Former Products Finishing Columnist Carl Izzo Passes

Izzo was a paint consultant when he joined the magazine after spending a career as a scientist researching paints and coatings for Westinghouse and PPG.

Carl izzo standing with arms folded

 

Carl Izzo, an expert in the field of liquid coatings and a Products Finishing columnist for several decades, passed away in July in Murraysville, Pennsylvania.

Izzo was a paint consultant when he joined the magazine after spending a career as a scientist researching paints and coatings for Westinghouse and PPG, two of the giants of the industry.

He graduated with a chemistry degree from Duquesne University in 1954 and immediately went to work for PPG’s Research Center, developing many of the coatings that major U.S. industries still use today. Westinghouse lured him away in 1959, and he stayed there for 32 years until leaving to start his own consulting firm in 1992.

Izzo was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn Campbell Izzo, and his son, Carl P. Izzo Jr. He is survived by three daughters, a daughter-in-law, 10 grandchildren and a sister.