Scott Francis Editor-In-Chief

Scott Francis is the editor of Products Finishing and served previously as a writing editor for CompositesWorld. He has also edited for Writer's DigestHOWPopular Woodworking and has authored books on a range of topics. He is the author of Monster Spotter's Guide to North America (HOW Books 2007) and co-author of The Unofficial Hobbit Handbook (Writer's Digest, 2012) and OMG! I Forgot the Card (HOW Books, 2014).

Scott has a bachelor’s degree in writing and editing and a minor in biology from Western Carolina University.

 

Liquid Coating

Coatings Industry Navigates Supply Chain Disruption

By: Scott Francis

As the COVID pandemic continues, coating suppliers work to navigate raw material shortages and chemical price increases.

Mechanical Finishing

High Fives for the Surface Finishing Industry

By: Scott Francis

National Surface Finishing Day offered what seems to have been a missing component in our makeshift gatherings over the past year, which is a chance to celebrate together.
#editorial #nsfd

Electrocoating

Innovation Squared

By: Scott Francis

Single component EN system enables bleed and feed process.

Electroplating

A New Family of Rectifiers

By: Scott Francis

Dynapower has announced the launch of its new RapidX family of rectifiers, including both pre-engineered SCR and air-cooled SMPS rectifiers.

40 Under 40: Class of 2021

By: Scott Francis

Each year, PF editors comb through a long list of nominees with a wide range of skill sets to select the 40 Under 40 class. This year's finalists include engineers, operations managers, chemists, general managers, sales professionals and entrepreneurs working in the finishing industry. 
#sales #workforcedevelopment #40-under-40

Powder Coating

Powder Coating and Green Building

By: Scott Francis

How powder coating can aid architectural applications in achieving environmental certifications.
#sustainability #construction #education

Powder Coating

Non-reactive Cleaning for Powder Coating

By: Scott Francis

Northeastern Ohio industrial hinge manufacturer Midlake Products & Mfg. Co. recently added a powder coating line to its operation after years of contemplation. One deciding factor was a phosphate-free, non-reactive cleaning process. 

The Work We Do

By: Scott Francis

In a time when so many are coping with loss, Products Finishing editor-in-chief Scott Francis takes time to reflect on the importance of hard work and the bigger picture within the finishing community.
#leadership #editorial

Powder Coating

Powder Coating Enables Recreation During COVID

By: Scott Francis

In the midst of the pandemic, recreational equipment manufacturer Lifetime turned to George Koch Sons LLC to design, fabricate and install a powder coating system to support increasing business demand.

Liquid Coating

Expanding Medical Coating Capabilities

By: Scott Francis

One company’s approach to broadening its functional coatings offerings to further serve the medical sector.
#vacuum-vapor #medical

Mechanical Finishing

Bales to Hold NSFD Educational Event

By: Scott Francis

As part of National Surface Finishing Day (NSFD) celebrations on March 3, Bales Metal Surface Solutions has announced a webinar on the basics of coating, finishing and polishing, as well as a virtual shop tour.
#education #nsfd

Jerry Poll, 1929-2021

By: Scott Francis

Products Finishing recently lost one of its own. Jerry Poll was a well-loved figure in the surface finishing industry who led our brand for many years.
#nasf #finishinghalloffame