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Introduction to CAS (Coating Application Specialist program)

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This webinar is archived and recorded from a live presentation on Wednesday, August 22, 2012.
Cost: FREE

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The Society for Protective Coatings was founded in 1950 as the Steel Structures Painting Council, a non-profit professional society concerned with the use of coatings to protect industrial steel structures.

In 1997, the name of the association was changed to The Society for Protective Coatings to better reflect the changing nature of coatings technology and the ever-expanding types of construction materials.

SSPC is the only non-profit association that is focused on the protection and preservation of concrete, steel and other industrial and marine structures and surfaces through the use of high-performance protective, marine and industrial coatings. SSPC is the leading source of information on surface preparation, coating selection, coating application, environmental regulations, and health and safety issues that affect the protective coatings industry.

This webinar provides an overview of the education, training, experience, knowledge and skills required by an Application Specialist to prepare and apply protective coatings to steel and concrete surfaces of complex industrial structures in accordance with SSPC Application Certification Standard No. 1/NACE NO.13.

Anton Ruesing
IUPAT DC78-Florida Finishing Trades Institute

Anton Ruesing has over 16 years experience in the coatings industry and has been training coatings applicators for over 10 years. He is the Training Director for the Florida Finishing Trades Institute and an active member of several industry committees.

He is an SSPC Instructor, and a lead proctor for the CAS program. Anton holds multiple industry certifications including SSPC Certified Protective Coatings Specialist, SSPC Level 2 Certified Protective Coatings Inspector, SSPC Level 2 Certified Concrete Coatings Inspector and a NACE International Level 3 Certified Coatings Inspector and Nuclear Coatings Inspector. Anton is a graduate of the IUPAT apprenticeship program and works developing professional craftsmen and craftswomen.

Anton enjoys spending time with his family and considers raising his two children to be his most important job.

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Tagged categories: Concrete coatings and treatments; Education; NACE; SSPC; Steel

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