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Meet the Prestige Judges: Dudley Primeaux

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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With the early-bird deadline for nominations for the inaugural PaintSquare Prestige Awards nearing, PaintSquare continues its series of introductions to the judges for the program, honoring the top people, products and innovations in the protective, marine and industrial coatings industry.

This week's featured judge is Dudley Primeaux. He is the owner and operator of Primeaux Associates LLC, formed in 2001, providing a variety of consulting, product development, training and inspection services related to the coatings industry. Primeaux was previously the director of education and development with VersaFlex Inc., in Kansas City, Kansas. He holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in chemistry from Lamar University, in Beaumont, Texas, and has in the past been employed by Texaco Chemical Company, Huntsman Corporation, was formerly a partner in EnviroChem Technologies LLC, and was also previously the CSO of Inspar Robotic Technologies Inc.

DUdley Primeaux
Courtesy of Dudley Primeaux

Dudley Primeaux, of Primeaux Associates, is one of the judges for the inaugural PaintSquare Prestige Awards.

Primeaux is active in NACE and SSPC and has completed the SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist (PCS) and Concrete Coatings Inspector (CCI), Level-II certifications. He currently serves as chairman of the SSPC C.1.9 Polyurea Committee and is also an instructor for the new SSPC C15 Plural Component Application for Polyurea and High-Solids Coatings course.

Awards and Honors

Primeaux was selected as a recipient of JPCL’s Top Thinkers: The Clive Hare Honors; the 2012 Wayne Kraus Technical Award, from the Philadelphia Society for Coating Technology (PSCT); and the 2013 SSPC Coating Education Award for the new plural-component course. He also received a JPCL Editor’s Award in 2015 for his article, originally titled “Robotic Sprayed-in-Place Pipelining: the Polyurea Goes Round and Round,” and the SSPC Outstanding Publication Award in 2016 for “Pipeline Rehabilitation: Advances in Polyurea Spray Application.” 

In addition, Primeaux received the "Best Quarterly Performance Trophy," Polyurea RIM Commercialization, Texaco Chemical Co. in August, 1988; the "Individual Outstanding Contributor Award," Development of Aliphatic Polyurea Spray Elastomer Systems, Texaco Chemical Co., December, 1990; the Best Presentation Award, “Recent Advances in Polyurea Technology, CASE Session,” Polyurethanes 2005 Technical Conference and Trade Fair, Houston, Texas; and was the 2006 Platinum Development Award Winner for “New Aliphatic Chain-Extender for Light Stable Polyureas," Poster Presentation, Polyurea Development Association.

Primeaux is a named inventor in 30 U.S. patents and eight European patents, an accomplished author having over 50 technical publications relating to polyurea elastomeric coating and lining technology, performance testing and inspection. 

In his spare time, Primeaux enjoys a variety of outdoor activities, including fishing, hunting, competitive shooting and restoring and modifying vintage firearms. He has been married to his high school sweetheart since 1985, has two beautiful daughters and, he says, one lovely, spoiled granddaughter who enjoys riding in Pop’s race car.

About the Awards
The PaintSquare Prestige Awards are divided into three major categories: Top People, Top Innovations and Top Products. Each category includes a series of awards for people working in a given capacity and for products that fulfill a given role on a protective coatings project.
With a focus on the professionals who make the industry work and the coatings and equipment that are used every day in the field, the program is accepting nominations through June, but an early-bird discount for product and innovation nominations applies only through April 30. (Nominations for people are at no cost.)
Voting will commence after the publication of the fall issue of PaintSquare Press, in which nominees will be listed; winners will be announced in the winter issue of PSP.


Tagged categories: AF; AS; Asia Pacific; Awards and honors; Dudley Primeaux; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); EU; Latin America; NA; North America; OC; PaintSquare; PaintSquare Press; PaintSquare Prestige Awards; Program/Project Management; SA

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