November 17 - November 30, 2014

Do you expect to still be in a coatings-related industry in five or so years?


Answers Votes
Yes. I'm a happy lifer. 55%
Not sure; I'm open to changes. 23%
I expect to retire in that time. 18%
No way. 4%


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Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; Coating Materials; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Latin America; North America

Comment from William Pybus, (11/18/2014, 7:09 AM)

Where else could you get paid to enjoy the fresh odor of paint fumes, enjoy the heat and cold cycles of Mother Nature, have those wonderful conversations with the American Public being interrupted doing their very important routines, as well explaining to all personnel not to remove the lockouts or rope attachments very necessary to reach that oh so ever fictional retirement age. Sure, Why not! I've got nothing better to do! Now where did I put that Powerball Ticket?


Comment from Gary Burke, (11/18/2014, 9:14 AM)

I have been in the spray equipment business for a few years - since 1979 and hopefully will survive in it for another 10 years.


Comment from trevor neale, (11/18/2014, 11:20 AM)

Best business in the world ! its taken me to three continents and provided a great living born in 1934 and plan to keep going until I run out of surfaces to coat and challenges each one presents!


Comment from paul graham, (11/19/2014, 6:49 AM)

The industry forever changes and that what makes it interesting. Enjoyable Trade and lots of work for skilled workers.


Comment from Stephen Pinney, (12/5/2014, 4:23 PM)

It started quite unexpectedly but turned into an interesting and good career. I am still a lifer.


Comment from TOLGA DIRAZ, (12/9/2014, 3:20 AM)

I hope and wish heartily that all the veterans here will be in the industry much more than 5 years in good condition since the industry and young coating professionals do really need your expertise and wisdom in the protective coating industry since I learned by living that experience and wisdom comes with grey hair! Wishing you a healthy and happy future...Respectfully yours,


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