PCI Picks Trena Benson to Lead Trade Group

Benson has more than 20 years in the powder coating industry.

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Trena Benson has been named executive director of the Powder Coating Institute. Her hiring comes after the PCI board of directors retained Goyer Management International to oversee the operations of the trade group.

Benson has more than 20 years in the powder coating industry, most recently as a marketing executive with Axalta Coating Systems. She helped develop a customer loyalty program for Axalta, and planned meetings and events as part of the Star Coaters customer program.

Benson replaces David Lurie, who retired. The PCI board signed a management agreement with GMI on July 1 to run the organization. GMI also manages the Chemical Coaters Association International, among other trade groups.

Originally published in the August 2015 issue.