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October 21, 2018 Monthly Lunch & Meeting

**Beginning with our October meeting, we will have a “Social Half Hour” with appetizers and drinks (non alcoholic) served at 11.  Join us and chat a bit.  Lunch is served at 1130.  Doors open at 1045 for registration.

This Months Topic is:

Topographical and Performance Effects

of Re-blasting a Previously Prepared Substrate

The effect on the topography and performance of a remediated blasted steel surface to reduce profile height is studied.

Guest Speaker:

Carl Reed / Kat Coronado

GPI Laboratories INC / International Paint LLC

Carl Reed

Carl is currently a Technical Consultant with GPI Laboratories, Inc. with over 40 years experience in the protective coatings industry. Prior to joining GPI, he spent almost 38 years with International Paint serving in all phases of the technical area including, research, formulating development, quality management, quality control, and product application and testing. He is a member of NACE, SSPC, and ASTM and serves on several committees and task groups with these organizations. He has authored or co-authored several research papers published by NACE and SSPC.

Kat Coronado

Kat has spent his entire working career in the Coatings Field.  He has worked as a bench chemist, production manager, coatings applicator and coating inspector.  Kat has been a Technical Support Manager for the past 15 years providing internal and external customers with coatings and linings recommendations and technical advice. He has been an active NACE member since 1982 and has served on many technical committees.  Kat is also a NACE instructor for PCS 1, PCS 2, S-CAT and Marine Coatings Technology courses.  He holds a BS in Chemistry from the University of Houston, as well as Post Graduate studies on Polymer Chemistry at U of H.  He is also a CIP Level 3 Certified Coatings Inspector and a Certified Protective Coating Specialist.


Location: MCM Elegante Hotel 2355 I-10 South Beaumont, Texas 77705 Phone: (409) 842-3600

  Tuesday October 16, 2018

11 AM

Lunch served at 11:30


$25 Members, $20 Retirees


Payment and Reservations may be made online at Payment can be made by Credit Card via PayPal via the website or at the meeting via Square. You do not need a PayPal account to pay, just a credit card.  Due to guaranteed counts required by the meeting facility, we will require advance registration for our monthly meetings. Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance.

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