15th December 2018

POWDER COATING INSTITUTE NAMES NEW BOARD

The Powder Coating Institute (PCI) has named its latest board of directors and list of executive officers.They are: president: Chris Merritt, Gema USA; vice-president: John Sudges, Midwest Finishing Systems Inc.; secretary/treasurer: Suresh Patel, Chemetall US Inc.; past president: Ron Cudzilo, George Koch Sons, LLC.

PCI executive director Trena Benson remarked, “We welcome our newest board member for 2018, Chris Beninati, Elcometer, Inc. Chris brings generational diversity to our board and we are thrilled to have him help us in speaking for the younger sector of the powder industry. We are appreciative of our entire board, the face of PCI, for their devotedness not only to PCI, but to the entire industry.”  

In addition to the officers, serving on the board of directors for 2018 are: Chris Beninati, sales manager, Elcometer, Inc.; John Cole, president, Parker Ionics; Craig Dietz, product manager, Axalta Coating Systems; Sue Ivancic, account executive, Nordson Corp.; Steve Kiefer, powder coatings business director, Powder Coatings N.A., AkzoNobel Powder Coatings; Mark Mortensen, president, All-Color Powder Coating, Inc.; and PCI legal counsel, David Goch, Partner, Webster, Chamberlain & Bean.

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