PRIVATE COMPANY; YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1969
REVENUE: $200 million
Consumer coatings (Interior and Exterior); Industrial (Automotive, Offshore, Medical, etc.)
David P. Willis, Jr., chariman; Anne S. Willis, CEO; Brian Willis, Tom Sheehan, Anthony Weir (Board members).
Whitford was founded in 1969 to promote special “matrix” release coatings to the industrial market. Whitford moved into the expanding nonstick markets of cookware and bakeware. A few years after opening, Whitford went internaional with an office/factory in England. Today Whitford has ten factories in eight countries, with sales offices in many more. The majority of Whitford’s business is outside the U.S. In 1999, Whitford purchased HP Polymers of Guelph, Canada, producers of special resins. In 2009, Whitford bought AkzoNobel Nonstick Coatings. Whitford is known for the many new coatings it develops and markets.