PCI Announces 2017 Board of Directors and Executive Officers

Effective January 1, 2017, the Powder Coating Institute proudly recognizes its current Board of Directors and Executive Officers.  PCI is very fortunate to have the leadership of the following individuals:

President: Ron Cudzilo, George Koch Sons
Vice President: Chris Merritt, Gema USA
Secretary/Treasurer: Greg Dawson, Nordson Corp.
Past President: John Sudges, Midwest Finishing Systems

PCI Executive Director Trena Benson remarks, “We welcome our two new board members for 2017, Kevin Coursin, Engineered Finishing Systems, and Mark Mortensen, All-Color Powder Coating. They both bring a wealth of experience and passion to our efforts. We are appreciative of the entire board, the face of PCI, for their dedication not only to PCI, but the industry as a whole.”

In addition to the officers, serving on the Board of Directors for 2017 are: John Cole, President, Parker Ionics; Kevin Coursin, President, Engineered Finishing Systems; Craig Dietz, Product Manager, Axalta Coating Systems; Steve Kiefer, Powder Coatings Business Director, Powder Coatings N.A., Akzo Nobel Coatings Inc.; Mark Mortensen, President, All-Color Powder Coating, Inc.; Suresh Patel, Business Manager, General Industry, Chemetall US Inc.; Paul West, Director of Marketing, Sun Polymers International Inc.; and PCI Legal Counsel, David Goch, Partner, Webster, Chamberlain & Bean.

PCI is a non-profit technical and professional association that provides information and education on powder coating technologies worldwide. 


PCI’s 2017 Board of Directors take a break during the first board meeting of the year.  Pictured from left to right: Kevin Coursin, Steve Kiefer, Mark Mortensen, Greg Dawson, Trena Benson, PCI Executive Director; Ron Cudzilo, John Sudges, Chris Merritt, John Cole, Craig Dietz, Paul West. Not pictured: Suresh Patel 

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