Final Week to Vote for JPCL Readers’ Choice


Voting closes this Friday (March 3) at midnight ET for the sixth annual Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings Readers’ Choice Awards. JPCL readers are encouraged to pick their favorite articles published between January 2022 and December 2022.

Participants who vote also have a chance to win one of 10 free print subscriptions to JPCL.

The articles from the year are classified into five categories:

  • Coatings and Materials;
  • Process Technology;
  • Standards and Best Practices;
  • Projects and Performance; and
  • Roundtable.

“By now, we’ve all likely done our own personal account of the past year, and have already set out to accomplish the goals we’ve made for ourselves in 2023,” said Charlie Lange, JPCL Editor-in-Chief. “We here at JPCL are no different; in these first weeks of the new year, we’ve internally reviewed some of what we’ve accomplished in 2022 in order to assess where we’re headed in the coming months.

“This includes recognizing the outstanding work our authors have put in on articles, as well as those involved in outstanding protective coatings projects over the past year.”

Winners will be announced in the March issue of JPCL. Cast your ballot here.


In the weeks prior to the voting deadline, PaintSquare delved into each award category to provide recaps of each eligible article. In its final week, we will review the articles included in the Roundtable category.

In addition to the technical articles and project case studies, JPCL also published roundtable-style articles, featuring Q&A conversations with some of the industry’s leading voices throughout the year. As such, we’ve asked this year’s Readers’ Choice respondents to choose which roundtable article they found to be most insightful.

At the beginning of last year, after an up-and-down year in 2021, JPCL reached out to representatives from some of the major industrial protective coatings suppliers to gauge their outlooks on the coming year, ask for some business predictions, look for areas for positive growth and assess their hopes and goals for 2022.

The “2022 Coatings Industry Forecast” roundtable featured Chris Tiernay, Carboline Company; Joe Laehu, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine; Todd Cottrell, Hempel; Cory Brown, Tnemec Company, Inc.; and Andy Odorzynski, Induron Protective Coatings.

Contractors Discuss Business Prospects & Pain Points” focused on industrial painting contractors across North America, the challenges they’re currently working to overcome and the areas in which they see opportunities for growth and positive momentum.

This roundtable included Nathan Reamey, Vulcan Painters, Inc.; Sabrina Ansley, D&R Tank Company; Todd Ceol, Superior Industrial Maintenance Co., Inc.; Tyler Huard, Avalotis Corp.; and Jay Soper, Blastco, a T.F. Warren Company.

Finally, in “Where Are They Now? Updates and Insights from JPCL’s Next-Gen Class of 2015,” JPCL checked in with some of the individuals profiled seven years ago in its special issue, “Coating Professionals: The Next Generation,” to see how their careers have progressed and what advice they can offer the next crop of paint professionals.

This roundtable featured Patrick Cassidy, Elzly Technology Corporation; Josh Gray, Elcometer Inc.; Melissa Molitor, Carboline Company; and Ahren Olson, Covestro.

To view eligible articles in the Coating and Materials category, click here.

To view eligible articles in the Process Technology category, click here.

To view eligible articles in the Standards and Best Practices category, click here.

To view eligible articles in the Projects and Performance category, click here.

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