker for the inaugural event scheduled April 29-May 2 in Atlantic City, NJ.

Molinaro will talk about public policy and the potential manufacturing renaissance resulting from domestic energy resources including natural gas. He is responsible for U.S. federal and state government affairs professionals, advocacy management, and maintaining relationships with national political and governmental organizations for The Dow Chemical Co. He leads the company's advocacy efforts on U.S. energy and climate-change policy.

Molinaro will speak at the Gala Dinner on Wednesday evening, May 1, at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino and Hotel.  Tickets to the dinner may be purchased through the website or by contacting

The inaugural Eastern Coatings Show, sponsored by the Metropolitan New York Coatings Association, Philadelphia Society for Coatings Technology and the New England Society for Coatings Technology, will have over 40 technical papers presented and 50 exhibitors. Visit for additional information.