Four Receive Honors at Ecoat18 Conference
Chuck Gault, James Gezo, Frederick Hess and Jack Loren all were honored at the industry awards luncheon.
The Electrocoat Association presented several awards at its Ecoat18 conference in Tampa in April.
Chuck Gault of Georgia’s Max Coatings received the Best End-User Contribution Award, given to select electrocoaters who have devoted time and company resources to provide technical presentations at the conference. Three other individuals received the Dr. George E.F. Brewer Award, considered the most distinguished honor given by the Electrocoat Association:
- James Gezo of PPG received the award in the area of market promotion of electrocoat technology.
- Frederick Hess of UFS Corp. was honored in the area of application of electrocoat technology.
- Jack Loren of Membranes International received his award for development of electrocoat technology.
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