R&D Coatings© LLC, McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, has promoted Christopher Mirt to vice president with responsibilities that include oversight of new and existing customer development, as well as sales and service. The move recognizes that Mirt’s 17-plus years of dedication to the company, as well as his deep understanding of R&D Coatings’ products, processes, people and customers, noted President Michael Zupancic in announcing the appointment.
Mirt holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Wheeling Jesuit University. He initially joined R&D Coatings in October 2004 in the research and development lab as a formulator. As he learned the business, he was promoted to the role of customer service representative, and then to operations manager before tackling his most recent position as director of new customer development.
A privately held company that specializes in the formulation, development and manufacture of environmentally friendly ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) curable finishes, R&D Coatings also produces water-based finishing solutions. The company’s products can be applied to a wide variety of substrates, including wood, metal, plastic, paper, composite and more.
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