PaintSquare.com


The First Word in Protective & Marine Coatings

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

Resource Guide Extreme Temperatures

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


Primeaux to Direct VersaFlex Training

Monday, December 5, 2011

More items for Coating Materials

Comment | More

Dudley J. Primeaux II, the industry’s longtime polyurea guru, has joined polyurea supplier VersaFlex Inc. in the new position of Director of Education and Development.

Primeaux, recently named a JPCL Top Thinker in the coatings industry, will lead VersaFlex’s extensive 14-level training program.

 Dudley J. Primeaux II
Dudley Primeaux, director of Education and Development, was recently named a “JPCL Top Thinker” for his influence on the industry.

“There are so many important things that Dudley has contributed to the polyurea industry that a simple statement hardly expresses the scope of his work,” said VersaFlex President David R. Cerchie.

“Suffice it to say that VersaFlex is thrilled to have his formal involvement in helping us to further advance this important technology.”

Polyurea Pioneer

Primeaux has been involved in polyurea since the field’s early development in the 1980s. He has authored more than 40 technical papers relating to the industry and holds more than 30 patents. He has experience in the preparation of new raw materials, formulation development, application equipment usage, field application work and failure analysis of coating / lining projects.

Primeaux heads his own consultancy, Primeaux Associates LLC, of Elgin, TX.

He is also an SSPC-certified Protective Coatings Specialist (PCS) and certified Concrete Coating Inspector (CCI) and an active member of SSPC, NACE and other industry organizations.

Widening Role

The new position expands and formalizes Primeaux’s ties to VersaFlex, based in Kansas City, KS. The company offers training year-round in Houston, Europe and Asia. Primeaux has been conducting training classes with VersaFlex for a number of years and developed the company’s training curriculum for levels 1-7. 

 VersaFlex

 VersaFlex

VersaFlex provides contractor training for field application of its polyurea sealants and spray materials.

Primeaux will also continue in his role as consultant to VersaFlex on product development.

“We look forward to a continuation of exciting developments in bringing to the markets new polyurea products and the skills needed for successful use of those products,” said Cerchie.

Top Thinker

Recently, JPCL: Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings named Primeaux one of 24 thought leaders worldwide who have advanced the technology of protective and marine coatings in the past decade. The 24 have been named JPCL’s Top Thinkers: The Clive Hare Honors.

The Top Thinker award winners will be profiled in a special issue of JPCL in the summer of 2012, and their work will appear throughout the year in JPCL articles.

   

Tagged categories: Education; Polyurea; Versaflex; Worker training

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

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


Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America
Performance Amine 1,3-BAC

A highly reactive cycloaliphatic diamine offering superior performance. Reasonable cost and curing efficacy makes it suitable for all types of epoxy resin applications.


International Paint LLC

International Paint Engineered Coatings

Learn about our solutions for:
  • Structural Steel
  • Piping & Equipment
  • Storage Tanks
  • Pressure Vessels
  • Secondary Containment


    Polyval Coatings
    Polyflex® Polyurea Linings

    exhibit outstanding versatility in use; providing abrasion resistance, superior seamless waterproofing and high-chem corrosion protection. www.polyflexlinings.com


    Sherwin-Williams
    Nova-Plate® 325

    • Extends Service Life
    • Single Coat Application
    • Cure to Service in 24 Hours


    BASF
    New resins from BASF will have metals loving water:

    Excellent corrosion resistance, low VOC, high gloss, thin films basf.us/industrialcoatings
    polyorders@basf.com
    800-231-7868


    DeFelsko Corporation
    PosiTector Dew Point Meter

    Measures and records
    environmental conditions
    during surface prep and
    painting. 4 Models
    Available – Standard
    or Advanced features,
    Built-in or Separate probe.

  •  
     
     
    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