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The Waterborne Symposium

Environmentally Friendly Coating Technologies

Mission Statement:

To administer the preeminent educational/technical forum in the United States directed to the science and technology of surface coatings and  to provide revenue to support and advance the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at The University of Southern Mississippi.

MEET SOME OF THE STUDENTS SUPPORTED BY YOUR PARTICIPATION

Bill Eibon

Director of Global Color Technology - PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

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Bill Eibon – Director, Global Color Technology Platform. PPG Industries, Inc.

Bill graduated with Honors from Baldwin Wallace College, Berea Ohio where he received his B.S. Chemistry.  He then joined PPG Industries in 1986 working on metallic color matching of Automotive OEM coatings and progressed to Developmental Chemist formulating high solids and waterborne topcoat systems. He was instrumental in development & commercialization of first automotive waterborne basecoat systems for PPG in late 80’s and early 90’s.

Bill advanced to global manager of technology development for Automotive OEM waterborne topcoat and tinting systems for exterior body and elastomeric parts.  He then transferred to Coatings Operations for eight years managing cross functional work teams in Process Engineering, Project Management, and Waterborne Coatings Production.  After that, Bill assumed the position of Director of Technology Transfer for PPG-Kansai Automotive Finishes, focusing on technical disclosure and joint development of all Automotive Coatings layers from pre-treatment to repair. 

Bill has held his current position as Global Director, Color Technology Platform since 2007.  His primary  responsibilities include new pigment evaluation and colorant development, color portfolio management, dispersion sciences, solid phase color development, new color styling, and instrumental color characterization of metallic coatings for PPG’s global Automotive OEM business.

He enjoys working on open collaboration with suppliers and customers to expand commercial realities for automotive coatings, actively participates in technical conferences globally, and has co-chaired the Pigment & Colour Science Forum (formerly Future of Pigments Conference) since 2010.

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PPG Automotive OEM Coatings

Since its start in 1924, PPG Automotive OEM Coatings has been at the forefront of 
innovation, combining expertise in coatings and special effects technologies with 
analysis of industry trends to aid automakers around the world in enhancing the image 
and identity of their vehicle brands. 
 
PPG was the first to introduce breakthrough automotive coating technologies such as 
cathodic electrocoat, powder clearcoat, compact paint systems and factory-applied 
spray-in bedliners. The company continues its innovation leadership, as demonstrated 
by the many awards its products receive, such as the Automotive News PACE Award, 
the R&D 100 Award and the Market Engineering and Design Award.