This webinar is archived and recorded from a live presentation on Wednesday, March 28, 2018.
The topic of Beryllium in abrasives is one that raises questions across the coatings industry, and OSHA's ruling in 2015 regarding the metal only raised more. This webinar is a panel discussion that tackles how OSHA's ruling affects the regulation of abrasives in the industry. Originally presented on November 9, 2017 at Technology Publishing Company's Contractor Connect event, this panel discussion was moderated by Alison B. Kaelin, principal, ABKaelin LLC, with panelists Russell Raad, president, Abrasives, Inc; Dominic DeAngelo, director, sales & marketing, Harsco; and Mike Johnston, president & CEO, U.S. Minerals.
Alison Kaelin, ABKaelin LLC
Alison Kaelin a certified quality auditor and
a NACE-certified coating inspector with more
than 30 years in the industry. She was a
co-recipient of the 2016 Coatings Education
Award, a co-recipient of the inaugural SSPC
2014 Women in Coatings Award, a 2012 JPCL
Top Thinker, a 2012 JPCL Editor’s Award
Winner and an SSPC Technical Achievement
Award winner in 2005. Kaelin is also a JPCL
Russell Raad, President
Russell Raad is president of Abrasives
Incorporated, with offices in North Dakota and
Minnesota, and home to Black Magic® Coal
Slag. Russell started at Abrasives Inc. in 2006
as the GM, and became president in 2010 when
he arranged the Employee Stock Ownership
Plan to create an employee-owned business.
Dominic DeAngelo, Director, Sales & Marketing
Harsco Metals and Minerals
Dominic DeAngelo is the director of sales & marketing at Reed Minerals, a division of Harsco Corporation. He is responsible for sales and marketing of the Original BLACK BEAUTY® product line which supports the abrasives and roofing markets along with the development and implementation of global growth strategies for the division.
Mike Johnston, President and CEO
Mike Johnston joined U.S. Minerals as
president and CEO in 2015. Since joining the company, Mike has led improvements in the staff and physical assets that have grown the business. Mike has a BS in chemistry from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. He is a graduate of GE’s Manufacturing Management Program, executive development courses and Philips Electronics Global Leadership Program.