After 20 years with leading coatings manufacturer Tnemec (Kansas City, Missouri, USA), Vaughn O’Dea was recently promoted to director of Epoxytec, a subsidiary of Tnemec. In his new position, O’Dea will manage all facets of sales, marketing, technical support, and growth of the Epoxytec brand.
O’Dea began his two decades of service at Tnemec as a senior technical service representative, specializing in epoxy technology development, failure analyses, specification review, and internal and external technical development. In his most recent role as sales director for the water and wastewater markets, he was a critical part of key developments for the company including the SWAT initiative, the Perma-Shield line of coatings, and many concrete repair and resurfacing practices.
“We couldn’t be prouder of all that Vaughn has accomplished throughout his career at Tnemec,” says Chase Bean, president and CEO. “Vaughn’s past accomplishments pave the way for a very exciting time at Epoxytec.”
According to the company, O’Dea brings an extensive knowledge of corrosion issues facing municipal wastewater engineers and facility owners. His expertise lies in biogenic sulfide corrosion of concrete and the effects of elevated hydrogen sulfide on fluid-applied protective lining systems, as well as concrete surface preparation and restoration.
“O’Dea was the obvious choice for this position given his extensive knowledge of the water and wastewater market and the high-performance coatings technology required to prevent corrosion in these environments,” says Mike Caputi, vice president of Epoxytec LLC. “Epoxytec is the leader in specialty structural coatings and repair compounds for the water and wastewater market. With O’Dea’s leadership, Epoxytec will continue to innovate, bringing the best solutions and pushing the industry forward.”
In addition to his numerous achievements within Tnemec, O’Dea is recognized as a Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) Protective Coatings Specialist, a NACE Certified Coatings Inspector, and a NACE Certified Corrosion Technician. He has authored numerous technical reports and articles while presenting on a variety of topics at key industry events. He also has received several industry awards.
Sources: Epoxytec, www.epoxytec.com; Tnemec, www.tnemec.com.