The Powder Coating Institute has announced its board of directors and executive officers for 2016. The new president is John Sudges, Midwest Finishing Systems, and the vice-president is Ron Cudzilo, George Koch Sons. Chris Merritt, Gema USA, is secretary/treasurer, and John Cole, Parker Ionics, is past president. In addition to the officers, serving on the Board of Directors for 2016 are: Kevin Biller, president, The Powder Coating Research Group Inc.; Greg Dawson, Eastern US & Canada sales manager, Nordson Corp.; Shivie Dhillon, president, SunDial Powder Coatings; Craig Dietz, product manager, Axalta Coating Systems; Steve Kiefer, powder coatings business director, Powder Coatings N.A., Akzo Nobel Coatings Inc.; Suresh Patel, business manager, general industry, Chemetall US Inc.; Paul West, director of marketing, Sun Polymers International Inc.; and PCI legal counsel, David Goch, Partner, Webster, Chamberlain & Bean. PCI is a non-profit technical and professional association that provides information and education on powder coating technologies worldwide.