President’s Message – March 2018

Dear PSCT Members,

I would like to thank Dr. Crystal Morrison of PPG for taking time out of her schedule to come and speak to all of us about the technology surrounding coatings mobility. It’s always nice to have an inside look at the future of coatings and how they will be affecting our lives to come. I hope everyone who came out in February found this presentation to be as interesting as I did.

Time is running out for students to apply for the Hiram P. Memorial Scholarship and STEM Grant. Applications will need to be submitted by March 15th, 2018 to Be sure to forward the application at the end of this newsletter to your qualifying students. The application can also be found on our website at

Once again, the paint pot was not claimed, and the total will increase again in March. Unfortunately for Bill Hawk, he was not in attendance when his number was picked for the $125 jackpot in February. This means the pot will be increased to $150 for March. So, everyone come on out to the March 12th meeting at the KTA-Tator facility for a chance to make that $150 yours.

We are grateful to announce that KTA-Tator will be hosting the March meeting at their facility outside of Pittsburgh. We will start things off with a presentation from Cindy O’Malley of KTA-Tator. She will be giving a talk on Coating Failure Investigations. We will then enjoy dinner, with a tour of their facility to end the night. Please note the RSVP date of Monday, March 5th. It is important that you RSVP by this date since the event will be catered.

Mark DePasquale
PSCT President 2017-2018

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