This month Coatings World is announcing a number of exciting changes. We pride ourselves on listening and responding to reader feedback, and we regularly commission independent readership studies by outside research firms to get unbiased feedback. In a recent readership survey, a number of participants suggested that while they are big fans of our market and business reports they would like to see Coatings World publish more technical papers. Well you asked for it, and starting in September, Coatings World will be publishing one technical paper a month. These papers will be vetted by our newly appointed technical editor and will need to meet a number of requirements. We will be posting the details on all our social media accounts in the coming weeks. Please feel free to email me with any questions.
Two Industry Veterans Join the Coatings World Team
Coatings World is pleased to welcome Donna Campbell and Darlene Brezinski to our team. Campbell will be joining Coatings World as an advertising sales representative. She has 35 years of publishing experience, beginning her career at Technical Publishing Company as a field editor for Highway & Heavy Construction magazine. From there she moved into advertising sales roles for Irving Cloud Publishing and eventually East Coast sales manager at BNP Media. Most recently she served as group publisher at BNP Media, directing Paint & Coatings Industry (PCI), Adhesives & Sealants (ASI) and Ceramic Industry magazines. She is highly skilled in both print and digital media sales. During the 23 years with BNP Media she also assisted in launching the Coatings Trends & Technologies (CTT) conference, and is also involved in the Southern Society for Coatings Technology (SSCT), the Chicago Society of Coatings Technology (CSCT), and the Philadelphia Society for Coatings Technology (PSCT).
Darlene Brezinkski, Ph.D. is a highly regarded expert in the field of coatings and will serve as Coatings World’s technical editor, a newly created position. A chemistry and biology graduate of Mundelein College in Chicago, Dr. Brezinski earned both her Masters Degree and Ph.D. in chemistry from Iowa State University. She has served as an assistant professor at Mundelein and as chair of the chemistry department. She has held a variety of positions at DeSoto, Inc. including technical manager of chemical and instrumental analysis and director of analytical and computer applications research. In addition, she served as president of Consolidated Research, Inc. Most recently she served as technical editor of PCI.