The Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) launched the Georgia and Alabama chapters to provide educational and networking opportunities for those in the finishing industry in the Southeast.

The Georgia chapter held its kick-off meeting at the Georgia Power Customer Resource Center in July. The chapter’s board of directors includes President Derek Dennis of Heraeus Noblelight, Vice President Ed Harmon of Georgia Power, Treasurer Lowell Lampe of Coral Chemicals and Secretary Brit Metcalf of IFS Coatings. 

The Alabama chapter will be led by President David Boone of Alabama Power, Vice President Hank Arnold of Alabama Washer and Ovens and Secretary  Ryan Bonds of CCIS.