Peter is a petrochemical coatings consultant and Corrosion Under Insulation expert, with over 38 years experience in management, technical service, inspection and sales in oilfield and petrochemical heavy-duty coatings in the US, and internationally. He is past president of the NACE New Orleans section, and is NACE CIP 3 certified. He is an Air Force veteran and has degrees from Tulane and the University of Northern Colorado.
Dr. Jose Pacheco has a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. He has extensive experience in concrete degradation mechanisms, cementitious materials characterization and assessment and maintenance strategies. He is an expert on corrosion of embedded reinforcement of concrete, electrochemical techniques for corrosion monitoring and control, concrete repair and remaining service life predictions and assessment.
Herb has over 30 years experience in the cathodic protection industry, as well as 15 years working in all phases of power plants including nuclear, coal and environmental. He is NACE CP-2, NACE CIP-1 and a Licensed Professional Engineer. He has a B.S. in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology.
Dudley is Director of Education and Development with VersaFlex, Inc in Kansas City, KS, and has a 30+ year career, in the chemical industry. He is active in NACE, SSPC, and has completed the SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist and Concrete Coatings Inspector certifications. Dudley also serves as Chairman of the SSPC C.1.9 Polyurea Committee. He is named inventor of 29 US Patents and 8 European Patents on polyurethane and polyurea foam applications as well as polyurea spray elastomer systems/applications and robotic pipelining technologies. He is an accomplished author having over 50 technical publications. He has B.S. and M.S. Degrees in Chemistry from Lamar University in Beaumont, TX.
David Beamish is President of DeFelsko Corporation, a U.S. manufacturer of test instruments sold worldwide. He is a Registered Professional Engineer with more than 25 years’ experience in the design, manufacture, and marketing of these instruments in a variety of international industries including industrial painting, quality inspection, and manufacturing. He conducts training seminars and is an active member of various organizations including PCI, NACE, ASTM and ISO.
Elizabeth Rodenkirch has seven years of architectural experience including residential & commercial design and investigation, evaluation and failure analysis of building envelopes and flooring materials with an emphasis on sustainability. Her expertise has focused on condition assessment, forensic analysis, materials testing, and repair design and construction of a wide range of building envelopes, flooring systems, and air barriers.
James P. Dooley, Account Executive of Corrpro Companies, which specializes in corrosion engineering, and cathodic protection. Mr. Dooley is a member of American Water Works Association and National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE). Mr. Dooley has worked in the corrosion industry for over 20 years and has presented numerous papers and lectures for State Regulatory Agencies and FEMA.
Hands-on experience in forming and pouring/placing concrete; ready-mix, bag mix, grouts, latex modified cement, repair mortars, etc. Extensive hands-on experience in concrete demolition including large scale hydraulic equipment, electric and pneumatic impact hammers, grinding/saw-cutting, hydro-demolition. Significant experience in epoxy crack injection, hydrophilic and hydrophobic crack repair, hydraulic cement repairs. Trained and certified applicator of fiber reinforced polymers. ACI certified QA/QC.
Brad Dahlgren is a Project Development Manager with 40 years experience in the paint and coatings industry. He currently represents Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine Coatings to the engineering community throughout the North Central states by assisting with specifications and coatings selection. In this position he provides creative, sound painting systems that balance the interests of all project stakeholders. His knowledge of the industry, concern for the environment, and understanding of the construction community have resulted in his own specification innovations.
As a Regional Manager for CHLOR-RID International in the Midwest, Phil Herzing is a valuable resource to engineers, asset owners and protective coatings specialists regarding the corrosive effects of soluble salts. The same salts that are causing corrosion on cars and trucks throughout our region are also ruining other assets, such as bridges, rail cars, storage tanks, structural steel, etc. Removal of these salts is a critical success factor in minimizing corrosion and maximizing coating life. Phil has helped develop hundreds remediation procedures that have saved asset owners significant sums, simultaneously protecting their valuable investments.
Dean, owner of Renewal Compounds/Belzona, California, Inc, has been supplying products that rebuild, repair, and maintain machinery, equipment, buildings, and structures for 20+ years. With a degree from Rice University in Mechanical Engineering, Dean began his career with Belzona, advanced and eventually acquired the distributorship.
Technical Sales Manager, Chase Corporation. Chase makes high performance coating, lining and waterproofing systems. I’ve been in the protective coatings industry for over 18 years with extensive experience in concrete coatings and high performance waterproofing systems.
Prior to working for SSPC, Heather began her career at PPG Industries, where she worked in the General Industrial Lab as a Quality Assurance Technician. She left PPG to accept a position with Sauereisen Incorporated as the firm’s Organic Chemist, where she formulated coatings for the protective coatings industry.
At SSPC, in addition to her duties as a staff technical expert, Heather functions as both an instructor and contributing author for several SSPC training courses, as well as delivering technical presentations at various conferences and writing articles for the JPCL.
Ms. Stiner holds two widely recognized certifications in the coatings industry: SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist (PCS) and the SSPC Concrete Coatings Inspector (CCI). Additionally she is a member of the following industry organizations: SSPC, American Chemical Society, NACE, ASTM, ISO US TAG TC 35.
A 24 year veteran in the high-performance coatings industry. Experience in corrosion prevention in technical service, sales, and marketing in supporting heavy commercial, transportation, water/wastewater, petroleum/chemical, power/utility, food/beverage, and pharmaceutical markets.
National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) Certified Coating Inspector III and (NACE) Certified Nuclear Coatings Inspector, Society of Protective Coatings (SSPC) Certified C-1 Fundamentals of Protective Coatings for Industrial Structures. Active member of NACE and SSPC Chicago Chapters.
