ChemQuest’s George Pilcher and David Cocuzzi to receive awards from ASTM Committee D01 on Paint and Related Coatings, Materials, and Applications

23 June 2023

The ChemQuest Group, a global consulting firm focused on tailored business strategy and optimisation, technology acceleration, market intelligence and M&A advisory services for the speciality materials industry, is thrilled to announce that George Pilcher, Vice President, and David Cocuzzi, Vice President, will be honoured 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 organisations 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.

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