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MAR 2018

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12 MARCH 2018 COATINGSPROMAG.COM new CEO, effective immediately. A family-owned company, Wells Bullard represents the fifth generation of family leadership at Bullard. She succeeds Eric D. Pasch, who retired after 18 years of service. As one of her first acts as CEO, Bullard promoted Peter Lugo from COO to president. "We have been in the safety business since before safety was required," Bullard said. e company, which has served workers in the safety industry since 1898, is a leader in manufac- turing firefighter and rescue helmets, thermal imaging cameras, head and face protection products, and respira- tory protective equipment. For more information, contact: Bullard, (859) 234-6616, Covestro Announces Leadership Changes Polymers producer Covestro LLC announced that Jerry MacCleary, formerly president and managing director and head of the polyure- thanes business in North America, has assumed new responsibilities as CEO and chairman of the board. MacCleary joined Covestro (then part of Bayer AG) in 1979 as an accountant before embarking on a career path that has included sales, marketing, and strate- gic management roles throughout the United States and Germany. In 2004, MacCleary was named head of the North American polyurethanes unit. MacCleary will be succeeded in his prior polyurethanes role by Christine Bryant, currently head of coatings, adhesives, and specialties. Meanwhile, COO Erik Haakan Jonsson will succeed MacCleary as president and managing director. For more information, contact: Covestro, (844) 646-0545, High-Power Impulse Plasma Source Generates Coatings e Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has developed high-power impulse plasma source (HiPIPS) technology that efficiently generates coatings using high-density, high-flux plasmas at low temperatures and atmospheric pressures. e technology is seen as a cost-effec- tive alternative to surface modification techniques that typically require thermal processes or vacuum chambers. Potential applications include coatings on plastics, textiles, and biologically sensitive materials as well as depositing protec- tive metallic and ceramic coatings as an environmentally friendly alternative to electroplating. e technology has also proven useful for surface cleaning, activation of polymer surfaces, and improving interfacial adhesion in layered composite materials. It deposits conduc- tive coatings on plastics and durable, hydrophobic coatings for self-cleaning and drag reduction applications. For more information, contact: SwRI, (210) 684-5111, New Webinar on Engineering Ethics e American Concrete Institute (ACI) scheduled a new webinar on engineering ethics for March 6, 2018. e "Engineering Ethics" webinar will review codes of ethics and their applica- tions, along with a review of some case > 800.621.2777 DECON TRAILERS VACUUMS DUST COLLECTORS BLAST POTS Re ad e r In qui r y at co ati n g sp ro m a m /i n q0318

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