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Chairman: John Cole, Parker Ionics
PCI’s planning and control activities are directed by the Executive Committee. The Executive Director managers PCI’s day-to-day operations and programs, oversees the publication of "Powder Coated Tough," the official magazine of The Powder Coating Institute, and other communications to members and the industry. Also included is the preparation and circulation of the PCI newsletter, PCI news bulletins updating members on PCI activities as well as presentation summaries on the latest developments in powder coating.


Chairman: Mike Wittenhagen, Axalta Coating Systems
The ARE Committee develops and implements technical seminars, workshops and outreach programs to educate people on all aspects of a powder coating operation. The committee also provides current technical information on powder coatings and responds to technical inquiries received from industrial product finishers, governmental agencies, and to the public.

Chairman: Shivie Dhillon, Sundial Powder Coatings
Custom coaters have made and are continuing to make a major contribution to the growth of the powder coating industry. PCI’s Custom Coaters membership works to promote and publicize the services of custom coaters to the finishing industry. Additionally, they develop, and the PCI staff implements, educational programs and seminars for custom coaters.

Chairman: Kevin Biller, The Powder Coating Research Group
This committee serves as a liaison with key associations and technical societies serving the industrial finisher, such as ASTM, the EPA and OSHA, and provides application, cost performance and technological data to these organizations. The committee also develops and revises test methods relating to performance properties of powder coating and responds to technical inquiries received from industrial product finishers, governmental agencies and the public.

Chairman: Craig Dietz, Axalta Coating Systems
An important function of PCI is to promote awareness and appreciation of powder coating. This function is executed principally by the Industries Communications Committee through the PCI Communications Director. PCI publishes feature articles, press releases, a member newsletter and a variety of educational materials. This includes powder coating brochures, audio visual presentations and the PCI website. In a continuing effort to make industrial finishers and the consuming public aware of the value added to products through powder coating, the Industry Communications Committee is responsible for the management of an advertising program and the Powder Coated Stamp program.

Chairman:  Chris Merritt, Gema USA, Inc.
As the powder coating industry expands, the Membership Committee is responsible for guiding and conducting PCI’s campaign for enlisting new members as well as making sure PCI continues to provide value added benefits in order to retain current members.

Chairman: Mark Bamford, Milgard Composites Division

The Regulatory & Advocacy Committee works with industry organizations to identify any potential regulatory impacts that may affect the powder coating industry. The committee’s purpose is to:

Chairman: Greg Dawson, Nordson Corp.
The Trade Show Committee is responsible for program planning and promotion of the Powder Coating Show and Technical Conference.  Responsibilities include the selection of topics and solicitation of papers for the technical conference.  Additionally, the Trade Show Committee will serve as an advisory council to the PCI Event Staff to help  determine best options for tradeshow site selection, event promotion, the addition of new event technologies, as well as collaborate on ways to grow both show attendance and show participation in order to meet or exceed budget financial goals.

Chairman: Chris Merritt, Gema USA, Inc.
Gather, analyze and make available market intelligent to PCI member companies in an effort to enlarge the powder coating market place.