Committees

Market Focused Committees

TRFA members receive far more than they invest when they take an active role in the association by participating in the market-focused committees where their company has the greatest interest. The TRFA market-focused committees were organized to identify and meet the specific needs of their market segment. Only TRFA members may serve as Committee Chairmen.

Non-Members of TRFA are allowed to participate in Market Focused Committees for a period of two years.  After this limited period, membership in TRFA is required to continue committee participation.

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Activities of the committees include:
  • developing three technical papers for each annual forum
  • discussing new and emerging technologies
  • developing a system for monitoring and reporting on market trends
  • developing pertinent statistical information and specifications focused on their market group
  • identifying appropriate publications for development, including possible reference guides and manuals
Additional projects that the committees have undertaken are the development of the Adhesives and Sealants Short Course and the formation of a VOC Task Force to address how VOC requirements in California, Virginia and several northeast states affect the use and distribution of the industry's products and the necessity for an EPA test more appropriate to this industry.  As the committees mature, look for other exciting and interesting projects to be developed.


Adhesives and Sealants Committee

Chairman: Phil Allen, A&C Catalysts / ACCI Specialty Materials
Committee Members:
Jim Sally, Brenntag Canada
Dave Hill, CVC Thermoset Specialties
William Starner, CVC Thermoset Specialties
Mike Watkins, Dixie Chemical

Stephen O'Donnell, Dowd & Guild
Pina Patel, Innovative Resin Systems Inc.

Ranell Santa Cruz, Innovative Resin Systems Inc.
David Stanley, Raven Lining Systems


Coatings, Civil Engineering, Flooring Committee

Chairman: Lingyun He, Olin
Committee Members:
Aneece Yousif, 3M Corporation
Jamie Dinsmore, Andicor
Charlie Zarnitz, Atlas Minerals & Chemicals, Inc.
Allan Roach, Brenntag Canada Inc.
Scott Harvey, Chemroy Canada, Inc.
Tom Upshaw, Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP
Dave Hill, CVC Thermoset Specialties
Mike Watkins and Michael Gromacki, Dixie Chemical Company, Inc.
Julie Mongeluzi, Rajesh Turakhia, Olin
Vince D'Andrea, EM Sullivan Associates, Inc.
Bruce Burton, Huntsman Corp.
Tim Ferguson, Key Resin Company
Randy Waldman, Lintech International LLC
George Roy II, NP Group, Inc.
David Stanley, Raven Lining Systems.
Michael Bailey, Sartomer Company
Andre Bastiany, Sealchem
David Parish, Sherwin Williams


Composites and Tooling Committee

Chairman: Hitesh Soni, CVC Thermoset Specialties
Committee Members:
Tim Atkinson, Pro-Set, Inc.
Bruce Burton, Huntsman Corporation
Yuan Chieh Chu, Valtech Corporation
Sean Crow, Tri-Iso Tryline

Nanci Hughes, AlzChem
Joseph Kidd, Kaneka North America
Hubert Monteiro, Royce International

Jason Tuerack, Broadview Technologies, Inc.


Potting, Encapsulation and Electrical Committee

Chairman: Sasha Ghanbar, Polycast
Committee Members:
Anne Brun & Krish Vora, 3M Corporation
Andrew Zonca, AMZ Consulting Services
Pat Lennon, Brenntag Canada Inc.
Jason Tuerack & Phil Rhodes,  Broadview Technologies
John Ulcar and Valerie Walker, Crosslink Technology, Inc.
Malcom Johnson, Dixie Chemical
Pavin Patel, Epoxyset Inc
Mangesh Rajadhyaksha & Robert Kultzow, Huntsman Corporation
Ranell Santa Cruz & Pina Patel, Innovative Resin Systems, Inc.
David Robinson, ITW Performance Materials
Edward Peters, Sabic Innovative Plastics US
Marc-Antoine Pierre-Louis, TRI-TEX, Inc.
Srinagesh Potluri, Zyvex Performance Materials
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