President’s Message – March

Dear PSCT Members:

I would like to thank Cliff Schoff for his presentation last month. Several attendees of the February meeting commented that his presentation on “Precision, What the Heck is That?” provided very useful information regarding data obtained from paint analysis. Our March speaker, Dr. Romesh Kumar, Senior Technical Sales Manager with Clariant Corp will be giving a talk on Requirements for Colorants for Concrete Coatings, color trends and new market research data on a variety of end-user needs. We are winding down the 2012-2013 season for the PSCT. There is a lot to be done before it comes to a close in May with our Social Event.

• First – I want to remind the PSCT Members with High School and College age Students to apply for the Hiram P. Ball Memorial Scholarship and the students majoring in the Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics field, please apply for the $500 Grant that is available. The deadline for the application is March 15th, please fill out those applications and send them to Julie Glover at or 115 Technology Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275.

• Second – The election of officers will be taking place at the April meeting. Please consider nominating yourself or someone from our membership as a candidate for Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, or Director at Large. Secretary, Treasurer and Director are for terms of 1 year. The Vice President is a 3 year term as the VP is expected to be President the next year and serves as Past President the following year. Our current Society Representative is in the first year of a 2 year term. Please seriously consider serving as an officer for the PSCT.

• Third – The location of the May Social Event will be voted upon at this month’s meeting. Tim Hurley has put together the various suggested options that were brought up by the members. Those options are described within this newsletter. Please look over the venues and either vote at the meeting or if you cannot attend this month, send your preference in advance of the March meeting to Tim Hurley at or 724-274-3493.

The speaker for the April meeting is Tom Van Kuren Technical Director – Rigid Packaging, from Watson Standard Company.

Cindy O’Malley
PSCT President 2013-2014

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