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Answering the Army’s Call For Global Coatings Know-how

Friday, June 24, 2011

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“The field basically comes to me when there are problems.”

That’s how Al Beitelman describes his position as Director, Paint Technology Center, for the U.S. Army’s Construction Engineering group.

Al Beitelman

But what the unassuming coatings technology expert doesn’t explain, unless prodded, is that those problems have taken him from Alaska to Japan and around the world, in probably every conceivable protective coatings environment.

Beitelman’s work, which he discussed in a recent interview with JPCL editor Karen Kapsanis, has included everything from coating 50-year-old sheet piling on Okinawa, to researching coil coatings in a sea coast environment, to experiments in reducing heat loss in high-temperature steam lines when they are immersed, to testing new vinyls in sub-freezing climates.

Part of the Army Corps of Engineers’ task is building and maintaining Army bases, whether stateside or in Afghanistan, Beitelman explains.

Maintaining those structures, and thousands of others around the world, takes commitment and the kind of unique expertise amassed and honed over decades of hands-on work in paint technology.

In other words, it takes Al Beitelman.

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Tagged categories: Coatings technology; Coil coatings; Protective coatings

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