Many years of work experience with the BASF Corporation working on automotive coatings research. This involved paint formulation and testing with water based, solvent based, and powder based coatings. Worked on several key projects, including the first water based basecoat systems, etch resistant clearcoats, and powder primer work. Also responsible for work on developing powder coating systems for the John Deere company. Extensive travel to customer facilities to provide on site technical support as well as running various field survey programs. Very familiar with all forms of coatings testing, analysis, experimental design, application work, and in plant customer service.