George R. Pilcher

Mr. Pilcher has spent that past 43 years in the paint and coatings industry in a variety of technical, production and marketing capacities. Following his retirement from AkzoNobel Coatings in 2005, where he was the Technical Director for Coil and Extrusion Coatings for The Americas and China, George Pilcher served as a Management Coach to BASF’s North American Industrial Coatings Business Unit, before joining The ChemQuest Group, the leading global strategic management consulting firm specializing in the coatings and adhesives industries, in 2007 as Vice President.

Mr. Pilcher was the author of the Chemical Strategies Partnership/CMS Forum’s 2009 Industry Report, and also authored the U.S. Paint and Coatings Industry Market Analysis (2010-2015) as well as the updated version of that Analysis, covering the years 2012-2017. He has experience working with industry in Europe, Istanbul, Turkey, and Japan. Mr. Pilcher has published over 30 invited papers in numerous U.S. and European technical journals, and has written or co-authored several book chapters.

Phone: (513) 469-7555

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