The Cleveland Coatings Society (CCS) recently announced that John Mangano, technical service specialist for BASF, will participate in the CSS Tech Dinner on January 16 at the Brew Garden in Middleburg Heights, Ohio. He will discuss “Understanding and Use of Rheology Modifiers for Waterborne Coatings.”

After receiving a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania, Mangano entered the coatings industry. For 27 years, he developed coatings for the architectural, industrial, maintenance, marine, and construction markets. He joined the BASF Formulation Additives team 12 years ago and works as a technical service specialist for the architectural coatings market.

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