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Enthone appoints Mark Hutchinson Technical Service Engineer, U.S. Central Region

Mr. Mark Hutchinson has been appointed Technical Service Engineer, U.S. Central Region by Enthone Inc., a business of Cookson Electronics (West Haven, CT). Mr. Hutchinson is responsible for on-site customer training and the installation of Enthone processes. He further strengthens Enthone’s applications expertise and customer support network in the region. Mr. Hutchinson has extensive expertise in plating on plastics and related special finishes, having served in roles of increasing importance and technical responsibility over the past decade. He is a graduate of Western Kentucky University where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry.

Dennis Dumsha heads up Pavco Division

Pavco is pleased to announce that Dennis Dumsha has joined the Pavco team as Global Approvals Manager for our Compliant Chemistry division.  Working out of the Charlotte office, Dennis will be responsible for continuing to obtain Pavco product approvals for both domestic and foreign finishing specifications with an emphasis on automotive approvals.  Along with this, Dennis will work to continue to market and manage Pavco’s industry leading HyPro™ family of compliant chemistries across a broad range of industry. Dennis has been actively involved on the supply side of the metal finishing industry for many years and as a result brings wealth of experience to both Pavco and our partners.  He can be contacted at: Phone: (704) 496-6820; E-mail: 

Dr. Harvey Hack receives ASTM International Frank W. Reinhart Award for work on Corrosion Terminology Standard
Harvey Hack, Ph.D., senior advisory engineer at Northrop Grumman Corp. in Annapolis, MD, has received the ASTM International Frank W. Reinhart Award from Committee G01 on Corrosion of Metals and the ASTM Committee on Standards for his outstanding work in leading the efforts to produce a joint ASTM/NACE terminology standard. An active member of ASTM International since 1978, Hack currently chairs the Joint ASTM/NACE Committee on
Corrosion and its subcommittees on laboratory immersion tests and terminology.  The standard that Hack was recognized for, NACE/ASTM G193, Terminology and Acronyms Relating to Corrosion, was published in 2009.  It has potential for wide usage by researchers in government, industry and academia, standards writers and by anyone who uses corrosion standards.
Hack is a member-at-large on Committee G01 and also works on Committees F07 on Aerospace and Aircraft, F25 on Ships and Marine Technology and F41 on Unmanned Maritime Vehicle Systems.  An ASTM Fellow, Hack was Chairman of the ASTM Board of Directors in 2000.  He has been honored with the ASTM Award of Merit and the Francis L. LaQue Memorial Award for his contributions to G01.
A graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa., where he earned a B.S. in physics and an M.S. in metallurgy and materials science, Hack holds a Ph.D. in metallurgy from The Pennsylvania State University.  His professional work focuses on marine corrosion control through materials selection, design, coatings and cathodic protection.  Before joining Northrop Grumman in 1996, he was the Corrosion Science and Coatings Team leader at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Annapolis, MD, where he had worked for 25 years.
Outside ASTM International, Hack is a member of NACE International, the Society for Protective Coatings, ASM International, the Washington Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Corrosion.

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The Systems View in Automotive Finishes: Essential, but Overlooked - The 38th William Blum Lecture

This article is a re-publication of the 38th William Blum Lecture, presented at the 84th AES Annual Convention in Detroit, Michigan on June 23, 1997.  This lecture reviews a number of works in automotive finishing R&D in which understanding of the overall system was absolutely essential to success, from classical nickel-chromium plating to work in vacuum/electroplated hybrids for plated plastics, electrogalvanized zinc and hard chromium in stamping dies.