AGC, Inc. - Lumiflon
Blankenship has a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the University of Evansville. She has spent the last 19 years in the coatings industry working for various coating, chemical and material manufacturing companies. She began her career as an analytical chemist at Red Spot Paint (Evansville, Indiana) focusing on defect analysis. This experience allowed her to develop a unique approach to formulation with a focus on structure-property relationships.
She eventually became a UV-curable coatings formulator at Red Spot and later moved up chain to Cytec Industries, Inc. (now Alnex) as a technical service chemist in the area of waterborne liquid coating resins. In January of 2013, she accepted the position of technical service chemist at AGC Chemicals Americas, based in Exton, Pennsylvania.
After nearly three years working with Lumiflon resins in the lab, she moved into a business development role. She now supports strategic accounts in developing high performance coating technology based on Lumiflon FEVE resins.