PCI/Axalta Scholarship Recipient Announced

Axalta Coating Systems and the Powder Coating Institute (PCI), named Theodore Hammer as the winner of the 2017 PCI/Axalta Scholarship.

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Axalta Coating Systems and the Powder Coating Institute (PCI), named Theodore Hammer as the winner of the 2017 PCI/Axalta Scholarship.

Offered to college students pursuing degrees related to powder coating technologies, the scholarship fosters growth and innovation in the industry by identifying recipients who demonstrate exceptional academic performance and leadership potential.

As the 2017 scholarship recipient, Hammer will receive $5,000 towards his graduate degree in Polymer Science from the University of Akron. His academic record, passion for the industry, and dedication to research, cemented Hammer as the top choice for the award. Currently, Hammer assists with several industry projects, working on the synthesis of unsaturated polyester resins and is focusing his graduate research on ultra violet-curable powder coatings.

“It’s important that we invest in students because they will be influential in the industry in the years to come,” said Michael K. Bollan, Axalta Business Director, Powder Coatings-Americas. “At Axalta, we are committed to identifying and equipping future leaders with the tools they need to succeed.”

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