2009-04-02: Earth Day Celebration Dinner Meeting with Gil Mislang

Earth Day Celebration Dinner Meeting

April 2, 2009

Stevens Steakhouse
5332 Stevens Place
City of Commerce, CA 90040

VOC’s & Eco-Efficiency of Architectural Coatings

Hermenegildo Mislang
Director of Research, Dunn-Edwards Corporation

6:00 p.m. Check-in
7:00 p.m. Dinner
8:00 p.m. Presentation

Abstract: Environmental and air quality regulations in the paint and coatings industry has research departments of many manufacturers focused on new technical platforms that address requirements for Eco-Efficiency and the reduction of VOC’s in their paint products. The speaker will discuss the technical efforts to make coatings products with no volatile organic compounds and materials deemed environmentally efficient. The presentation also discusses the latest innovations and their effects on paint products in the next one to five years.

Biography: Hermenegildo “Gil” Mislang is the Director of Research for Dunn-Edwards Corporation, a Los Angeles based manufacturer of Architectural Coatings. He has been involved with product development since joining the company in 1979 and since 1987 led the research group in developing many of the current paint products the company sells today. He received his Bachelors Degree in Chemistry from the Institute of Technology, Far Eastern University, Manila Philippines in 1977 and completed the Executive Program at the John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA in 1991. Gil is married to Violet Mislang, also a chemist, and resides in Downey California.

Cost: There is a choice of Prime Rib or King Salmon. Vegetarian entrée available upon request. The cost is $34 including wine with dinner, tax, and tip.

Reservations: Please call Nancy Paradiso in the Section Office at (310) 327 – 1216 or email office-at-scalacs-dot-org by Monday, March 30, 2009. Note: Please honor your reservation. If you make a reservation and do not attend, you will be liable for the cost of the luncheon.

From the 5 Fwy. Northbound, exit Atlantic South. Make a right turn off exit. Stay in the middle lane and go under the bridge. Stay in the left lane and Stevens will be on your right. From the 5 Fwy. Southbound, exit Atlantic-Eastern Avenue. The restaurant is straight ahead off the exit. From the 710 Long Beach Fwy. North, exit Atlantic North. Continue north on Atlantic. Pass Washington Blvd., go 3 lights. The next street is Stevens Place. Turn right to Stevens. There is free parking in the rear of the building.