The ChemQuest Group announced that George Pilcher, vice president, and David Cocuzzi, vice president, will be honored next week by ASTM D01 committee on Paint and Related Coatings, Materials, and Applications.

Pilcher will receive a Lifetime Excellence and Appreciation Award for his work on sub-committees D01.53 (Coil Coated Metal) and D01.55 (Factory Applied Coatings on Preformed Products) during an awards reception on June 26. He joined ChemQuest in 2007, following an extensive career in the coatings industry.

With a technical background in coil and extrusion coatings, Pilcher’s expertise includes comprehensive understanding of research and technology development, regulatory issues, production methods, technical marketing tools, raw material specification and purchasing, change management, and public awareness/education. He has served on the boards of numerous industry organizations and committees and has published numerous articles, editorials, and papers in industrial, technical, and scientific journals.

Cocuzzi, who joined ChemQuest in 2015, will receive an Award of Appreciation during the reception. He has built decades of experience in formulating a variety of industrial coatings, with a strong emphasis in the area of coil coatings. Cocuzzi has served on the board of a number of professional associations and committees, including ASTM sub-committee D01.53 (Coil Coated Metal), the National Coil Coatings Association, and the Cool Roof Coating Council. He currently serves as the technical director of the National Coil Coatings Association.

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