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.
Thanks to sponsors Chemquest, Alchemy, Evonik and Covestro, four of this year’s conference events will be broadcast live (BL) to coatings professionals not able to attend CTT. If you or your colleagues can not attend this year, register to watch these presentations virtually.
Don’t miss tomorrow afternoon’s panel discussion, which is titled, What Would a 100%-Sustainable Coatings Industry Look Like? What are the hurdles that are preventing us from achieving this, and how can industry work together to accomplish our sustainability goals? Five industry experts from across the value chain will come together to discuss this important topic. This discussion will also be broadcast live to watch from your home or office.
Dr. Crystal Morrison, Founder & CEO of EverRise and Director at ChemQuest, will be delivering the CTT Keynote Address this morning. In her presentation, Leading in the Lab, she will discuss how innovation is an act of leadership, not just an act of creativity. Attendees will receive four specific actions to use to foster empowering leadership and innovation in their organizations. If you aren't attending CTT, you can watch it live or at a later date on PCI's website.
Two presentations received the Pflaumer Brothers Awards for Innovation for the best technical presentations at the Eastern Coatings Show. The Outstanding Paper was awarded to Jacob Shevrin of Evonik, who presented on Enhanced Corrosion Resistance of Waterborne, VOC-Free Coatings with Novel Bipodal Silane Additives. The Most Outstanding Paper was presented to Mengfei Huang of UMass, who presented on Methylene Malonate for High-Performance Coatings.
On Tuesday morning after the ECS keynote address, Rick Mazzariello presented the Rick Mazzariello Lifetime Achievement Award to Samuel E. Firestone. At 92 years old, Firestone has spent his entire career in the coatings industry. Among other contributions, Firestone started Norstone, Inc. in 1982. Although he officially retired in 2006, he still helps out the industry from time to time.
November is our Emerging Technologies issue. Features include information on new 1K and 2K moisture-curing vinyl alkoxysilane technology, a versatile polymer with self-healing properties, overspray-free painting and a digital formulation assistant for the lab.