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Founded in 1878, APV Engineered Coatings custom engineers and manufactures industrial coatings and advanced chemical products out of its state-of-the-art facility in Akron, Ohio. APV is a partner for some of the world’s top producing manufacturers due to our expertise in chemical composition, the commercialization of advanced materials, and large-scale production with acute quality control. Our innovative solutions have been integrated into a variety of industries for unique applications.

At APV, clients work with knowledgeable and personable staff who are focused on delivering optimum solutions in an unprecedented time-frame. APV thrives by recognizing the importance of our client’s success, which have proved to create long-standing partnerships.

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Ron Partridge

Ron Partridge is a Senior Account Manager in the Technical Polymers Business unit at Arkema. Ron is responsible for the sales of Kynar® PVDF polymer into the NA coatings market. He has over 30 years’ experience in the polymer industry in sales, business development, technical service, and R&D. He has worked for Arkema for the past 17 years. He received his BS degree in Chemistry and Materials Science from The State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1984.

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Erin Neff

Erin Neff is Director of Marketing & Business Development for APV Engineered Coatings. She is responsible for generating new business accounts and managing key product development projects in strategic markets including flexible films and textiles, architecture, and building products. She oversees external communications, public relations, advertising, as well as website and digital marketing efforts. She has been with the company since 2008. Erin has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Marketing Management from the University of Akron. She is a NACE®-Certified Coating Inspector and is certified in sales and negotiations in professional selling via Sandler Training®.

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