Michael Van De Mark, President and founder of Rolla Coatings. Ph.D. fom Texas A&M in 1976, over 30 years of polymer and coatings research experience. He has been the Director of the UMR Coatings Institute for the past 20 years. Author of over 45 papers, two chapters and numerous articles. He has 5 patents and was awarded the 2005 Presidential Green Chemistry Award by the EPA for his invention of Archer RC, a reactive coalescent aid. Dr. Van De Mark has put on over 200 short courses on the composition, formulation and testing of coatings. Further details on Dr. Van De Mark are available upon request.