President’s Message – February

Dear PSCT Members:

I would like to thank Dr. Zamanzadeh of MATCO Services, Dr. Zee, as he is affectionately known, for the interesting and enlightening discussion on “Optimizing Corrosion Protection by Coatings”.   Hopefully the weather allows for our next couple of meetings as this winter has produced some exceptionally challenging road conditions to navigate. This month we have Cliff Schoff from PPG who will be giving a talk titled, “Precision, What the Heck is That?”

In March, Dr. Romesh Kumar, Senior Technical Sales Manager with Clariant Corp will be giving a talk on Requirements for Colorants for Concrete Coatings, color treads and new market research data on a variety of end-user needs.

In April, Tom Van Kuren Technical Director – Rigid Packaging, from Watson Standard Company will be giving a talk.

The May meeting is our social event.  Again, Tim Hurley took on the responsibility of organizing the event this year.  If you remember, Tim did a wonderful job last year organizing the brewery tour at Penn Brewery.  I am sure Tim will make the May social event equally successful this year.  If there is a location and/or activity that you would like to suggest, please contact Tim Hurley at or 724-274-3493.

Finally, I would like to remind the PSCT Members with High School and College age children to apply for the Hiram P. Ball Memorial Scholarship and the students majoring in the Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics fields, please remember to also apply for the Grant that is available.  Please review the requirements and deadline (March 15th) which are provided in this newsletter.

Cindy O’Malley

PSCT President 2013 – 2014

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