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Meet Your LinkedIn Moderator: Chris Reding, DSM Coating Resins

Being an effective moderator takes time and effort. They have to encourage good discussion and fend off spammy posts. I wanted to feature and thank Chris Reding who is the moderator for the The Industrial Coating Network LinkedIn Group.

Tell us about your background?
My career began with military service as both a traditional guardsman and civilian employee of the Department of Defense from 1988 to 1996. Following the military, I began a career that has included roles in both sales and operations management concentrated on the materials side of the powder coating industry. Throughout my career, I have served the powder coating industry through active participation in the Powder Coating Institute; and am honored to serve alongside my fellow members as the current president of this outstanding trade association.

Tell us about your company/job?
DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials. DSM’s 23,500 employees deliver annual net sales of around €9 billion. In my role with DSM’s coating resins business, I am responsible for managing about half of our powder coating resin sales in the North American region.

What do you like most about your job?
Representing the world’s leading producer of powder coating resins to our industry provides me with unique opportunities to shape the future of the industry. Most of all, I enjoy equipping customers and industry partners with innovative technologies to expand the use of powder coating as a stronger, greener, better industrial coating technology.