SPI Welcomes Benny Abbott to the role of Director of Education and Field Training
Specialty Products, Inc. – Lakewood, WA – Specialty Products, Inc. (SPI) of Lakewood, Washington is pleased to welcome Benny (Benjy) Abbott to the role of Director of Education and Field Training, effective February 1, 2016.
Abbott is a 29 year industry veteran, who began his career in 1987 working in the family’s industrial coating application business. His passion for the coating business led to his involvement with polyurea coatings around 1996, and eventually, the formation of his own coatings inspection and consultation company.
Benjy Abbott is a NACE Certified Level III Coatings Inspector with the NACE Nuclear Facilities Certification #7953. He was one of the first 25 individuals in the world to complete the NACE Nuclear Coatings Inspection Program. Abbott is a certified SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist (PCS) and a SSPC Certified Concrete Coatings Inspector Level II. Abbott also is an instructor for SSPC (The Society for Protective Coatings), PDA (The Polyurea Development Association), and is the current President of the PDA (Polyurea Development Association).
Chas Weatherford, Vice President at Specialty Products, speaks highly of Abbott. “SPI is very pleased that Benjy will be joining our team full time. He has been our lead training class instructor and has been involved on a multitude of levels, in many large, high profile projects where SPI products have been used. His professional integrity, vast knowledge of the coatings industry and commitment to accepting nothing less than the highest quality, is a natural fit to Specialty Products culture and commitment.”
If there is anyone with extensive knowledge and experience in surface preparation for steel and concrete substrates for polyurea coatings, it’s Benjy Abbott. He works tirelessly in the industry to promote the use of proper surface preparation, as well as the needed application techniques and proper use of plural component spray equipment. It is Abbott’s experience and dedication to the coatings industry that has propelled him to the new role of Director of Education and Field Training for SPI. He will work to expand our current training curriculum and the number of courses offered in the US and abroad, to bring enhanced value to SPI customers.
About Specialty Products Inc.
Since 1974, Specialty Products Inc. (SPI) has continued to be a premier formulator and manufacturer of spray-and-pour-applied polyurea elastomers, polyurethane foams and custom plural component equipment. Headquartered in Lakewood, Washington, SPI also has operation centers in Rowlett Texas, Chicago Illinois, and Anchorage Alaska.
We provide our clients with a one-stop shop solution through manufacturing our own products, spray equipment and accessories, safety protection equipment, and providing 24/7 technical support.
Our unique testing environment allows our chemists to rapidly formulate and test product variations, and quickly bring them to market. This ensures you will have a product that is formulated with the performance characteristics to meet your individual project needs.
SPI provides superior technical customer service and continuously educate ourselves on the latest industry technologies. Our qualified personnel provide comprehensive, hands-on training classes to educate clients, contractors, fabricators, and OEM engineers on how to properly use plural component spray equipment and apply all of our products.
SPI is a founding member of the Polyurea Development Association (PDA). With a technical staff of a combined total of 200 years of experience, SPI is your trusted source for polyurea coatings, foam products and spray application equipment.
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