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V.C. "Bud" Jenkins

V.C. “Bud” Jenkins started working in the paint business as a contract painter in 1958 when he was 14, earning 50 cents per hour. He painted everything—cars, schools, hospitals, churches, tractors and motorcycles. This led to employment in the lab of a large paint company in 1963, and eventually to ownership of his own paint-consulting business, Coatings Scientist Consulting Services. Bud is a past president of the Los Angeles Society for Coatings Technology and has served as chairman of several society committees. He has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a MBA from the University of California, Riverside. A coatings educator, consultant and thought-leader, Bud is dedicated to demystifying coatings science. Contact Bud.

Coatings Scientist: Eye on Innovation
By V.C. "Bud" Jenkins

What I like most about the coatings industry is that it is never boring. Each day promises something new to learn that I didn’t know before. Even the ordinary work of mixing a lab batch to see what it... READ MORE


Ways to Get Motivated in a Coatings Career
By V.C. "Bud" Jenkins

Motivation can be described as recognizing a need for something and then taking steps to achieve that need. This can be anything, since each individual is different, but it is very human to want to ch... READ MORE


Building a Good Foundation
By V.C. "Bud" Jenkins

I was at a client’s store last week when a painting crew of five young workers came in to buy some paint.... READ MORE


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