Warren Brand, the principal of CCG, has been involved in the coatings industry for more than 25 years. Starting as a field laborer, he worked his way up through every aspect of industrial coating, including blasting, spraying, outfitting trucks for coating applications, training and hiring field personnel, writing OSHA safety and confined space manuals and hiring, training and maintaining a highly successful sales, marketing and coating organization.
Through his time at Chicago Tank Lining, Inc., a highly successful industrial coatings company founded in 1959, he has worked with hundreds of different products, coating companies, application techniques and every aspect of coating and personally lined, supervised or managed thousands of coating applications.
Mr. Brand received his undergraduate degree in Journalism and wrote for a daily newspaper in California for several years. As a newspaper reporter, he honed his craft and skills as a writer and researcher. He later received an MBA in Entrepreneurship, which has been instrumental in giving him proper focus and insight with each individual project he has undertaken. As Brand has observed, "Each project is a completely new undertaking, and must be addressed as such.”
Todd is employed with VersaFlex Incorporated in Technical Sales & Services. He has over 20 years of coating and construction management experience involving various positions. Todd is a member of SSPC, a PCS - Protective Coating Specialist, a member of CSI, ACI and is on the ACI 515 Committee, Protective Systems for Concrete.
Todd graduated from Newman University in Wichita KS, and also holds and MBA degree from Penn State University.
Kevin has a range of experience in the coatings industry for over 8 years. Starting as a contractor, he then moved into managing a retail store before Engineering Sales with International. The Engineering team works with architects, engineers, and owners to write specifications where protective coatings or fire protection are required.
Tiffany manages a team of certified coating and steel inspectors at SME. She has been performing coatings inspection and specification since 2007, and is considered a local expert for coating assessments. Her coating project inspection experience includes multiple bridges, tank liners, tank exteriors, water towers, building facades, structural steel, helipads, stadiums, coast guard boats, piping, and many specialty components. She is a NACE CIP 2, and has a B.S. degree in Construction Management from Eastern Michigan University.
Kevin Irving is the National Marketing Specialist for AZZ Galvanizing Services. He is a Graduate of Harnischfeger Institute in Milwaukee. Kevin has spent over 25 years in the Hot Dip Galvanizing Industry. He is a certified presenter of the American Galvanizing Association (AGA) for the GalvanizeIt and Sustainable Development Seminars.
Kevin is a Former Board Member for the American Galvanizing Association, and was the Vice President and General Manager for AAA Galvanizing until they were acquired by AZZ Galvanizing Services in April of 2008. He is a National Board Member for (CCAI) Chemical Coaters Association International, and former Vice Chair of the NACE Committee on Hot Dip Galvanizing TEG 428X. He has been a speaker for the International Bridge Conference for the last six consecutive years. Kevin has been a member of NACE since 2008 and is a Certified NACE Coating Inspector.
Born and raised in Texas and lived in Florida for sometime. Grew up around oil and gas and have spent a significant amount of time since in this industry. I currently reside outside of Seattle, WA.
I have been in marketing and sales for 22 years, specifically in the Thermal Spray Industry for the past 13 years. My job requires a in depth understanding of not just the twin wire arc spray process but also application information as it pertains to work performed both in the field and in the shop. I travel the world to perform training on our equipment as well as to gain knowledge of new applications and or techniques. By sharing this information and their successes I hope to strengthen our industry.
30 year Industrial and Marine Coatings
14 Years as an Industrial and Marine Applicator
16 Years as an Industrial and Marine Sales Rep
10 Years working with CUI Coatings
NACE Level 3 Certified
An Independent Consultant, Contractor, and Manufacturer’s Representative.
Mo’s focus is on service to thermal spray coatings users and practitioners with cost reduction through assessment, problem solving, process control, continuous process improvement and supply.
Since establishing VandenBergh & Associates in 2003, Mo has served more than 150 clients and multiple number of suppliers involved in the thermal spray industry.
Prior to establishing VandenBergh & Associates in 2003, Mo, was an employee of companies such as Praxair, Miller Thermal, Muscle Shoals Minerals, Carborundum Co., and Harbison-Walker Refractories, serving amongst others, the ferrous and non-ferrous metals, mineral processing, printing and paper, and aerospace industries.
He is active in the Thermal Spray Society of ASM as a member of the education committee and has published several articles in the International Thermal Spray Association’s quarterly publication, “SprayTime”.
Steve Green attended Elmhurst College for Business Administrations. He has been in the dehumidification business for 6 years. He has many key positions from Account Manager for an international company to Regional Sales Manager for Dehumidification Technologies, LP for the last 3 years. He has given seminars and presentations to various General Contractors, Architects, and Engineers to assist in understanding how dehumidification can benefit the construction industry.
He is involved in the design of dehumidification systems for corrosion control and temperature control. His expertise ranges from tank liners, fireproofing, turnarounds, force curing, temporary cooling, and continues for projects across the United States.
Wayne Senick is the Technical Director of Termarust Technologies formerly Bridgecote Inc. Has been involved with corrosion control and high performance coatings for 26 years.
Graduate of the University of Manitoba, Sits on both NACE, SSPC and AREMA Technical Committees involving development of both written and visual standards for corrosion control, water jetting, wet abrasive blasting and soluble salts. Co-inventor of the HRCSA chemistry currently being used as a solution to crevice corrosion and pack rust problems on aging steel structures. He has been working full time both in the laboratory and the field with the chemistry since 1986.
Been involved in both industry and organizational based training programs focused on corrosion control using chemically active coatings. He has been involved in the NCIP program and is a guess lecturer to graduate engineers on corrosion control and protective coatings.