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Committees

Market Focused Committees

The TRFA market-focused committees were organized to identify and meet the specific needs of their market segment.

TRFA members can receive far more than they invest when they take an active role in the association by participating on the market-focused committees in which their company has the greatest interest. 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.

If you would like to participate on a TRFA committe, complete and submit a Leadership Preference Form.  Click here to access the form.

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: Melanie Chaney, Air Products & Chemicals
Committee Members:
Dilip Shah & Atteye Abdourazak, Air Products & Chemicals
Jim Sally, Brenntag Canada
David Stanley, Cohesant Materials
Alex Kaslow, Copps Industries
Dave Hill & William Starner, CVC Thermoset Specialties
Mike Watkins, Cypress Chemical Consulting, Inc.
Ted Wursta, DKSH North America
Ritika Kalia & Paul Morganelli, Dow Chemical Co.
Stephen O'Donnell, Dowd & Guild
David Nick, DPNA International
Jeff Sokolich & Kevin Buck, Huntsman Corporation
Ranell Santa Cruz & Pina Patel, Innovative Resin Systems Inc.
Greg Rose, ITW Performance Polymers
Ron Zmich, Palmer Holland, Inc.
Vinay Mishra, Sika Corporation
Marc-Antoine Pierre-Louis, TRI-TEX, Inc.
Yuan Chieh Chu, Valtech Corporation
Fred Meyer, Zyvex Performance Materials

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Coatings, Civil Engineering, Flooring Committee

Chairman: Andrew Martinez, ITW Performance Polymers
Committee Members:
Aneece Yousif, 3M Corporation
Matt Engel, Air Products & Chemicals
Allan Roach, Brenntag Canada Inc.
Scott Harvey, Chemroy Canada, Inc.
Tom Upshaw, Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP
Charlie Zarnitz and Dave Hill, CVC Thermoset Specialties
Mike Watkins, Cypress Chemical Consulting, Inc.
Michael Gromacki, Dixie Chemical Company, Inc.
Julie Mongeluzi, Rajesh Turakhia, Wells Carter and Daniel Haile, Dow Chemical Co.
Vince D'Andrea, EM Sullivan Associates, Inc.
Bruce Burton and James Hamner, Huntsman Corp.
John Winter, Hydrite Advanced Resins, LLC
Paul Anderson, ITW Performance Polymers
Robert Cain, Travis Barkey & Tim Ferguson, Key Resin Company
Randy Waldman, Lintech International LLC
George Roy II, NP Group, Inc.
Ron Zmich, Palmer Holland Inc.
David Stanley & Alex Blake, Raven Lining Systems.
Michael Bailey, Sartomer Company
Andre Bastiany, Sealchem
David Parish, Sherwin Williams
Jamie Dinsmore, Univar Canada

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Composites and Tooling Committee

Chairman: Jean-Philippe Masson, Evonik Corporation
Committee Members:
Steve Hackett, 3M Corporation
Pritesh Patel, Air Products & Chemicals
Nanci Hughes, AlzChem
Jason Tuerack, Broadview Technologies, Inc.
Krishnan Karunakaran, Dow Chemical Co.
Pete Toohey, Evonik Corporation
Bruce Burton, Carol Cavalluzo & Scott Leigh, Huntsman Corporation
Doug Sober, Kaneka Texas Corporation
Sean Crow, Lintech International
Jason Anderson, Novomer, Inc.
Tim Atkinson, Pro-Set, Inc.
Hubert Monteiro, Royce International
Yuan Chieh Chu, Valtech Corporation

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Potting, Encapsulation and Electrical Committee

Chairman: Hubert Monteiro, Royce International
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

 

Regulatory Affairs Committee

Committee Chairman:
John Phillips, Exponent

Committee Members:
Calvin Patten, ITW Devcon
Glenn House, Pro-Set Inc.

Welcome to the new website of TRFA's Regulatory Affairs Committee. Formed in spring 2009, the Committee is aimed at identifying and communicating regulatory issues that could impact TRFA members. Several issues have emerged as having the most potential impact on TRFA members. These issues include:

  • EU REACH Regulation
  • Bisphenol A Developments
  • US TSCA Reform
  • Canadian Chemicals Management Plan
  • Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling
  • US Greenhouse Gas Reporting

The committee has issued Fact sheets and Issue alerts to communicate regulatory information to TRFA members. Fact sheets are for regulations that have been passed by governments, while issue alerts are about new issues/trends/etc. that are not yet regulations. These documents are available on the members-only website.

Helpful Links for additional Regulatory information:

TRFA Regulatory Affairs Updates:

These updates were presented at the TRFA Annual Meetings listed below:

2004 Meeting-Regulatory Affairs Update.ppt

2005 Meeting-OSHA 21d Consultation Presentation.ppt

2005 Meeting-Regulatory Affairs Update.ppt

2006 Meeting-Regulatory Affairs Update.ppt

2006 Meeting-VOC Task Force Update.ppt

2007 Meeting - Regulatory Affairs Update.ppt

2008 Meeting - Regulatory Affairs REACH Update.ppt

2009 Meeting - Regulatory Affairs Update.ppt

For further information about OSHA, EPA and VOC exemption information, please see the members-only website.