President’s Message January 2017

Dear PSCT Members,

As we head into the New Year, it’s often a time to reflect on the previous year and make plans for a prosperous new year. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the members who made 2016 such a great year! I’m proud of all the PSCT was able to accomplish including continuing to promote the coatings technology industry, promoting educational goals, and providing interesting experiences for our members. As we look towards 2017, I’d like to remind everyone that we only progress through the efforts of our members. Please consider how you can contribute to making 2017 even better than 2016!

I would like to thank Jim Wasik, the other PSCT board members, and the Pittsburgh Glass Center for an outstanding event last month. If you attended, I hope you had an outstanding time at the event. If you weren’t able to make it to this event, our next social outing will be the May Event. More details on the May Event will be coming shortly. Stay tuned to the newsletter so you don’t miss out!

As a reminder, if you know someone who will be applying for the Hiram P. Ball Memorial Scholarship and STEM grant, you should be badgering them to get started on the application. As a proud parent myself, I realize they probably will still wait until the last minute, but it’s worth a try! The application deadline is March 15th, 2017.

Our next meeting on January 9th will be at Covestro at Freddie’s Café starting at 5 pm with a social hour. The speaker, Mike Jeffries, will present at 6 pm with a talk entitled “Making the Switch to Water Based Polyurethane” and be followed by dinner. This will be a joint event with the Chemical Association of Pittsburgh. I hope to see all of you at our first meeting of 2017!

Kenneth Cutler
PSCT President 2016-2017

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