The Powder Coating Institute has announced its slate of officers and board of directors for 2017. The officers are: president, Ron Cudzilo, George Koch Sons; vice-president, Chris Merritt, Gema USA; secretary/treasurer, Greg Dawson, Nordson Corp.; past president, John Sudges, Midwest Finishing Systems. Serving on the Board of Directors for 2017 are: John Cole, president, Parker Ionics; Kevin Coursin, president, Engineered Finishing Systems; Craig Dietz, product manager, Axalta Coating Systems; Steve Kiefer, powder coatings business director, Powder Coatings N.A., Akzo Nobel Coatings Inc.; Mark Mortensen, president, All-Color Powder Coating, 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 executive director Trena Benson remarked, “We welcome our two new board members for 2017, Kevin Coursin, Engineered Finishing Systems, and Mark Mortensen, All-Color Powder Coating. They both bring a wealth of experience and passion to our efforts. We are appreciative of the entire board, the face of PCI, for their dedication not only to PCI, but the industry as a whole.” PCI is a non-profit technical and professional association that provides information and education on powder coating technologies worldwide.