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PPG Names New President/CEO, Executive Chairman

PPG names Tim Knavish as president and CEO and Michael McGarry as executive chairman.

Haviland Appoints Jennifer Altstadt to Board of Directors

Jennifer Altstadt joins the Haviland Enterprises board of directors, bringing years of experience in the industry with her.

New Leadership Roles at Vibrantz Technologies

Vibrantz Technologies is shifting executive roles as Scott Becker retires as president of the Color Solutions division.

ChemQuest Makes Team Organizational Changes

ChemQuest Group promotes Edye Fox Abrams to vice president of business development and marketing, and hires Jean Guillaume as director.

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AkzoNobel Appoints New Member to Board of Management

Gregoire Poux-Guillaume has been selected as a member of the Board of Management, effective November 1.

Circle-Prosco Welcomes Mike Pypiak

Mike Pypiak joins the Circle-Prosco team as a key account manager for the southeast.

Springer Industrial Hires Director of Continuous Improvement

Springer Industrial hires Bryan Riensche as Director of Continuous Improvement.

PPG Appoints New Vice President and Chief Digital Officer

PPG appoints Brad Budde as its new vice president and chief digital officer. Budde officially steps into the role on Sept. 6th.

PPG’s Diane Kappas Named 2022 Woman of Influence

Diane Kappas, PPG vice president, Global Sustainability, has been recognized by the Pittsburgh Business Times.


Products Finishing Recognizes 2022 Finishing Hall of Fame Inductees

PF’s annual Finishing Hall of Fame program is devoted to recognizing members of the surface finishing community who have gone above and beyond to further the industry.

In Service of an Industry

Lessons from the stewards of surface finishing. 

Products Finishing's 2022 Finishing Hall of Fame Opens for Nominations

Nominations for the 2022 Finishing Hall of Fame are being accepted now through December 31.

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Bringing Diverse Areas of Manufacturing Together

Top Shops Expo + Conference creates unmatched learning and networking opportunity for manufacturing businesses.

SUR/FIN 2021 Announces Keynotes

SUR/FIN 2021 will be held November 2-4, 2021, in Detroit, Michigan at the TCF Center.


An Interview With Stacey Bales, Bales Metal Surface Solutions

Bales discusses growing up in the electroplating business, her experience as a woman in leadership and the value of industry associations.

ACT Test Panels Hires Scott Crosley As Sales VP

ACT Test Panels has hired Scott Crosley to act as its VP of Business Development and Sales, where he will help lead the company’s international growth.

The Work We Do

In a time when so many are coping with loss, Products Finishing editor-in-chief Scott Francis takes time to reflect on the importance of hard work and the bigger picture within the finishing community.

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Osborn Appoints Brian Cassady as Chief Executive Officer

Osborn has appointed Brian Cassady as its new CEO, where he will leverage the skills he honed as CEO of Fansteel to bolster Osborn’s growth plans.

Episode 2: Diversity in the Finishing Industry

Products Finishing’s On the Line podcast for coaters and finishers discusses the topic of diversity in the finishing industry with interviews with Lab Midwest president and PF columnist Matthew Kirchner and Bales Metal Surface Solutions president Stacey Bales. 

Settling Into 2021

Finding satisfaction in accomplishing small steps along the way. 

Georgia Powder Coating Sponsors Personal Finance Curriculum

Georgia Powder Coating works to promote financial literacy and entrepreneurship foundations.

Matching Specialists to Specialties

Everyone has two or three fields that come naturally to them. Asking your team about their specialties may help you find ways to optimize your business.

6 Tips to Encourage Women in Manufacturing

Entrepreneur Nancy Westcott, president of GoatThroat Pumps, offers guidance and advice for encouraging girls and women to pursue manufacturing careers.

Women in Finishing Webinar Recap: Living & Leading Through the Storms of Life

CCAI's Women in Finishing group presented a webinar featuring two leadership experts who gave tips for effective leadership during a crisis.

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