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PCI Announces 2021 Board of Directors and Executive Officers

Appears in Print as: 'PCI Announces 2021 Board and Thanks Retiring Member'


The Powder Coating Institute has announced its 2021 Executive Officers and Board of Directors, led by president John Cole.

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John Cole, president, Parker Ionics

The Powder Coating Institute’s (PCI – Lakewood Ranch, Fla.) 2021 Executive Officers are president John Cole of Parker Ionics (Westland, Mich.), vice president Chris Merritt of Gema USA Inc. (Indianapolis, Ind.), secretary and treasurer Shelley Verdun of PPG Coatings Services (Lima, Ohio) and past president Suresh Patel of BASF/Chemetall US Inc. (Southfield, Mich.)

Additionally serving on the 2021 Board of Directors are Greg Dawson of Nordson Corporation (Amherst, Ohio), Rick Gehman of Keystone Koating LLC (Lititz, Pa.), Marty Korecky of AkzoNobel Powder Coatings (Reading, Pa.), John Sudges of Midwest Finishing Systems Inc. (Mishawaka, Ind.), Tom Whalen of TCI Powder Coatings (Americus, Ga.), Paul West of Sun Polymers International Inc. (Mooresville, Ind.) and Mike Withers of Axalta Coating Systems (Houston, Texas). Their dedication to this organization benefits the powder coating industry on every level.

PCI would also like to congratulate long-time member and recent PCI executive officer Sue Ivancic on her retirement from Nordson Corporation after 42 years with the company. Sue joined the PCI Board of Directors in 2017 after serving as PCI’s Education Committee Chair for several years. She brought decades of experience in the powder coating industry along with a fresh perspective to the board and moved into the officer rotation in 2019. Sue dedicated countless hours to PCI business, including her involvement when Nordson hosted the PCI workshops. “We all were sad to hear about Sue’s retirement from the industry but extremely happy for her next step in life,” says Kevin Coursin, PCI’s Executive Director. “We appreciate all the hard work that Sue has contributed to PCI and will miss her.”

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