Automotive Coatings is a $15.7 Billion dollar market and the second largest market in the global coatings industry.

This Automotive Panel will offer a rare opportunity for attendees to hear firsthand from major automotive and pigment manufacturers about the future innovations, performance and green technologies that are the key factors in this dynamic market.  Dale Pritchett will be the moderator and has graciously donated his time to organize this panel.


Dale Pritchett - Moderator

Group Publisher for Rodman Media. 

 Dale Pritchett has been involved in magazine publishing for 28 years. He is currently the publisher of "Coatings World," "Ink World," "Coatings and Ink China" and “Printed Electronics Now” as well as the show daily newspapers for the CHINACOAT and the RADTECH Expositions. He has been with Rodman Media for 18 years. Prior to Rodman he was the publisher of “Soap, Cosmetics, Chemical Specialties” and the "American Ink Maker." Dale has worked with the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers, The American Coatings Association, RadTech, the Color Pigments Manufacturers Association and numerous other paint and ink associations worldwide. Dale is also a founding board member of the Metro New York Printing Ink Association. In 2004 he was awarded the Joseph A. Fielder Fellowship Award by the New York Club of Printing House Craftsmen and in 2013 he was awarded the Printing Ink Pioneer Award by the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers. He is a graduate of the University of Miami where he majored in Music and Business.

Russell J. Schwartz
Chief Technology Officer
Sun Chemical Corporation


Scott Kubish
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America
Toyota Technical Center
Materials Engineering Department 2, Group 22

Mark Nichols 
Technical Leader
Paint Research Materials Research Department
Ford Research and Advanced Engineering
 Ford Motor Company

Bill Eibon
Director of Global Color Technology
PPG Industries Ohio, Inc