June 20, 2023, Cincinnati, OH The ChemQuest Group, a global consulting firm focused on tailored business strategy and optimization, technology acceleration, market intelligence, and M&A advisory services for the specialty materials industry, is thrilled to announce that George Pilcher, vice president, and David Cocuzzi, vice president, will be honored next week by ASTM D01 committee on Paint and Related Coatings, Materials, and Applications.

During an Awards Reception to be held June 26, Pilcher will receive a Lifetime Excellence and Appreciation Award for his work on sub-committees D01.53 (Coil Coated Metal) and D01.55 (Factory Applied Coatings on Preformed Products). He joined ChemQuest in 2007, following an extensive career in the coatings industry.

With a strong technical background in coil and extrusion coatings, Pilcher’s expertise includes a comprehensive command of research and technology development, regulatory issues, production methods, technical marketing tools, raw material specification and purchasing, change management, and public awareness/education. He has served on the boards of numerous industry organizations and committees, is widely in demand as a speaker at international events, and has published numerous articles, editorials, and papers in industrial, technical, and scientific journals.

Cocuzzi, who joined ChemQuest in 2015, will receive an Award of Appreciation during the reception. He has built decades of experience in formulating a variety of industrial coatings, with a strong emphasis in the area of coil coatings. Cocuzzi has served on the board of a number of professional associations and committees, including ASTM sub-committee D01.53 (Coil Coated Metal), the National Coil Coatings Association, and the Cool Roof Coating Council. He currently serves as the technical director of the National Coil Coatings Association.

“All of us at ChemQuest are extremely proud of George and David. These awards are a testament to their hard work and dedication over the years. We are lucky to have them on the ChemQuest team, using all of their knowledge and expertise to assist our clients in meeting their goals,” said Daniel Murad, ChemQuest CEO.

To learn more, please email info@chemquest.com or visit https://www.chemquest.com.


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About the ChemQuest Group, Inc.

The ChemQuest Group Inc. is widely recognized among raw material suppliers, formulators, and financial investors for its value creation. ChemQuest’s four service pillars include Business Strategy & Transformation; Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures; Manufacturing Excellence; as well as Technology & Application Development through the ChemQuest Technology Institute and ChemQuest Powder Coating Research. ChemQuest services extend across 11 formulated product categories and over 13 end-use markets within the specialty chemicals value chain. Our team includes former senior managers from major manufacturers, business owners, and senior technical managers including Ph.D. chemists, with a minimum of 25 years of experience in specialty chemicals. For more information, visit https://chemquest.com