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Chairman: Chris Reding, DSM Powder Coating Resins
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: John Cole, Parker Ionics
The Finance Committee conducts a thorough review of PCI’s annual audit as prepared by an outside certified public accounting firm selected by the Board of Directors. The committee also oversees the PCI cash reserve and investment program, the retirement plan for PCI employees and periodically reviews PCI’s accounting and auditing procedures.
Application & Recovery Equipment (ARE) Committee
Chairman: Steve Houston, TCI Powder Coatings
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.
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: Peter Dority, Coral Chemical
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: Jerry Trostle, Pneu-Mech Systems
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.
Raw Materials Committee
Chairman: Mine Hisim, Troy Corporation
The Raw Materials Committee provides a unique resource for members to contribute to the expansion of the powder coating market by promoting innovation in powder coating technology. This includes accessing knowledge capital to promote understanding of end-user requirements as well as providing forums for members to communicate with and educate consumers.
Trade Show Committee
Chairman: Karen Walters, Gema USA, Inc.
The Trade Show Committee is responsible for program planning and promotion of the PCI technical conferences and trade shows. This involves the selection of topics and solicitation of papers for the technical conference, site selection for future shows and development of trade show policies.
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: Shivie Dhillon, Sundial Powder Coatings
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.