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BETHESDA, Md. — David Diehl, PPG Industries Inc., Pittsburgh, has been elected president-elect of RadTech International North America, the trade association that works to promote the technical, educational and market advancement of ultraviolet (UV)- and electron-beam (EB)-curing processes. Diehl is manager, Corporate Technology Initiatives, at PPG. He will become RadTech president on January 1, 2003, succeeding James Reese of DSM Desotech Inc.
Other officers elected at RadTech’s winter meetings in Orlando, Fla., were Immediate Past President Paul Elias and Treasurer Michael Rose, both of Sartomer Co., and Secretary Leigh Quinn Jr., QureTech.
RadTech also announced the launch of a Plastics Focus Group designed to develop industry programs related to the technical and market promotion of radiation curing of plastic products and coatings for plastics. The move is the result of rapid growth in the use of UV and EB curing in plastics markets in recent years, with applications in the automotive, sporting-goods, electronics and other industries, the organization said.
The first meeting of the focus group is planned during RadTech’s spring meetings, scheduled for May 1-2, 2001, in Indianapolis. For more information, contact RadTech at 301-664-8408, Web site www.radtech.org.