PaintSquare.com
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on LinkedIn Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram Visit the TPC Store
Search the site

 

Advertisement

PaintSquare


Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


The New Face of the Coatings Industry

Monday, February 17, 2014

Comment | More

ORLANDO—The growing reach of women in the protective and marine coatings industry was plain to see at SSPC 2014.

What began as a niche "women's roundtable" at the 2011 conference ballooned this year to two hour-long technical presentations, a two-hour panel discussion with leading experts, and an inaugural award honoring women's contributions to the industry.

Women in Coatings Impact Award
Technology Publishing Co.

Winners and finalists for the Women in Coatings Impact Award led a discussion panel Wednesday (Feb. 12) at SSPC 2014. From left: finalists Wendy Banks, Victoria Gelling and Gail Warner; and winners Alison Kaelin and Lana Ponsonby.

The Women in Coatings Impact Award, presented for the first time, was developed to recognize women who show outstanding leadership and a desire to advance the coatings industry. 

The award was presented Feb. 10 to coatings consultant Alison B. Kaelin and Lana J. Ponsonby, of Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding.

Award Finalists Panel

The Women in Coatings panel discussion Wednesday (Feb. 12) evening was moderated by Joyce Wright, who works in the Organizational Development Division at Huntington Ingalls-Newport News Shipbuilding; and Cindy O'Malley, the manager of consulting and laboratory services at KTA-Tator Inc.

Wright and O'Malley have spearheaded the Women in Coatings program since its inauguration.

Kaelin and Ponsonby were joined by three award finalists: Wendy Banks, Carolina Management Team LLC; Gail Warner, Newport News Shipbuilding; and Victoria Gelling, North Dakota State University. 

On the panel's agenda:

  • Elements and behaviors that help women succeed in coatings;
  • Tips to inspire women to advance in their careers; and
  • Strategies for women to create a positive impact on the culture of the coatings industry

Two New Sessions

The Perspectives of Women in Business session took place Wednesday morning and consisted of two presentations. The session was sponsored by Limnes Corp. and The Sherwin-Williams Company. 

Wright presented "Understanding You and Your Customer/Client." 

Joyce Wright Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Joyce Wright (left) and Sarah Huckabee Sanders presented seminars during the Perspectives of Women in Business session.

Wright has 34 years of leadership and coatings experience and champions current and future leaders by enhancing their personal leadership roles. Her presentation focused on helping attendees learn how to enhance their own success and communication skills. 

Advancing technology and promoting the use of protective coatings are key in the coatings industry, Wright said. Embracing change is important in strategically aligning business with customer and client needs. 

However, with four generations in the workplace today, it can be challenging to understand the specific needs of customers, clients, bosses and employees. With this in mind, Wright's presentation posed several questions:

  • Have you ever wondered why you can never sell anything to a particular organization?
  • Have you ever questioned why your ideas are never heard?
  • Have you ever speculated why "having a job" is not enough for the next generation of employees? 
Women in Coating panel
Technology Publishing Co.

The Women in Coatings program first debuted at SSPC 2011. Shown here: Attendees discuss round table questions at SSPC 2013.

As a prerequisite for this presentation, attendees were asked to take a Jung Typology Test to obtain their personality type formula. These personality descriptions and strengths were discussed during the seminar to help attendees learn how to enhance business through effective communication. 

Wright's presentation was followed by an hour-long seminar on "Women in Business," led by Sarah Huckabee Sanders, vice president of Tsamoutales Strategies. 

The presentation focused on the role of women in the business community, specifically in leadership positions. 

Sanders has managed several political campaigns, including the 2010 presidential run by her father, Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. In 2010, she was named one of TIME magazine's top 40 under 40 political stars in America. 

   

Tagged categories: Awards and honors; KTA-Tator; Meetings; SSPC 2014

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Advertisements
 
SABRE Autonomous Solutions
 
Productivity
 
Personnel are free to do other tasks while the ALPHA1 does the “dirty work”.
 

 
Novatek Corporation
 
Dustless Coatings Removal
 
Novatek Corporation, Dustless Coatings Removal Strip, clean and profile all dust free! Comply with new lead standards. Contact today: (866) 563-7800 www.Novatekco.com
 

 
SAFE Systems, Inc.
 
SAFE Systems'
Blast Lights &
Deadman Switches
 
Halogen or LED blast lights available with our NEW urethane bumper. Switches available in many colors for color coding your hoses.
 

 
Tarps manufacturing, Inc.
 
QUALITY MADE IN AMERICA —Available near you!
 
CLICK to get a behind-the-scenes look at how Tarps Manufacturing makes the highest-quality tarps right here in the USA — available nationwide.
 

 
CHLOR*RID International Inc.
 
SOLUTIONS THAT WORK
 
Companies that invest in corrosion control use CHLOR RID products
  • Soluble salt removal liquid
  • Test kits to verify contamination levels
  • Surface passivation to hold the blast
INFO@CHLOR-RID.COM 800.422.3217
 

 
Industrial Vacuum Equipment Corp.
 
Hurricane Vacuums
& Dust Collectors
 
Vacuum and dust collector hose, filters and related accessories.
IndustrialVacuum.com
 

 
DeFelsko Corporation
 
PosiTector SHD Shore Hardness Durometer
 
PosiTector SHD measures the hardness of non-metallic materials. Features a measurement timer, auto ignore mode and internal memory. Shore A or D available.
 

 
Bullard
 
Bullard Made in the USA
 
 

 
International Bridge Conference
 
Bridge conference 2018
 
Registration for the 2018 IBC is now open! Join us in June for the biggest and best IBC ever! View the Program, Workshops and Exhibitors by clicking in the banner.
 

 
BASF
 
New resins from BASF will have metals loving water!
 
Excellent corrosion resistance, low VOC, high gloss, thin films www.basf.us/industrialcoatings dpsolutions@basf.com 800-231-7868
 

 
 
 

Technology Publishing Co., 1501 Reedsdale Street, Suite 2008, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

TEL 1-412-431-8300  • FAX  1-412-431-5428  •  EMAIL webmaster@paintsquare.com


The Technology Publishing Network

Durability + Design PaintSquare the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings Paint BidTracker

 
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 (Updated 5/24/2018)   |   Terms & Conditions   |   Support   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us