FOCUS 2023: Opportunities Driving Development

For over 45 years, paint professionals have been gathering together at FOCUS to discuss the opportunities and challenges we face in the coatings industry. They’ve changed a lot over time. Technologies have come and gone. Productivity improvements, quality management, environmental stewardship and new test method development are all items we want to stay on top of. FOCUS is the leading forum to expand your network, share ideas and learn what’s new in the industry.

The 2023 theme, Opportunities Driving Development, will include topics such as automation/digital, sustainability, anti-corrosion, specialty coatings, and color. The conference will be held in-person at The Inn at St. Johns in Plymouth, Michigan; however, a hybrid option is also available.

Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 4th for this special event.

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The Detroit Society for Coatings Technology

  • John Boisseau, Eastman Chemical
  • Vernon Comeaux, Stellantis
  • Sarah Hodapp, General Motors
  • Deanne Jensen, PPG (Secretary)
  • Diane Langer, BASF (Co-chair)
  • Jon Lawniczak, Eckart (President)
  • Vijay Mannari, Eastern Michigan University
  • Tracey Moorer, FANUC
  • Brian Okerberg, PPG (Co-chair)
  • Keith Stricker Aalchem (Treasurer)
  • Jeff Tish, Anderson Development
  • Mikhail Trought, Ford Motor Company
  • Jake Welland, Axalta Coatings
  • Marcy Zimmer, Ford Motor Company