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Coating Industry Pioneers

teflon.pngNever underestimate the knowledge of a seasoned coater. They can offer insight into the numerous challenges faced by those in the industry. Their invaluable experiences and stories about the coating industry offer a view into the coating world and how it has changed over the years. We want to give these prestigious Teflon™ coaters an opportunity to share their successes, challenges, and views on the future of the industrial coating industry. Through a series of interview questions, we will highlight the long standing careers of devoted Teflon™ coaters and their accomplishments in the field. These pioneers in the Teflon™ coating industry are early adopters of the coatings and have helped to shape the way Teflon™ has grown and evolved as a reputable industrial fluoropolymer. With the pioneers' vision and ingenuity, Teflon™ coating continues to be regarded as the elite fluoropolymer of choice.

Below are the LIA pioneers we have interviewed. Please be sure to read their stories of how Teflon™ has affected their business as well as the coating industry. Look for new interviews to be published on our website.

​If you are interested in sharing your LIA pioneer story with us, please contact Fluorogistx for more information.


Pioneer Interviews:


Bruce Nesbitt, Orion Industries

Mark Tate, Sun Coating Company

Don Garcia, Boyd Coatings and Research Co.

Mike Klinge, Keco Engineered Coatings, Inc.

Michael Stechschulte, Endura Coatings

Artie McElwee, Toefco Engineered Coating Systems

Stephen Schwartz, PCM Co.