AKRON,Ohio (March 28, 2016) — APV Engineered Coatings, a custom formulator and manufacturer of industrial coatings and advanced chemical products, has promoted John Russell to the position of Vice President and Technical Director. In his new position, Russell will be responsible for managing staff chemists, quality control, and formulation and production troubleshooting.
“John has been instrumental to the success of APV Engineered Coatings’ research and new product development efforts,” said Thomas Venarge, President. “He is an accomplished coatings development chemist with 20 years of research in engineering and commercializing advanced chemistries.”
Russell, a resident of New Philadelphia, Ohio, has worked for APV for 16 years as a chemist. In this position, he was responsible for formulating coatings and adhesives and scaling up products for production. Since joining APV, he has focused on high-performance coatings for flexible films and advanced textiles. He has successfully engineered chemistries with new-to-market advances in anti-graffiti properties, hydrophobic and hydrophilic functionality and superior outdoor weathering characteristics.
Prior to his role at APV, Russell has developed silicon-based coating chemistries for non-stick metal bakeware. Throughout his career, he has produced a broad range of water and solvent-based polymer formulations solving some of the industry’s most challenging performance criteria with scalable, practical and application-friendly solutions.
About APV Engineered Coatings
Founded in 1878, APV Engineered Coatings custom formulates and manufactures industrial coatings and advanced chemical products in Akron, Ohio. APV is a partner with some of the world’s top-producing manufacturers due to its expertise in chemical and coating composition, the commercialization of advanced materials and large-scale production. The company’s innovative solutions have been integrated into a variety of industries for unique applications. Product offerings range from adhesives and release agents, to crayons and inspection marking tools, to water-based industrial inks and high-performance coatings. For more information, call 800-772-3452 or visit www.apvcoatings.com.