Recap 2023

The 36th Western Coatings Symposium and Show was exactly what our community deserved after forced resiliency via the COVID-19 earthquake & 2021 aftershock felt by all.

A relatively young BOD came together as a team to ensure the importance of our humble in-living-color tradition remained steadfast.  Cups were filled by the realized passion of our sponsors & attendees which enabled the symbiotic gains in academia & industry.

WCS Board of Directors:
Arizona Society – John Pitt, Treasurer; Steve Johnson, Program Co-Chair
Golden Gate Society – Jerome Jacobs, Vice President & Student Academic Posters; Babette Turk, Public/Member Relations
Los Angeles Society – Kevin Egan, Program Co-Chair; Alex Hughes, Secretary
Pacific Northwest Society – Eric Jenkins, El Presidente; Betty Ann Prior, Hotel Convention Services

Highlights included:

  • Over 140 Exhibitors
  • Over 1500 Attendees
  • Two and half days of Technical Presentations
  • 2022 Samson Adler Awardee – Cyriac Alexander
  • 2023 Samson Adler Awardee – Henry Kirsch
  • 22 Student Academic Research Posters
  • Welcome to America: Red, White, & Blue Kickoff Reception

The WCS BOD would like to thank EVERYONE that was directly or indirectly involved in this Western Coatings Symposium.  Because of you, our show remains the largest regional show in America!  We care because YOU care.