2018 Sink Or Swim

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Keynote Speaker

Michael P. Walton

Jamestown Coatings Technologies


Michael P. Walton is the CEO of Jamestown Coating Technologies (Jamestown, PA) and Jamestown Powder Coatings (Girard, PA). Both companies produce industrial coatings for use by manufacturers. Mr. Walton is active in the Paint & Coatings Industry through the American Coatings Association where he has served on its board of directors. Locally, Mr. Walton participates in economic development and education initiatives. He is Board President of the Hope Center for Arts & Technology and is an advisory board member for PNC Bank. He is a former President of the United Way of Mercer County and previously served on the Board of Directors for UPMC Horizon. Mr. Walton has taught as an adjunct professor in Thiel College’s business department and guest lectured at John Carroll University and Penn State University. Mr. Walton earned a BS in Management from John Carroll University and a MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. He lives in Hermitage with his wife Lisa and his children, Kevin, Kelly and Kyle.

Plenary Speaker

Dennis Taljan



Dennis Taljan is Director, Global Technology - PPG Industries. He has been privileged to be a member of the PPG Automotive Coatings team for 34 years, having started as a 2nd shift technician. He has held positions in formulation, technology development, project leadership, and technology management.  He currently serves as Director, Global Technology, Automotive Coatings based in Cleveland, Ohio. He is married with three adult children and 2 grandchildren, all in the Cleveland area.

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