Chris Merritt is the President of the Powder Coating Institute (PCI). Gema USA Inc. has promoted Chris Merritt to vice president, Gema North America. In this role, Merritt will be leading strategic development and growth initiatives within North America
Throughout his career, Merritt has been an active participant and leader within the powder coating industry. As a published author and speaker about powder coating, Merritt actively presents at a variety of technical conferences and training classes.
He is a member of several industry associations and a strong supporter of the powder coating industry trade association, The Powder Coating Institute (PCI). He has served in a variety of leadership roles within PCI and is currently serving on the PCI board of directors executive committee. Merritt also holds several U.S. patents related to the powder coating industry.
The Powder Coating Institute (PCI) currently represents the North American powder coating industry, promotes powder coating technology and communicates the benefits of powder coating to manufacturers, consumers, and government. PCI’s goal is to become the Voice of Powder Coating Worldwide.
Formed on May 1, 1981, as a non-profit organization, PCI works to advance the utilization of powder coating as an economical, non-polluting and high quality finish for your industrial and consumer products.