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MAY 2016

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COATINGSPRO MAY 2016 15 in Chemical Engineering from the University of Detroit. Amber Plotner joins us as QC/R&D chemist after earning dual-major B.A.Sc. Chemistry and Biology degrees from Old Dominion University where she was awarded the ACS National Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry. To support our continuing growth, KOSTER American is also proud to announce the addition of Samantha Samples to the Marketing Department as marketing assistant. Samantha graduated with honors from DeVry University with her B.A.Sc. in Multimedia Design and Development. For more information, contact: KOSTER American, Reader Inquiry #4578 Specialty Products, Inc. Welcomes Benny Abbott as Director of Education and Field Training Specialty Products, Inc. (SPI) of Lakewood, Wash., is pleased to welcome Benny (Benjy) Abbott to the role of director of education and field training. Abbott is a 29 -year industr y veteran who began his career in 1987 working in the family's industrial coating application business. His passion for the coating business led to his involvement w ith poly urea coatings around 1996, and eventually, the formation of his ow n coatings inspection and consultation company. Abbott is a NACE Certified Level III Coatings Inspector w ith the NACE Nuclear Facilities Certification #7953. He was one of the first 25 individ- uals in the world to complete the NACE Nuclear Coatings Inspection Program. Abbott is a certified Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) Protective Coatings Specialist (PCS) and a SSPC Certified Concrete Coatings Inspector Level II. Abbott also is an instructor for SSPC and the Poly urea Development Association (PDA), and he is the current president of the PDA . For more informa- tion, contact: SPI, (800) 627- 0773, w w Reader Inquiry #4579 PPG Foundation Donates $2,500 to Betty Brinn Children's Museum T he PPG Foundation recently donated $2,500 to the Betty Brinn Children's Museum in Milwaukee to under write workshops promoting hands-on science, technolog y, engineering, arts, and math education. T he grant was made on behalf of PPG's (N YSE:PPG) industrial coatings facility in Oak Creek, Wis. " We are grateful to the PPG Foundation for supporting our commitment to expand maker experiences that promote science, technolog y, engineering, arts, and math education," said K risten Adams, chief advancement officer for the News From Around the Coatings Industry Wr i te in Re ad e r In q u ir y #34

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