PCI will be led by:
President: John Sudges, sales manager, Midwest Finishing Systems Inc.;
VP: Suresh Patel, sales director – Central America, BASF/Chemetall US Inc.;
Secretary/Treasurer: Sue Ivancic, value-added services coordinator, Nordson Corporation;
Past president: Chris Merritt, GM, Gema USA
“We want to recognize our three newly elected board members, each of whom have never served on our board before: 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 (Category 5 Director),” PCI Executive Director Trena Benson said. “We greatly appreciate their commitment to serve our industry in this new capacity and welcome the fresh perspectives they will bring to board’s efforts.”
In addition to the new board members and 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.
Pictured (front row): PCI Officers, Chris Merritt, John Sudges, Suresh Patel and Sue Ivancic. (Back row): Trena Benson, PCI Executive Director, Tom Whalen, Ron Cudzilo, John Cole, Chris Beninati, Paul West, Rick Gehman, and Shelley Verdun.