The phrase “digital transformation” is everywhere – but what does it mean for coatings suppliers and manufacturers to “go digital?” Attend our panel discussion today from 11:15 am – 12:15 pm CST to learn why a digital strategy is important for the future success of your company.
George Pilcher, Vice President of The ChemQuest Group, is kicking off CTT Virtual Week with a keynote address on “The View From 2020: Where Is the Global Coatings Industry Today, and Where Is It Going?” Pilcher will address the current state of the paint and coatings industry and where it will head during its initial recovery from the global pandemic. Join in this morning at 11:00 am Central Time to hear his presentation.
The Technical Association for the Graphic Arts (TAGA) and RadTech, the non-profit trade association for ultraviolet and electron beam (UV+EB) processes, are partnering again on the UV+EB Technology Student Poster Design Competition, which offers students cash prizes for creative poster designs.
The California State Senate has adopted a resolution recognizing the many benefits of ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) technologies, and the contributions of RadTech–The UV+EB Technology Non Profit Trade Association.
RadLaunch, the unique idea accelerator for ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) technology start-ups, students and innovators, has selected five key technology developers for 2020 and three special recognition awards. RadTech, the nonprofit for UV+EB Technology, created RadLaunch in recognition of the growing importance of the technology with the digitization of manufacturing and requirements for safe, clean, rapid processes in the fast-emerging circular economy.
Tuesday’s Keynote Address, “Innovation in Relationships Between Coatings Companies, Suppliers and Co-Suppliers,” will be delivered by Dr. Richard Jenkins, Global Group President, Arkema Coating Resins. Recent trends in the chemical industry have been towards consolidation, less upstream flexibility, more frequent and unexpected raw material shortages, more constrained carrier capacity, and increased demand volatility. The consequences of such forces on planning and operating a reliable supply chain can no longer be affordably mitigated through an inventory-only approach.
Kevin O’Leary of Miller Paint Company will receive the 2019 Samson-Adler Award on Tuesday morning. O’Leary began his career in the paint and coatings industry in the Seattle/Tacoma area at Todd Chemical/Enterprises in 1976 after serving four years in the U.S. Air Force.
Monday afternoon’s leadership panel will discuss mergers and acquisitions, and the impact on you and our industry. Speakers include Sandeep Bhatt, President, DSM Coating Resins North America; Gary LeRoux, President & CEO, Canadian Paint & Coatings Association; Hector Rodriguez, VP Business Segments & Strategy, Ravago Chemicals North America; Steve Waterman, Vice President R&D, Product Development; Behr Paint Company; Denise Hartmann, Senior Vice President, Dispersions, Resins and Additives, North America, BASF Corporation; and Dr. Greg Williams, Section Manager, Applied Research, Behr Paint Company.
John Gilbert, Chief Research and Development Officer at Behr Process Corporation, will deliver today’s keynote address, titled “People, Place, Process and Products: The Inner Workings of Development Today.”
James Calkin, retired Vice President at the HORN Company, will receive the 2018 Samson-Adler Award this morning. Calkin first became an ACA Member in 1966 and spent 50 years as a member. During that time he served on both ACA’s Industry Suppliers Committee and the Architectural Coatings Committee for 25 years.