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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.
EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
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.
CUSTOM COATERS COMMITTEE
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.
MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
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.
INDUSTRY COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE
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, which is going through a major redesign in 2009. 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.
REGULATORY AND ADVOCACY COMMITTEE
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:
- Make members aware of regulatory topics and their potential impacts and how the PCI will support the members in such matters.
- Provide a central committee for members to raise and share concerns to have them addressed.
- Provide communication to the PCI and its members on topics affecting the industry and associated industries on regulatory matters.
- Support a cause, or take a position, that is aligned with the mission of the Powder Coating Institute that promotes the benefits of powder coating technology.
TRADE SHOW COMMITTEE
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.
MARKET INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE
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.
- Support PCI member companies with information to support strategic business decisions.
- Support the mission of The Powder Coating Institute by educating the global coating industry, through a market understanding, on the benefits powder coatings
- Become the world source for powder coating market intelligence
Chairman: Terry Watson, A Plus Powder Coaters, Inc.
The mission of the Certifications Committee is to draft and approve PCI existing and future standards, and revisions thereof, defining the requirements that must be met in order for an organization to earn and retain a PCI quality system certification. Further, the committee is tasked to define and approve any revisions to certification process. Finally, the committee is charged to provide guidance to the Board regarding strategies and resources aimed to continue and accelerate the growth of PCI certification programs.