Building a Case for Commercial Contractor and Applicator Certifications
presented by Jeff Theo, Vulcan Painters, Inc.
Wednesday, May 21, 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Session: Good Practice in the Use of High Performance Coatings

This paper discusses the latest revisions to SSP:C-QP 9, Standard for Evaluating Qualifications of Painting Contractors Who Apply Architectural Coatings," and the development of SSPC-ACS 1, "Application Certification Standard 1." The author explains the benefits of certification for contractors and applicators and the benefits of specifying these standards for owners, specifiers, and coating suppliers.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the value of continuing education for applicators.
  • Learn about certification for career advancement.
  • Understand how certification impacts quality assurance.
  • Develop awareness of SSPC Commercial Standards.

  • Speaker Bio:

    Jeff Theo, Vice President – Business Development of Vulcan Painters, Inc., has over 35 years’ experience in project management, sales, marketing and business management in the coatings industry. His tenure includes employment by painting contractors and coatings manufacturers.He is a past-president of SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and served on their Board of Governors from 1999 to 2009. Jeff currently chairs SSPC’s power tool cleaning and commercial contractor certification subcommittees. He also serves on the SSPC’s Standards Review Board. He is an SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist and an experienced technical speaker with several published articles. He was President of the Coating Society of the Houston Area in 1987. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of the State of New York and an Associate’s Degree in Architecture/Construction Technology from the New York Institute of Technology.