Mike Pinter has been named Whitford’s new business manager for flexible finishes in North America. Pinter joins Whitford with more than ten years experience in the development, formulation, validation testing, production and sales of coatings specifically designed for use on such flexible substrates as weatherstripping. He has been granted one patent in the technology and has three more pending. Pinter graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Polymers and Coatings Technology from Eastern Michigan University, following which he added a Master of Business Administration from Wayne State University. He spent many years at Cooper Standard, managing engineers, chemists and technicians on a wide variety of projects, all dedicated to issues related to flexible finishes: weatherstrip “itch and squeak”, weathering, freeze-release, abrasion resistance and others.