Press Release

APV Engineered Coatings adds to its staff of coating chemistry professionals with the hire of Lon Bauer as product development manager.

Bauer will be responsible for developing new coatings for flexible films and textiles, including development work on the company’s VYNGUARD® line of premium high-performance coatings.

Bauer’s background includes 25+ years in the chemical industry and 20+ years in the coatings industry. Over his career, he has developed chemistries for adhesives, graphic arts, functional coatings, paper coatings, inks, paints and flexible film coatings. Prior to joining APV, Bauer was responsible for developing a formaldehyde-free upholstery coating and a water-based lid coating. He received two patents for his development of a heat seal re-seal coating.

“Lon brings a tremendous amount of expertise to our technical team,” said John Russell, VP, technical director, APV Coatings. “We look forward to his contributions — especially as we extend VYNGUARD® from its traditional use with non-woven, vinyl substrates into new specialty fabric and leather hide applications.”

Bauer, who holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Cleveland State University, lives in Wadsworth, Ohio, where he enjoys camping, hiking, working on cars, and spending time with his two children.

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