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Monday, August 27, 2012

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Want a personal introduction to 24 of the best and brightest in the protective and marine coatings industry?

JPCL’s Top Thinkers: The Clive Hare Honors, a new special issue by the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings, is your ticket.

 “The designation ‘Top Thinker’ is reserved for visionaries who have advanced the protective and marine coatings industry by their words or actions or by both during the past decade,” reports JPCL.
“The designation ‘Top Thinker’ is reserved for visionaries who have advanced the protective and marine coatings industry by their words or actions or by both during the past decade,” reports JPCL.

A supplement to the venerable journal’s August 2012 issue, the Top Thinkers issue singles out 24 individuals—including Hare himself, the award’s namesake—who have enriched the worldwide protective and marine coatings industry with their intellect; instruction; ground-breaking research; vision; and years or decades of  contributions to standards, associations and the industry at large.

Clive Hare

Hare, known as the dean of the protective coatings industry, is best known for his books, long-running JPCL columns, successful consultancies, and research on protective and marine coatings for corrosion control.

 live Hare, the award’s namesake, is “a man of the arts as well as the sciences, a man of great intellect who is equally skilled with his hands.”
Clive Hare, the award’s namesake, is “a man of the arts as well as the sciences, a man of great intellect who is equally skilled with his hands.”

“If you haven’t met him, you have probably read his work or seen it referenced in others’ articles, books, papers, and presentations,” writes JPCL. “And it is for his unique expertise with coatings and worldwide influence on the industry that we honor him.”

Return of a Classic

Indeed, the issue opens with a reprint of an October 1984 article by Hare: “‘Specific Utility’ in the Design of Coating Systems for Steel Bridges.”

The article’s conclusion is classic Hare—reflective, knowledgeable, and, above all, mindful of the people who collaborate globally in protective coatings work.

 Top Thinker J. Alan Kehr of Alan Kehr Anti-Corrosion LLC.
Top Thinker J. Alan Kehr, of Alan Kehr Anti-Corrosion LLC, has been highly influential in the field of fusion-bonded epoxy for transmission pipeline and rebar. His work has taken him to more than a dozen countries, including Fiji.

Specific utility, Hare writes, is a multi-faceted discipline in which “the bridge engineer must learn from the coatings chemist, and the coatings chemist must become more familiar with the details of bridge design and the patterns of deterioration that occur with age.”

He adds: “If this can be done, then by a process in which we emulate those naval architects of years ago, we may learn to use those means of protection that we already have more carefully and judiciously, without compromise, but equally without waste.”

The Envelope, Please

The Top Thinkers hail from many countries and many areas of coatings work. In addition to Hare, they are:

• David Boyd, Vulcan Industries

• Massimo Antonio Cornago, AGIP

• David H. Deacon, Consultant

• R. Johnny Eliasson, American Bureau of Shipping

• Brendan Fitzsimons, Pyeroy

• Robert Francis, Aurecon

• Benjamin S. Fultz, Bechtel

• Fred Goodwin, BASF

• Gary Hall, Sauereisen

• Alison B. Kaelin, KTA-Tator

• J. Alan Kehr, Alan Kehr Anti-Corrosion LLC

• Robert A. Kogler Jr., Rampart LLC

• Philippe Le Calvé, DCNS

• Andreas Momber, Muehlhan

• Randy Nixon, Corrosion Probe

• Vaughn O’Dea, Tnemec

• Mike O’Donoghue, International Paint LLC

• Trevor Parry, Consultant

• Dudley Primeaux, Primeaux Associates LLC

• Tim Race, Kaked LLC (retired)

• Steven Reinstadtler, Bayer MaterialScience

• Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator Inc.

• Lee Wilson, Consultant

Other Luminaries

The issue, edited by longtime JPCL editor-in-chief Karen A. Kapsanis, honors many other outstanding industry individuals as well. Singled out are more than 50 winners of significant SSPC awards: the John D. Keane Award of Merit, the Life Member Award, the Technical Achievement Awards, the Education Award, and the Outstanding Paper Award.

 Dr. Mike “Mad Mikey” Donoghue is director of engineering and technical services for Devoe Coatings & International Paint.
Dr. Mike “Mad Mikey” Donoghue is director of engineering and technical services for Devoe Coatings & International Paint—and a diehard Manchester United supporter.

And yet, even as the editors honor dozens of individuals, they concede the inherent limits of attempting to make such a list.

Beyond the List

“We have not come close to acknowledging the technical merit and service to industry of all those in the SSPC membership and beyond,” Harold Hower, founder and CEO of JPCL’s publisher, Technology Publishing Co., writes in a closing article.

“Nevertheless,” Hower adds, “these pages serve up a good sample of the talent, diversity of thought, and industriousness of the people who make up the protective and marine coatings industry.

“It is hoped this sampling will inspire all readers to rededicate themselves to the tasks of consolidating knowledge about good practice, creating new and better ways to conduct protective coatings work and, thereby, elevating the stature of the industry.”

   

Tagged categories: Coating failure; Containment; Marine Coatings; Paint application; Polyurea; Protective coatings; Quality control; Research; Surface preparation

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