Pittsburgh, PA, April 18, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Bayer MaterialScience LLC coatings expert Steven Reinstadtler has been elected to the Polyurea Development Association (PDA) board of directors. Reinstadtler, industrial marketing manager, Construction for the Coatings, Adhesives, and Specialties (CAS) division, Bayer MaterialScience LLC, will serve a two-year term on the PDA board, effective immediately. He has been a member of PDA since 2001.
The Polyurea Development Association was created in 2000 to serve as the trade association for the global polyurea industry. PDA works to define and market polyurea products, set standards for polyurea applications and provide training programs for developers and applicators of polyurea coatings. The organization also regularly hosts trade meetings, bringing the industry together to provide new product information, technical presentations, educational programming and networking opportunities.
Along with other board members, Reinstadtler will be responsible for developing and executing the overall strategy of the organization. The board will work to promote market awareness and understanding of polyurea technologies through the development of educational programs, product standards and by determining safety and use recommendations.
Reinstadtler will leverage his 22 years of experience with Bayer MaterialScience LLC in thick film traditional polyureas, high performance polyaspartics and other topcoats to help PDA expand in scope relative to adjacent high-performance coating technologies.
Bayer MaterialScience LLC is one of the leading producers of polymers and high-performance plastics in North America and is part of the global Bayer MaterialScience business with approximately 14,400 employees at 30 production sites around the world and 2010 sales of 10.2 billion euros. Bayer MaterialScience's North American sales were 2.0 billion euros in 2010. The company manufactures high-tech polymer materials and develops innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction, medical, and sports and leisure industries. Sustainability is central to Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s business and is based around the key areas of innovation, product stewardship, excellence in corporate management, social responsibility and respect for the environment.