Most meetings are held the second Monday from September through May at Roland Seafood Restaurant in the Strip District of Pittsburgh. Some special events will be located at different locations which will be communicated.


February 12, 2024

Formula Optimization Utilizing Performance Wax Additives
Presented by: Thomas Kinlin – Technical Marketing Manager for Shamrock Technologies
Tom brings over 20 years of coatings product development, technical service and
manufacturing support experience. Tom has been with Shamrock Technologies since
2020, where he contributes in both a marketing and product development role, while
also providing technical support to coating formulators for all types of applications.
Prior to joining Shamrock Technologies, Tom was the Technical Director of
Research & Development for Valentus Specialty Chemicals, where he was responsible
for implementing and executing all product development activities as well as all
technical and manufacturing support initiatives.
From 2002-2018, Tom was employed at Sherwin-Williams, accepting roles of
increasing responsibility over the years. Tom gained extensive experience both as a
technical leader and an innovator, managing the product development, technical
service, manufacturing support and cost savings initiatives for the interior wood coatings
segment of the Sherwin-Williams Consumer Group, having responsibility for the Minwax
and DuraSeal brands of products.

March 11, 2024 – Roland’s Seafood Grille
Thomas Swan: Molecular Rebar (nanotube) Technology
April 8, 2024 – Covestro Open House
May – Spring Social Event – TBD
(Scholarship Award Announcement)
PSCT GOLF OUTING – Early September 2024 – Details to follow soon

Potential opportunities exist for presentations at the 2024-25 meetings. If you are
interested in presenting, please contact Barb Anderson at


October Speaker Series

Mark McMillen from PPG Industries Inc. spoke at our October meeting on “Pretreatment  The Most Important Layer “.

November Speaker Series

On Monday, November 13th, the PSCT hosted Jeff Scherm from Lanxess Inorganic Pigments division. The title of his talk was The Desire for Higher Functionality, Meeting Coatings Trends.

January Speaker Series

Update: Jim Wasik filled in with a Contemporary History of the PSCT.

Our first speaker in 2024 will be John Whalen from the Master Painters Institute. He will be speaking on How to Elevate the Quality of the Commercial/Architectural Painting Industry. This meeting will take place on January 8, 2024 at the PPG Building downtown.