PaintSquare.com


The First Word in Protective & Marine Coatings

A Product of Technology Publishing / PaintSquare
JPCL | PaintSquare News | Durability + Design | Paint BidTracker

Download our FREE eBook on New Technology Coatings for Corrosion Control

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


Speeflo Founder Gets Honorary Degree

Friday, August 6, 2010

Comment | More

Gustave S. Levey

Speeflo founder, paint-spray innovator and philanthropist Gustave S. Levey has received an honorary doctoral degree from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev for his longtime support of solar initiatives.

The degree was scheduled to be awarded yesterday by The Greater Texas Region of American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, at the Houston Intercontinental Hotel.

Levey, a lawyer and inventor, “has been a longtime proponent of solar energy initiatives, which have helped position Ben-Gurion University as a global leader in alternative energy technology,” the university said in a statement.  “In addition to his foresight as a major supporter of BGU’s initiatives in this area, he has also been instrumental in securing important patents for BGU in the solar energy arena.”

Levey is president of GSL Investments Inc., a Houston real estate company.  He also founded Speeflo Corp., which manufactured gas- and electric-powered paint sprayers.  He sold the company and secured 19 patents, some of which have revolutionized the spray-painting industry. 

Speeflo was acquired in 1995 by a holding company that also owned Titan Tool.  In January 1999, Wagner Holdings Inc., a global development and manufacture of airless spray equipment, acquired the Titan Tool and Speeflo brands.

BGU President Rivka Carmi called Levey “a brilliant, generous and humble man who has been a longstanding philanthropic supporter of Israel, as well as the Houston community, and is most deserving of receiving the university’s highest honorary award.”

He added: “Many years ago, Gus saw that alternative energy technology would become an important strategic asset to Israel and provided immeasurable support in establishing BGU in this field.”

Levey has been able to combine his philanthropic interest in education with his real estate acumen, converting several Houston commercial buildings into schools.  He and his wife Marjorie also underwrote the Marjorie and Gustave Levey Dormitory located on the American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU) Dormitory Complex in Beer-Sheva.

Levey began his education at Wichita University and then served as a navigator in the U.S. Army Air Corps. After his service, he earned a B.S. in economics and a law degree from the University of Houston.

   

Tagged categories: Air spray; Awards and honors; Paint application; Speeflo; Titan Tool; Wagner Spray Tech

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

ITW Binks
Built for Tough Jobs

From Epoxies to Urethanes to other high solid coatings, the new Binks Airless 75 delivers a great finish using an ergonomic design. Visit binks.com for more information.


DeHumidification Technologies
HUMIDITY PROBLEMS?

DH Tech has the most innovative and reliable equipment available to
control humidity efficiently
and effectively.
IT'S UNDER CONTROL!


Dampney Co., Inc.
High Temperature Paint

• Prevent Rust / Corrosion
• High Build / Hot Apply
• Custom Colors / VOC-Compliant
• Offshore/Petro Chem/ Refining/Power Industries
• Over 90 Years of Experience


Minerals Research & Recovery

HIGH PERFORMANCE ABRASIVES


“Made in the USA!”

Why recycle waste from other countries? Go FASTER, CLEANER, at 1/3 THE COST with MR&R “All-American” Sharpshot®HP!!

WATCH THE VIDEO


Wasser High-Tech Coatings Inc.
Wasser Coatings Protect

some of the most important bridges in the country; learn about our NEPCOAT-approved system and our entire range of MCU & Polyurea coatings. 1-800-627-2968 www.wassercoatings.com


CESCO
AQUA MISER

• Ultra high pressure water blaster • 40,000 PSI stripping and cleaning power CESCO is the leader in environmentally sound cleaning and stripping technologies. See our YouTube videos
Contact us: 888-772-3726
Aquamiser.com
BlastandPaint.com


Paint-Inspector.com
Global provider of paint inspectors

More than 2000 certificated inspectors in one place! Our inspectors are ready to provide their services for your marine, offshore and industrial projects.

 
 
 
Technology Publishing

The Technology Publishing Network

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
Durability + Design Paint BidTracker JPCL Europe

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
 

© Copyright 2000-2014, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com