Abbott is a NACE Certified Level III Coatings Inspector with the NACE Nuclear Facilities Certification #7953. He was one of the first 25 individuals in the world to complete the NACE Nuclear Coatings Inspection Program. Abbott is a certified SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist (PCS) and a SSPC Certified Concrete Coatings Inspector Level II. Abbott also is an instructor for SSPC (The Society for Protective Coatings), PDA (The Polyurea Development Association), and is the current President of the PDA (Polyurea Development Association).
Chas Weatherford, Vice President at Specialty Products, speaks highly of Abbott. “SPI is very pleased that Benjy will be joining our team full time. He has been our lead training class instructor and has been involved on a multitude of levels, in many large, high profile projects where SPI products have been used. His professional integrity, vast knowledge of the coatings industry and commitment to accepting nothing less than the highest quality, is a natural fit to Specialty Products culture and commitment.”
"If there is anyone with extensive knowledge and experience in surface preparation for steel and concrete substrates for polyurea coatings, it’s Benjy Abbott. He works tirelessly in the industry to promote the use of proper surface preparation, as well as the needed application techniques and proper use of plural component spray equipment. It is Abbott’s experience and dedication to the coatings industry that has propelled him to the new role of Director of Education and Field Training for SPI. He will work to expand our current training curriculum and the number of courses offered in the US and abroad, to bring enhanced value to SPI customers."