TROY, MI - The Detroit Society for Coatings Technology has announced the program for the FOCUS Conference 2014, taking place May 1 at the MSU Center in Troy, MI.

The FOCUS 2014 theme is “ROI:  Return on/of Innovation.” This year’s program will feature a keynote address by Jim deVries, Global Manager of Materials & Manufacturing Research at Ford; a panel discussion on innovation at OEMs, paint manufacturers and suppliers; tutorials on formulating for solvent-borne and waterborne technologies; several talks on the latest paint technology developments; and student posters from local universities.

To see the full program and to register for the event, visit