Sherwin-Williams Marine Project Leader Mark Schultz Wins SSPC John D. Keane Award of Merit

Award celebrates industry veteran’s contributions to the protective and marine coatings industry

Mark Schultz accepting the SSPC John D Keane Award of Merit

CLEVELAND, OHIO (February 11, 2019) – SSPC (The Society for Protective Coatings) has named Mark Schultz, Government Marine Project Development Manager for Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings, winner of the 2018-2019 John D. Keane Award of Merit. The award recognizes Schultz’s 25 years of significant contributions to the development of the protective coatings industry and to SSPC.

As a project development manager for the marine market, Mark is a go-to resource for customers, providing coating specifications and product recommendations, while also spearheading new technology developments to address the industry’s emerging needs.

Karl Jorgenrud

President and General Manager

Schultz was recognized with the prestigious award February 11, 2019, at the SSPC Coatings+ Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Schultz, an SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist and active member on a variety of SSPC technical committees influencing technology updates and guides, is a contributing author to SSPC Painting Manual, Volume 1, Fifth Edition “Good Painting Practices,” and has been a member of the SSPC Education Program Advisory Committee. In addition, he is a NACE Course Instructor for Coatings Inspector Program (CIP) Level 1 and Level 2, as well as a NACE Certified Coatings Inspector Level 3.

“As a project development manager for the marine market, Mark is a go-to resource for customers, providing coating specifications and product recommendations, while also spearheading new technology developments to address the industry’s emerging needs. He has also become a leader industry-wide through his involvement with associations like SSPC,” said Karl Jorgenrud, President and General Manager, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings. “We’re proud to have Mark on our team and congratulate him on earning this distinguished honor.”

Schultz has served the protective and marine coatings industry for a quarter century, initially with a rail car manufacturer and now with Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings. In his current role, Schultz is the technical liaison to the US Navy, Naval Sea Systems Command, Naval Research Laboratory, US Coast Guard, US Army Watercraft, US Army Corps of Engineers, Military Sealift Command, Maritime Administration and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In addition, Schultz provides technical expertise to new construction and maintenance shipyards to help them realize application efficiencies, cost reductions and life cycle improvements through the use of high-performance coating technologies.

Schultz has a Master of Science degree in engineering from the University of Illinois.

Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings delivers smart asset protection and unmatched commercial, technical and specification service to customers in a wide array of markets, including Oil & Gas, Water & Wastewater, Bridge & Highway, Steel Fabrication, Flooring, Food & Beverage, Mining, Rail, Marine, Power Generation and Fire Protection. From alkyds to zincs, Sherwin-Williams offers a complete line of time-tested, high-performance coatings and systems to combat corrosion, supported by the largest group of NACE-certified professionals in the industry. Our world-class product portfolio is backed by premier technology and innovation platforms, and includes a growing line of Global Core products available at the same quality and performance standard anywhere in the world, and delivered from over 5,000 company-owned North America locations and across our rapidly growing international distribution footprint. The Protective & Marine Division is part of the Sherwin-Williams Performance Coatings Group, which supplies a broad range of highly-engineered solutions for construction, industrial, packaging and transportation markets in more than 120 countries in the world. Founded in 1866, The Sherwin-Williams Company is a global leader in the manufacture, development, distribution and sale of paints, coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial and retail customers.


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