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Friday, May 27, 2011

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Coatings companies, contractors and organizations have announced a number of key promotions and appointments recently, with faces in new places at Certified Coating Specialists, Hi-Temp Coating Technology, Polyguard and the Powder Coating Institute.

Certified: VP Business Development

Certified Coating Specialists Inc., the Vancouver, BC-based industrial coating contractor, has appointed Mark William as Vice President Business Development.

 Mark Williams
Mark William is Vice President for Business Development at Certified Coating Specialist Inc.

William grew up in the Canadian oil and gas industry and most recently was Canadian Manager for ShawCor’s field coating division, Canusa-CPS. He also headed development of the first Field Applied Pipeline Coating Applicator Training Course, which NACE will pilot in September.

“I spent the last 11 years as the Canadian Manager for the industry’s leading manufacturer of field-applied pipeline coatings and working alongside the world’s leading applicator of plant-applied pipeline coatings,” William said.

“I always felt proud to work with the industry’s best (ShawCor). Certified is the industry’s best coating contractor, and my role is to simply help more asset owners understand why.”

William holds an MBA from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Administration degree from Athabasca University. He is a long-time member of NACE International.

Hi-Temp: Regional Sales Managers

Industrial coatings manufacturer Hi-Temp Coatings Technology Inc. has named Dean Habegger and Stan Osborne as Regional Managers for the U.S. West and Northwest.

 Dean Habegger and Stan Osborne
Dean Habegger and Stan Osborne are Hi-Temp Coating Technology’s new Regional managers, covering the U.S. West and Northwest.

Both men are veterans in the protective coatings industry: Habegger, with more than 38 years of experience; and Osborne, with 35 years. Both have held multiple sales leadership positions for a variety of major protective coating companies. Osborne is also a member of SSPC and NACE.

“This expansion by the addition of Dean and Stan will further strengthen our ability to meet our growing customer needs by providing more focused sales, and  technical support in the Western region,” said Andrew Zupicich, president of Hi-Temp, based in Acton, MA.

“We are extremely pleased to have both of these professionals with Hi-Temp Coatings and look forward to a long and successful future with them.”

Polyguard: VP Engineering

Polyguard has announced the appointment of Frank Bartolic to the position of VP Engineering, with a focus on improving product quality and productivity.

Bartolic holds an engineering degree from Youngstown State University and has more than 30 years of manufacturing experience in fiberglass and building materials manufacturing, as well as extensive experience in strategic manufacturing sourcing.

 Frank Bartolic
Frank Bartolic is the new VP of Engineering at Polyguard.

He holds certifications from the American Society of Quality, Six Sigma, and the Institute for Industrial Engineers. 

Ennis, TX-based Polyguard manufactures pipeline coatings, pavement membranes, barriers and other coatings, waterproofing and industrial products for structural protection.

“My vision is to be part of a team that will double the company sales in five years,” Bartolic said.

Powder Coating Institute: Executive Director

Rodger Talbert has been appointed Executive Director of the Powder Coating Institute, adding those duties to his technical leadership of PCI.

 Rodger Talbert
Rodger Talbert has been named Executive Director of the Powder Coating Institute.

Talbert notched 17 years of experience with various coatings companies before starting his own consulting business in 1993.

In 2009, he joined PCI as technical director. In that role, he has built a technical infrastructure that provides a variety of services to manufacturers and custom coaters, including guidance for new and existing coating operations.

Talbert has taught “Powder Coating” and “Finishing System Design & Operation” at the community college level, published numerous books and papers and, since 2008, has written the Powder Coating Clinic for Products Finishing.

He is a member and former board president of the Chemical Coaters Association International and a member of the Electrocoat Association.

Talbert succeeds interim executive director Ken Kreeger, who will remain on the PCI board for the rest of 2011.


Tagged categories: Hi-Temp Coatings Technology; Personnel; Personnel changes; Polyguard Products Inc.

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