The Powder Coating Institute (PCI) recently announced its Board of Directors and Executive Officers.

They are, President: John Sudges, Sales Manager, Midwest Finishing Systems Inc.; Vice President: Suresh Patel, Sales Director – Central America, BASF/Chemetall US Inc.; Secretary/Treasurer: Sue Ivancic, Value Added Services Coordinator, Nordson Corporation; Past President: Chris Merritt, General Manager, Gema USA.

Three newly elected board members include: Shelley Verdun, Global Product Manager, PPG Industries; Tom Whalen, Director, Marketing and Segment Strategy, TCI Powder Coatings; and Rick Gehman, President, Keystone Koating LLC, who was elected as the Custom Coater board representative.

In addition, officers serving on the Board of Directors for 2019 are: Chris Beninati, Sales Manager, Elcometer, Inc.; John Cole, President, Parker Ionics; Ron Cudzilo, Regional Sales Manager, George Koch Sons, LLC; Paul West, Director of Marketing, Sun Polymers International, Inc. and PCI Legal Counsel, David Goch, Partner, Webster, Chamberlain & Bean.

PCI says all of the members’ dedication to the organization benefits the powder coating industry on every level.