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Award Nominations Close Friday

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

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The inaugural PaintSquare Prestige Awards will honor the protective, marine and industrial coatings industry’s top people, innovations and products later this year, and the first step toward getting your favorite coating, piece of equipment or industry figure recognized is to submit a nomination this week.

Nominations continue through Friday (June 15) for the Prestige Awards, to be given out for the first time this year by and PaintSquare Press, the new quarterly print publication from PaintSquare publisher Technology Publishing Co.

Prestige Awards

Nominations are being accepted for Top People (in the categories of formulator, contractor, specifier and educator); Top Innovation (in the categories of coatings and equipment; product must be new to market between January 2015 and January 2018); and Top Products (in a range of categories, including application equipment, climate-control equipment, inspection equipment, surface-preparation equipment, and coatings for various types of exposure and function).

Nominees will be featured in the fall issue of PaintSquare Press and on Winners will be announced in the winter issue of PaintSquare Press, in December.

Some of the companies with products and people already nominated include:

  • ABKaelin LLC;
  • Apellix;
  • APV Engineered Coatings;
  • EverGreene Architectural Arts;
  • Huntington Ingalls Industries;
  • Sky Climber LLC;
  • Surface Technology Inc.;
  • Thomas Industrial Coatings;
  • Titan; and
  • U.S. Minerals.

Nominations for Top People are free and will be judged by a panel of industry experts, including many JPCL contributors. Nominations for Top Innovations and Top Products are subject to an entry fee; Top Innovations will be judge by industry experts while Top Products will be chosen by PaintSquare readers.

Judges on the inaugural Prestige Awards panel include:

  • Pete Ault, president, Elzly Technology;
  • David Boyd, chairman, Vulcan Painters Inc.;
  • Robert Ikenberry, coatings manager, California Engineering Contractors;
  • Dudley Primeaux, owner, Primeaux Associates LLC;
  • Don Schnell, regional sales director, Polygon US;
  • Tony Serdenes, vice president and regional director of coatings, Greenman-Pedersen Inc.; and
  • Chip Stein, principal, Tank Industry Consultants.

Nominations close this Friday; for more information and to enter your nomination, visit


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